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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #920 on: 27 Apr 2017, 20:37 »
Keep it coming!
CASE # 27:
As she realised the little bell ringing nearby, she greatly terrified but stopped crying immediately.
Seconds later she starts laughing full of joy, running away as fast as possible.
What happened?



Yes
Was the bell an alarm bell?
Was she a human?
my 'present' for you: Did someone die? (kind of) :wink:
Was the alarm still on while she was laughging?
Is the alarm outside?
Does cry mean tears ran down her cheeks?
Could this take place in the real world?
Did the ringing of the bell signal that someone was nearby?
Was she happy because someone was nearby?
Was the "someone" nearby friend or family to her?
Was the person that "ringed" the bell her husband?
Before the bell rang did she think her husband was dead?



No 
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Was the "little bell" from a phone ringing?
Was she a teacher or student and the bell rang to end school?
Was the bell a doorbell?
Was the bell a wind-chime?
Was she having a nightmare when her alarm clock woke her up and, realizing it had been just a dream, she ran from her bedroom laughing?
Was the girl sleeping?
Was the bell an alarm clock?
Was she having a bad dream?
Is she a child?
Did she cause the alarm bell to ring?
Was she a teller in a bank?
Did the alarm cause a shutter to come down?
Did she run away with the cash the robbers had demanded?
Was the alarm bell a burglary alarm?
was the alarm bell a fire alarm?
was the alarm bell from a slot machine or other gambling device?
Did someone die?
Is the reason she is crying related to the alarm?
Was the bell in a business?
Was the bell in a home?
Was the bell used to start a race?
Is the alarm in a school?
Is the alarm bell automated? (does it not require someone to ring the bell?)
Is this a church bell?
Does cry mean she was shouting?
Does this make any difference? (not in the event itself that followed and that is to discover)
Is she a character in a story?
Is she Tinkerbell?
Is hypnosis involved?
Does she have any mental problems?
Was she some kind of prisoner?
Did she run towards the sound of the bell?
Was the bell the alarm of a home security device?
Did she fear that her home was being invaded?
Did she see that the “home invader“ was actually a loved-one?
Was she crying cause she was hungry and this was the dinner bell?
did she believe in Santa Claus, was crying cause she was a bad girl but when she heard the bells run away to go to sleep so he would stop at her house?   
Was she lost and the alarm bell was an indication that she had been found?
Was the bell attached to an animal?
Was she looking for a lost sheep and found it? 
Did the ringing of the bell signal that something was nearby?
Was she happy because something was nearby?
Was the alarm bell on some kind of vehicle?
 Was she happy because something was nearby?
Was the alarm bell on some kind of vehicle?
Did the ringing of the bell signal that someone in particular was nearby?*
Was she happy because someone in particular was nearby?*
Was the bell attached to a gate?     

Was this during a war?
Does this case take place in or after some war?
Did she think it is a bomb alarm signal first, and noticed then, that the bell means the end of the war and her husband is finally coming home?



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Did she believe in angels?         


Keep it coming!

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #921 on: 27 Apr 2017, 20:48 »
Did her husband wear a bell?
Was her husband a firefighter?
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #922 on: 27 Apr 2017, 21:10 »
Did her husband deliberately ring the bell to show her that he was alive?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #923 on: 28 Apr 2017, 00:09 »
Okay I think I got it:

She was grieving at her husband's graveside when the bell he had had installed in the grave started ringing, signalling that he had been buried alive and was pulling the cord from inside his coffin.

She was scared at first, fearing the dead had come to life, but then realized the truth, and dashed away to get help, laughing joyously that he was alive.

(And I'm tempted to think this riddle was inspired by the real life story of Edgar Allan Poe? GREAT riddle by the way!)
« Last Edit: 28 Apr 2017, 00:34 by Mandle »

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #924 on: 28 Apr 2017, 00:41 »
Keep on investigating!
CASE # 27:
As she realised the little bell ringing nearby, she greatly terrified but stopped crying immediately.
Seconds later she starts laughing full of joy, running away as fast as possible.
What happened?



