Captain Kutchie: A Belated Follow-Up

It’s been quite some time since I wrote about the whole “Captain Kutchie’s Key Lime Pie” mystery, which, to my knowledge, has never been solved (at least not by the general public). Nonetheless, recently several people left comments in the “Captain Kutchie style” on the original post, I Tried Captain Kutchie’s Key Lime Pies!.

I have no idea if these were just pranksters playing on the original idea (which is a strong possibility), or if it’s the same person or people who have been doing the comments all along:

Either way, it’s still a bit strange (and kind of funny as well). The other point I wanted to make regarding the Captain Kutchie mystery is that on Nexpo’s video about the subject, a user by the name of “Finding My Tiara” left a comment with some intriguing details.

My son showed me this video and I can tell you about the restaurant itself. I’ve eaten there quite a few times when it was open. Kutcharitaville was the name of a popular restaurant here in Asheville, where I live. It opened in the 80’s and closed in the early 2000’s. It was owned by “Capt. Kutchie” and his wife Anita. It was themed like Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and there was the problem. Jimmy Buffett found out about it and threatened to sue Kutchie so he sold the restaurant and moved back to Key West. In the photo you showed, the entire building was Kutchies. The rest was on the left and a separate bar only was on the right. They had amazing food and yes, key lime pie. As far as the weird posts, I have no idea what those are about.

So, that does clear up part of the mystery, doesn’t it? Still, as the commenter pointed out, it doesn’t fully explain all the weird references all across the internet, which may only be vaguely related to the restaurant itself. I think that some of the people who have been leaving these comments are doing it as a joke, particularly after Nexpo and Elder’s Vault brought attention to the matter.

One other commenter on my first post about this made another intriguing point:

I believe these posts to be a modern form of the cold war numbers stations. The posts are very specific… The first part is written in lower case with capital letters used at the beginning of each sentence. The message is hidden in the second part where all the words start with caps. I believe the series of periods at the end of sentences are the key that will decipher the code, or some kind of binary (IP address?) that links where to post the reply.

While that may sound like a bit of a stretch, Nexpo had theorized that it was some kind of code, so that’s not out of the realm of possibility. After all, actual numbers stations are still in use today as a method of covert communication; is it so unrealistic to think that internet comments could be used the same way?

To sum up, I have no definitive answer to all of this, but thought the information was interesting. What are your thoughts?

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Elder’s Vault YouTube channel:

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