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PostPosted: 15-08-2011 13:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

BlackRiverFalls wrote:
I just tried a google video search for the series, unfortunately the google suggestions don't seem to involve many mysteries:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/BlackRiverFalls/Vorderbum.jpg

Surprised


Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I seem to remember that it was also on this forum somewhere. Have you tried searching for it?
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PostPosted: 16-08-2011 21:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

When younger and living at home, I had a Commodore 64 in my bedroom, the keys typed themselves one night...

Got put in another room after that incident.

Guess that's what happens when you grow up in a haunted house! Slept with the light on until I left home at 17.
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PostPosted: 16-08-2011 22:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds great!
What did it type?
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PostPosted: 17-08-2011 11:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Boo". Very Happy
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PostPosted: 17-08-2011 13:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many moons ago i read a story in a computer mag, that dealt with a women spirit (i think) that was leaving messages on a computer, the story was originally in the sunday sport Rolling Eyes The computer mag interviewed the main witness who said the sport threw in a lot of nonsense (like the ghost was a witch that was burnt at the stake) but the story itself was true.

Wonder if this is the same story that i have just got confused over...it has been known to happen. Smile
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PostPosted: 17-08-2011 13:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slightly off topic, but... I was shocked to my core when someone pointed out to me that in "Jumping Jack Flash" the computer's voice was actually in Whoopi Goldberg's head and not actually speaking to her using a voice simulation programme. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: 17-08-2011 14:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mythopoeika wrote:
Sounds great!
What did it type?


10 PRINT "WOOOOoooooOOOOOooooh!";
20 GOTO 10
RUN
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PostPosted: 17-08-2011 15:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mythopoeika wrote:
Sounds great!
What did it type?


"yes! a commodore, before i was haunting a spectrum 128 "
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PostPosted: 17-08-2011 16:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mythopoeika wrote:
Sounds great!
What did it type?


No idea, was about 5 or so key strokes

LordRsmacker wrote:
Mythopoeika wrote:
Sounds great!
What did it type?


10 PRINT "WOOOOoooooOOOOOooooh!";
20 GOTO 10
RUN


Lol
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PostPosted: 17-08-2011 22:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also there is the book The Ghost of Thomas Kemp which is set text in primary schools now and I recall reading back in the 80s.
It's about the ghost of Thomas Kemp (the clue is in the title) who communicates with a boy living in the house through a typewriter.
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Not the one that people, me included and Mooks particularly, challenged which got really nasty? The spirit of the bloke supposedly murdered in the 70's who communicated through a computer?

Mooks wrote an ebook about it, the "ghost' was from Birmingham or something and the whole thing went viral. Anyone else remember this?
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PostPosted: 20-08-2011 08:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naughty_Felid wrote:
Not the one that people, me included and Mooks particularly, challenged which got really nasty? The spirit of the bloke supposedly murdered in the 70's who communicated through a computer?

Mooks wrote an ebook about it, the "ghost' was from Birmingham or something and the whole thing went viral. Anyone else remember this?


I ain't typing his name so it don't show up in search engines. IA ghost in the form of one of four or all four students living in a house in Harborne, using the same IP worldwide. It was maintained by the company that ran the forums he appeared on. He stated very early on he wasn't writing a book, he did write a book. The book can be bought, new, for 10p on Amazon!

There was a spiritualist on board talking to the dead using cold calling and there were some very dubious attacks on peoples PC's.

It left a very bitter after taste!

I wrote up how it was all managed and manipulated but I never charged for the eBook I wrote on the subject, it was free to download from an animal shelter charity in Birmingham!

He was not a "ghost".
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PostPosted: 20-08-2011 09:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a far better hoax Fortean story of contact through a computer which occurred in the early 00's. JOHN TITOR - TIME TRAVELER .

He claimed he was from 2036...according to his future we'd have had a civil war in the U.S. this year. And World War 3 kicks off in 2015, so book early to avoid disappointment!

