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#1 F1_Fan

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 09:55 AM

This seems the most appropriate board to post this on although the story told did actually happen so it's not really an urban myth or legend. Whether the details are true is the unknown question.

I encountered this story in an adult ghost book last year & found it one of the most interesting I have read for a while. Whether or not it fits in a ghost book is another question as you will see when reading.

The version I read had exactly the same facts as the link but it was a little more in depth. One of the most frustrating aspects of the story is that the teacher did actually make the boys sit down separately & write down their own version of what happened. The statements, if you like, were then gathered up and collated into a single book and all of them matched. However to this day the whereabouts of this book of statements is unknown..... ARRRRRRRGHH!

http://myths.e2bn.or...e-blue-man.html

If you click on the gallery link at the side of the page there are also some location pictures which add a nice touch to the story.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 04:51 AM

Hmmmm no thoughts on this? Fair enough.

I personally found this one of the more intriguing things I have read over the past years. I only wish the book of statements never went missing as that does create the only hole in the validity of the story.

With the book it would be certain that "something" did happen whether it be true sighting, a mistaken sighting or a hoax.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:24 AM

Not really sure what the little blue man is/was. They seemed to be leaning towards alien.

I did think the overall website was interesting, though - and well done.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 05:15 AM

Did this take place in the U.K.? I tried Googling "Dunstable Gazette" and it showed as a newspaper in the U.K.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:50 AM

Did this take place in the U.K.? I tried Googling "Dunstable Gazette" and it showed as a newspaper in the U.K.



Yes you are correct it happened in the UK.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 12:23 PM

I'm always very skeptical about stories like this but they make for an interesting read none the less.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 12:39 PM

There is actually a medical condition that can cause you to turn blue... Am having issues thinking of the name. It's seen in Ky (my guess would be via the "founder's effect", aka small populations inbreeding).
Also YEARS ago it was common practice to take silver to cure whatever ailed you... This could cause a blue/grey tint to the skin (saw it on what used to be the discovery health channel).
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 02:03 PM

There is actually a medical condition that can cause you to turn blue... Am having issues thinking of the name. It's seen in Ky (my guess would be via the "founder's effect", aka small populations inbreeding).


Yeah, I've heard of that it's Methemoglobinemia. The family in Kentucky was known as The Blue Fugates

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 02:17 PM

There is actually a medical condition that can cause you to turn blue... Am having issues thinking of the name. It's seen in Ky (my guess would be via the "founder's effect", aka small populations inbreeding).


Yeah, I've heard of that it's Methemoglobinemia. The family in Kentucky was known as The Blue Fugates

Yep that would be it!
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 12:51 AM

There was a topic on the Blue People of Kentucky several years again. You can reach it via the link below:

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:05 AM

A good response concerning the condition which makes humans blue.

However it's not really a viable explanation for this case I don't think. I may be wrong but in the UK somebody with this condition would be well documented. We are not a huge country and although very green we have no real wilderness where such a thing could go unnoticed for long.

Personally I find these types of cases the most credible. When a group of people experience something which holds up well under individual questioning it is intriguing. However a hoax or mistaken sighting is always the most plausible explanation. The disappearance of the book of the kids individual statements just seems too fortunate though.

Without it we will never know just how well the kids responded to any questions & how their stories help up. This really does stop this sighting from being something more.




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