Monday, June 3, 2013

Missing Matron For Monday Mystery...!

This is a missing person mystery that's been around for a long, long time. Maybe it's time to look at it again!

Some of the best mysteries are from a long time ago. Could be that the crime solving techniques are much better today, or maybe the mystery was just never meant to be solved.

Matron Missing in Paris



A distraught young Englishwoman came to the British Embassy in Paris one day in May 1889. She and her mother, on their way home from India, had checked into a hotel not long before, as the mother had fallen ill. She told the embassy how the hotel doctor had examined her mother and sent the daughter out for medicine. When she returned, the hotel staff denied ever having seen her mother. Only the younger woman’s name was in the hotel register. When she insisted on seeing the room her mother had occupied, she found it was not the one she remembered and even the doctor denied ever having met her before. Unable to make her story believed, the young woman ended up in an asylum in England.

Some have speculated that the mother had contracted plague in the Far East and that the hotel had conspired to suppress the news – even going so far as to redecorate her mother’s hotel room and to dispose of the corpse – rather than lose business. But the only evidence to support the case of the vanished matron was the young woman’s own testimony: a sign of madness, possibly, but if true, surely enough to drive her mad regardless.

It would be nice to know if this lady was crazy, or if the information she presented is real. One of those things we probably will never know!

Let's go to the patio for our coffee. Another hot one is on the way!

11 comments:

Chickenmom said...

Sounds fishy - I'm sure the young woman had a family who could verify her claim.
Raining hard here so your patio will be a good spot for our coffee. I'll bring some some ginger snaps.

Mamahen said...
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Mamahen said...

I have a love/hate relationship with these cases.....I love to read them but hate not knowing the answers...Ginger snaps remind me of dad. They were his favorites....Love to join you. Thanks for the invite!

Sixbears said...

People disappear all the time -often in strange circumstances. It makes you think.

Glan Deas said...

Hope, I'll express some ginger breaks. Raining hard here so your patio will be a good position for our coffee.

Regards,
Kopi Luwak

Momlady said...

Hmmmm,it's a mystery alright. Rain here, so sitting in the sun with a good cuppa will be nice.

linda m said...

That is a good mystery. I just watched a movie with Jodi Foster in which something similar was going on. Only it involved her daughter on an airplane. Jodi said her daughter disappeared on the plane and the crew denied ever seeing her, etc. Won't tell you how it ends but they did think Jodi was nuts. Very cool morning here again 44 degrees. My plants outside are complaining.

Dizzy-Dick said...

I love your mysteries. It gives me something to wonder about. I can think of a lot different explanations, but the "Twilight Zone" keeps coming to mind.

JO said...

Poor woman. Maybe she was just mad.
Good mystery makes you want to figure it out.

Coffee on the patio it is.

Billy Bob said...

Ya see, what really happened it that the nice little lady....the daughter in this case, got turn around. Or as in some stories, she got lost.

When she arrived at the hotel to discover her mother wasn't there an' nobody knowed nuttin, the nice little lady became distraught. Pitch'n fits an' stuff like that. Back in 1889, anybody what was pitch'n fits an' stuff like that, got locked up....usually in a asylum if'n one was available.

The conclusion of the story was that the nice little lady was in the wrong hotel in the wrong town. Her mother died wait'n for her medication.

Did some one mention coffee???

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
You would certainly think that was the case. Many questions left unanswered in this one!

Ginger snaps and coffee sounds great!

Thanks for coming over!



Hey Momahen...
It does leave you wanting to know what happened, doesn't it?

Funny how food can call up some memories.

Thanks for the visit this morning!



Hey Sixbears...
Many strange things going on all around us, but we tend to ignore most of them! Wonder if we have grown that dense?

Many thanks for dropping by today!



Hey Glan Deas...
More than happy to have you join us on the patio.

Thanks for coming by this morning!



Hey Momlady...
Always a pleasure to have you with us! The more friends, the better!

Your ground should be completely wet by now!

Thanks for coming over today!



Hey Linda...
I have seen the movie you are talking about. Pretty good!

In the 90s for me and the 40s for you...quite a spread in the temps!

Thanks for dropping by today!



Hey Dizzy...
Does seem like it would make a good episode, doesn't it?

Thanks, buddy, for coming over today!



Hey Jo...
True, she might have just been crazy! Who knows?

Always a new mystery around the corner!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming over today!



Hey Billy Bob...
Probably something like that happened, but guess we will never know for sure!

Coffee always going at the Hermit's, so come on over!

Thanks for dropping by today!