In Every Way, the Quintessential Rabbit Hole!

On this day that I didn't take many photos, Ken and I instead were out, taking some prints to be framed. While standing at the counter, Ken expressed surprise at seeing this certificate hanging high above a doorway...
Danforth was my Maiden name...
William Danforth was the Chancellor at the University from which we graduated.
The University named here was very unfamiliar to us, and
The Degree was a very odd one!

And so, tonight, it wasn't until I looked to see if I might have a photo to post that, out of curiousity, I Googled some of the above information!

Was I ever in for a surprise! What I "discovered" couldn't have been more unexpected, and in turn provided Ken and me with some interesting reading and ultimately several chuckles!

Can you say "Hoax"? Have a look if you have the time! (It must be said that this is *not* our genre of interest, though in light of all the above, "interesting"...)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_the_Mountains_of_Madness
I find it an interesting foray into the weird and wonderful - the things we stumble upon when we least expect it :)
posted March 26th, 2016  
HP Lovecraft was from my home city Providence. He is buried here in Swan Point Cemetery and his grave site is one that is visited often. I earlier posted a bust of him that sits in the Providence Athenaeum, the first public library. Thanks for the post.
posted March 26th, 2016  
Love it! Am actually listening to a Lovecraft collection on audio as I type this..
posted March 26th, 2016  
HA, ooh the random things we stumble upon :).
posted March 26th, 2016  
hoax and sense of humor.
posted March 26th, 2016  
Brilliant find! Thank you for sharing it :). The kind of thing that I love about humans.
posted March 26th, 2016  
What a fun discovery
posted March 26th, 2016  
fun!
posted March 26th, 2016  
nice...
posted March 26th, 2016  
I Google so many topics any more and especially since I started on the Project. Why wasn't Google around during my informative years? I might have graduated from college summa cum later (>‿◠)
posted March 26th, 2016  
This was hysterical! Like being on a treasure hunt. Well spotted and fun sharing it with us.
posted March 26th, 2016  
@pickerandagrinner When I saw your name, leaving a comment, it peaked my curiousity! How wonderful that you should come across this with the wonderful additional information! When my day settles a but, I'll drop over to view your photos! To think that in posting this I initially thought it might garner little interest! Thank you!
posted March 26th, 2016  
@noko411 What a delight that you should comment while reading this had having "far more a clue" as to what this was about than we did when I photographed it! The comments have been an unexpected delight as well! Thanks so much!
posted March 26th, 2016  
@kidatheart @chard @teiko Thanks for sharing in the sense of humo(u)r contained here! We were clueless enough to only wonder at what it was about! Emilie, you said it perfectly...The Human Condition and Wonderment!
posted March 26th, 2016  
@bkbinthecity @bill_fe @pdulis Thank you all for dropping by ... I'd really expected no one to leave a comment, but little did I know!
posted March 26th, 2016  
@skipt07 Oh Amen to that, Skip! We often used the encyclopedias in college, and later to assist our children, but it wasn't even close to the fun we have today! I'll add (speaking of tedium!) that I was a Fashion Major in Art School and in Fashion history we'd look up design lines in (very) old ladies' books and traced them with a Rapidograph pen to build a collection of design lines in a note book. O-M-G! The wasted hours in light of what we can do today...in ONE hour! (And that's where the commonality of the School-Classroom-Dream comes from!)
posted March 26th, 2016  
@taffy Thank for the comment and calling it "A Treasure Hunt"! Perfect! It really was! NEVER saw that coming! (and if I'd taken more photos, I'd never have pursued it! Kismet!)
posted March 26th, 2016  
I admire your curiosity in tracking down the rest of the story.
posted March 26th, 2016  
My David is a big H.P. Lovecraft fan so I showed him your picture and he knew exactly what it was! Apparently it's become a "thing" to get a certificate from Miskatonic - he even admitted he would like one. You must have been in the store of another Lovecraft fan... Well spotted! :)
posted March 28th, 2016  
@hbdaly It was at Michael's Craft Store and perhaps would be available "for a price"! I had NO IDEA this would become such a topic of conversation! HA!
posted March 28th, 2016  
How funny. Google to the rescue! Very interesting - I had a quick peek at the link!
posted March 28th, 2016  
What would we do with out google?! How fun and funny for you to see, capture and research!
posted March 29th, 2016  
@elatedpixie Prior to Google, it clearly wouldn't have been researched! I loved Skip Tribby's comment up near the top!
posted March 29th, 2016  
@Weezilou Indeed! Skip's comment is so true!
posted March 29th, 2016  
Google is my last school and learning`s. Great find and capture
posted March 29th, 2016  
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