7 Unsolved Mysteries that have puzzled scientist for decades

Sometimes it is hard to believe that unsolved mysteries still exist in this day and age. In the last century, humankind has made extraordinary technical advancements. We have walked on the Moon, uncovered the building blocks of life itself, DNA, ventured deeper into the oceans than ever before and invented the self-strirring coffee mug!

However, even with our amazing progress as a species there are still mysteries out there to which the solution eludes us.

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Here you will find some of the most puzzling unsolved mysteries in recorded history. Mysteries such as:

#1. The Voynich Manuscript

One of the biggest unsolved mysteries in the world

The Voynich Manuscript, one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in the world. Source

The Voynich Manuscript is a manuscript written in the Middle Ages in an unknown language using an unknown alphabet system. Attempts have been made to interpret the document for over 100 years, but there hasn’t been a single breakthrough yet. The Book includes illustrations of plants (with some of them being unknown to modern bottanists) and astronimocal information. It is possible that the book is the work of an alchemist who used codes to keep his discoveries a secret but, untill the book is decoded, no one knows for certain.

One of the biggest unsolved mysteries in the world

Like its contents, the history of ownership of the Voynich manuscript is yet another unsolved mystery. The codex belonged to Emperor Rudolph II of Germany, who purchased it for 600 gold ducats and believed that it was the work of Roger Bacon. It is very likely that Emperor Rudolph acquired the manuscript from the English astrologer John Dee (1527-1608). Dee apparently owned the manuscript along with a number of other Roger Bacon manuscripts. In addition, Dee stated that he had 630 ducats in October 1586, and his son noted that Dee, while in Bohemia, owned “a booke…containing nothing butt Hieroglyphicks, which booke his father bestowed much time upon: but I could not heare that hee could make it out.”  Emperor Rudolph seems to have given the manuscript to Jacobus Horcicky de Tepenecz (d. 1622), an exchange based on the inscription visible only with ultraviolet light on folio 1r which reads: “Jacobi de Tepenecz.” Johannes Marcus Marci of Cronland presented the book to Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680) in 1666. In 1912, Wilfred M. Voynich purchased the manuscript from the Jesuit College at Frascati near Rome. In 1969, the codex was given to the Beinecke Library by H. P. Kraus, who had purchased it from the estate of Ethel Voynich, Wilfrid Voynich’s widow.


#2. The Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle is still one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in the world

The Bermuda Triangle is still one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in the world.

The Bermuda Triangle is a large part of ocean in the North Atlantic that has been the source of many plain- and boat disappearances. A number of explanations have been suggested over the years ranging from; time warps, extreme weather to alien abductions. There is substantial evidence to show that many of the disappearances have been exaggerated, but even if those were excluded from the total count, the odds of vanishing into thin air are higher in the Bermuda Triangle then anywhere else.


#3. Saint Germain, the Immortal Count

Count st. Germaine, one of the biggest unsolved mysteries of all time

Was Count St. Germain the real Doctor Who?

Is it possible for a person to live forever? That is what some people are claiming about a historical figure known as Count de Saint-Germain. His origins are still unclear. Some records date his birth to the late 1600s, although some believe that his longevity reaches back to the time of Christ. He has appeared many times throughout history – even as recently as the 1970s – always appearing to be about 45 years old. He was known by many of the most famous figures of European history, including Casanova, Madame de Pampadour, Voltaire, King Louis XV, Catherine the Great, Anton Mesmer, George Washington and others. He has also been linked to a number of occult movements and conspiracy theories.

Who was this mysterious man? Are the stories of his immortality mere legend and folklore? Or is it possible that he really did discover the secret of eternal life?

The date of birth for Saint German is unknown, although most accounts say he was born in the 1690s. A genealogy compiled by Annie Besant for her co-authored book, The Comte De St. Germain: The Secret of Kings, asserts that he was born the son of Francis Racoczi II, Prince of Transylvania in 1690. What we do know for certain is that he was an accomplished alchemist, which means he could turn heaps of metal into pure gold. If that wasn’t a neat enough trick already, the count also claimed to have discovered the secret of eternal life! Between 1740 and 1780 Saint-Germain, who was quite a celebrity in those days, traveled extensively throughout Europe – and in all that time never seemed to age. Those who met him were astonished by his many abilities and peculiarities like:

