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The May Day Mystery

Mayday Mystery


At the  University of Arizona [UArizona], alumni, alumnus, employees, and many many curious others have become intrigued with the University of Arizona’s May Day Mystery [see article] since it began long ago one May Day in the very early 1970’s.



Since then on every May 1st (a.k.a. May Day or a.k.a. Law Day) and at other seemingly various random times during the year, unknown persons or a secret society possibly along the lines of a Masonic or Rosicrucion order, or other mystic and mysterious entities historically related to campus have been posting cryptic message advertisements in the universities newspaper the Daily Wildcat.

The ads posted appear mysterious, of depth, detailed, logical,

even seemingly illogical but with deeper meanings,

and highly addictively curious at the very least.


The full and partial page messages often consist of in depth references to world historial references, world geography, geometry, astrology, higher mathematics and sciences, current and ancient world wide languages, ancient events, world religions of today, looks back into antiquity, puzzles, riddles, and an as yet undiscovered mysterious  treasure of possibly unknown wealth or knowledge.


May Day Mystery

An enterprising foreign student attending the University of Arizona in Tucson [see video],

and a student employee of the Daily Wild Cat in the mid to late 1990’s, started to notice these very mysterious cryptic advertisements and soon began checking all around campus for more information on what they might possibly mean, how often they came out, and even possibly who or what organization could have written them.


His inquiries soon got him very curious, so he quickly started a collection of the advertisements, painstakingly scanned them onto a computer with the help of his cat, and put together the first serious comprehensive information website for deeper analysis of the entire mystery. It also soon drew the attention of another student who has proved very elusive not only then, but over the years since that time listed in university records as Winston Farnsworth Reynolds.


May Day Mystery

Within a very short time after the university student had started the online website, various communications from all around the world that claimed they were part of the mystery began finding their way to the student in many different forms. Letters, parcels, cryptic messages, ancient gold coins, historic items, manuscripts, and other materials began arriving by mail, email, being anonomously dropped off, and in other often bizarre methods.   


Very soon afterwards, records show that Winston Reynolds suddenly began making regular trips overseas. Travel records indicated visits to London, Paris, Moscow, Brussels, Stockholm, Berlin, Mexico City, Peking, Tokyo, Geneva, Madrid, Bombay, Cairo, Istanbul, and a private audience with the Pope at the Vatican in Rome.


The other university student also seems to have suddenly disappeared at one point and engaged in a very mysterious cross country trip around the United States before returning back to Tucson, only to leave once again shrouded by mystery immediately after his graduation ceremonies.

Some time after the graduation event, he was traced to the area in the Northwest of the United States that is the suspected landing area of the infamous D.B. Cooper who disappeared with approximately $250,000.00 dollars (two hundred fifty thousand dollars - 1/4 million dollars) after parachuting out of a commercial jet airliner in 1971 without a trace.  


As for the mysterious Winston Reynolds, he seemingly quickly went from life in a dorm room and walking everywhere like many of the students on the University of Arizona campus  to a nice home off campus, a new BMW for a few weeks, then he was seen regularly driving a 1970's era XKE Jaguar Roadster. Yet even later, Reynolds was also observed on many occasions and always at night, being picked up by an all black 1970's era Bentley sedan while he was still attending classes as a university student.


One of his classmates confided later to a Wild Cat reporter, "Winston Reynolds was a really top student, and has to be one of the smartest guys I have ever met. He had this strange chrisma that kind of attracted you if he got close to you like he had magnets in his pockets or something, and no matter what subject came up in a campus conversation he seemed to always have had at least some personal experience to draw from about it. At the same time he just always seemed like a little of him was mentally some place else, and holding some great untold unknown secrets."


Mysteriously, Winston Farnsworth Reynolds completely vanished only a few hours after his graduation ceremony at the University of Arizona [UArizona]. Over the years he has allegedly been living in one area or another according to online reports and eye witness sightings but his actual whereabouts to this day remain completely unknown. 


The many unanswered questions of the Mayday Mystery continue to haunt the grounds of the University of Arizona [UArizona] campus and beyond.

Are these mysterious postings and happenings all from a brotherhood of former students stretching far into the UArizona's past?

Could they possibly be part of an ongoing secret campus group or society who began it all and now faithfully continue the effort both on campus and off after it mysteriously surfaced years ago, or possibly even long before that at different times?

Are new members still being recruited from certain sections of the ranks of the ever incoming generations of new and current University of Arizona students who show certain talents, knowledge, abilities ?     




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