Wednesday, 30 April 2014


On This Day in Weird, April 30...

1812: Speculative birth date assigned to Kaspar Hauser, the mystery youth found in Nuremberg, Germany, in May 1828, bearing a cryptic note addressed to a cavalry officer he had never met. Kaspar spins a strange tale of captivity, held prisoner by persons unknown, until his equally mysterious release bearing the letter.

2009: Crew members of the science vessel RV Roger Revelle find the sailboat Lunatic adrift and abandoned off the coast of Australia, with no trace of elderly Slovenian owner-pilot Jure ┼áterk aboard. ┼áterk had been engaged in a one-man trip Before that discovery, the Lunatic was last seen under sail on January 26. 

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