Yes
Was the bell an alarm bell?
Was she a human?
my 'present' for you: Did someone die? (kind of) :wink:
Was the alarm still on while she was laughging?
Is the alarm outside?
Does cry mean tears ran down her cheeks?
Could this take place in the real world?
Did the ringing of the bell signal that someone was nearby?
Was she happy because someone was nearby?
Was the "someone" nearby friend or family to her?
Was the person that "ringed" the bell her husband?
Before the bell rang did she think her husband was dead?
Did her husband deliberately ring the bell to show (her) that he was alive?           



No 
Spoiler: ShowHide
Was the "little bell" from a phone ringing?
Was she a teacher or student and the bell rang to end school?
Was the bell a doorbell?
Was the bell a wind-chime?
Was she having a nightmare when her alarm clock woke her up and, realizing it had been just a dream, she ran from her bedroom laughing?
Was the girl sleeping?
Was the bell an alarm clock?
Was she having a bad dream?
Is she a child?
Did she cause the alarm bell to ring?
Was she a teller in a bank?
Did the alarm cause a shutter to come down?
Did she run away with the cash the robbers had demanded?
Was the alarm bell a burglary alarm?
was the alarm bell a fire alarm?
was the alarm bell from a slot machine or other gambling device?
Did someone die?
Is the reason she is crying related to the alarm?
Was the bell in a business?
Was the bell in a home?
Was the bell used to start a race?
Is the alarm in a school?
Is the alarm bell automated? (does it not require someone to ring the bell?)
Is this a church bell?
Does cry mean she was shouting?
Does this make any difference? (not in the event itself that followed and that is to discover)
Is she a character in a story?
Is she Tinkerbell?
Is hypnosis involved?
Does she have any mental problems?
Was she some kind of prisoner?
Did she run towards the sound of the bell?
Was the bell the alarm of a home security device?
Did she fear that her home was being invaded?
Did she see that the “home invader“ was actually a loved-one?
Was she crying cause she was hungry and this was the dinner bell?
did she believe in Santa Claus, was crying cause she was a bad girl but when she heard the bells run away to go to sleep so he would stop at her house?   
Was she lost and the alarm bell was an indication that she had been found?
Was the bell attached to an animal?
Was she looking for a lost sheep and found it? 
Did the ringing of the bell signal that something was nearby?
Was she happy because something was nearby?
Was the alarm bell on some kind of vehicle?
 Was she happy because something was nearby?
Was the alarm bell on some kind of vehicle?
Did the ringing of the bell signal that someone in particular was nearby?*
Was she happy because someone in particular was nearby?*
Was the bell attached to a gate?  
Was this during a war?
Does this case take place in or after some war?
Did she think it is a bomb alarm signal first, and noticed then, that the bell means the end of the war and her husband is finally coming home?   

Did her husband wear a bell?
Was her husband a firefighter?     




irrelevant/don't know myself 
Did she believe in angels?         


Keep on investigating!
Yay! It's done - you cracked my case!
I call the case solved perfectly and declare Mandle the winner for to present the next case.


 

Here's my original solution for case # 27:
Her beloved husband was burried in a safety-coffin. When the widow heard the little bell on his grave ringning she was shocked but realized that her husband must have been burried alive. So she was happy that he still lives but had to hurry and run to call for help (to get him out the coffin as soon as possible to not suffocate).



Some background information for those interested: 
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There was a funeral ritual, which had been created because the fear of being burried alive. They placed a small bell over the grave so in case it really happens the burried has a chance to call for help not to suffocate in agony.

Still around 1955 there were so-called (suspended animation?*)-bells in some German corpse houses. A doorbell was tied around the hand to the dead and sounded at the slightest movement of the corpse.
Inventors from America and England created "oxygen graves" - with an oxygen supply for 72 hours - or "signal coffins": when a lever in the coffin was operated, an alarm signal or an emergency flag unfolded above the grave.

*I wasn't able to find a proper word for 'Scheintod' in English - it's when someone seems to be death but isn't - just 'suspended animation' gave me that result most of the time.

