Saturday, May 07, 2005

Real Or Hoax? Share Your 'Orb Of Chatham' Thoughts

27 Comments:

Blogger randyview said...

My aunt says the story is real and remembers her father telling her the story of a big Orb found in Chatham in the 1930s, She also says two of the people who said they saw the orb were lying. It is amazing that it has taken this long for a book on the mystery to be made. it is AWESOME!

11:36 AM  
Blogger chathamite said...

I'm really not sure. I read the story and find it so strange that it couldn't possibly be real, then other times i think "why couldn;t something like this have happened?". it is very much like the blair witch movie to me -- i had the same reaction to that -- feeling at times it was all fiction, other times that it was all very, very real. i just wish i knew how the orb of chatham book ends!

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

i believe in orbs and spirits. i haven't even read the book, but would really like to. so, how do i buy the book? please leave me a comment on my blog telling me how much it is and how/where to get in everything, etc. thank you so much...i really appreciate it.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous adam cohen said...

hmmmmmm. i am not sure if ths story is real or not but i want to believe that it is. the photos of the people who witnessed the orb are really scary -- looks like they all know something. the black and white of the book also makes it all very mysterius and spooky. i have never been to chatham massachusetts by i have been to hyannis where the kennedys are on cape cod.

6:28 PM  
Anonymous colorfultraveler said...

This HAS to be real or else the book would not be made. What I mean is they could do the book any way -- as fiction or as reality -- but the way this story is done with the artwork and the mysterious story, I cannot imagine them going to all the trouble if the story was not really true. When you look at the web site, there is so much information to go through. No matter what, this is a very unique story that is so creepy!
Magda

7:04 PM  
Blogger drfenwick said...

Fascinating. I read the book and didn't for a minute disbelieve it. It has everything that makes for a compelling myth and legend. This story would make an amazing movie and it reminds me of the Blair Witch film that was out a couple years back.
David

10:29 AM  
Blogger daisy mae clampet said...

i'm confused. it seems real to me -- like it truly happened. why would the people and witnesses tell the story if it was a hoax? new england if filled with unexplained ghost stories and cape cod is right in the middle of it! oh great -- now i have nightmares!
daisymaeclampet

3:39 PM  
Blogger jennifer said...

i really enjoyed the concept of the book, and the history - i guess i just expected a lot more once the code was unlocked.

12:26 AM  
Blogger Bir said...

So, it's a fascinating and well done website with some haunting music...but real? Hmmmmmmm. I doubt it. The 'facts' were a little bit too strange to me. Lots of those pics could have been photoshopped.

Well, regarding the photographs on the back of the photo with the diving mask, it reads:
owl-rhino-barn
coin-orange-umbrella-nine-zeppelin?
ORB COUNZ? ;-)

I just spotted the orb btw on the cam of the Outermost Harbour. 12/28/05 09:04:45.
I'll check on it later to see if the pictures changed (as stated). Or maybe it's a memorial for the orb they put in there, hehe.

11:46 AM  
Blogger bob said...

it WOULD say 'ORB COUNZ' ... but only IF that was the true translation (which it is not). Look at the picture more carefully -- it's a coin, alright -- but don't assume it's US currency -- and as far as a "zeppelin"? you can do better than that. have fun!

12:38 PM  
Blogger lavendR said...

the coin is a farthing
and the zepplin is a dirigible

"orb found"

9:49 PM  
Blogger dumbanddumber said...

HELPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!! HAS ANYONE BEEN ON THIS BLOG SINCE 2005? WE WERE JUST GIVEN THE BOOK AND ARE UNABLE TO CRACK THE CODE. WE HAVE 3 HOUSES ON CAPE COD AND WOULD LOVE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS HISTORICAL MYSTERY OF THE ORB. PLEASE HELP US CRACK THE CODE!! WE ARE LOSING OUR MINDS!
THX,
CAPE CODDERS

10:05 PM  
Blogger bob said...

dumb and dummer: stick with it. thousands of people have worked to unlock the code and have done so. it just takes savvy, patience and working through it all in a methodical manner. let us know when you get inside.

11:09 AM  
Blogger TheLittleH said...

OK Bob......We have typed in multiple 5-digit codes and we continually receive a "Page not found" message. Can the code still be cracked?

10:38 PM  
Blogger bob said...

of COURSE you can. the ONLY time you will receive a "page not found" message is when you have inputted an incorrect numerical answer. you must input the CORRECT answer to the code. just work the clues carefully, input the correct answer, and you'll be rewarded. trust me, you'll KNOW when you have cracked the code.

10:42 PM  
Blogger TheLittleH said...

One more thing Bob...there's 4 of us nearly approaching lunacy, especially since we live in Chatham. We think we've solved 3 out of 5 riddles.
We have, however, picked up on the typo on the back flyleaf of the book-"on 1935." (?)

10:59 PM  
Blogger bob said...

Stick with it, oh fellow four of Chatham. You WILL get it. In the meantime, I have to run out and pistol-whip my editor for missing that typo!!!!!! ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ps: you can pick out the a typographic error in ONE lousy word on a flap but you CAN'T solve this riddle? what is WITH you people!?

11:09 PM  
Blogger TheLittleH said...

alrighty Bob...would you be so kind as to tell us whether the quote: "If you hold 'The Orb Of Chatham' in your hands, you have the key to unlock the mystery," have anything to do with the riddles. We know that you have to look at the artwork, but is there any specific signifigance to actually holding it? This saying is all over the site. Help?

12:07 AM  
Blogger bob said...

holding the book in your hands is essential in two ways:

1: you must look at the art in the book to solve the clues. you cannot solve the riddles without the book.

2: the answer itself is encoded directly into the book. once you successfully come up with the answer to the riddles, look carefully at every printed surface in the book -- and you will then have an "AHA!" moment.

if you are still having problems, you are all welcome to come by and touch the 600lb replica of the orb of chatham that sits in my backyard. a number of people have reported that when they have touched the iron, they suddenly know the answer to the riddles without even holding the book.

12:24 AM  
Blogger bob said...

ps: i've already said way too much here, but you four have caught me in a very, VERY charitable mood. the book speaks for itself, the printed pages and the web site working symbiotically to engage the reader

12:27 AM  
Blogger TheLittleH said...

Good morning Bob! We ultimately cracked the code around 2pm sending two of us to bed satisfied and for the other two, it was just the beginning. Thank you for inspiring us to go on. Your website identified us as "dedicated"; we however, feel we bordered the obsessive. Your clever book and creative riddles provided us a whole evening's entrtainment. We thank you and must ask an obvious question. Can we can soon look forward to another Cape Cod mystery with riddles to solve?

8:57 AM  
Blogger bob said...

Glad you solved the riddles. All it takes is a little perseverance.

Now that you've gained access into the Orb and its mysteries lie before your eyes, click on 'the number' to learn more. it will creep you out. Then you'll want to look at the map provided in 'orb of the chatham' (the book). notice any encoded reference to the secret number? see -- it was right there before your eyes ALL the time.

11:44 AM  
Blogger TheLittleH said...

Time out Bob! What trick are you playing on us now? What do you mean by "notice any encoded reference to the secret number?" HELP! We solved the code, but now we're stumped again. Could you possibly be in a very, VERY charitable mood today?

3:08 PM  
Blogger bob said...

You know what the secret code answer is, so look at the book -- from the cover to the end papers, the flaps to the spine -- and see if you notice anything odd. now that you've accessed the secret area, click on 'the number' and this will provide additional clues. it'll all make sense when you discover it.

3:20 PM  
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