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Looking for Mysterious Ideas.

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I'm starting some new essay writing for my 8th grader. She enjoys the mysterious. So each week she will get a New topic. She will then research, rough draft, edit, type it into proper format and print it off for me. 


I'm looking for some mysterious themes. 

So far I've got

Amelia Earnhardt

The Winchester house

The Crystal skulls

Area 51

Bonnie and Clyde

Crop circles


I want things that make you think,..... places, people or even ghosts. Out of the box stuff that's interesting and entertaining. Something with perhaps multiple theories, legends or just down right a mystery. At the end of each essay I want to know what she thinks.  

Thanks in advance!




     

by on Nov. 30, 2013 at 1:45 PM
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PurpleCupcake
by Cynthia on Nov. 30, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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I was thinking about Stonehenge & the American Stonehenge.


Bog people is perfect.. I had not thought of that! National geographic did an article about them a couple years ago. It was fascinating. 

With the Anastasia..I was thinking of starting at the point of Rasputin. Since his actions had something to do with the death of the czar.

Oceans to lemonade....I got to go read that one! 

Quoting TidewaterClan:

That's a cool project.

Stonehenge is a classic.

We watch NOVA for fun & they had this story about two mammoths who were locked in battle by their tusks & neither made it: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/mammoth-mystery.html


Not sure how dark you want to go, but the Bog People are interesting: http://discovermagazine.com/1997/aug/thepeopleofthebo1195#.UppbF3i9LCQ

There was a guy who tried to start a utopian society along the Ohio River. He also thought the seas would turn to lemonade: http://www.forgottenoh.com/Utopia/utopia.html

Anastasia is a good one. Bigfoot was popular as he could be with the kids last year.





     

TidewaterClan
by on Nov. 30, 2013 at 7:04 PM
One of my friends saw the big people when they were in Pittsburgh. She said it was one of the best exhibits she ever saw.

Rasputin was something else! I'd like to know more about him myself.

Angler fish are pretty nifty too. Scientists were confused for the longest time because they only found females. Then one studied the little lumps on a fish's body and discovered they were males that had fused themselves to the female. Nothing better than a parasitic mate!


Quoting PurpleCupcake:

I was thinking about Stonehenge & the American Stonehenge.


Bog people is perfect.. I had not thought of that! National geographic did an article about them a couple years ago. It was fascinating. 

With the Anastasia..I was thinking of starting at the point of Rasputin. Since his actions had something to do with the death of the czar.

Oceans to lemonade....I got to go read that one! 

Quoting TidewaterClan:

That's a cool project.



Stonehenge is a classic.



We watch NOVA for fun & they had this story about two mammoths who were locked in battle by their tusks & neither made it: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/mammoth-mystery.html





Not sure how dark you want to go, but the Bog People are interesting: http://discovermagazine.com/1997/aug/thepeopleofthebo1195#.UppbF3i9LCQ



There was a guy who tried to start a utopian society along the Ohio River. He also thought the seas would turn to lemonade: http://www.forgottenoh.com/Utopia/utopia.html



Anastasia is a good one. Bigfoot was popular as he could be with the kids last year.


kirbymom
by Sonja on Nov. 30, 2013 at 7:36 PM
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Here is anotare mystery...

The Mary Celeste-The Unexplained Disappearance of the Crew.
PurpleCupcake
by Cynthia on Dec. 1, 2013 at 6:46 AM

My dd likes those books and tv shows...most weirdest whatever....the angler fish is always there! One of WTF creatures on this earth.


You should look into Rasputin.....one scary dude.  

Quoting TidewaterClan:

One of my friends saw the big people when they were in Pittsburgh. She said it was one of the best exhibits she ever saw.

Rasputin was something else! I'd like to know more about him myself.

Angler fish are pretty nifty too. Scientists were confused for the longest time because they only found females. Then one studied the little lumps on a fish's body and discovered they were males that had fused themselves to the female. Nothing better than a parasitic mate!


Quoting PurpleCupcake:

I was thinking about Stonehenge & the American Stonehenge.


Bog people is perfect.. I had not thought of that! National geographic did an article about them a couple years ago. It was fascinating. 

With the Anastasia..I was thinking of starting at the point of Rasputin. Since his actions had something to do with the death of the czar.

Oceans to lemonade....I got to go read that one! 

Quoting TidewaterClan:

That's a cool project.



Stonehenge is a classic.



We watch NOVA for fun & they had this story about two mammoths who were locked in battle by their tusks & neither made it: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/mammoth-mystery.html





Not sure how dark you want to go, but the Bog People are interesting: http://discovermagazine.com/1997/aug/thepeopleofthebo1195#.UppbF3i9LCQ



There was a guy who tried to start a utopian society along the Ohio River. He also thought the seas would turn to lemonade: http://www.forgottenoh.com/Utopia/utopia.html



Anastasia is a good one. Bigfoot was popular as he could be with the kids last year.






     

PurpleCupcake
by Cynthia on Dec. 1, 2013 at 6:47 AM

Good one! That one really bugs me. Why, why? 

If I'm on a boat in the ocean, I'm not leaving that boat. 

Quoting kirbymom:

Here is anotare mystery...

The Mary Celeste-The Unexplained Disappearance of the Crew.





     

katyq
by Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 8:12 AM

The Pashtuns of Afghanistan/ Pakistan as one of the lost tribes of Israel.

Where are all the bees?....why are they disappearing ?

why do "remote" tribes typically never get cavities? 

ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 8:32 AM
Lochness monster
ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 8:32 AM
big foot
PurpleCupcake
by Cynthia on Dec. 1, 2013 at 8:48 AM

I'll look into the pashtuns! Thanks!

I assume they don't get cavities cause the don't eat and drink like Americans lol.

Quoting katyq:

The Pashtuns of Afghanistan/ Pakistan as one of the lost tribes of Israel.

Where are all the bees?....why are they disappearing ?

why do "remote" tribes typically never get cavities? 





     

TJandKarasMom
by Debbie on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:00 AM
What about the pyramids? It depends what you believe, but it's hard to believe they were built by just a bunch of slaves as quickly as they were. DH likes to watch Ancient Aliens and stuff like that and there was a big one on the pyramids, also that they think they could have had electricity as well.

You should report her findings on all of these ideas to us, lol. I'll try to come back with some ideas from DH later, he's all about the mysterious!
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