It is said that we usually fear what we do not understand. Maybe that is why there is something deeply disturbing and haunting about the various mysteries found all over the world, especially in our present time when science and technology have advanced so much that we expect everything to be answered easily.
Here are some of the strangest unsolved mysteries on our planet that will either amaze you or creep you out.
6. Dyatlov Pass Incident
One of the most mysterious and disturbing events took place in the northern Ural Mountains on the night of February 2, 1959. Igor Dyatlov and eight other experienced ski hikers from the Ural Polytechnical Institute set up camp during the night on the slopes of Kholat Syakhl. It turned out to be their last night alive.
Authorities found out that the skiers had torn their tents from the inside out; they rushed outside their tents inadequately clothed at temperatures below freezing point; one victim had a fractured skull and another with brain damage without any sign of external injuries; and one victim was missing her tongue.
Soviet authorities say that an "unknown compelling force" killed the hikers. However, conspiracy theorists have other explanations such as an attack from a demonic force, a military accident and an encounter with aliens.
5. The 1518 Dancing Plague
In July 1518, Frau Troffea went to a street in Strasbourg and began dancing in a tortured and seemingly involuntary manner for days. What made this event even stranger is when 400 other people went to the streets and danced with her for a month. Many of them died of cardiac arrest, strokes, and exhaustion. Nobody knows the exact reason for this sudden mass hysteria.
4. Who was Jack the Ripper?
The identity of Jack the Ripper – the most infamous serial killer in history – has remained a mystery since his killing spree in London 1888. Many theorize that Jack was a surgeon since his murders usually involved female prostitutes whose internal organs were removed with surgical precision. However, nobody knows if he died young, was imprisoned or continued to live among the society until he died of old age.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, the Stonehenge – built between 3000 and 2000 BCE – is some kind of a monument made up of giant foreign rocks. The mystery lies in the purpose of the monument and how it was constructed since it would have been very difficult during that time to move those giant foreign rocks.
2. The Mary Celeste ghost ship
Captain Benjamin Spooner Briggs, his wife, their young daughter, and seven crew members boarded the Mary Celeste ship to travel from New York to Genoa. However, the ship was found drifting 400 miles east of the Azores on December 5, 1872.
The ship was in fine condition, the possessions undisturbed, and the food supply sufficient for the trip. Nobody ever found the 10 Mary Celeste passengers nor did anybody discover what happened to them.
1. The moving giant stones
Stones that weigh as much as 700 pounds have been found to be sliding across the surface in Racetrack, Death Valley without any obvious external forces causing their movement. This mystery has puzzled experts, with no definitive explanation in sight. - DN, Kami Media