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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #675 on: July 21, 2014, 02:22:45 PM »
It sounds to me like someone with a desire to be a big fish in a small pond. There's no "legend has it" that the real Marshall Ney was associated with Napoleon. He was sort of a Big Deal, in fact.

So, if I were a military/political bigwig who had escaped my execution and fled to America, I would either (1) announce myself, connect with powerful people I had already met, and try to establish political protection, or (2) keep my mouth shut. Not tell all and sundry when in my cups.

And, most of all, get rid of the very famous last name :)

Just a note. He is Marshal Michel Ney. Marshal is his military rank, not the first name Marshall.

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« Reply #676 on: July 21, 2014, 02:41:07 PM »
Sorry, I knew the rank, blew the spelling.  :-\
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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #677 on: July 22, 2014, 02:08:51 PM »
The UK government has finally agreed to an enquiry into Alexander Litvenyenko's murder now that their relationship with Russia is breaking down anyway. There's been talk of the government having unreleased files on his death for years. Looks like we might find out if Putin had a hand in it after all...


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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #679 on: Yesterday at 04:47:04 AM »
What happened to Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos?

Both men seemed to vanish off the face of the earth after getting arrested by the same police officer, Steve Calkins. The disappearances happened within three months of each other. Did Calkins kill them?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Terrance_Williams_and_Felipe_Santos

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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #680 on: Yesterday at 09:33:19 AM »
Did a Russian Yeti cause the death of 9 students hiking in the Ural mountains in 1959?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/russian-yeti_n_5411705.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident
http://www.unbelievable-facts.com/2014/05/in-1959-there-were-9-russian-mountain.html

I remember reading a site that talked about this incident, and it proposed that there had been some sort of snow event, I forget what (avalanche?) that knocked over the tent, and that the students had died of hypothermia.  Taking off one's clothes is actually a strange symptom of hypothermia, where you actually feel overhot.  The damage to their bodies could have been mostly from scavenger animals (I won't go into details, but the kinds of damage are very common things that scavengers go after) and from the fall (I think, if I remember right, a few of the bodies were found at the bottom of some sort of ridge/incline they may have stumbled down while delirious).  Some versions of the story also talk about radioactivity, but it seems like that's been determined to have been a detail added later by sensationalists.  I thought the argument for hypothermia made a lot of sense, although it made the whole thing a lot more mundane, if true.  Poor students.