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Compiled by Marc Carlson
It was last edited 27 June 2004
Timeline of A Mysterious Universe
(an exercise in persistence, and change)
There are numerous contradictions and what appears to be outright fantasy in the
following entries. Rather than force a determination as to what material is
"better" than the others, I've tried to include it all equally. I've broken this
up into several files for ease of handling.
- Dates marked with an asterisk (###*) indicate a guess on my part.
- Material marked with an asterisk in parentheses (*) is public "Real World"
information. Please note this does not mean that I am claiming that they really happened,
just that they are purported to have happened.
- An "i" in brackets [I] denotes conspiracy or Illuminati events.
- A "j" in brackets [J] denotes events specifically relating to the Kennedy
- An "m" in brackets [M] denotes something to do with "Monsters" or
- A "u" in brackets [U] denotes something to do with UFOs.
- [M] McGinnis, Smith and Vaughan return to Oak Island, with Simeon Lynds. At 100' they
reach the probable site of the chests. They leave it along for the night, by the time they
return everything is flooded.
- [M] Lynds and Smith dig a second pit and tunnel in from the side, attempting to drain
the water out. They are lucky to survive.
- [I] The US Senate passes the proposed 13th Amendment barring "Titles of
Nobility". The Amendment is sent to the states for ratification.
- (*) War of 1812.
- [I] The proposed 13th Amendment is a casualty of the war.
- [M] Explorer David Thompson find tracks of an immense humanoid in Rockies near future
site of Jasper, Alberta.
- [M] First reports of a peculiar leaping man in London.
- 26 May
[M] Kaspar Hauser mysteriously appears on the streets of Nuremberg.
- [M] B.H.Hodgson, British Resident in Nepal, reports that the natives are being
frightened by a "Wild man".
- 17 Dec
[M] Kaspar Hauser dies of wounds received in a mysterious stabbing
[M] Polly Adams is attacked at the Blackheath Fair by Spring Heeled Jack.
- [M] Edgar Allen Poe meets Mary Rogers, a 'cigar girl' at John Andersons' tobacco shop,
321 Broadway, New York.
- 9 Jan
[M] The Lord Mayor of London reveals the existance of a "citizen of Peckham" who
has been frightening women.
- 18 Feb
[M] Lucy and Margaret Scales are attacked by Spring Heeled Jack in Limehouse.
- 20 Feb
[M] Jane Alsop is attacked at her parent's home in east London by Spring Heeled Jack.
- c27 Feb
[M] Another victim is attacked by Spring Heeled Jack.
- 4 Oct
[M] Mary Rogers disappears. She reappeared 6 days later, tired and ill, explaining that
she had been with relatives in the country. A few days later, rumors begin that she was
seen in the company of a naval officer, and she quits her job.
[M] Daniel Payne, a clerk (or cork-cutter), moves into Phoebe Roger's boarding house at
126 Nassau street.
[M] Mary Rogers, disappears. She reappeared 6 days later, tired and ill, explaining that
she had been with relatives in the country. A few days later, rumors begin that she was
seen in the company of a naval officer, and she quits her job. [This IS the first
disappearance, which is also noted for 4 Oct 1838. This dating is according to Colin
Wilson. Source unknown. Evidence from the estate case of John Anderson in 1891, hints
that Mary had been missing after receiving an abortion, paid for by Anderson.]
[M] Mary Rogers announces her engagement to Daniel Payne.
- 3 Jul
[M] Alfred Crommelin (or William Koekkoek), a former boarder of Mrs. Rogers' (in 1840),
and a former suiter of Mary's, a seaman from the USS North Carolina, calls on Mary.
- 25 Jul
[M] Mary Rogers again disappears, purportedly while on her way to visit an aunt in Bleeker
Street. [An anonymous witness told the coroner, in a letter, that he had seen her step out
of a boat in Hoboken with 6 rough looking characters, and head into the woods with them,
laughing and under no constraint. Two other witnesses, who knew Mary, could corroberate
the general story, but couldn't absolutely identify the woman as Mary Rogers.] [A
stagecoach driver named Adams (or Adam Wall) saw Mary arrive on the Hoboken ferry with a
well dressed, dark complected man, and they had gone to a roadhouse named "Nick
Mullens". Nick Mullens was kept by a Mrs. Loss, who said the couple had 'taken
refreshment' and then went into the woods. Some she thought she heard a scream, but
thought no more of it.]
- 26 Jul
[M] Mary's mother and fiancÚ begin to seek for her.
- 28 Jul
[M] Mary Rogers' body is found in the Hudson River at Elysian Fields (or Castle Point),
Hoboken, New Jersey. She was strangled, a piece of lace from her dress was tied tightly
about her neck. A strip of muslin (about a foot or eighteen inches wide), carefully torn
from her upper petticoat, and knotted to be used as a gag, is found loose around her neck.
Over this is tied her bonnet strings (in a sailor's slip knot). There are signs of
bruising about the neck, and marks of cords on her wrists. A section of her skirt had been
torn up, but not off, looped around the waist, and secured in back by a knot. Her nether
petticoat is missing.
- 29 Jul
[M] A brief Coroner's inquest in the matter of Mary Cecilia Rogers' death. The coroner
determines that she had been violated by multiple men (or perhaps multiple times).
- 1 Aug
[M] The papers finally take note of Mary Rogers' death.
- 3 Aug
[M] An article in the New York Herald reports the first disappearance, and asserts that
she was kept by a Naval Officer for two weeks.
- 12 Aug
[M] The Evening Post reports on Daniel C. Payne's deposition (n. b., he is now of 47 John
- 13 Aug
[M] The Evening Post reports on the depositions of Alfred Crommelin, and Archibald Padley
(both of 19 John Street), also former boarders of Mrs. Rogers'. As well as that of Mrs.
