There’s something about an unsolved mystery that just grabs you by the throat and refuses to let go.
This happens when you read about them or watch TV shows or documentaries about mystifying stories that, for one reason or another, can’t be explained.
And there are so many out there that it would be impossible to get lost in all of them. But we can try!
Let’s check out these stories that AskReddit users shared.
1. Where did they go?
That head of the Gestapo guy, Heinrich Müller, who disappeared at the end of WWII and was never heard of again?”
2. A Hollywood mystery.
“What really happened to Natalie Wood?
What were they fighting about?
Was her death by drowning an accident? Or was it murder?
And just exactly how involved was Christopher Walken?”
3. Off the roof.
He went missing for 8 days until a hole was found on the roof of a building one day. When the hole was investigated, they found Rey himself, clearly dead.
It’s theorized he must’ve jumped off the neighbor hotel’s rooftop but there a bunch of holes (pun slightly intended) regarding that theory
No one staying those nights Rey was gone heard any screams or a crash
The hole was pretty far away from any close part of the rooftop of the hotel
Not only his glasses were intact, but his cellphone was in one piece.”
4. In broad daylight.
“Ken Rex McElroy r*ped, shot, robbed, intimidated and assaulted multiple people, but failed to catch a conviction.
Everyone in their small town got sick of him after he shot a store owner. He was shot twice from two different firearms. 30-46 people witnessed the shooting. No one called an ambulance.
The killer(s) have not been caught.”
“Amelia Earhart. What happened to her ?!?
I’ve heard the main theory is that they crashed near an island, survived for a while but died of exposure and their bodies were eaten by coconut crabs (which will eat literally anything that can be eaten, including their own dead).”
6. The missing man.
He boarded onto a bus, and when it got to his stop, he was simply gone. His belongings were still there.
There were no stops in between, so there’s no way he’d gotten off.
I like to think different realities crossed, and he got transported to another reality.”
“The Deaths of Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon, the Dutch girls that went missing in Panama.
The only thing that really bothers me about this case is that their backpacks were found alongside a river, yet dry and completely intact with folded clothes and phones. Nothing looked damaged by the river. They were clearly placed there and everything was neatly folded.
Basically I think the backpacks were planted. I don’t doubt the girls ended up in a survival situation out of their control and died, I just think someone stumbled across their bodies and moved the backpacks. Possibly they went through them and folded things to pretend like they didn’t.”
“Disappearance of the Beaumont children in 1966 in South Australia. Three kids were playing at the beach and never came home.
Multiple witnesses saw them playing with a mid-30s male suspect, who possibly gained their trust over time. It’s crazy how many people saw this man, and he was never found, and neither were the children.
Their mother died last year in her 90s, never knowing what happened to her children, and their father is alive and in his 90s as well now.”
9. Creepy stuff.
“The frog boy murders.
Five South Korean boys went looking for salamander eggs in the forest one day. They disappeared. Their skeletons were found years later in a shallow grave on the mountain.
10. Who is he?
“The unknown dead hiker. This case will never cease to blow my mind
This guy met, chatted with and hiked with several people over the course of a year. Most people knew him as “Denim” which isn’t too weird since backpackers commonly use trail names.
Then one day a man recognizes Denim’s tent, goes to check up on him & finds him dead. Reports afterwards apparently claim the man only weighed 80lbs at the time of death, which points to him dying of a severe illness.
One hiker said he told them he wanted to do this “while he still could” which reinforces the theory that he was sick.
Thing is though, no one has cone forward to claim this poor dude since he was found. Literally NO ONE knows who he is. Barely any info has been released on the investigation around him, not even an autopsy can be confirmed to have been done.
He was found with nothing more than his gear, a notebook containing code, presumably for a game or hiking app he was claiming to be designing, and about $3k.
People have speculated him to be from Brooklyn, Seattle, and Louisiana, yet still no one can name the poor fella.”
11. This one is so weird.
“Dyatlov Pass incident.
I support the CO theory. That the heater used in the tent, which was not vented properly, caused the disorientation and made the members of the expedition flee the tent in a panicked state.
The nudity was due to paradoxical undressing secondary to hypothermia and the missing tongues are due to the fact animals eat soft flesh first.”
12. The Man in the Iron Mask.
“More than 300~ years after, in France, the identity behind “The Man in the Iron Mask” (“l’Homme Masque de Fer” in french) is still unknown
Some people said that he was the brother of the king at this moment, others people said that he was the king himself, most people think that because he was held as a political prisoner…”
13. The doomed flight.
“Malaysian Airline flight 370.
I think they’ve gotten as close as they can with current technology. I saw it briefly mentioned on something like Drain the Ocean.
From what I can remember they were actually able to track the black box for a while after the last known radio call and it looked like the plane basically turned around, went far out into the deep ocean, and most likely either flew until it ran out of fuel or was brought down intentionally.
I mean they went so far out into sea that the signal fell off the radar, but they triangulated the speed, versus the amount of fuel that had to be left over and had a wide range just north of Australia or Antarctica, I can’t remember which.”
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