Unsolved Bizarre Mysteries
The Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle, also recognized as the Devil’s Triangle, is a roughly defined area in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have vanished under enigmatic situations. Popular culture has ascribed various disappearances to the paranormal or activity by extraterrestrial beings. Documented evidence designates that a noteworthy percentage of the occurrences were specious, imprecisely reported, or overstated by later authors. The Bermuda triangle’s bad reputation began from Christopher Columbus when he noticed it was giving weird readings on the 8th of October 1492. More than 50 ships and 20 planes have vanished in the Bermuda Triangle. There are several theories regarding this mystery i.e. Methane Gas theory, Gulf stream, the Sargasso Sea, strange weather and hurricanes, electronic fog: a Hutchison effect, compass variation, unusual seafloor, human error, freak waves, skeptic’s theory, supernatural theories and many more elucidations are there associated with the mysterious Bermuda triangle.
Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper was an undisclosed serial murderer commonly believed to have been dynamic in the largely penniless areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. The name “Jack the Ripper” instigated in a message written by someone appealing to be the murderer that was dispersed in the media. The letter is widely believed to have been a prank, and may have been written by journalists in an attempt to intensify interest in the story and increase their newspapers’ circulation. The killer was called, “the Whitechapel Murderer” as well as “Leather Apron” inside the crime case files, as well as in modern journalistic books. Generally accepted, he made 5 killings, though some said that he murdered 4 people while others say seven or more.
The Voynich manuscript is a demonstrated parchment hand-written in an unknown writing system. The vellum on which it is written has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438). It may have been composed in Northern Italy during the Italian Revival. The manuscript is called after Wilfrid Voynich, a Polish book dealer who acquired it in 1912. Some of its pages are misplaced, but about 240 persist. The text is written from left to right, and most of the pages have artworks or diagrams. A researcher has claimed that he has decoded ten words of this manuscript. Stephan Bax, professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Bedfordshire says he’s interpreted 14 characters of the script. But still a lot of words and phrases of the text remains mysterious.
Zodiac Killer Letters
Zodiac Killer was an unidentified serial killer who was claimed to have killed 37 people in Northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The killer originated the name “Zodiac” in a letter to the local Bay Area press published in 7th August, 1969 which was one of the letters of the series. The California Department of Justice has maintained an open case file on the Zodiac murders since 1969. Although he appealed 37 murders in his letters, investigators approved only seven confirmed victims of them two survived. First three mails of the serial killer one-third of a 408-symbol cryptogram which was his identity according to him. According to Gary L. Stewart, the biological son of the killer, the zodiac killer’s name was Early Van Best Jr. After 40 years of investigation, it is declared that the killer is now a 91-year old man still living in California but the reasons behind those letters, that series of murders is still a mystery.
Lost city of Atlantis
The mystery of the lost city of Atlantis was initially generated by Plato, a philosopher, and mathematician in Classical Greece. He was the founder of the Academy in Athens. Around 350 BC, he wrote about this beautiful, mysterious island which disappeared under the ocean waves in one day and one night. In two books he described the history and details of his magical mysterious island. For decades, people have been looking for it and still they are in the process of searching. The story of the lost city of Atlantis was initially told by Plato in two of his dialogues, the “Timaeus” and the “Critias” written about 300 BC. Atlantis is considered as a legendary island and it is venerated as an innovative, model society that could perhaps get world peace. The Atlantis legend has been kept alive, powered by the people’s imagination and captivated with the idea of a concealed, long-lost utopia.
The Black Dahlia Murder
One of the top unsolved mysteries is the Black Dahlia murder case. The Black Dahlia, originally named as “Elizabeth Short” was an American woman who was found mutilated and her body was sliced in half at the waist. Her nude dead body was found on the morning of 15th January 1947 in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California. The murder case is well known as it is one of the much-publicized murders in the history. Her injured body was completely detached at the waist and shattered entirely of blood. The lower half of her body was situated a foot away from the upper, and her intestines had been slipped neatly under her buttocks. The corpse had been “posed”, with her hands over her head, her elbows bent at right angles, and her legs spread. Adjacent detectives found a cement sack which enclosed droplets of watery blood. There was also a heel print on the ground among the tire tracks. This case is still a mystery for us, who killed the lady and for what reason she was viciously killed?
The Wow! The signal was a strong narrowband radio signal spotted by Jerry R. Ehman on 15th August, 1977. He was working on the SETI project at the Big Ear Radio telescope of the Ohio State University. The signal lasted for 72 seconds. The Wow! Signal case gained the attention of media and astronomers. It is said that the signal came from the North West of the Globular cluster of m55 in the constellation Sagittaruis, near the Sagittarii star group. Astronomers tried hard to find the signal again, but it was received once and detected by Ehman. He encircled the sequence of the signal on the computer printout and wrote the comment “Wow!” in its margin, which later became the name of this signal itself. The encircled alphanumeric code was “6EQUJ5”
The Nazca Lines are chains of early geoglyphs situated in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. They were elected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The high, unfertile plateau stretches more than 80 km (50 mi) between the towns of Nazcaand Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana about 400 km south of Lima. Scholars believe the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 500 BCE and 500 CE. The hundreds of individual figures variety in intricacy from simple lines to conventional hummingbirds, spiders, fish, monkeys, orcas, sharks, and lizards. A number of peripheral theories have exploded in the absence of an ultimate conclusion. A hypothesis is that the Nazca people shaped them to be observed by their Gods in the sky. Some theories have argued that the people used the geoclyphs to fulfill the need of water and for irrigation purpose.
The mystery of Alcatraz Prisoners is still a mystery to the World. Three prisoners Clarence Anglin, John Anglin, and Frank Morris planned the escape in December 1961 under the leadership of Morris. They consumed six months to widen the ventilation duct openings using filched spoons, saw blades and a drill from a broken vacuum until those channels were wide enough to creep through. On the night of 11th June or early morning of 12th June, the three masterminds put papier-mache heads on their beds and escaped out of the jails. The FBI tried out their best to find definite evidence regarding the success or failure of their attempt, whether they died or survived but those efforts wasted and despite of hundreds of indications, the FBI, and local law enforcement officials failed to reach the ultimate fact.
Tamam shud case
The Tamam Shud case also known as Mystery of the Somerton Man is a mysterious case of an unnamed person who was found dead at Somerton Beach on 1st December 1948. The case is entitled “Tamam Shud” which means ‘ended’ or ‘finished’ in Persian. It was produced on a scrap of paper found in the fob pocket of the dead man’s trousers. It was said that the paper was torn from the final page of a particular copy of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, one of the most famous and influential poets of the middle ages. According to a Professor Derek Abbott investing the death of Somerton man believes that the dead man was a US spy and he had a secret love child with an Adelaide nurse. Other researchers supported his declarations.