Today I want to talk about two very strange incidences involving men that were either very confused or the products of hoaxes. The first man was named Rudolph Fentz. Rudolph showed up in Time Square one evening in June of 1950 at about 11:15pm. Witnesses saw him dressed in fashions from the eighteen hundreds. He seemed to be lost, confused and completely disoriented. Within a few moments he was hit by a Taxi and died from his wounds.
These are the contents that were found in his pocket at the morgue while attendants were examining his body. This is from Wiki:
"The officials at the morgue searched his body and found the following items in his pockets:
- A copper token for a beer worth 5 cents, bearing the name of a saloon, which was unknown, even to older residents of the area;
- A bill for the care of a horse and the washing of a carriage, drawn by a livery stable on Lexington Avenue that was not listed in any address book;
- About 70 dollars in old banknotes;
- Business cards with the name Rudolph Fentz and an address on Fifth Avenue;
- A letter sent to this address, in June 1876 from Philadelphia.
Now there have been reports that this was all a War of the Worlds type thing and the entire story comes from a Science Fiction short story written by Jack Finney. It's reported that way on Wiki, but according to newer information, the short story came out after this incident occurred and may have been based directly on eye witness reports. This is from the site coolinterestingstuff.com:
"The Twist :in 2007 a researcher working for the then Berlin News Archive, found a newspaper story in the archives from April 1951 reporting the story almost as it reported today. This newspaper archive was printed some 5 months before the short story sourced as the origin. Whats even odder, a number of researchers have claimed to have found evidence of the real Rudolph Fentz, and proof of his disappearance aged 29 in 1876."
So was Rudolph Fentz and his death a product of involuntary time travel? Imagine a man who walked through a wormhole in the late 1800's... What would happen to a man who is use to carriages and horses if he were to be propelled into a busy Time Square with cars?
The second story is different, it's a case of a man who's identity was not known. He showed up at the airport in Tokyo, Japan in July of 1954. The man was a normal looking man by most standards, but for some reason airport security became very suspicious of him. When the man was questioned he produced a passport from the country of Taured. The problem was that there has never been a country called Taured. The passport appeared to be authentic and was stamped from countries all over Europe. The man claimed that the country of Taured had been around for more than 1,000 years.
Here is the story from coolinterestingstuff.com:
"It’s July 1954; a hot day. A man arrives at Tokyo airport in Japan. He’s of Caucasian appearance and conventional-looking. But the officials are suspicious.On checking his passport, they see that he hails from a country called Taured. The passport looked genuine, except for the fact that there is no such country as Taured – well, at least in our dimension.
The man is interrogated, and asked to point out where his country supposedly exists on a map.
He immediately points his finger towards the Principality of Andorra, but becomes angry and confused. He’s never heard of Andorra, and can’t understand why his homeland of Taured isn’t there. According to him it should have been, for it had existed for more than 1,000 years!
Customs officials found him in possession of money from several different European currencies. His passport had been stamped by many airports around the globe, including previous visits to Tokyo.
Baffled, they took him to a local hotel and placed him in a room with two guards outside until they could get to the bottom of the mystery. The company he claimed to work for had no knowledge of him, although he had copious amounts of documentation to prove his point.
The hotel he claimed to have a reservation for had never heard of him either. The company officials in Tokyo he was there to do business with? Yup, you’ve guessed it – they just shook their heads too . Later, when the hotel room he was held in was opened, the man had disappeared. The police established that he could not have escaped out of the window – the room was several floors up, and there was no balcony. ?
He was never seen again, and the mystery was never solved."
So what do you guys think? Is it possible that this man somehow crossed over from a parallel dimension?
Here is a short video about Rudolph Fentz: