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PostPosted: 05-06-2012 00:33    Post subject: Blue man Reply with quote

Right, if I don't put this up now I'm going to forget most of the finer detail about it so here goes nothing.

Sunday 20th May. I caught the train down to Bristol.

For those of you who know Bristol, I cut through the friary, past the Knights Templar pub and on to Temple Way. As I proceeded towards the city centre I caught site of a man, he was of slight stature and wearing a hooded rain coat. He was slightly hunched forward and looking dead ahead. I don't know why but I felt absolutely and completely compelled to look at him, the feeling to do so was quite magnetic. At first I thought he was Somalian or of that decent, there would be nothing unusual about this at all as Bristol has a big Somalian community. The thing was though, well errr he was blue!

I know this sounds daft but it looked like he had been coloured in with tattoo ink. His features were actually like that of a Caucasian man who had been coloured in rather than a black or African man.

His stare was fixed and he did not blink nor did he look left or right. What else was odd was he was wearing industrial rubber gloves, like safety gloves, I honestly could not tell you the attire of his lower body as I can not remember. I crossed the road but carried on walking in the same direction as him. Occasionally I looked over towards him and I could see him walking in the direction of Temple Gate where the main entrance to Temple Meads Station is. Eventually I lost sight of him.

I know you are all going to tell me a wealth of explanations or that this isn't fortean or that there is anything remotely odd about it but it freaked me out. I could not get him out of my head for a good 3 days after that.

He looked royal blue in skin tone, a white man coloured in.

He could have had his whole face and head tattooed, right up to his lips and eyes lids but that sounds impossible.

He could have a really rare skin condition.

He could have had a really cruel joke played on him at a party whereby he fell asleep and he was coloured in with permanent marker pens. super glue was then poured into a pair of gloves and put on his hands (wouldn't you look pissed off about that?!)

Otherwise I don't have a clue.

Have you ever seen this man?
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PostPosted: 05-06-2012 03:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure this is related, but ...

Here's a link to a 2009 story (with photo and video) of a Washington (state) man whose skin tone had become blue after years of ingesting colloidal silver.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/09/video-blue-man-skin-tone-its-lightened
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PostPosted: 05-06-2012 03:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

A uniformly blue skin tone can result from methemoglobinemia - a condition in which an abnormal proportional distribution of hemoglobin subtypes causes reduced oxygen transfer to the tissues.
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PostPosted: 05-06-2012 06:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could he have been a street artist, like the Green Man living statue often seen around Falmouth, on his way to his patch?
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PostPosted: 05-06-2012 10:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe he was a member of the Blue Man Group, on his way to work?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Man_Group


http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/purdueexponent.org/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/a0/2a0db9dc-ca1c-5f4b-841c-0b8a641142b4/4d6dc0d7e4e30.image.jpg
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PostPosted: 05-06-2012 11:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

trevp66 wrote:
Maybe he was a member of the Blue Man Group, on his way to work?


Very Happy That was my first thought too!
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PostPosted: 05-06-2012 11:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a well-known tattooed guy who is completely blue all over.
He's featured in Bizarre magazine a few times.
Sorry, I couldn't find a link or a piccy.

Alternatively, he may be a street performer.
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PostPosted: 05-06-2012 11:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, we're talking deep royal blue, yes? Not a sort of dusky, greyish blue? if it was the latter then it'd be just possible he was badly cyanosed due to a heart or lung condition or some such. Though if he was walking normally and not wheezing or anything that's not too likely. Those rubber gloves just vaguely add the sense of oddness don't they, though they are probably unconnected with him being blue. Poor chap.

I wish you'd taken a pic! Embarrassing as it might have been. Wink
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PostPosted: 05-06-2012 12:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mythopoeika wrote:
There is a well-known tattooed guy who is completely blue all over.
He's featured in Bizarre magazine a few times.
Sorry, I couldn't find a link or a piccy.

Alternatively, he may be a street performer.


You might be thinking of side show performer "Enigma".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Enigma01.jpg
Blue puzzle piece tattoo all over his body. He has a great side show act too, sword swallowing, and other stunts.
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PostPosted: 05-06-2012 12:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

lkb3rd wrote:
Mythopoeika wrote:
There is a well-known tattooed guy who is completely blue all over.
He's featured in Bizarre magazine a few times.
Sorry, I couldn't find a link or a piccy.

Alternatively, he may be a street performer.


You might be thinking of side show performer "Enigma".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Enigma01.jpg
Blue puzzle piece tattoo all over his body. He has a great side show act too, sword swallowing, and other stunts.


He's one possibility, but I was thinking of a different guy.
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PostPosted: 05-06-2012 14:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

I kind of wish I'd spoken to him rather than take a photo. Thing is what could I have said? -

"are you alright?"

to which he might have replied -

"yes, go away."

It definitely wasn't the dusky blue colour as in Paul Karason's case (colloidal silver man). He was an indigo dark blue. The Enigma chap was closest but still not close at all. He looked like he had taken a swim in a pool of dye that they use to colour really dark denim, his lips were razor thin too.

It did occur to me as well that he could have been a "living statue" bit like in Hot Fuzz type of thing.

I will (if I ever see him again) ask him something next time (hopeully without offending him!) Confused
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PostPosted: 05-06-2012 14:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a wild thought...the chemical used in portable toilets is a strong blue like this, and it can stain the skin for a long time.
Maybe this guy's mates played a trick on him? I've heard that some lads will push over a portaloo with someone inside, whereupon the blue fluid will come out all over the person inside.

Maybe that happened to him, and he was going home to scrub it off?

Edit: Found this:

http://gizmodo.com/5884131/why-is-this-squirrel-purple
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PostPosted: 05-06-2012 15:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunday 20th May? Blue face?

I reckon it was an OOPCF (out of place Chelsea fan).
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PostPosted: 05-06-2012 15:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spookdaddy wrote:
Sunday 20th May? Blue face?

I reckon it was an OOPCF (out of place Chelsea fan).


It's a possibility:

http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/wp-content/gallery/chelsea-portsmouth-facupfinal/pa-photos_t_chelsea-portsmouth-fa-cup-final-1605d.jpg
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PostPosted: 05-06-2012 16:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spookdaddy wrote:
Sunday 20th May? Blue face?

I reckon it was an OOPCF (out of place Chelsea fan).

Most odd - remember this thread?

http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=42610
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