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All right, we've got a mystery here.

The known facts:

1) At lunch I went outside of the building, and as I was walking under the closest tree, I heard a loud bang somewhere above me, as of the sort of firework you can purchase from a fireworks stand before the 4th of July and New Year's. A tiny bit of shredded-up material drifted down, that I thought might be leaf bits from the tree above me, as the wind was blowing at the time. I also thought the bang might have to do with the soil sampling drilling they're doing around teh building today, in prep for construction (they have to go on the order of 50 feet down and ahve a truck that looks a bit like a mini-oil rig).

I looked around at the time, and saw no one acting in any way suspicious. Nobody was near me, ad nobody looked like they'd heard the bang.

2) About 2 hours later, after I come back from lunch and am working at my desk (still standing!) I happed to look down at my right sleeve and WTF?! there's two bright pink spots on it. I can see the fabric weave through it - it looks like they were hit by bleach or something similar. And there's holes starting to develop - the center of the spots looks weird, and as I touch them, the threads fray and part. There are two similar spots on the body of my shirt, a little farther down, one of which frays and the other doesn't.

3) I go to the bathroom to rinse off the spots, to sto the bleach or whatever it is from spreading, or at least fraying any more of my shirt and WHAT THE HELL THE PINK COMES OFF! I am now left with holes in my shirt with lighter blue spots surrounding them.

4) I went outside and poked around, but could find nothing - no firework paper, nothing that would signify anything caustic happened.

5) I don't think there's any marks on my arm under the sleeve spot. There was a faint round rd spot, but I've wiped it off Just In Case and poked and prodded my arm enough that it's all red now, so can't tell. :)



Does ANYONE have a clue what this could be?


And before anyone asks: I ahve reported it to my superiors who ahve asked me to call campus Risk Management and file a report, so there's a record of it, and to see if they can figure out what was going on.

A mystery!

Jun. 30th, 2010 10:45 pm
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A twenty-year-old mystery, no less! My parents were confronted with this once. Their explanation underneath the cut and spoiler-protected so you can comment without looking at it, to see if you thought of the same thing.

MYSTERY! My parents once were gone for the weekend (I was in college) and came back to find that the pair of large rubber boots on the front porch mysteriously had become one rubber boot, and the missing boot was sitting in lonely splendor in the middle of the living room. The front door was locked, and the back door was shut and latched, but not locked. Nothing else was missing or out of place.

To give you an idea of the setting, they lived in a house out in the country, about 8 miles out of town, at the end of a rural road that had about 15 houses over a mile and a half, the sort of neighborhood where everyone lets their dogs roam around freely, while the cattle and horses are kept behind fences. :D The house was on 13 acres of land, no fence, with a front and back porch, which the front and back doors opened on to respectively.

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Can anyone explain why I used to own the CDs for The Crow movie 1 and The Crow movie 2, and now I own two copies of The Crow movie 1? Because I prefer the music on 2, and now I have no copies of it. WTF?!

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