A safety coffins or security coffins are coffins fitted with a mechanism to prevent premature burial or allow the occupant to signal that he has been buried alive. A large number of designs for safety coffins were patented during the 18th and 19th centuries and variations on the theme are still available today. The first recorded safety coffin was constructed on the orders of Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick before his death in 1792. He had a window installed to allow light in, an air tube to provide a supply of fresh air, and instead of having the lid nailed down he had a lock fitted. In a special pocket of his shroud he had two keys, one for the coffin lid and a second for the tomb door.

Still reading?
Okay , then you deserve a little fun fakt for dessert:
Did you know that even Edgar Alan Poe had Taphophobia?
Might be interesting to research if he got it because of his stories or if he wrote the stories because of his phobia.  :wink:

Want even more?     
Number 7  is recommended to be read especially for people like selmiak - and to think about that there might be circumstances that justify to push a button.  (laugh) 


Case # 27 solved and closed!   
Keep on investigating!

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #925 on: 28 Apr 2017, 00:47 »
That was a REALLY good case Tabata... So many times I was sure I had the right answer, only to be surprised. But in the end, when I DID have the right answer I knew it was right before you confirmed it. All signs of a really good riddle!

I even got the next one ready on standby while waiting on confirmation: (laugh)

CASE #28:
One moment he was the happiest man alive, with much to look forward to. The next moment he sat down at his desk, pulled out a gun from one of its drawers, and killed himself with it. Why the sudden change of heart?

YES



NO


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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #926 on: 28 Apr 2017, 01:04 »
Thanks for the compliments - I hoped that it was a good idea to go with the safety-coffins   :grin:

Now back to the Watson side of this thread:
       
Did he have debts?
Had he won the lottery?
Had he forgotten to hand the lottery ticket so it's woth nothing to have chosen the correct numbers?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #927 on: 28 Apr 2017, 03:39 »
CASE #28:
One moment he was the happiest man alive, with much to look forward to. The next moment he sat down at his desk, pulled out a gun from one of its drawers, and killed himself with it. Why the sudden change of heart?

YES



NO
Did he have debts?
Had he won the lottery?
Had he forgotten to hand the lottery ticket so it's worth nothing to have chosen the correct numbers?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #928 on: 28 Apr 2017, 05:07 »
Did he find out he had lost members of his family?
Did he intend to kill himself?
Did he think he was helping out someone by killing himself?
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #929 on: 28 Apr 2017, 05:23 »
CASE #28:
One moment he was the happiest man alive, with much to look forward to. The next moment he sat down at his desk, pulled out a gun from one of its drawers, and killed himself with it. Why the sudden change of heart?

YES
Did he intend to kill himself?


NO
Did he have debts?
Had he won the lottery?
Had he forgotten to hand the lottery ticket so it's worth nothing to have chosen the correct numbers?
Did he find out he had lost members of his family?
Did he think he was helping out someone by killing himself?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #930 on: 28 Apr 2017, 06:29 »
Did he get a bad Information from someone/somewhere else to change hearts?
Did he realize an illness/a handicap to change hearts?
Did he change hearts because of a fallacy?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #931 on: 28 Apr 2017, 07:35 »
CASE #28:
One moment he was the happiest man alive, with much to look forward to. The next moment he sat down at his desk, pulled out a gun from one of its drawers, and killed himself with it. Why the sudden change of heart?

YES
Did he intend to kill himself?
Did he realize an illness/a handicap to change hearts? *


NO
Did he have debts?
Had he won the lottery?
Had he forgotten to hand the lottery ticket so it's worth nothing to have chosen the correct numbers?
Did he find out he had lost members of his family?
Did he think he was helping out someone by killing himself?
Did he get a bad Information from someone/somewhere else to change hearts?
Did he realize an illness/a handicap to change hearts? *
Did he change hearts because of a fallacy?


* YES and NO
« Last Edit: 28 Apr 2017, 08:34 by Mandle »

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #932 on: 28 Apr 2017, 12:27 »
Was he at home?
Can this case happen nowadays?
Can this case happen in real world?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #933 on: 28 Apr 2017, 13:00 »
CASE #28:
One moment he was the happiest man alive, with much to look forward to. The next moment he sat down at his desk, pulled out a gun from one of its drawers, and killed himself with it. Why the sudden change of heart?

