The box looks handmade fitted with hinges, handle and two locks.
In Florida in the 90’s the owner of all of this material got an offer by a local landlord to rent a home for super cheap. She was only 19, and excited to start her life, she jumped on this deal. The catch? It’s Daniel Christiansen’s house, and he’s left behind…. Some things that she would have to clean out first.
She described DC’s home to me as filthy, cluttered, and strange to say the least. In the living room there was just one single desk sitting alone with no other furniture around. Along the rest of the house were books about out of body experiences and other strange works, as well as mounds of drawings, writings, papers, charts, blueprints… The list goes on, and according to her, the box that we’ve clung to as the collection of DC’s works is “not even one tenth of a percent of what was in that house.”
She found a very large wooden case that was locked but sitting in the trash outside of the building. After debating it for a moment, she decided to take the case inside and get to work on cracking it open. The case measured 29″ x 38″ so it was no ordinary case. It was an odd shape which added to the mystery even more. Once she opened the case, sshe realized that the contents inside were something like she’d ever seen before. It was something very mysterious and interesting.
The box itself seems to be a typical artist’s portfolio. These were used to hold and transport sheets of large format paper flat during the 19th century. These boxes were made of veneers (early type of plywood). They were largely phased out by less expensive materials, probably during the 1950’s – 60’s.
The large sheets of text are proofs from a typesetter; they’re not written by hand. I don’t know what typeface is being used, but if you look at the lower case letter “r” you can see how uniform the formation of that character is. There are at least two versions of Page 1, one containing corrections and added text; and at least one sheet has the circle with a cross in it in the margin which is a printing registration mark.
The subject matter had something to do with UFO’s.
The case has taken on a life of its own on the internet. People across the world have banded together to figure out what this out of this world mysterious box means.
Her initial reaction, as I hope you all can empathize with, was panic and fear. To her these strange things were evil, and were in the way of her starting her new life. She also stated that at some point, and I will go back and clarify this for all of you conspiracy nuts out there, two men in black suits were peering into the house, causing her and her friend to run in fear. Upon coming back with male friends to see who these guys were they were gone… This was enough to panic her into throwing all of DC’s works out. She had two of her friends come and take all of the works to the dump… Well, unbeknown to her, her friends thought that the works were pretty cool and either kept them or gave them away to friends acrossed Florida.
Fast forward several years later and she walks into a friend of her’s home and freezes upon the sight of one of DC’s paintings hanging on the wall. In her shock, her friend explains how he got it when some buddies were throwing things out of this crazy guy’s house. Upon finding out that she was the original owner the friend gives the box and some other contents back to her… So the box found its way back to her. Now older and less afraid, her and her husband took more time to figure out what these things were. It became a conversation piece in their home, as you could imagine. She’s had a couple of pastors and engineering students look at it and their reactions were always amazement. The terminology and density of the writings made it too difficult for them to decipher though.
Well, years go by and she’s set out to move to North Carolina. They’re half way there and they say “Oh my god, we forgot the box! Of all things, we forgot the box!” The box was according to her hidden in the basement. They called the landlord of the home and he claimed that everything had been thrown out. This is when /u/DirtyGremlin found it next to the trash bins and had /u/TramStopDan photograph it and upload it to reddit. Unbeknowst to this community,/u/thatsmybox still had a large manuscript and blueprints detailing how to…. Well, we’ll get to that in a minute.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago, she and her husband are sitting there looking at the DC contents that they didn’t leave behind, which consists of a large transcript and some other works. They sat there complaining about how they’ll never figure this stuff out, and that’s when their friend says “why don’t you look it up on the internet!?” They laugh at this, saying they’ve been there and done that throughout the years, contacting a physicist on AOL chat and him basically telling them that it’s all a bunch of hoodiddy and not to contact him again (lol). To their amazement after googling DC’s name, their young friend turns his phone screen to them showing this subreddit and the photographs on this box which they had thought were their little secret all of these years.
But are you ready for the kicker? In DC’s bedroom there was a machine, a large wooden craft. There was a seat and slots perfectly carved out to fit DC’s hands, and according to her it looked “well used”. It had spinning spheres and from her description looked a lot like the Diorama designs we have now. It’s with this machine that DC claimed he traveled through time, and I’m assuming also claims to have communicated with aliens. The manuscript that she owns describes in detail how to build this machine, how to time travel, how to have out of body experiences, what diet to eat to prepare yourself to travel, you name it.
Handwritten table of elements.
There were biblical quotations and descriptions as well as extraterrestrial information. There are also certain patent files and intricate drawings that cannot be traced anywhere.
This diagram was dated 1939.
This patent is not filed with the US Patent Office. However, the drawings are incredibly detailed. That’s not the weirdest part though.
Special Railroad application roller bearing.
A map showing air travel routes.
Lots of maps are hand-drawn with a center to the map.
The maps all have a center point with a hole as if they all line up on something.
A note from the creator.
The artist shows us an event that took place in Tampa, FL in 1977. He states that there was extraterrestrial involved.
Drawing of angelic being.
A brief summary of events.
Wheels within wheels?
The drawings look like a weird mix of alien and biblical.
A close up of the corner of the drawing.
Drawings from the patent seen before.