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Arjun (Jun)
Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 11:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were no improvements carried out because the family already got the money they wanted?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 12:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Arjun (Jun) on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 11:24 pm:

Were no improvements carried out because the family already got the money they wanted? not this sort of thing. The family itself may or may not have been planning to improve its home. All that can be said for certain is that in at least some of the houses in the street, redecorations were being planned.
Arjun (Jun)
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 1:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Where did the money come from - was it
Found somewhere on the street?
Inside one of the homes?
Did someone/something not belonging to the street bring it in?
Silas (Silas)
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 2:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Woubit! It's been awhile.
Is it an actual house? apartment? or hotel building?
When you say family do you mean (brother, sister, father...)or is it a group of people who feel so close they could be family?
Was the greedy gov't involved? I really don't trust them a bit. Was the money they recieved a mere smokescreen to shield them from seeing bigger riches? Did they find something valuable in the house like a map the previous owner detailed to where they might of found gold? Is this historical? Did you come up with this by yourself? movie? An old time movie? Have any of my questions made sense?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 11:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Arjun (Jun) on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 01:50 am:

Where did the money come from - was it
Found somewhere on the street? no
Inside one of the homes? yes, but may mislead...
Did someone/something not belonging to the street bring it in? yes, indeed

By Silas (Silas) on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 02:50 am:


Hey Woubit! It's been awhile. hello :)
Is it an actual house? this one apartment? or hotel building?
When you say family do you mean (brother, sister, father...)or is it a group of people who feel so close they could be family? an actual family - at least a husband and wife, perhaps one or more children; history does not record
Was the greedy gov't involved? no I really don't trust them a bit. very wise Was the money they recieved a mere smokescreen to shield them from seeing bigger riches? no Did they find something valuable in the house yes like a map the previous owner detailed to where they might of found gold? not like this - they just found some money Is this historical? yes Did you come up with this by yourself? no movie? no An old time movie? no Have any of my questions made sense? yes :)
Tony (E20)
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 12:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the money found inside the home of the family? Inside one of the homes being refurbished? Inside another home?

For how long had the money been in the home before it was discovered: seconds? minutes? hours? days? weeks? months? years? decades? centuries?

If the money had not been found, would the planned refurbishments have gone ahead?

How much money was found: enough to buy a loaf or bread? enough to buy a meal? enough to take a vacation? enough to buy a new house? enough to retire and live in luxury for the rest of one's life?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 1:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tony (E20) on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 12:44 pm:


Was the money found inside the home of the family? this one Inside one of the homes being refurbished? Inside another home?

For how long had the money been in the home before it was discovered: seconds? minutes? hours? days? weeks? history does not record, but I would think that it might have been a matter of a couple of weeks months? years? decades? centuries?

If the money had not been found, would the planned refurbishments have gone ahead? the planned refurbishments almost certainly went ahead anyway; what ocurred was a minor setback, not an irreversible disaster

How much money was found: enough to buy a loaf or bread? enough to buy a meal? enough to take a vacation? enough to buy a new house? something of this order of magnitude, perhaps enough to retire and live in luxury for the rest of one's life?
Tony (E20)
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 2:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Had the money been left in the house intentionally? On finding the money, was it legally theirs? Did they keep it? Did they share it with their refurbishing neighbours?

Was the placing of the money in the house directly related to the planned refurbishment? Or would it have been there anyway (though perhaps undicsovered)? Or neither?

Did the planned refurbishments involve painting? wallpapering? double glazing? knocking down walls to make a through lounge with a fully-stocked bar in one corner? rewiring? installation of broadband?

Had the planned refurbishments actually started when the money was found?

Was there some physical change to any of the buildings which led to the money being found? Would the money have been found anyway?
Einar Berg (Grainbeer)
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 2:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Since the money had been in the house for just a short while, it´s puzzling that no one made a claim for them. Was this because:
a) it was never publicly known at that time (though obviously later, since you are familiar with this story)? Only the family knew? Only the family, and only a few others?
b) the money were illegally achieved by the ones who left it there? Drug money? Stolen money?
c) the one(s) who left the money were deceased? Had fled the country? Were not traceable?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 2:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Einar Berg (Grainbeer) on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 02:12 pm:

