There’s something about true crime and unsolved mysteries that really intrigue many people. I don’t know whether it’s the peek behind the curtain of human nature, the inborn love of untangling mysteries, both, or something else entirely, but so many of us can’t get enough.
And even if you think you’ve heard it all, I’m willing to be at least a few of these 13 unsolved mysteries will give you serious goosebumps.
13. When everyone was truly in on it together.
Ken McElroy’s murder. This douche canoe terrorized an entire town until the town decided that they had enough and then somebody shot him in broad daylight in front of a bunch of witnesses.
To be fair, he probably deserved it. But what makes it interesting is that everyone claims to have had their eyes closed or be tying their shoe at the time or something so “oh boy, I wish I could help officer but I didn’t see anything.”
12. I can’t with missing children stories.
The disappearance of the Beaumont children 26th January1966
I’ve grown up hearing about this my whole life & ive been obsessed it’s horrible for those poor parents to never know.
11. Someone out there knows the truth.
Who killed jonbenet ramsey?
This is the one that bugs me the most!! How is this still unsolved?
The theory that the brother did it and the parents protected him is a pretty good theory, but how could investigators fail to find any proof of that?
10. They’ll never tell.
Which of the three astronauts aboard Apollo 10 was responsible for the floating turd
“I didn’t do it. It ain’t one of mine,” said command module pilot John Young. Lunar module pilot Eugene Cernan claimed, “I don’t think it’s one of mine,” while Stafford was more specific in his denials. “Mine was a little more sticky than that,” he told the others.
9. This would be a huge one to solve.
The Tylenol murders from the 1980’s where like 5 or 6 people from Chicago consumed Tylenol laced with cyanide and died. They had one suspect but he want nail for it but still went to prison because the tried to extort Johnson and Johnson, the company that makes Tylenol.
8. I love obscure bits of history.
Albert Johnson, the Mad Trapper of Rat River. A pretty cool mostly forgotten story about a man chased by the RCMP through the north.
7. The truth is out there.
In 1994, close to a hundred school children (sixty on record) described seeing a disc-shaped craft land behind their school during morning break time in Ruwa, Zimbabwe.
Many of them interacted with beings, that fit the Grey alien description – with the children receiving what is described as some sort of telepathic communication. They all still stick to their stories today.
Here is the original footage of the interviews with the kids at the school: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrM93GnmY4M
6. This story is actually insane.
How a lower class English woman became an important Egyptian scholar based on her “memories” from her supposed past life as an Ancient Egyptian Priestess.
She actually described a garden in an ancient temple that was later discovered matching her description and in the location she said it was. She knew things that hadn’t been published before and had been worshipping Ancient Egyptian gods from the age of 3.
5. I kind of like the idea that he could be an elaborate hoax.
We still have no definitive proof of who this Socrates guy is.
On one hand, he’s mentioned constantly by philosophers from his time, often used as an example character, and several works are attributed to his name. On the other hand, we have countless legal records and censuses that confirm the existence of Aristotle and Plato but NONE that link back to Socrates.
He’s either a very prolific philosopher, or an in-joke that classical philosophers would reference when they didn’t know who to attribute quotes to.
4. People will never get tired of this mystery.
The identity of and what happened to D.B Cooper. A man on a plane called himself D.B Cooper and claimed to have a bomb in use suitcase. He took the flight crew hostage and when he got the money he asked for he had the flight crew start flying again.
Eventually he jumped out of the plane with a couple of parachutes and the money. No one knows where he went or if he even survived.
3. Sort of like Canada’s version of the man int he iron mask.
‘Unknown person’ being held at Canada’s Maximum Security Prison for 7 years Refuses to identify himself and no one knows who he is.
Caught in 2013 for fraud, he claimed to be ‘Herman Emmanuel Fankem’, a French national residing in Montreal but when French authorities were contacted for deportation, they claimed that his papers was forged and they have no record of him. Further investigations across 11 countries revealed that he appeared in several other nations under different aliases but no confirmation of real identity.
He’s uncooperative and refused to reveal his real identity and past. Without his identity, police cannot deport him. So, he is struck in the max sec prison. He was supposed to testify publicly before Immigration and Refugee board but the hearing was made private at the last minute with no public and media.
2. Well damn now I really need to know what happened.
Magdalena Zuk a Polish woman who died in Egypt.
She had arranged a trip to Egypt at very short notice as a surprise for her partner. He didn’t have a valid passport and couldn’t get one on time, so she went alone.
Almost immediately, she began to act incredibly erratic, but was being helped by a Polish-speaking Egyptian man at the hotel. The hotel didn’t want her, the hospital turned her away, and when she tried to board an earlier flight home, she was not allowed to board because of her behaviour. Eventually she was admitted to hospital but, despite being restrained, managed to jump (?) out of the window. The boyfriend had arranged a mutual friend to come get her but he arrived to find her dead.
This conversation with her boyfriend is one of the most disturbing things I’ve seen.
There is evidence that the Egyptian man actually knew the boyfriend and theories that the boyfriend was somehow in on all this, which is all very bizarre considering she planned the trip without him even knowing.
1. What do you think?
The Voynich Manuscript.
Nobody knows if it’s legit or just an elaborate joke.
I’m about to lose myself in a Wikipedia hole, how about you?
What mystery do you really wish would be solved? If its’ not here, tell us about it in the comments!