  • He spoke 12 languages
  • He could play the violin like a virtuoso.
  • He was an accomplished painter.
  • Wherever he traveled, he set up an elaborate laboratory, presumably for his alchemy work.
  • He seemed to be a man of great wealth, but was not known to have any bank accounts. (If it was due to his ability to transmute base metals into gold, he never performed the feat for observers.)
  • He dined often with friends because he enjoyed their company, but was rarely seen to eat food in public. He subsisted, it was said, on a diet of oatmeal.
  • He prescribed recipes for the removal of facial wrinkles and for dyeing hair.
  • He loved jewels, and much of his clothing – including his shoes – were studded with them.
  • He had perfected a technique for painting jewels.
  • He claimed to be able to fuse several small diamonds into one large one. He also said he could make pearls grow to incredible sizes.
  • He has been linked to several secret societies, including the Rosicrucians, Freemasons, Society of Asiatic Brothers, the Knights of Light, the Illuminati and Order of the Templars.

Officially Saint Germain died in 1784, but of course dying equals having a bad day, when your called the “immortal count”.  He would continue to be seen throughout the 19th century and into the 20th century!

  • In 1785 he was seen in Germany with Anton Mesmer, the pioneer hypnotist. (Some claim that it was Saint-Germain who gave Mesmer the basic ideas for hypnotism and personal magnetism.)
  • Official records of Freemasonry show that they chose Saint-Germain as their representative for a convention in 1785.
  • After the taking of the Bastille in the French Revolution in 1789, the Comtesse d’Adhémar said she had a lengthy conversation with Count de Saint-Germain. He allegedly told her of France’s immediate future, as if he knew what was to come. In 1821, she wrote: “I have seen Saint-Germain again, each time to my amazement. I saw him when the queen [Antoinette] was murdered, on the 18th of Brumaire, on the day following the death of the Duke d’Enghien, in January, 1815, and on the eve of the murder of the Duke de Berry.” The last time she saw him was in 1820 – and each time he looked to be a man no older than his mid-40s.

Voltaire, the 18th century philosopher, perhaps best summed up the Count of St. Germain:

this is “a man who never dies, and who knows everything.”

Whether that’s true or not, only history knows.


#4. Jack The Ripper

Jack the Ripper has to be the most famous serial killer of all time. He was the most active in 1888 when he committed his hideous crimes mostly in the poor Whitechapel area of London. His victims were mostly prostitutes and in some cases the bodies were found only minutes after Jack the Ripper left the scene. This was especially creepy considering the Ripper took his time to mutilate and surgically remove organs from its victims.

Jack the Ripper, the mysterious serial killer

Probably the biggest reason for the enduring appeal of this bizarre series of prostitute murders is the name Jack the Ripper. The name is easy to explain. It was written at the end of a letter which was forwarded it to the Metropolitan Police on 29 September 1988. The letter began “Dear Boss……” It went on to speak of  “I am down on whores and I shant quit ripping them till I do get buckled…”; and went on in similar fashion. The “trade name” of Jack the Ripper was then made public and ignited both the imagination and a nation wide panic among the public. None of the 11 brutal murders were ever solved and to this day, we still don’t know anything about the identity of this mysterious serial killer and how many victims he made.

letter of Jack the ripper


#5. The Taos Hum

The Taos hum is a low-pitched sound that can be heard in various parts of the world. It is described as sounding like the humming of a refrigerator. Strangely a lot of people hear the sound and it is known to drive some people mad, while others don’t hear a thing. The mysterious sound is also undetectable by microphones or any other electronic equipment, making it extremely hard to pinpoint the source. It is most famous for its occurrence in Taos, New Mexico, the town where this mysterious phenomena got its name from. In 1997, the United States Congress asked scientists and observers to find the source of the sound, but they were unable to do so. There are a lot of theories surrounding the Taos Hum. Some say it has to do with the thin earth crust in Taos, while others are convinced it has to do with an alien UFO that crashed eons ago and is now buried deep underground. Whatever the case may be, it sure must suck to get a good night sleep in Taos!


#6. The Shroud Of Turin

The Shroud of Turin is allegedly the burial shroud of Jesus Christ, which bears the image of a crucified man. Despite many scientific investigations, no explenation excists on how the image could have been imprented on the cloth. No attempts to replicate the image have been succesful. Tests date the fabric back to the Middle Ages, but it’s existence has been known since at least the 4th century, and pollen and weave testing put in the time of Jesus.

