+Vinny & Sue Team Posted September 30, 2006 Share Posted September 30, 2006 (edited) I probably would have before, but not after I read the story of Ted the Caver! I first encountered a version of this story over a year ago, although it appeared on a website other than the one linked. There actually seem to be several websites in existence which push this story, or somewhat-revised or customized versions of it; all versions seem to be deliberately missing a page or two plus an ending and thus leave the reader hanging. These various versions of the story have been well-discussed on many caving websites and forums, a few rock climbing forums -- and even on some rather underground and clandestine urban exploring (UE) forums -- over the years. The general consensus is that this story, in one form or another, has been in circulation since the late 1970s, and is rather widely considered in the caving and climbing worlds to be a hoax. I will try to spend some time later today to go thru my browser bookmarks to try to find links to some of the debunking discussions of the many forms of this story on some of the caving forums; if I can find them, I will share them here! Late postscript: Just remembered this... I believe that this fictional tale with the missing ending has also been discussed on the forums at the Black Flag Cafe (a well-known forum for mountain climbers and adventurers); am looking for the link now... Edited September 30, 2006 by Vinny & Sue Team Quote Link to comment
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