It's safe to say mysteries haunt our dreams and set fire to our imaginations. People go crazy over a good murder mystery dinner. There’s something wonderful about not knowing all of the pieces and trying to figure out the puzzle with the small amount of information you have. Hundreds of movies and TV shows follow the pattern of the who-done-it mystery, proving that us humans just can’t get enough of the unsolvable. Remember the TV show Unsolved Mysteries? Further proof we love to be spooked by the unknowable.
But sometimes, there is a mystery so huge and so strange that it takes a whole city, county, or even country by storm. It causes nationwide panic or worldwide curiosity. People can’t seem to get over wanting to studying the biggest and strangest mysteries, no matter how long they have remained unsolved. While there have been tons of unbelievable mysteries with giant question marks where there should be an answer, there are 10 that come to mind in terms of the most stunning, unbelievable mysteries in the world. These will make you question everything!
10 The Hinterkaifeck Murders
The Hinterkaifeck Murders happened in the 1920s. A family of five people and their maid were brutally murdered with a pickaxe in their home. Just days before, their maid had quit, stating the house was haunted. The family would find strange footprints in the snow, items missing, or extra items no one had bought around the house.
9 The Man in the Iron Mask
8 The Toynbee Tiles
7 Voynich Manuscript
6 The Reappearing of the Crew of the Sara Jo
5 The Antikythera Mechanism
4 The Christmas Eve Fire
The day before Christmas in 1945, a family of seven’s house caught fire. The husband, desperate to save his children who were sleeping in the loft, looked around desperately for the ladder. It was gone. He tried to move his truck closer to the house to try and climb up and get the kids out, but the cars wouldn’t start. The fire department didn’t answer the phone and no one came to help until hours later. There were never any bodies recovered from the blaze, and the children were never found.
3 Bible John
2 The Severed Feet
1 The Black Dahlia
In 1947, Elizabeth Short was living in L.A., trying to make it in Hollywood. She was working as a waitress when she was 22, but she never got her big break. Sadly, the beautiful Short was murdered, leaving her as L.A.’s oldest and most popular cold case. Her body was cut in half, her mouth cut open and her body scrubbed clean. All of her blood was missing. The body was posed in an abandoned parking lot. Although the case was recently dug up in response to new evidence pointing to Dr. George Hill Hodel, a man living in L.A. at the time who would have known the Black Dahlia from her job. Although fingers have been pointed, nothing conclusive has ever come to the surface.
Sources: Mashable.com, ThoughtCatalogue.com, Gizmodo.com, LiveScience.com, Telegraph.co.uk, WashingtonPost.com
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