Unsolved mysteries, the Shroud of Turin


 #7. The Disappearance of Frederick Valentich

20-year old pilot, Frederick Valentich, was attempting to rack up flying time for his commercial license, flying his single engine Cessna 182 to King Island some 130 miles south of Melbourne Australia. He failed to touch down at the King Field airstrip on schedule. At 1906 his last radio transmission was received by Melbourne Flight Service Control on Saturday, October 21, which makes this disappearance unique in the annals of aviation history.

Just before his voice was abruptly cut off after making contact with Melbourne flight controllers, Valentich reported he could see four bright green lights- 1,000 feet above his position: “It is approaching from due east toward me, it seems to be playing some sort of game, flying at a speed I find impossible to estimate” And then: “It is not aircraft, it is…” Finally a long silence, broken when communication was initiated by ground control asking for an identification of the object in question. The young pilot’s answer: “It’s not an aircraft…” and the contact was lost…permanently.

An intensive land, sea and air search was begun by the Australian Navy and Air Force, centered on Bass Strait, 130 miles south of Melbourne and 25miles north of King Island, the point of Valentich’s last radio contact. But the search failed to turn out any trace of the pilot or his aircraft. It was determined that weather conditions at the time of disappearance were ideal, with almost unlimited visibility and a mild breeze. The pilot’s father Guido Valentich strongly believed his son was still alive—that he was being held by someone from another world. More importantly, the elder Valentich said his son had been interested in UFOs for many years and even reported sighting one about 10 months before. There were numerous other witnesses who called police that same night claiming to have seen a UFO on Saturday night. According to a Royal Australian Air Force spokesman, about 10 reports of UFO sightings were logged during the same weekend of the disappearance.

This picture was taken on the day of Valantich’s disappearance and to this day, has not been explained.

This whole mystery got an even more bizarre twist years later. According to the testimony of a number of witnesses, a young man who identified himself as Frederick Valentich, the Australian pilot who mysteriously disappeared in 1978 was alive and well in 1990 at Plaza del Charco, a resort on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Displaying an Australian passport to prove his claim, Valentich told those with whom he spoke on several occasions that he now belonged to a group of humans who had been “recruited” by extraterrestrials. It is also worth noting that the supposed Valentich showed no signs of aging, and resembled the photos circulated around the time of his disappearance at the age of 20. Pretty bizarre huh? I am also very curious what Valantich was doing there at this resort. Did the aliens give him a few days off?[/showhide]


  1. Please, everyone, learn to spell correctly. It lends credibility to your work. Nothing irritates me more than those who cannot spell, or use proper enunciation.

  2. all of this i really like it.. coz i historic fanatic…and i watch all of them at histirychannel and NGC… 🙂

    • The trinangle isn’t a mystery anymore. Scientist figured out that why a lot of planes were disappearing was because of electric fog. The electric fog is caused by solar flares from the sun. And about the ships. The disappearance of ships are caused by rouge waves which are short and fast waves mixed with tall and slow waves combine = rouge waves. Rouge waves can take down a entire croos ship. Since the triangle has such a powerful current, when the ships are sinked the current pulls the ships and keep in mind the ships are about 4 tons. And the current moves them about 4 miles

  3. This is so scary. I am literally obsessed with unexplained mysteries. Wow!! I honestly believe in UFOs and Extraterrestrials. One day i will sought out in the world to find to solve the mystery of one unsolved mystery!!!

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  5. why do most of ur comments appear to be comments of retards..? get a life people.. even 12 year olds dont go on commenting things like: “ooh i love mysteries, i want to solve too, i like bermuda, turin cloth cool“ etc.. etc.. are you all from 18th century or something..? duh..

  6. I think I can solve the mystery about the vonich manuscript.
    By the letters how they look like they look like americen letters. You just put them together of cores I can’t solve the mystery becuse I am only 8years old I learned becuse I wach nacy drew because I wach it it’s easy so easy.

  7. i am interested in metaphysics phenomena that cannot be explained by logic or science. Would like to meet like minded enthusiasts so we may crack some mystery someday soon.

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  9. This guy’s last words on the pilot’s seat(Frederick Valentich)were not even taken seriously and seriously speaking his dissapearance was an abduction not into the sky but deep into the waters,below his aircraft.This is exatly what the aliens do to cause mysteries of the heighest order,Man’s reach underwaters is the most restricted,which makes it a perfect getaway for a any extraterrestrial.
    Wisdom is oblique/just a word for the wise.

