Thursday, September 10, 2009


One of my favorite mysterious disappearance/appearance stories is as follows:

"A double mystery combining a strange disappearance with an even stranger appearance took place October 24, 1593, when a Spanish soldier stationed in Manila, Philippines reported for guard duty in Mexico City. Instantly noticed because his uniform set him apart from the others, he was interrogated. The soldier, baffled at finding himself in a strange land, said that he had been instructed that very morning to report for duty at the palace in Manila, adding that the governor of the Philippines had been killed the night before. The incredulous authorities slapped him in jail. Two months later, news reached Mexico that confirmed his story: the governor had indeed been murdered in Manila-on the night before the soldier turned up in Mexico. The soldier was allowed to return to the Philippines. (Colin Wilson, Enigmas and Mysteries)"

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

Out of a great book...I need to see if I can find a copy of that so we don't have to fight over it in the inheritance...