Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for October 04, 2014

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 9 years ago

    I’m from Washington (not Seattle nor Vashon Island), but I’m impressed with the three factoids of my home state… specially with the tree-covered bike.

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    spaced man spliff  about 9 years ago

    It’s just like Rome, what with underground city.

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    goweeder  about 9 years ago

    “I use pine resin to solder. Its a flux. I think fir resin is also a flux.”~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Your point being…………..?

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    moe_the_cat  about 9 years ago

    “Underground Seattle” was featured in the second “Night Stalker” tv movie with Darren McGavin chasing Richard Anderson around in the dark and buried streets.Sadly the real underground is only a story or so deep and I believe came to be because of poor drainage and the above mentioned fire.The movie was called “The Night Strangler” and is worth seeing just for the fanciful depiction of the underground city.

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    athomas917  about 9 years ago

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    loner34  about 9 years ago

    How did the bike get up there?

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    Stephen Gilberg  about 9 years ago

    Obviously because they’re believe-it-or-not types.

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    potrerokid  about 9 years ago

    Jealous, much?

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    finnygirl Premium Member about 9 years ago

    What I’ve read about the bike in the tree is that the owner went to fight in a war (I can’t remember which one) He never came back, and his parents left the bike there as a memorial to time.

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    themom51  about 9 years ago

    Taken, in part, from "One longtime Island family had laid a solid claim to the bicycle in a tree just north of Sound Food. Two generations concur that the bicycle belonged to Don Puz, who in 1954 left his bicycle in the woods, forgot about it and never went back looking for it.

    Don received the bicycle as a donation after the family home burnt down, he said. The bicycle wasn’t his favorite — it had hard, solid rubber tires “and skinny little handlebars like a tricycle,” he said. “I was too big a kid to ride it.”

    As his mother Helen Puz tells the story, Don and his friends were playing in the woods together, and Don was the only child who had ridden his bicycle there. When the boys left, Don left his bike behind, walking home with the other boys.

    “Apparently, he wasn’t too excited about that bike,” she said.

    After the bike was discovered, making headlines, both mother and son paid it a visit.

    “We went down there in the woods, and there was this bike in the tree, and I said, ’That’s my bike,’” Don recalled. “I recognized it immediately. When I saw that bike, I recognized it, because I don’t think I’ve ever seen another one like it.”

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