Mysterious Objects

Strange and mysterious objects are at the heart of Urban Mysteries Co cases. Here’s our archive of objects that have been discovered so far. Who knows what we’ll discover next, or what it will do.

Object #12209

Status: Secured
Containment date: 12/03/2020
Danger level: High
Origin: Australia

#12209 is a special variety of plant known as Amarelo Euphorbia. This plant was used by notorious eco-terrorist Audrey Bloom in an attempt to wipe out mankind. Agents discovered an unassuming shack in the middle of the woods that contained a doomsday machine set to all destroy human life using the Amarelo’s seeds. Thankfully, agents were able to follow clues left by Audrey’s late father, the celebrated scientist Seymour Bloom, and defuse the machine before it was too late.

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.

Object #56789

Status: Secured
Containment date: 15/03/2005
Danger level: Low
Origin: North America

This artifact, discovered during the digital revolution of the 2000s in North America, takes the form of an unassuming DVD. Its surface bears the faded markings of a once-popular film or television show. However, what sets this particular DVD apart is its extraordinary power. When played in a compatible device, it grants viewers glimpses into alternate realities or parallel dimensions. Each viewing session offers an unpredictable and enigmatic experience, providing windows into worlds both familiar and profoundly different.

Since its containment in 2005, this artifact has been meticulously safeguarded. Stored within a specialized unit designed to minimize electromagnetic interference, the DVD’s potential effects are controlled and regulated. While it poses minimal inherent danger, strict measures are in place to prevent misuse or accidental dissemination. Close monitoring and ongoing research are essential to unlocking the mysteries hidden within this unassuming digital medium.

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 #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 #46217

Status: Destroyed
Containment date: 09/08/2001
Danger level: High
Origin: Asia

This meticulously crafted lute possessed an extraordinary capability to manipulate natural elements through its melodious vibrations. Skilled manipulation of the lute’s strings by a musician enabled precise control over specific natural forces. Strumming a particular note would invoke gusts of wind, while plucking another would induce seismic tremors in the earth. However, the utilization of these elemental powers exacted a significant toll on the musician’s physical and mental faculties. Extended periods of manipulation resulted in severe exhaustion and potential physiological and psychological disturbances. In view of the hazardous repercussions and the imperative of upholding the equilibrium of the natural order, the decision was made to irreversibly neutralize the lute.

Object #1172510

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

#1172510 is a replica of the Green Power Ranger’s dagger from the series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Discovered in a toy chest in a derelict house, pressing any of the buttons on this toy makes one’s hair stand on end. It is thought the toy was left behind by the parents of the owner after its effects kept shorting nearby electrical equipment.

Object #49276

Status: Unknown
Containment date: 02/07/1949
Danger level: Medium
Origin: United Kingdom

This artifact, discovered in a bustling modern metropolis, takes the form of an alarm clock crafted from titanium. Its sleek design incorporates intricate circuitry, blending advanced technology with ancient symbolism. The clock possesses a unique power—the manipulation of time. By activating its controls, it enables the observer to access glimpses of both past and future events. However, the delicate nature of temporal intervention necessitates caution to prevent unintended consequences.

The current status of this artifact remains unknown, eluding official records and changing hands discreetly. Its precise location is currently untraceable. Due to the potential risks associated with uncontrolled temporal manipulation, the object is classified as a medium-level threat. Specialists in temporal anomalies diligently seek to locate and secure the artifact, ensuring it is subject to thorough study and protected from potential misuse.

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.

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 #49533

Status: Secured
Containment date: 18/08/2013
Danger level: Low
Origin: Australia

Placing the needle upon a record placed onto the gramophone will begin playing the conversation of a person using a mobile-based phone within 200m. Adjusting the needle to different tracks on the record will tune to other active mobile phone lines within the operating radius. Sound can only be heard through the gramophone and audio cannot be returned. It appears the gramophone can tune to the frequency of nearby mobile phones.

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 #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 #379178

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

It appears that object #379178 can only be controlled by children under the age of 12. A Gumby figurine of unknown origin, this object provides the holder with the ability to transmogrify organic matter into inanimate objects. The first recorded victim was Ronald Edgar (the father of Thomas Edgar – item holder in 1978). Mr. Edgar was turned into a small orange clay horse.

Object #78423

Status: Secured
Containment date: 20/09/1975
Danger level: Low
Origin: Madrid, Spain

Made of weathered leather, this ball carries the marks of numerous matches and has the unique ability to channel the energy and passion of past players. In motion, it emits a subtle aura that connects those who touch it to the agility, precision, and camaraderie of the game. Within the small community in which it was discovered, this artifact has become a cherished symbol of soccer’s cultural significance.