Fortean Whitby

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  1. Mr_Nemo

    Mr_Nemo Ephemeral Spectre

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    You're thinking of Pykrete (aircraft carriers) thought up by Geoffrey Pyke. in the 2nd WW.

    The late great (Dr?) Magnus Pyke is/was a 1st cousin of Geoffrey Pyke btw.
     
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    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    This summary of Charles Frederick Goodeve's career:

    http://www.chem.ucl.ac.uk/resources/history/people/goodeve_cf/cfg_bio.html

    ... includes the following bit about his views on Project Habakkuk ...

     
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    escargot Beloved of Ra

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    There's a nice big photo of Whitby Abbey in today's Telegraph, with the news that it will be lit up for Halloween.
     
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    PeteByrdie Privateer in the service of Princess Frideswide

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    I've explored that abbey at night. We shouldn't have been there, but couldn't resist. Nothing strange occurred, but it was peaceful.
     
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    Min Bannister Justified & Ancient

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    We were just at Whitby a couple of weekends ago!

    To answer some of the things earlier in this thread. There are a couple of bottle windows that are easy to view elsewhere in Whitby. We saw them on the open topped bus tour but I am not exactly sure where. I am sure the route could be followed on foot so these can be viewed for people who don't want to pony up for the tour.

    Tourism was massive but I didn't get the impression much of it was to do with Dracula although there is some of course. The majority seemed to be to do with its location as a pleasant seaside town with a magnificent beach, boat trips, rock and terrifyingly huge seagulls. We were asked a lot if we were here for the day (my husband has an accent that could pass for Yorkshire). Few goths were to be seen so it was mainly just us, daytrippers and half the population of Germany (for whatever reason). Goodness knows what it is like in August.

    The abbey was beautiful and very atmospheric, even on a warm sunny day. The museum was brilliant, loads of interesting stuff there and we loved the tempest prognosticator! We went on a ghost walk that should have come with a large pinch of salt but which was very entertaining. The Captain Cook museum was also well worth a visit. Oh, and if you REALLY want to be scared, visit the lifeboat museum. Proper underpant changing stuff.

    Cool place to visit, lots of Fortean stuff, people helpful and friendly wherever we went. Recommended.
     
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    I've just caught a bit of 'The Mystery of Rome's X Tomb' on BBC Four On Demand.

    A previously unknown tomb was excavated and found to contain over 2,000 skeletons. They wore jewellery including a ring made from jet - a substance believed by the Romans to hold magical powers - which was proved by chemical analysis to have come from Whitby in the 3rd century AD.
     

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