Smelling of an odor usually associated with dampness and basements, a box, measuring 29” by 38”, was found near the trash and photos of its contents were posted online. There is nothing unusual about finding discarded items in the garbage, but it’s what lay inside the box that had the internet abuzz.
Filled with strange texts and outlandish, yet wonderful illustrations, the box showed that its owner was either a very strange individual, a genius well ahead of his time, or someone with experiences beyond our wildest imaginations.
Here are some pictures of the box and its mysterious author’s works. Photos: imgur
The ‘Box of Crazy’
The contents of a box that looks and smells this old are likely to be interesting.
UFOs and flying saucers seem to be the writer’s focal point of interest. The last two paragraphs are particularly intriguing.
We would love to come across the creature that is ‘fitted with television camera eyes front and back’ and has ‘four faces that serve as ornaments and as identification’, not to mention its head ‘houses the principal elements, or the devices, for the asceasion of the whole unit’.
Perhaps the writer is referring to this ‘camera-eyed’ creature; seems to fit the description.
Apart from some more talk about the four-headed creature, this page mentions turbo-jet propulsion, the impact of G-Forces and the time David spent in the atmosphere.
The Puma-headed train is among our favorite illustrations. We at www.carbonated.tv wouldn’t mind traveling in one of those, although we could do without the spaceship hovering overhead.
A closer look at the puma train - please note that it also comes with a set of wings.
Complete with pairs of eyes, these spaceships look far more interesting and elaborate than the ones described by people who claim to have experienced ‘close encounters of a third kind’.
The aliens have landed and sent the Monkeylionhorsenous falcon to greet us.
Some skillful internet searches by redditors revealed that the man whose name appears in an envelope from the box is Daniel Christiansen. He was born in 1904 and died in 1994, putting him in his 60s or 70s when some of this was made.
Originally from Skodsborg in Denmark, Christiansen arrived in the US aboard the ship Olympic in 1927 and enlisted in the US Army in 1942 at Fort Dix. He left the armed forced in 1945 and worked as a carpenter. Little information is available his later life, but it seems he had no family and lived in a fairly ordinary neighborhood.
He seems to draw inspiration for his findings/works from the Book of Ezekiel – one of the major books of the Old Testament – and mixes the ancient text with the modern day.
After seeing these unique images, the question that many want answered is whether Christiansen was a genius ahead of his time or a complete madman? Please post your comments in the section below and let us know what you think.
These are just a few of the hundreds of pages of sketches, diagrams and writings to have emerged from the box. To see the others, click here.