Since the money had been in the house for just a short while, it´s puzzling that no one made a claim for them. well, if you knew why that was, you would be well on the way :) Was this because:
a) it was never publicly known at that time (though obviously later, since you are familiar with this story)? it was never publicly known for sure where the money was Only the family knew? but this is what is conjectured Only the family, and only a few others? there were certainly other people who knew where the money was, but...
b) the money were illegally achieved by the ones who left it there? yes, indeed - well done:) Drug money? Stolen money? this one
c) the one(s) who left the money were deceased? yes Had fled the country? no Were not traceable? no
Arjun (Jun)
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 6:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Let me try a mini recap
We are primarily concerned about people of a certain street, in particular, one family? Many of the residents (though not all) plan to refurbish their homes? And this, indirectly leads to the family to find some sort of treasure in their home?
Now the aim is to find out how the planned home improvements made the family find the treasure?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2005 - 1:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Arjun (Jun) on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 06:59 pm:


Let me try a mini recap good idea :)

We are primarily concerned about people of a certain street, in particular, one family? indeed Many of the residents (though not all) plan to refurbish their homes? yes And this, indirectly leads to the family to find some sort of treasure in their home? yes, for quite large vaules of "indirectly"

Now the aim is to find out how the planned home improvements made the family find the treasure? exactly and precisely so :)
Arjun (Jun)
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2005 - 2:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the family only recently move into the house?
Did the home improvements involve
painting?
cleaning?
rearrangement of furniture?
working on the lawn?
digging up something?
making the home look better?
making the home function better?

Is the garage relevant?
How often would any family undertake such a task?
How often would
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2005 - 11:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Arjun (Jun) on Friday, July 01, 2005 - 02:04 am:

Did the family only recently move into the house? no
Did the home improvements involve
painting?
cleaning?
rearrangement of furniture?
working on the lawn?
digging up something?
making the home look better? this one, but not in any of the ways you have mentioned so far
making the home function better?

Is the garage relevant? no
How often would any family undertake such a task? once every few years, perhaps
How often would as often as
Einar Berg (Grainbeer)
Posted on Monday, July 04, 2005 - 11:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The basement relevant? The attic?

Since the family had been living in the house for a while, I presume they lived there even when the stolen money was left behind?

Was the one (or anyone of them if several people were involved in the theft) who had left the money behind a relative? A friend? A cohabitant? Someone who rented space in the house?

Was the house an ordinary one-family home? Semi-detached? Relevant?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, July 04, 2005 - 2:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Einar Berg (Grainbeer) on Monday, July 04, 2005 - 11:45 am:

The basement relevant? no The attic? no

Since the family had been living in the house for a while, I presume they lived there even when the stolen money was left behind? indeed

Was the one (or anyone of them if several people were involved in the theft) who had left the money behind a relative? A friend? A cohabitant? Someone who rented space in the house? none of these

Was the house an ordinary one-family home? yes Semi-detached? yes Relevant? no
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 1:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

the money was hidden in the walls? Buried in the garden? under the floorboards? Was the roof/siding/other material made of gold, platinum et cetera painted or coated with something? Was there a cupboard, mantelpiece or other fitting that was made of $100 dollar bills stacked together and painted?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 6:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the thief trying to burgle the house when he/she left the money behind? if so was he/she interrupted? killed?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 12:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Mosquito (Mosquito) on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 01:58 am:

the money was hidden in the walls? this one Buried in the garden? under the floorboards? Was the roof/siding/other material made of gold, platinum et cetera painted or coated with something? Was there a cupboard, mantelpiece or other fitting that was made of $100 dollar bills stacked together and painted? and none of the others

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 06:47 am:

Was the thief trying to burgle the house when he/she left the money behind? no if so was he/she interrupted? killed?
Einar Berg (Grainbeer)
Posted on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 4:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the thief a bricklayer or mason? Some other kind of craftsman? Inspector of buildings and houses? A janitor? A security guard? Architect or engineer? Santa hiding stolen money in the chimney walls?

Were the walls brick walls? Wooden walls? Relevant?

Did he die from reasons related to the theft of the money?
Arjun (Jun)
Posted on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 6:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they re-painting the walls? Were they putting up new wallpaper? Were notes stuck to the wall behind the wallpaper?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 4:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Einar Berg (Grainbeer) on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 04:27 pm:

Was the thief a bricklayer or mason? no Some other kind of craftsman? Inspector of buildings and houses? A janitor? A security guard? Architect or engineer? Santa hiding stolen money in the chimney walls? none of these. He was simply a thief.

Were the walls brick walls? this one Wooden walls? Relevant? no

Did he die from reasons related to the theft of the money? yes

By Arjun (Jun) on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 06:06 pm:

Were they re-painting the walls? no Were they putting up new wallpaper? the family? no. But the ones whose houses were to be improved, most certainly yes :) Were notes stuck to the wall behind the wallpaper? no