How do you like your mysteries? Solved and fully-explained at the end of a one-hour TV show? Cleverly tied up like the proper English package that is an Agatha Christie novel?
Or are you more of an unsolved mystery kinda gal? Fuzzy details, fog machines, men in trench coats saying we may never know what really happened that fateful night?
Well, if you’re one of the latter group, you’re in luck. I have an update on the Iowa Lottery mystery I blogged about in January. You may recall that a winner stepped forward at the last possible moment to claim his mega-winnings. Only it wasn’t the winner exactly, it was a group of lawyers representing a trust set up by the winner.
I had theories. Oh yeah, I had theories.
We may never know what the real deal was. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the winner has stepped aside and has withdrawn from the lottery. Iowa was asking too many questions, and the winner’s lawyer just said, “Hey, you know what? Never mind.”
I have to note that the Wall Street Journal could have described the lawyer many ways. They could have called him a tall man with high cheekbones. A lover of Labradoodles. An avid butterfly collector. They went with “a 76-year-old Yale graduate who has faced allegations of fraud in business dealings in lawsuits in Texas and Delaware.” Clearly, someone at the WSJ thinks the story isn’t a complete mystery.
Though I wish we could have known what really was behind the lottery winner and his shadowy trust, I guess we’ll just have to be content with an unsolved mystery.
Cue the fog machines.
So what about you? Know any good unsolved mysteries?