- 25 Sep
[M] Children playing in the woods in Hoboken find a petticoat, a white silk scarf, a
parasol, and a handkerchief marked "M.R."
- Early Nov
[M] Daniel Payne commits suicide on the spot where Mary Rogers' petticoat and stuff were
- 18 Nov
[M] Mrs. Loss is mortally wounded in an "accidental shooting", and before her
death confesses that Mary Rogers came to her establishment in the company of a young
physician who "undertook" a "premature delivery" during which she
died. The body was thrown into the river to protect the Doctor and Mrs. Loss's family.
- Nov (December and February)
[M] Edgar Allan Poe publishes the Mystery of Marie Roget in Snowden's Ladies' Companion,
as a serial. In the original version of the story, the title character is murdered while
being raped by her secret lover. [There is some weak speculation that Poe himself might
have been the dark complected secret lover who murdered Mary Rogers].
- [M] Spring Heeled Jack is seen in Ealing and Hanwell. At Jacob's Island in Bermondsey
SHJ is responsible for the accidental death of a prostitute, Maria Davis.
- (*) Sir Basil Zaharoff born.
- [M] Anthony Vaughan returns to Oak Island with the Truro Syndicate. They dig numerous
shafts, bore several holes and get ripped off by their foreman.
- [M] A female Alma is captured in the Ochamchir region. She is named Zama. (N.b. She is
able to bear children fathered by humans).[Date uncertain]
- [M] The Truro Syndicate uncovers the drain system that keeps flooding the pit.
- [M] The gorilla is "discovered"?
- [M] A huge "Tiger" is spotted near Russelville, Ky.
- [M] Lord Waterford dies from a fall from his horse. He may have been Spring Heeled Jack.
- [M] The Okapi is first reported in Africa.
- (*) Rockefeller builds his first oil refinery.
- [I] Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
- (*) 13th Amendment is passed prohibiting slavery.
- [M] French missionary Armand David becomes the 1st westerner to see a Giant Panda.
- [I] Standard Oil Company founded.
- [M] G.B. Scott reports hearing "The Barisal Guns" in the Sundarbans, near the
mouth of the Ganges.
- Nov [M] There are reports of "the Peckham Ghost", which might be Spring
- [M] Marie Celeste is found abandoned.
- (*) Sidney Reilly is born as "Georgi" aka Sigmund Rosenblum in Odessa.
- (*) Aleister Crowley born.
- [M] A woman is attacked by a large cat near Sun, India.
- [M] Schiaparelli reports canali on Mars
- [M] Spring Heeled Jack makes an appearance at Aldershot Barracks.
- [M] N.M.Pzewalski, a Russian naturalist, collects a number of stories of
- [M] A small hominoid is captured near Victoria, British Columbia.
- [M] Beranger Sauniere becomes the Cure of the village church in Rennes-le-Chateau.
- [I] Dr Westcott of London uncovers an ancient manuscript
- [I] Under the orders of Fraulein Sprengle, Dr. Westcott founds the English branch of Die
Goldene Dammerung, or the Isis-Urania Temple of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. He
is joined by Dr. Woodcott and MacGregor Mathers.
- [M] Five Whitechapel prostitutes are murdered, allegedly by "Jack the Ripper"
[Some allege these murders are committed according to strict Masonic principles].
- (*) Second Communist International organized.
- [M] L.A. Waddell discovers tracks of a "Yeti" in the Himalayas.
- [M] Zama dies, leaving behind numerous half human/half Alma children.
- [M] Pygmy hippos are first reported in Afirca.
- [M] In Michigan, a 7' tall hairy man is seen.
- [M/I] Sauniere begins to renovate the church at Rennes le Chateau. He finds something,
which causes the Bishop of Carcassone to send Sauniere to consult scholars and
cryptographers. Sauniere returns and continues to renovate the church. He becomes Very
- [I] The foundations of the Round Table Society, eventually to be funded by Cecil Rhodes
and the Rothschilds, are laid by a meeting of representatives from US, Great Britain,
Canada, Australia, India, South Africa, and New Zealand.
- [M] A series of unexplained explosions occur along the English Channel.
- (*) Lizzie Borden is acquitted.
- [M] Peasants near Odessa, Russia are attacked by a strange creature.
- [U] A wave of sightings of UFOs in US.
- [I] Sidney Rosenblum is hired by British Secret Service to travel to St. Petersburg for
- 17 Apr
[U] A "mysterious aircraft" crashes in Aurora, Texas. A single body is recovered
that is clearly described as not being terrestrial.
- [M] Digging in the Money Pit, W.R. Chappell strikes iron, then cement, wood, and 32
inches of soft metal plus oak chips, coconut husk fiber, and a small piece of parchment
with the letters "u i" "v i", or "w i" written in India ink
with a quill pen.
- (*) Spanish American War.
- [M] Olof Ohman digs up a Viking runic stone in Kensington, Minnesota.
- [M] Morgan Robertson writes "Futility" (apparently republished as "The
Wreck of the Titan; or Futility" in 1912), a horror story about a luxury ocean liner
hitting an iceberg and sinking.
- [I] Meeting in England between the Rothschilds, J.P. Morgan, and the Warbugs.
- [I] Sidney Rosenblum becomes Sidney Reilly.
- [M] Sir Harry Johnston, Governor of Uganda, proves the existance of the Opaki.
- (*) The Boxer Uprising
- (*) The Boer War.
- [M] There is a trickle of "Strange People" across the world.
- [I] Adolf Lanz founds the Order of the New Templars.