Reddit user TramStopDan found a handmade wooden box in a dumpster. On the face of things, the box didn’t look very unusual – it had hinges, a handle, and a pair of locks. But that all changed when he opened it and discovered stacks of papers featuring diary entries about flying saucer visits in the late 1960s to 1980, plus a whole bunch of other crazy stuff like drawings of biblical creatures.
That’s pretty odd, but things got odder, and this is why the box was coined “The Box Of Crazy.” He discovered sketches of UFOs and heavenly four-headed entities appearing to be from the Biblical book of Ezekiel, plus creatures with wings, and other drawings that blended the divine and the extraterrestrial. However, the contents of the box didn’t just stop at aliens, because TramStopDan then found some non-patented drawings of train wheels and hand-drawn maps from the late 1930s, which were marked with a pinhole in the center.
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‘This is the Box of Crazy. Roughly 29″ by 38″ on the exterior. It smells of basements and dampness’
‘Most pieces are around 20″ x 30″, a number of the pages in here are blank’
‘Text on a poster (with corrections). I feel that I should comment on the content, but I really don’t know what to say about this’
‘Technical Drawings: This is by far the most interesting piece for my tastes. It looks like a patent application, quite large and very detailed’
‘Map obsession: Cool map of airline routes’
‘Fairly small maps, hand-drawn on a clear-ish plastic-like material’
‘Personal items: Letter, I can’t make much out’
‘Perhaps the letter is in Danish or another language from that part of the world’
‘A clue! Perhaps military service in WWII?’
‘Begin the crazy: Now things start to get a little odd. It seems that the artist saw something in Tampa, FL in 1977 that changed him’
‘This appears to be an early sketch of the event’
‘A rendering of one of the entities’
‘An obvious blending of the religious and the extraterrestrial’
‘There are several of these cut-outs, perhaps used to finalize the placement’
‘An explanation of the subsequent slide’
‘Clearly, the artist is drawing upon his mechanical drawing skills to attempt to render the vision’
‘This is the culmination of the canonization of forms and all the placement studies. Here the artist reaches his peak and the vision is rendered. Nirvana’