  10. The Bermuda triangle again is a strategic location for any outer world being,crafted within the surface with an exit directly into outer space.(In simple calming words…A short cut to outer space!!!!as funny as that sounds but if you trust the possibility it has to be true.

  11. The text was clearly written from left to right, with a slightly ragged right margin. Longer sections are broken into paragraphs,approximately 240 pages in total.
    Contains circular diagrams, some of them with suns, moons, and stars, suggestive of astronomy or astrology.
    One series of 12 diagrams depicts conventional symbols for the zodiacal constellations (two fish for Pisces, a bull for Taurus, a hunter with crossbow for Sagittarius, etc.).
    Each of these has 30 female figures arranged in two or more concentric bands. Most of the females are at least partly naked.

  12. I got lot of things in my mind whilst reading the texts and the comments.

    1. the Taos hmm—- i got the same sound when i put my ear to table in silent environment.

    2. about the shroud of Turin—— the image given reminded of our tradition to put peepal leaf or rose petal in book for long period. We get good imprints.

    3.scary of jack the ripper

    4.I totally agree with the comment on Bermuda triangle by “Ghost”.

    5.now cming to the fredreick valantich he’s quiet a creepy guy.
    it may be just another person who wants to get famous.it is easy to make plastic surgery and have fake license(id){{{{it’s just a comment not to take personally}}}}

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  16. Good day!
    There is a key to cipher the Voynich manuscript.
    The key to the cipher manuscript placed in the manuscript. It is placed throughout the text. Part of the key hints is placed on the sheet 14. With her help was able to translate a few dozen words that are completely relevant to the theme sections.
    The Voynich manuscript is not written with letters. It is written in signs. Characters replace the letters of the alphabet one of the ancient language. Moreover, in the text there are 2 levels of encryption. I figured out the key by which the first section could read the following words: hemp, wearing hemp; food, food (sheet 20 at the numbering on the Internet); to clean (gut), knowledge, perhaps the desire, to drink, sweet beverage (nectar), maturation (maturity), to consider, to believe (sheet 107); to drink; six; flourishing; increasing; intense; peas; sweet drink, nectar, etc. Is just the short words, 2-3 sign. To translate words with more than 2-3 characters requires knowledge of this ancient language. The fact that some symbols represent two letters. In the end, the word consisting of three characters can fit up to six letters. Three letters are superfluous. In the end, you need six characters to define the semantic word of three letters. Of course, without knowledge of this language make it very difficult even with a dictionary.
    If you are interested, I am ready to send more detailed information, including scans of pages showing the translated words.
    And most important. In the manuscript there is information about “the Holy Grail”.

  17. LoL science can’t explain?

    Sounds like a bit of a stretch.

    1. Simple explanation is that manuscript itself must be made up, kind of like how some people try to find the Illuminati signs in everything.

    2. The Bermuda triangle is no big mystery it lies dead center in a region of the ocean which arcs creating a magnetic field between latitudes. Whats even more interesting is that this field extends all the way to the sky, so yes even effects the weather. Which would explain why planes fall from the sky.

    3. I admit this one is rather interesting, I feel like a doubtful skeptic. On one hand it feels like the merits described about the count are just too far fetched to be believable yet as a hint of irony. Its a hard case dismiss for the very same fact that its easily dismissable making this story an oddity.

    4. Jack the ripper is a believable tale with verifiable documents and account of the time. Its only not a fact if there’s no evidence which is clearly not the case with this one.

    5. This is a difficult one for me to pin, I have heard this sound before myself but while driving. It is believed some secret weapon or even weather control device is responsible for it, I even heard an official Nasa report that said there is an internal government conspiracy behind these sounds worldwide. Whatever the heck it is I don’t think it will be ever solved, could it be UFO’s? I really don’t know.

    6. Sorry I don’t buy it!

    7. I can believe this one my old man is an aerospace engineer, plenty of tales out there of this kind. I think Amelia Earhart is the most well known but only because of the incident and history behind the name. Problem is when people connect ufo’s to aliens it becomes a little murky with these kinds of story. Usually when air force talks about ufo’s you can bet they actually mean unidentified and not aliens. Most of the reports about aliens we do hear come from the pilots, but realize something we are talking about the air force here. Pilots who trained to withstand gforces conventional aviation does not exceed. The tolerance level for pilot must meet or exceed throwing up in their cockpit or blanking out. There are stories suggestive of pilots daydreaming which can account for some but not all incidents related to ufo’s.

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