From people claiming to live in countries that don’t exist to mysterious ghostly car crashes, we investigate 5 unexplained real life x-files.
The Mysterious Man From Taured
In July 1954, a plane landed at Haneda Airport in Japan. As the passengers made their way through immigration a man was questioned by officials. The man who was European in appearance claimed to be visiting Japan on business and that it was his third trip to the country in less than a year. When asked where he was from, the man said he was a resident of a country called Taured. After much deliberation the officials showed the man a map of the world. The man pointed to Andorra claiming that was the location of the mysterious country Taured. Frustrated, he began questioning the officials about the validity of their map believing it to be some kind of joke. The man had in his possession several different European currencies along with extensive employment documentation. His passport was issued by Taured and had several stamps already in it including some from previous visits to Japan. Confused the officials rang the man’s supposed employer. They had no knowledge of the man ever working for them.
The man was taken to a nearby hotel where he was placed under guard until the matter could be resolved. When the officials returned to further question the man, he had mysteriously vanished along with all his belongings.
Time Travelling Rudolph Fentz
In 1950 a man around the age of 30 was reported to have suddenly appeared in Times Square then get hit by a car and die. Witnesses claim the man looked startled and confused just prior to the accident. The unknown man reportedly had large mutton chop sideburns and was wearing 19th century clothing. Officials at the morgue examined the body and found in his possession a copper beer token, a bill for the care of a horse and the washing of a carriage and a letter from Philadelphia dated June 1876, addressed to one Rudolph Fentz.
The investigating officer begun a search to identify the man. Contacting the bank, the investigator was told that Fentz died five years prior but that his wife was still alive living in Florida. The investigator contacted the woman and after hearing the inspectors unusual story informed him that her husband’s father had mysteriously disappeared in 1876 after not returning from his evening walk. He was 29.
In 2000 researcher Chris Aubeck concluded that the story was fabricated and that it was based on a fictional story that was published around the time. In 2002 a Pastor by the name of George Murphy claimed that the Fentz account was based on a short story by science fiction writer, Jack Finney entitled I’m Scared. However, in 2007 a researcher working in the Berlin News Archive claimed to have found an article about Rudolph Fentz written 5 months before the short story was even published. The article is said to detail Fentz’s story just as it was reported in 1950.
The Pollock Twins
On 5th May 1957, in Hexham, U.K, Jacqueline and Joanna, daughters of John and Florence Pollock, were tragically hit by a car and killed on their way to church. One year later the devastated couple moved away from the small town and gave birth to twin girls, Jennifer and Gillian. Soon after the birth John noticed that Jennifer had a white mark across her forehead, that mirrored a scar his deceased daughter Jacqueline used to have. He also noticed that Jennifer had a birthmark on her leg identical to Jacqueline.
When the girls were 4 their parents brought them back to Hexham to visit old friends. The twin girls immediately began recognising places in the town even though they had never been there before. Confused, John and Florence decided to show the young twins several toys that used to belong to their deceased siblings. Incredibly the twins recognised and named every toy. Even more bizarre was the twins ability to recount in detail the events leading up to their sisters deaths. This unexplainable behaviour continued until the girls were 5 then completely stopped.
The Ghostly Hands Of Dartmoor
In the 1920’s a series of fatal accidents occurred along a stretch of road in Postbridge, Dartmoor, U.K. One evening an accident occurred but this time the man managed to survive. The man woke in hospital, visibly shaken. He told investigators that as he approached the accident prone area, he suddenly felt a pair of rough hairy hands grab and wrench at the steering wheel causing him to swerve off the road. Several other crash survivors told eerily similar tales. Another account involved a couple who claim a ghostly hand attacked them while camping near the area. The couple reported that the hand disappeared when the woman used her fingers to make the sign of the cross.
The Westall U.F.O. Mystery
The following account is said by many to be some of the most compelling evidence of the existence of extraterrestrials.
At 11:00 am on Wednesday, 6th April 1966, more than 200 students and staff from Westall High School and Westall State School in Victoria, Australia, claim to have witnessed a grey saucer shaped craft land in a nearby field. The craft, described as about the size of 2 family cars and glowing purple, reportedly descended behind a line of trees where it remained for about 20 minutes. It is said that the object then climbed at great speed and departed in a northwest direction. Several newspapers covered the story including The Dandenong Journal which ran 2 separate front page articles on the unexplained event.
GTV Channel 9 television ran a news report of the strange encounter in which a student, Joy Tighe, described the object in detail. Sometime after, the footage went missing, Channel 9 reporting that the footage was removed from their archive and was never returned.
On April 8th, 2006, a witness reunion was held at the Westall Tennis Club to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the mysterious incident.
Real life x-files or elaborate hoaxes? We’d love to hear what you think!