I'm sure once a thread about his crazy world graced these forums.
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PostPosted: 21-08-2011 19:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moooksta wrote:
There's a far better hoax Fortean story of contact through a computer which occurred in the early 00's. JOHN TITOR - TIME TRAVELER .

He claimed he was from 2036...according to his future we'd have had a civil war in the U.S. this year. And World War 3 kicks off in 2015, so book early to avoid disappointment!

I'm sure once a thread about his crazy world graced these forums.


There was a big feature about him in an issue of FT a couple of years ago, around June 2009, if I recall correctly. A lot of his predictions have turned out to be wrong, and a lot of the pictures he took discredited, so probably a hoax (sadly).
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PostPosted: 30-08-2011 22:57    Post subject: Re: Anyone remember the story about an old computer ghost? Reply with quote

DiocletianX wrote:
I seem to remember reading somewhere years ago about a computer - probably a BBC Micro or Vic20 type thing (it was LONG before the internet) that had apparently started getting messages from a ghost or a person from the future or something.
Sorry to be vague, I can't really remember it all, which is why I'm asking Laughing

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The following was communicated by someone calling himself Thomas Harden. The message was looked at by experts in archaic language and staff at the OED. None of them could detect a hoaxer at work...

Enjoy...

"Myne goodly friend, I muste needs say, how cometh this, that there are manye thyngs for whiche I hath no rekenyng. me thinketh it, that if thou cannot telle thee for what are in myne home, then I can namoor helpe yow than if myne witts had gone. I hath no kinfolk to fynd, myne wif was wreched with thy pestilence and the Lord didst take here soule and her unbore son (1517). Myne farme 'tis humble but it hath a pretty parcel o land, it hath redstoon footynges and cleen rushes on myne beteen floor. This season I hath much to do, I hath to sow myne barley for myne ale, 'tis that is myne craft and for whiche I am beste atte I fancy. Also I hath to go to Nantwhiche to myne cowthe freend Richard Wishal whois farme be so greet as as to turn a four yeer rotacion o fallow. I do envye him he hath much there, but nought that delits me moor than his cheese it cannot be equalled by any other for pleasantness of taste and wholsomness of digestion. I shall als calle atte Nantwyche Market 'tis not so great as Cestre market by thy crios but 'tis of som desport. I shall need to go to Cestre this season to get myne soes, myne goodly freend Tomas Aldersay, a tailor by craft, makes them sometymes, I als mayketh soes but non of myne swyne are reedy 'tis far costly unlest I need kil one. Do you knoweth the country of Cestre the Water Gate is a plas that bringeth many traders 'tis a shame the port doth shrink I can record greet shipps now they grow small by each tyde, but Cestre port is still greeter than that o Leverpoole I am oft to the east wall of Cestre. Cow Lane, 'tis not so tyresome than that bt the crios that it when myne fowl or swyne doth not trip up myne poore body I hear telle that thou art a teache in Hawardine doth yow meeneth Haodine cloth, thou still earn thy greetly sum of twenty pounds per yeer I recorde myne unfavourable dean Henry Mann, who is likened to a fissh "If any boy shal appear naturally avers to learning aft fair trial he shalt be expelled else wher lest lik a drone he should devour the bees honey."
Ney I cannot make merry on holy day for feer of myne lif myne freen was once a floytinge on a holy day did that hus ears pinned to thy wood bloc methinks when thou sayeth Dodleston yow meaneth Dudlestun. Myne Queen is of cource Katherine Parr."

Strange Encounters, Author Unknown, Paragon, Bath, 2000. pp. 193, 194


Although the author is not stated, I have feeling that it is Tom Slemen - am actually awaiting clarification on that. He writes a lot about paranormal events in this area.
Here's his website if you're interested.

Tom Slemen's website

So there you go - make of it what you will.

The book also says that the SPR investigated but backed off after being told that they could have the answer to a question they left, but only if the investigator was willing to lose his soul.

Hope you find this useful/interesting.

Peace,

MGGG
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread286389/pg2
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