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20 Greatest Historical Unsolved Mysteries Ever in the World

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This Universe is filled with mysteries. With the advancement of science and technology, we unveiled many mysteries. But there are some incidents for which we did not get any logical explanations. Maybe in the near future, we will be able to solve these mysteries. Till then let’s enjoy 20 Historical Unsolved Mysteries of all times.

Here Are 20 Greatest Unsolved Mysteries Ever in the World

1. Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle or the devil’s triangle is located off the southern coast of the United States in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean. This triangle’s three vertices are Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. Here a number of aircraft and ship have been disappeared under mysterious circumstances. There are many explanations behind these incidents But no one knows what actually happened to them.

2. Bigfoot

Bigfoot

Bigfoot or Sasquatch is a hairy, upright walking creature that lives in the snowy mountain range of the United States and Canada. The large footprint for which the animal named is about 24 inches. Scientists first thought that it is a gorilla but it’s walking posture is more like a man than a gorilla. Though at different times different individuals have claimed of having seen Bigfoot from a distance, the real identity of Bigfoot is still unknown.

3. Black Dahlia Murder

Black Dahlia Murder

Elizabeth short, posthumously known as  “The Black Dahlia” was an American actress. At 22 she was murdered. But who committed the murder is still unknown. It is one of the most famous unsolved murder cases in American History.

4. DB Cooper

DB Cooper

On November 24, 1971, DB Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the airspace. He extorted $200,000 in ransom and jumped out of the plane with a parachute. After that, he was never found and This is the only unsolved case in American Aviation History.

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5. Extraterrestrials

Extraterrestrials

Are we alone in the universe? Men have always been in this question. From the mysterious incidents found in the Bermuda Triangle to the mysterious sculpture found in the Easter Island, this doubt became more intensified. Many claimed that they have been abducted by aliens and others called it a nonsense. The debate about the existence of extraterrestrials has been running for a long time and yet there is no consensus.

6. Georgia Guidestones

Georgia Guidestones Historical Unsolved Mysteries

Erected in 1980,  located in the Elbert County, Georgia Guidestones, the American version of Stonehenge is really mysterious. A set of 10 guidelines is carved on the structure in 8 modern languages but no one is sure why and for whom they were inscribed.

7. Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper or the Whitechapel murderer was an unidentified serial killer who murdered 11 women in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. Most of his victims were female prostitutes whose throats were cut prior to abdominal mutilation. It’s a matter of regret that those murders were never solved.

8. Kryptos

Kryptos

Created by Jim Sanborn to show that everything can be decoded with the use of pattern and clues, Kryptos is a sculpture with four coded encryptions on its surface. It is located on the grounds of the Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) in Langley, Virginia. Of the four message, three have been decoded but the fourth one remains unsolved. Sanborn has given two clues about this message but it is still a mystery.

9. Rongorongo

Rongorongo

Discovered in the 19th century on Easter Island, Rongorongo is a system of glyphs which contains writing on it. A number of attempts have been conducted to decipher them but none of them became successful. Rongorongo may contain important information about moai (monolithic human figures) found scattered around the island.

10. Severed Foot Beach in British Columbia

Severed Foot Beach in British Columbia Historical Unsolved Mysteries

In the coast of Salish sea in British Columbia, severed feet have been consistently floating ashore for the past several years. The first feet was found on August 20, 2007. In the following years, multiple detached feet were discovered from the beach. why and how it happened is still a mystery.

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11. Shepherd’s Monument Inscription

Shepherd’s Monument Inscription

The monument was built in the 18th century. The inscription carved on the monument is a sequence of letters- OUOSVAVV, framed by the letter DM has never been satisfactorily explained. Even 250 years after the monument was completed, it is one of the top uncracked ciphertexts of the world.

12. Shroud of Turin

Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin or Turin shroud is a piece of linen cloth bearing a negative image of a man was first securely attested in 1930. It became one of the main focuses of Christian Research as many have suggested that the image of the cloth might be of Jesus of Nazareth.

13. Stonehenge

Stonehenge

A ring of standing stones, Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in England. It’s a very fascinating tourist spot and on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. ‘How it was created and why’ is still a big mystery till now.

14. Tamam Shud

Tamam Shud

In December,1948 an unidentified man was found dead on Somerton beach, Adelaide, Australia. A paper was found in his jacket’s pocket with the words ‘Tamam Shud’ meaning ended or finished written on it. Though the detective agencies around the world tried to identify this man, his identity remained a mystery even no one knows its a murder or accident.

15. The Loch Ness Monster

The Loch Ness Monster

Often described as being large in size, with a long neckThe Lock Ness Monster or Nessie is an inhabitant of Loch Ness in Scotland. For ages, people have been hearing about Loch Ness Monster. Many claimed to see it over the years and photos and videos of it have been checked again and again, confirming if it could be a sea serpent or a descendant of a dinosaur. Even now, people believe that it exists and swims under Loch Ness’ water.

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16. The Lost City of Atlantis

The Lost City of Atlantis

We know Atlantis from Plato’s work Timaeus and Critias. It was also mentioned in Plato’s Republic. It was imagined that Atlantis was the top city of Neptune. But as Plato has mentioned it in his book and as he is a real entity, many think that the city of Atlantis is also real. It is thought that it has submerged into the Atlantic Ocean but no one knows its exact location.

17. The Taos Hum

The Taos Hum

In New Mexico’s small town Taos, the inhabitants often hear a bizarre sound on the horizon which can only be compared with a distant diesel engine. It is called Taos Hum.  Though scientists tried to detect the sound with sound detectors but failed to pick up the humming sound.  This strange sound can only be heard by the naked ear.  Even up to this day, no one knows how this sound is being produced.

18. Voynich Manuscript

Voynich Manuscript Historical Unsolved Mysteries

The Voynich manuscript is a handwritten illustrated book. Its specialty is what it was written in an unknown writing system. It had been examined by many cryptographers around the world including the British and the American but none of them could decipher it.

19. Wow! Signal

Wow! Signal

Using Ohio State University’s Big Ear radio telescope an astronaut Jerry Ehman first detected the sound of extraterrestrials in 1977. This 72 seconds long signal was coming from the constellation Saggitarius. Ehman circled the reading and wrote wow next to it and thus its name was given wow signal. Up to this day, no one knows about the origin of the signal.

20. Zodiac Letters

Zodiac Letters Historical Unsolved Mysteries

Between 1960 and 1970, an unknown killer operated a series of gruesome killing in the San Fransisco Bay area. As the real killer was unknown, the name Zodiac killer came from his taunting letters which he sent to the press and the police. One of his four letters had been decoded but the rest three are still a mystery.

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I am a former Associated Press sports journalist whose journalistic career began in 1969 after graduating from Syracuse University with B.A. Graduates in journalism and political science. My 38 books include autobiographies written by ghosts of Ron Blomberg, Milo Hamilton, and Al Clark plus The New Baseball Bible, a 424-page unconventional illustrated story published in 2017. My authorship appeared in The Sporting News, Baseball Digest, USA TODAY and the official programs of the Stars and the World Series. I received five first-place awards from the Garden State Journalist Association at its annual dinner on May 23, 2018.

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