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 #00492

Status: Secured
Containment date: 20/10/1987
Danger level: High
Origin: United States

The hourglass was recovered from the desk of Vernon Lamberg, a wall street investor in 1987. The hourglass exhibits pressure on financial markets. Turning the sands generates a level of luck for the holder, increasing fortunes or creating losses. A turn of the hourglass in 1987 resulted in the worst stock market crash in history. Upon his death, Lamberg informed his wife of the hourglass and it was secured by UMCO.

Object #00185

Status: Secured
Containment date: 22/06/1962
Danger level: Low
Origin: United Kingdom

Sgt. Michael Rogers reported his wife missing in 1962, after weeks of searching there was no sign of Mrs. Rogers. Late one night while waiting for the operator to pick up his phone call, Sgt Rogers reported hearing the voice of his wife repeating random words on the line. Investigators have been unable to determine how Mrs. Rogers disappeared but it appears as though she has become connected to the phone.

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 #00015

Status: Secured
Containment date: 17/07/1945
Danger level: High
Origin: United States

Identified by a Colonel responsible for clean-up at the Trinity nuclear testing site, the pistol was found in the sand at the centre of the test location. Atomic testing has been unable to identify the materials the pistol is comprised of. The structure of the atoms within cells is unlike anything found within our known universe. The pistol is non-functioning, believed that it is unable to react within the laws of our physics.

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.