Who doesn’t love to dig into a long-unsolved mystery here and there – the creepier the better? I think it’s because we’ve all got a little Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys stuck inside us from childhood, or maybe we’re all just a little bit morbid.

Either way, here are 6 of the creepiest unsolved mysteries of all time – guaranteed to get your brain juices flowing and have you wondering whether you’re too old to sleep with the light on at night.

The Hinterkaifeck Murders

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This creeptastic story is a tale of a murderous ghost…or maybe just a murderer. In the days leading up to the murders in 1920s Germany, a slew of strange happenings took place around the Hinterkaifeck farm. A maid quit, claiming the house was haunted. They noticed footprints in the snow around the house, footsteps in the attic, and even found a newspaper in the home that no one had purchased. Keys went missing.

Not long after, neighbors noticed they hadn’t seen anyone from the family lately and went to check on them – only to find all of them dead. Most of them had been led to the barn and slaughtered there with some sort of axe, while the maid and youngest son were killed in their beds. The youngest daughter survived the attack and lived for a few hours before dying, pulling out chunks of her own hair along the way.

The police never found the murderer, although they did surmise that he or she spent time in the home after committing the heinous acts. There was smoke curling from the chimney and some food had been consumed.

The murders are still unsolved to this day. Chilling!