Blue Hill mysteries
Blue Hill was the site of OTP22's second dead drop. At first appearance it seemed like a regular small town with a community of less than 700 families. We discovered that it was only one degree different in latitude to the first dead drop at Lake Oswego library.
As a local anon could not be found to retrieve the drop, the Florist's next to the phone would not help so the local library was contacted, and a kind librarian agreed to check the phone booth. A CD was found the contents of which are described on the Blue Hill phone booth drop page.
The librarian was asked to not return the CD to the phone booth, as it was part of a 'scavenger hunt' and instead was asked to post it to an OTP22 member in the USA. After uploading the contents to googledocs she emailed an OTP22 member to say she had posted the CD and how lucky it was because the phone booth has been destroyed in a crash.
Upon further investigation information on the crash has been found along with a news article on an abnormal number of coincidental crashes within the tiny community.
Quoting from Bangor Daily News "It’s an unusual number of automobile-related incidents in such a short amount of time, but the events were completely unrelated, said Lt. Timothy Cote of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office." http://bangordailynews.com/2012/09/24/news/hancock/two-accidents-one-fatal-over-the-weekend-in-blue-hill/
Quote from wabi.tv " One person was killed and another injured in two separate car crashes in Blue Hill over the weekend.
The accidents come just one week after another man died in Blue Hill when he was run over by his girlfriend.
Hancock County Deputies say 68-year-old Nicholas Boys of Sedgwick was on the Hinckley Ridge Road Friday afternoon when his car drifted to the opposite side and slammed into a tree.
He died at the hospital.
Sunday night another driver, 58-year-old Sally Fischel of Holden, was taken to the the hospital after she said she fell asleep and crashed her car on Main Street.
The vehicle hit a utility pole, a phone booth and a building before it stopped.
Lieutenant Tim Cote says the recent string of crashes in Blue Hill is coincidental." http://www.wabi.tv/news/33666/one-killed-one-injured-in-weekend-crashes-in-blue-hill
It seems a bizarre coincidence indeed that the exact phone booth for the dead drop is destroyed just days later.
We now have proof that the Florist's store Sara Sara's who refused to help us find the CD was destroyed beyond repair in the crash, and that the phone booth was completely destroyed and removed. The images to the right show the Florist's store and phone booth before the crash, and the missing booth after, with tire tread marks still visible. This link shows the damage to the Florist's store. http://weeklypacket.com/multimedia/gallery/2012/sep/27/car-drives-through-sarasaras/#photo-1990
Sally Fishel supposedly fell asleep at the wheel and was taken to hospital, however on her facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/sally.fischel.1 she makes no mention of being in an accident, being in hospital, and updated her facebook photo and status less than a day after the crash. None of her friends are seen to comment on her accident or ask about her health. In the updated picture she is seen smiling with her pets.
Notable members of Blue Hill community
Our investigations have found that Blue Hill is actually far from average as far as it's members are concerned. List of notable people seen here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Hill,_Maine is quite extraordinary for a place with only 2,300 people.
- Gerald Warner Brace, author
- Mary Ellen Chase, author
- George Albert Clough, architect
- A. J. Cronin, author
- Daniel Dennett, philosopher: American philosopher, writer and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science.
- Jonathan Fisher, minister
- Seymour Papert, mathematician, computer scientist, educator: MIT mathematician, computer scientist, and educator. He is one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence, as well as an inventor of the Logo programming language.
- Horatio Parker, composer
- Brian D. Rogers, chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Noel Paul Stookey, musician
- Walter C. Teagle, president and chairman at Standard Oil
Recent deaths in Blue Hill
The day before the dead drop was announced two prominent Blue Hill members died suddenly.
Quote from weeklypacket.com "Blue Hill community mourns the sudden deaths of town officials, former selectman
Blue Hill community mourns
by Faith DeAmbrose
In the course of 48 hours, the town of Blue Hill lost public officials who made a difference in the community they loved."
Further investigations are being carried out into the Blue Hill crashes and victims.