Top 20 unsolved mysteries in the world

by Marc De Laria
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There are many mysteries that are still not unraveled even with the advancement of the technologies and the developing innovations in the present generations. Certain events and or artifacts still remain to be a cause for curiosity amongst many of the people around the world. It is not new that these kinds of matters still exist given the difficulty of most of the given conditions that are visibly in need of translation. Below are the ranked 20 mysteries in the world that are unsolved.

20. Shepherd’s Monument Inscription

Shepherd’s Monument InscriptionAlso called the Shugborough inscription, the shepherd’s monument inscription is a series of letters that were believed to be carved in the 18th century which is found below the painting Shepherds of Arcadia. There are a lot of theories that were proposed to console the unidentified meaning of the jotted letters; however, none are proven to the real thing.

19. Tamam Shud

Tamam ShudAlso called the Mystery of the Somerton Man, TamamShud is a case of a deadman which was never solved. It is said that the man was found in the Somerton beach lying dead at exactly 6:30am in the year 1948 with the specific date of December 1st. The Rubaiyat is found in the man’s pocket and the name TamamShud came from the Persian dialect meaning “ended”.

18. Zodiac Letters

Zodiac LettersThis mystery is all about the so-called Zodiac killer that went on rampage during the late 1960s. There are 7 victims, four of which were men. The killer is known for his name because of the letter that he sent to the police which were actually cryptograms that were waiting to be ciphered. Only one among the many letters we solved and the rest remained unknown.

17. Georgia Guidestones

Georgia GuidestonesThese Georgia Guidestones are found in the Elberty County of Georgia. There are encryptions in the stones which are eight modern languages. It is said that those were guidelines to something that they cannot further take into account. Six granite slabs compose this Stonehenge monument with a capstone that if located on the top of the given 5 slabs.

16. Rongorongo

These are collections of glyphs that were found in the 19th century that also have inscriptions. A lot of experts have put their minds on the glyphs to see what they mean but every one of them didn’t have any success in deciphering anything. The inscriptions are set in two dozen woods which can be a lot to handle with.

15. The Loch Ness Monster

The Loch Ness MonsterThe Loch Ness Monster is said to be a lake monster. It has been depicted in so many movies but in reality, there are no scientific proof and or documentation that could prove its existence. It is believed to be very large and is the remaining species of plesiosaurs. Until now, it is still considered a myth.

14. Bigfoot

BigfootAlso known as Sasquatch, Bigfoot is known to be a big monster like ape in the woods with hominid features. Although many believe in the reality of its existence, there are still no implications on its whereabouts. The scientific world is claiming that this mystery is just a hoax to scare people away from the mountains.

13. Black Dahlia Murder

Black Dahlia MurderElizabeth Short is the woman behind the Black Dahlia Murder. She was gruesomely killed with the photos of her published in newspapers of America. Her body was mutilated and she was sliced in half. Because of the popularity that it got, her story became a core to some of the films in the films and books.

12. Stonehenge

StonehengeStonehenge is prehistoric given the time of its existence in the world. It has been a subject to scrutiny of most documentaries because of its mysterious appearance and the very particular calibrations of its whole structure. It is found in Wiltshire England and some believe that this is a proof of aliens that have visited out planet.

11. Shroud of Turin

Shroud of TurinA linen shroud that is famous worldwide and is said to have the image of Christ on it. The image showed a faint imprint of a crucified man who is suspended from a cross in Y shape. This artifact was doubted by many and a study even claimed that it could have been from the earthquake in Jerusalem in 33 AD.

10. The Lost City of Atlantis

The Lost City of AtlantisThe legendary lost island’s first recorded history was written by the Greek Philosopher Plato. This ancient City has a prosperous, wealthy and peaceful civilization. It was said to have disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean after the ferocious earthquakes and floods. But there never was a trace proving that Atlantis really existed despite advances in oceanography and ocean floor mapping in past years.

9. Extraterrestrials

ExtraterrestrialsLife beyond the earth. A lot of studies were made to get proof of the existence of these life beings. The existence of microbes in meteorites, organic compounds – the building blocks of life and bushes in Mars, Mars Canals and Allan Hills Meteorite were some of the scientific claims of extraterrestrial life.

8. Severed Foot Beach in British Columbia

Severed Foot Beach in British ColumbiaA beach in British Columbia had a severed foot that has been floating ashore consistently for the past several years. Not one but twelve severed feet in the span of four years and five of which were found in just a six month period. This unfathomable discovery has attracted international attention causing the creation of different theories on how the foot ended up there.

7. Wow! Signal

Wow! SignalThis was an unknown signal that is believed to be coming from extraterrestrial beings or aliens. The signal was detected by Mr. Jerry Ehman while he was working on a SETI project last 1977. 6EQUJ5 is the number that showed during the WOW Signal that could possibly be a warning from aliens.

6. DB Cooper

DB CooperThe man behind the hijacked airplane of Northwest Airlines on Thanksgiving Eve. This man requested $200,000 and four parachutes and jumped off the plane without being noted by the jets that had been trailing them. There have been a lot of suspects for the past forty years until a woman claimed that he was her uncle whose real name is Lynne Doyle Cooper.

5. Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur ShastriIndia’s second Prime Minister who always lived with great values of integrity, transparency and simplicity in all his life. He has always stood upon his convictions and moral conscience. His leadership was hailed all over the world when he led India to victory in the Indo-Pak war. But he died in an unexplainable death in Tashkent.

4. Nazca Geoglyphs

Nazca GeoglyphsThis is a UNESCO world heritage site wherein enormous drawings or geometric forms are stretched across a plain located 200 miles south of Lima, Peru between Inca and Nazca Valleys. These fascinating figures include straight lines, triangles, spirals, circles and trapezoids. There are roughly Nine hundred mesmerizing geoglyphs found in Nazca Plain.

3. SS Ourang Medan

SS Ourang MedanThis has been one of the most mind-boggling ghost stories that ever happened in the history of the sea that hasn’t been solved until now. In June 1947 an SOS distress Signal from SS Orang Medan was sent to multiple ships having a disturbing message that all crew and captain were dead.

2. Aluminum Wedge of Aiud

Aluminum Wedge of AiudA wedge shaped aluminum found two kilometers east of Aiud buried thirty-three feet deep. This was found on the same layer as mastodon bones dating to around 11,000 years ago. It was a surprise to the researchers since it is still so difficult to create such in the early 19th century standards. Some believed that aliens made the wedge and buried it deep down the earth’s surface.

1. Mackenzie Poltergeist in Greyfriars

Mackenzie Poltergeist in GreyfriarsA famous attraction in Edinburgh where ghostly behavior on the grounds of Greyfriars were witnessed by many. This place is where the covenanters were executed in the Kirkyard awaiting trial by Sir George Mackenzie the lawyer. The people who joined the City of the Dead tours experienced disturbances, smashed plates, inexplicable fires, lost consciousness and weird cold spots.

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