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Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Monday, January 18, 2010 - 8:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Why have you been sitting on top of me?" asked the little boy indignantly.

Early spoilers in email, please.
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Monday, January 18, 2010 - 10:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Who is on top of him...a person? An animal? An object?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Monday, January 18, 2010 - 10:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Who is on top of him...a person? An animal? An object? FA, but a person is relevant.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 1:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the boy actually exist? Was the boy even a boy at all? A person? Is the boy the person who is relevant? If so, was/is anyone/anything on top of him? Is the time period relevant? The location?

The little boy=human/child/male? A nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima?

The relevant person=human/adult/male?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 2:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the boy actually exist? Was the boy even a boy at all? A person? Yes to all. Is the boy the person who is relevant? The boy is also relevant, but see below. If so, was/is anyone/anything on top of him? No there wasn't. That was the FA. Is the time period relevant? The location? US, 1912 - but neither location or time period is that relevant.

The little boy=human/child/male? Yes. A nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima? No.

The relevant person=human/adult/male? Human, adult, female.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 8:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hallucinations relevant? Did he think anyone was on top of him? Is he talking to the woman? Is the woman his mother? Sister? Aunt? Stepmother? Grandmother?

Is his age relevant? Is her age relevant? Is pregnancy relevant? Sex? Rape? Love? Childbirth?

Is a crime involved? If so, did the boy commit it? The woman?

I know this is a true story, but can we call the boy Joel? Can we call the woman Suzanna? Are they famous?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 10:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hallucinations relevant? Yes. Did he think anyone was on top of him? Yes. Is he talking to the woman? Yes. Is the woman his mother? Sister? Aunt? Stepmother? Grandmother? Nanny.

Is his age relevant? Assume 4 or 5. Is her age relevant? Is pregnancy relevant? Sex? Rape? Love? Childbirth? Neither of the above.

Is a crime involved? If so, did the boy commit it? The woman? No to all.

I know this is a true story, but can we call the boy Joel? Can we call the woman Suzanna? Sure thing. Are they famous? No.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 12:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nanny=caretaker or grandmother?

Was he hallucinating?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 12:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nanny=caretaker This. or grandmother?

Was he hallucinating? Yes.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 1:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Joel hallucinating because of something Suzanna did? Can I insert some sort of LTPF list of reasons for hallucination?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Is Joel hallucinating because of something Suzanna did? No. Can I insert some sort of LTPF list of reasons for hallucination? Poisoning.
More people are relevant.
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How many others are relevant? 1? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? 8-20? 21-30? 31-50? 51-100? 101-1000? 1001-10000? 10001+?
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How many others are relevant? 1? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? 8-20? 21-30? 31-50? 51-100? 101-1000? 1001-10000? 10001+? 3 other people directly.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 2:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the three HAM? HAF? Did any of them poison him?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Are the three HAM? HAF? HAM, HAF and HCM. Did any of them poison him? No.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 6:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he accidentally poisoned? Did he poison himself? Can we call the other boy Xavier? Can we call the man Roger? Can we call the other woman Hilda?

Are Roger and Hilda Joel's parents? Is Xavier Joel's brother? Any other relation to Joel? Are Roger and Hilda Joel's parents? Are any of them indirectly responsible for Joel's poisoning?

Is Xavier 0? 1? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? 8? 9? 10? 11? 12? 13? 14? 15? 16? 17?

Is the Titanic relevant?

Is this a true story? Does it matter where in the USA this takes place? Is politics relevant? Is any major historical event relevant?
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 6:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the poisoning of natural cause (e.g. contaminated food)? or human/industrial origin (e.g. lead from pipes or paint)?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 7:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he accidentally poisoned? Yes. Did he poison himself? No. Can we call the other boy Xavier? Can we call the man Roger? Can we call the other woman Hilda? Sure thing.

Are Roger and Hilda Joel's parents? Is Xavier Joel's brother? Both correct. Any other relation to Joel? Are Roger and Hilda Joel's parents? Yes again. Are any of them indirectly responsible for Joel's poisoning? Noish.

Is Xavier 0? 1? 2? 3? 4? This. 5? 6? 7? 8? 9? 10? 11? 12? 13? 14? 15? 16? 17?

Is the Titanic relevant? No.

Is this a true story? Yes. Does it matter where in the USA this takes place? Is politics relevant? Is any major historical event relevant? No to all.

Was the poisoning of natural cause (e.g. contaminated food)? No. or human/industrial origin Yes. (e.g. lead from pipes or paint)? But none of these.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 7:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can we think of Joel, Suzanna, Xavier, Roger, or Hilda as "bad guys?" Could this happen now? Was Hilda present when Joel was hallucinating? Was Roger? Was Xavier? Was Suzanna? Is Joel still hallucinating when this happens? Is Suzanna also Xavier's nanny? Are Joel and Xavier twins? Did he get the poisoning from toys? Was Suzanna present when he got accidentally poisoned? Was Xavier? Roger? Hilda? Was Suzanna also poisoned? Also hallucinating? Was Xavier poisoned? Hallucinating? Roger poisoned? Hallucinating? Hilda poisoned? Hallucinating?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Can we think of Joel, Suzanna, Xavier, Roger, or Hilda as "bad guys?" No. Could this happen now? Yes. Was Hilda present when Joel was hallucinating? Was Roger? Was Xavier? Was Suzanna? Neither was at this time. Is Joel still hallucinating when this happens? Not at the moment. Is Suzanna also Xavier's nanny? Yes. Are Joel and Xavier twins? No. Did he get the poisoning from toys? No. Was Suzanna present when he got accidentally poisoned? Was Xavier? Roger? Hilda? Was Suzanna also poisoned? Also hallucinating? Was Xavier poisoned? Hallucinating? Roger poisoned? Hallucinating? Hilda poisoned? Hallucinating? The poisoning happened over a period of time. They were all poisoned, and they all had hallucinations at times.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 8:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

To make sure, Suzanna is not present? So Joel hallucinates that Suzanna is sitting on him, but really she is nowhere to be seen?
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 8:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

To make sure, Suzanna is not present? So Joel hallucinates that Suzanna is sitting on him, but really she is nowhere to be seen?
BLOOPER: Suzanna is present, but not sitting on him.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 8:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they poisoned by something they consumed? Touched? Inhaled?
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Are they poisoned by something they consumed? Touched? Inhaled? This.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 9:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Carbon monoxide? Mercury vapors?
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Carbon monoxide? This. Mercury vapors?
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Does the family have a leak in their heating source? Is their fireplace clogged?
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To find out: how/why were they being poisoned by carbon monoxide gas?
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Was it a habit?
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Was it a habit? No.
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Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 2:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You missed:
Does the family have a leak in their heating source? Is their fireplace clogged?
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You missed: Indeed I did.
Does the family have a leak in their heating source? Yes. Is their fireplace clogged? Possibly, or otherwise damaged.

***SPOILER***
The residents of the house had many strange experiences, such as the one detailed in the puzzle, and it seemed that the house was haunted. In reality, the old heating system was badly damaged and released toxic carbon monoxide fumes throughout the house. When the heating system was repaired, all "paranormal" activity stopped.
Here is the whole story: http://www.ghostvillage.com/resources/2004/resources_10312004.shtml

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