The Urban Mysteries story

In 1945 random everyday objects across the globe begun to behave in strange and extraordinary ways.

No one knows exactly how, or where the objects abilities come from. Our scientists theorise the strange and unpredicatble abilities are connected to our advancement into the nuclear age. The science, for now, is beyond our understanding and the best we can do is contain the objects to prevent them from causing harm or ending up in dangerous hands.

Urban Mysteries Co, an exploration and trading company, came into posession of an object in 1945 which could locate other empowered objects. Since then Urban Mysteries Co have tasked themselves with responsibility to identify and contain the objects.

The abilities of a particular object are often unpredictable, in some cases they are benign such as the ball point pen that never runs out of ink, others can be practical, fantastical or simply dangerous. There appears to be no way to predict how an individual object will behave without trial and error.

Mysterious objects

Strange and mysterious objects are at the heart of Urban Mysteries Co cases. Check our archive of objects that have been discovered so far.

Object #21050

Status: Secured
Containment date: 16/09/2009
Danger level: Low
Origin: United States

#21050 is a thermos from the 1970s. Any liquid sealed in the thermos will keep its temperature, no matter how long it is stored in the thermos. Longest experiment was conducted with a chai latte at 70°C for 38 weeks.

Object #01813

Status: Secured
Containment date: 14/08/2003
Danger level: Medium
Origin: New Zealand

Taken by a mother to a local hospital in 2003, the jellybeans contained within this machine cause unexpected abilities within a person who consumes them. After eating a blue jellybean, the mother’s young child was reported to be able to float, approximately 3 inches from the ground for a period of 4 hours. Experimentation has been unable to identify the abilities of the jellybeans without being consumed by a human. The potential risks have been deemed too high for human experimentation.

Object #161097/8

Status: Unknown
Containment date: Unknown
Danger level: Unknown
Origin: Unknown

#161097 & #161098 are space toys that cannot be separated. If the two toys are moved more than 10 metres apart they both begin rising in temperature to the point they will cause 3rd-degree burns.

Object #00012

Status: Secured
Containment date: 12/01/1948
Danger level: High
Origin: North Atlantic Ocean

Found on the beaches of Florida in 1948 the sexton has the ability to locate other objects with abilities. The sexton was used by UMCO for some years upon its discovery. After the continued study, it was identified the sexton exhibits high levels of neutron radiation, specifically affecting the soft tissues of the eyes. The sexton has been prohibited from use since 1954.

Open cases

There is no rest for the wicked, and we always have open cases ready for investigation. Below are the cases we are able to release publicly. Though they haven’t yet been solved, we heavily suspect strange or anomalous objects may be at the heart of them.