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Warwick Bassett (Lemon_Martini)
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 1:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When were they going?And where?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 2:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

3 wise men ? the magi ?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 3:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

human? alive? male?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 9:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they all going the same way?
Were they all going at the same time?
Warwick Bassett (Lemon_Martini)
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 10:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dinkie

3 wise men ? the magi ? no

Alizon

human?yope alive?yesish male?yes

Wunderland

Were they all going the same way?yes
Were they all going at the same time?yes
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 2:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they wedding guests?
Warwick Bassett (Lemon_Martini)
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 4:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mosquito

Were they wedding guests?no
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 10:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ghosts ?
Kristoffer Dominique Albeus (Kristoffer)
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 2:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

biological organism? mechanical? cyborg?
Warwick Bassett (Lemon_Martini)
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 7:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ghosts?yope

biological organism?no
mechanical?no
cyborg?no
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 8:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

spirit beings?
angels?
aliens?
Warwick Bassett (Lemon_Martini)
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 9:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

spirit beings? Yes
angels? No
aliens? No
Ian (Image)
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 3:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Presant, and Christmas Yet to Come?
Ian (Image)
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 3:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

oh wait... ghosts was yope... oops...
Warwick Bassett (Lemon_Martini)
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 12:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Presant, and Christmas Yet to Come? no..just in case you hadn't guessed!
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 3:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Demons?

Do they have names?
Are they characters that we would have heard of?
Are they from a known work of fiction?
Are they from a known work of non fiction?
Warwick Bassett (Lemon_Martini)
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 4:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Demons?no

Do they have names?yes
Are they characters that we would have heard of?yes
Are they from a known work of fiction?yes
Are they from a known work of non fiction?yes
Ian (Image)
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 6:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they from a book? Movie? TV Show? Play? Song?

They are both from fiction and non-fiction because they are in multiple books/movies/tv shows/plays/songs/whatever, some of which are fiction? Or because no one knows if its true or not?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 10:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do any of them ride horses?
Warwick Bassett (Lemon_Martini)
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 12:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they from a book?Movie? TV Show? Play? Song? Yes,they have featured in all

They are both from fiction and non-fiction because they are in multiple books/movies/tv shows/plays/songs/whatever, some of which are fiction?Yes Or because no one knows if its true or not?Yope

Do any of them ride horses?
No
Ian (Image)
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 2:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything religious/mythological?
Warwick Bassett (Lemon_Martini)
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 2:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything religious/mythological? Yes
Ian (Image)
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 3:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

religious? Or mythological?

the three fates?
Warwick Bassett (Lemon_Martini)
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 3:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

religious?Yes Or mythological?No

the three fates?No
Ian (Image)
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 8:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok... so, what religion? (I'm not aware of very many, but here goes anyway...)

Christianity?
Hebrewism?
Budism?
Jeudiaism? (I know I spelled that wrong...)
Warwick Bassett (Lemon_Martini)
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 9:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok... so, what religion? (I'm not aware of very many, but here goes anyway...)

Christianity?
Hebrewism?
Budism?
Jeudiaism? (I know I spelled that wrong...)
Christianity
Ian (Image)
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 1:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The holy trinity?
Warwick Bassett (Lemon_Martini)
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 3:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The holy trinity?Yes
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 6:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it that they "travel unusually" by being in all places at once?
Warwick Bassett (Lemon_Martini)
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 9:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it that they "travel unusually" by being in all places at once? No
Ian (Image)
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 9:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When were they going? Does that mean, at what time were they going to go? Or when is there destination, in a time travelling sense?
Ian (Image)
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Heh... just realised that was kind of ambiguous... I don't expect you to answer the question, "When were they going?" It's just there to explain what the following questions are about....
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 3:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they travelling to a coastal area? Perhaps using some sort of mass transit system? Could it be, in fact, that this was the last trip of its sort this system of mass transit was using?

Were the churchbells all broken?
Warwick Bassett (Lemon_Martini)
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 8:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they travelling to a coastal area?YesPerhaps using some sort of mass transit system?Yes Could it be, in fact, that this was the last trip of its sort this system of mass transit was using?Yes

Were the churchbells all broken?Yes ;)

Now...you know where they were going.Before I put the answer up,can you tell me when they were going?Day,month,year would be very impressive
Warwick Bassett (Lemon_Martini)
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 8:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When were they going? Does that mean, at what time were they going to go?YesOr when is there destination, in a time travelling sense?No

Clearer I hope ;)
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 11:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did this happen on approximately February 3, 1959?
Warwick Bassett (Lemon_Martini)
Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 12:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

**SPOILER**


Yes,you have got it.The three travellers were the Father,Son and Holy Ghost who according to Don McLean's classic hit American Pie 'the three men I admired the most-the Father,Son and Holy Ghost caught the last train for the coast
the day the music died'.This was the day that Buddy Holly,the Big Bopper and Richie Valens died in a plane crash-February 3 1959

Hope you enjoyed my first puzzle here-it's my first stab on the compiling rather than the guessing side :)
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 12:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Personally, I liked it.

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