YES
Did he intend to kill himself?
Did he realize an illness/a handicap to change hearts? *
Was he at home? *
Can this case happen nowadays?
Can this case happen in real world?


NO
Did he have debts?
Had he won the lottery?
Had he forgotten to hand the lottery ticket so it's worth nothing to have chosen the correct numbers?
Did he find out he had lost members of his family?
Did he think he was helping out someone by killing himself?
Did he get a bad Information from someone/somewhere else to change hearts?
Did he realize an illness/a handicap to change hearts? *
Did he change hearts because of a fallacy?
Was he at home? *


* YES and NO

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #934 on: 28 Apr 2017, 14:03 »
I KNEW I'd get here too late to answer Tabata's riddle! I worked it out a little while after posting that last question. Well done, Mandle, for working it out, too! :-D I haven't got a clue about this next one, though.

Had the man locked himself away somewhere?
Was he still happy when he killed himself?
Had he been contacted by someone else in the time between being optimistic and deciding to kill himself?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #935 on: 28 Apr 2017, 15:32 »
CASE #28:
One moment he was the happiest man alive, with much to look forward to. The next moment he sat down at his desk, pulled out a gun from one of its drawers, and killed himself with it. Why the sudden change of heart?

YES
Did he intend to kill himself?
Did he realize an illness/a handicap to change hearts? *
Was he at home? *
Can this case happen nowadays?
Can this case happen in real world?
Had the man locked himself away somewhere?


NO
Did he have debts?
Had he won the lottery?
Had he forgotten to hand the lottery ticket so it's worth nothing to have chosen the correct numbers?
Did he find out he had lost members of his family?
Did he think he was helping out someone by killing himself?
Did he get a bad Information from someone/somewhere else to change hearts?
Did he realize an illness/a handicap to change hearts? *
Did he change hearts because of a fallacy?
Was he at home? *
Was he still happy when he killed himself?
Had he been contacted by someone else in the time between being optimistic and deciding to kill himself?


* YES and NO

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #936 on: 28 Apr 2017, 15:47 »
I worked it out a little while after posting that last question. Well done, Mandle, for working it out, too!

It was your last question: "Did her husband deliberately ring the bell to show her that he was alive?" that triggered the epiphany moment where I saw the entire story solution. It was such an awesome "OMFG NOW I KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE SHERLOCK HOLMES!!!" moment that I must now appoint you my trusty Dr. Watson...

From now on we solve cases together!

(Well... until you solve one first and then I'm demoted to Watson...)

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #937 on: 28 Apr 2017, 17:04 »
Was he sleeping before he shot himself?
Did he dream to be at home?
Did he dream to shot himself?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #938 on: 28 Apr 2017, 17:11 »
CASE #28:
One moment he was the happiest man alive, with much to look forward to. The next moment he sat down at his desk, pulled out a gun from one of its drawers, and killed himself with it. Why the sudden change of heart?

YES
Did he intend to kill himself?
Did he realize an illness/a handicap to change hearts? *
Was he at home? *
Can this case happen nowadays?
Can this case happen in real world?
Had the man locked himself away somewhere?


NO
Did he have debts?
Had he won the lottery?
Had he forgotten to hand the lottery ticket so it's worth nothing to have chosen the correct numbers?
Did he find out he had lost members of his family?
Did he think he was helping out someone by killing himself?
Did he get a bad Information from someone/somewhere else to change hearts?
Did he realize an illness/a handicap to change hearts? *
Did he change hearts because of a fallacy?
Was he at home? *
Was he still happy when he killed himself?
Had he been contacted by someone else in the time between being optimistic and deciding to kill himself?
Was he sleeping before he shot himself?
Did he dream to be at home?
Did he dream to shot himself?


* YES and NO

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #939 on: 28 Apr 2017, 19:05 »
Did he do something to make him think that killing himself was the only solution?
There are those who believe that life here began out there...