Type: Unclassifiable. MO and EV are the strongest possibilities, although in the absence of further information, a classification is not possible to be made at this time.
Period/location of origin: Conflicting. The photograph itself is believed to date back to 1959, possibly originating in Texas; however, the earliest appearance of Subject 1A (see below) may have occurred solely on the internet circa 2009. Additionally, an anecdote meant to explain Subject 1A may have also appeared solely on the internet, albeit several years later (circa 2012-2013). This anecdote is… questionable.
Appearance: Subject appears to be a black-and-white photograph of two small boys seated at a table in the laps of two women. The women are assumed to be relatives — judging by the apparent ages of each, possibly mother and grandmother. The table is set with a tablecloth, three lit candles, and what looks like a tea set. Above the candles appears to be a humanoid body (Subject 1A), either hanging upside down, or perhaps falling, as subject’s colloquial name suggests. The taker of the photograph is unknown.
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Previously: Spring-Heeled Jack.
Type: PE (Pretenatural Entity).
Period/location of origin: Conflicting. In the early 2000s, sightings reported in rural Japan began appearing on the internet; however, it is unclear whether subject originated in rural Japan, where the sightings were located, or on the internet itself, where the “sightings” were reported. Additionally, it is not known whether subject came into being in the early 2000s with the appearance of the online reports, or whether subject is much older and existed prior to the reports.
Appearance: Unknown; reports are conflicting. In some accounts, subject appears to be only a
“white squiggle” swaying in the distance of a garden, field, or, rarely, the open sea. In others, however, subject appears to be a scarecrow. Very rarely, subject may appear in an urban landscape, in which case it is reported as being as black as pitch.
What subject may look like up close has never been documented. Anyone who may have found themselves close enough to report has… not been in any condition to do so afterwards.
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Previously: Mandy the Doll.
Type: PE (Preternatural Entity).
Period/location of origin: 1837, London, UK.
Appearance: Subject’s appearance varies by report; however, frequently cited characteristics include a goatee, pointed ears, horns, and glowing, red eyes. Subject is also often said to have talons, rather than fingers (talons may or may not be organic; some reports cite them as being metallic), and is sometimes described as being clad in white oilskin and/or a black cloak. Subject may or may not have the ability to breathe white and blue flames. For all intents and purposes, subject appears to be the quintessential “devil.”
Interestingly, several reports describe as tall, thin, and gentleman-like. Subject’s relationship to the PE known as “the Slender Man,” if any, remains unknown.
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Previously: Help Me, Susie’s Dying.
Type: MO (Malevolent Object. See also: Annabelle, Robert.)
Period/location of origin: Early 20th century, Europe. The precise years and location are unknown, but it is believed that subject came into being circa 1910 – 1920 in England or Germany.
Appearance: Subject appears to be a porcelain baby doll dressed in a white christening gown and carrying a small stuffed lamb. The doll wears a white cap and shoes. Its face is cracked in several places, giving the appearance of scars.
Subject is most frequently referred to as “Mandy,” although may also answer to the name “Mereanda.”
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Previously: The Girl from the Gap.
Type: UCD (Unusual Communication Device)
Period/location of origin: Unknown, although the majority of accounts suggest subject’s origins date back to the 1970s in the UK.
Appearance: Subject appears to be a particular string of numbers which, when dialed by target from any public telephone box, result in target hearing an unusual and disturbing message. The precise string of numbers has not been determined; accounts suggest that it consists primarily of the digits 0, 1, 2, and/or 3, but as each account suggests a slightly different arrangement of said digits, no definitive answer has been discovered. It is possible that all accounts may be correct, regardless as to how much they may differ; subject may change from time to time, although whether it is changed by a third party or by subject itself remains to be seen.
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Previously: Mel’s Hole.
Type: CC (corporeally challenged)
Period/location of origin: Unknown, Japan.
Appearance: Subject appears to be an extremely slender female humanoid of indeterminate age. She may or may not hold an ice pick. NOTE: Due to subject’s illusive nature, a more precise description has yet to be identified; anyone who might be able to provide such a description has hitherto been… not in a position to do so.
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Type: MP (Malevolent Portal)
Period/location of origin: Precise date of origin is unknown; subject was first reported to exist in 1997 at Manastash Ridge, near Ellensburg, Washington.
Appearance: Subject appears to be a large pit of indeterminate depth, nine feet wide, and surrounded by a 3.5 foot tall stone retaining wall. The retaining wall extends into the pit roughly 15 feet below ground level; beyond the 15-foot point, the pit continues downward directly through soil, bedrock, etc. Subject may or may not have a bottom, as evinced by experiments conducted involving the dropping of small objects into the pit. Neither a crash nor a splash has been heard during these experiments; as such, it remains unknown whether subject contains either a floor or a well. Subject also does not echo noises from the top (voices shouted down into the pit, etc.).
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