This article mentions some of the mysteries of the world which have generated curiosity in people to know these mysteries. This article covers some of the questions which are still not clearly answered. So, let’s unfold these unexplained mysteries and take an in-depth look in them.
List of Top 10 Unexplained Mysteries of the world
1. Mystery of crop circles
The wonder of crop circle was initially revealed amid current circumstances in 1972 by two witnesses, Arthur Shuttlewood and Bryce Bond. With a hope to see a glimpse of the strange unidentified flying craft which had made parts of England a UFO mecca for almost a decade, they sat on the slope of Star Hill near Warminster. What they witnessed on that night was something extraordinary, a large circular area of plants being collapsed within few seconds. Since then, some 80 eyewitnesses have reported the formation of a crop circle, which takes less than twenty seconds to materialize and this phenomenon is often accompanied by sightings of unusual lights and structured craft beaming shafts of light onto the field.
Till date, there have been more than 9000 documented and reported flattened crops all around the world, with almost 90% of them originating from England and it is felt that a large portion of the other leveled crops go unreported. A popularly held belief associated with crop circles is that flying saucers leave nitrate deposits at crop circle locations. Indeed, through sample testing it was found that there was nitrate in the ground at multiple sites. But, these were far from proving chemical evidence of alien visitation and was the mark of farmers using nitrate based fertilizers to grow their crops.
2. Mystery of UFOs
An unidentified flying object, commonly called as UFO, is any apparent anomaly in the sky which is non-identifiable as a known object or phenomenon. The first report of sighting an UFO came in 1878 from Texas, United States, when a local farmer reported seeing a large, dark, circular object flying at phenomenal speed in the sky. But in the 1950s, there was dramatic increase in the number of UFOs being reported and the most common kind of them were flying saucers, which were described to have awesome maneuvering capabilities considered to be beyond any man-made aircraft.
As the name suggests, these flying objects are unidentified by the viewer and therefore poses a question, are the UFOs real? However, there are countless UFO sightings which can be identified as dust on the camera lens, airplanes, helicopters, comets, meteors, weather balloons and even planets which can be seen through naked eye. In the current scenario, there appears to be astounding videos and photo evidences of alien spacecraft and there are movies which are based on this belief.
3. Mystery of out of body experience
For over centuries, innumerable individuals from cultures around the world have reported of having out of body experiences. This phenomenon feels to be so real, that people interpret it as a literal separation of their mind or soul from their physical body. This type of phenomena appears to be the strong evidence for a spirit world or afterlife and are even considered as an alternate dimension in which other intelligent beings or souls exists. If you are a lucid dreamer, then you must be familiar with these out of body experiences and if not, then just think that it is a phenomenon which takes place inside the grand theater of an individual’s mind.
After being convinced that these out of body experiences are real, explorers of this phenomenon have long tried to prove its validity by trying to obtain data from distant locations. Unfortunately, so far nothing definitive has emerged under the necessary scientific conditions which can lend credence to these out of body experience state.
4. Mystery of pyramid power
The pyramids of Giza in Egypt are among the marvels created by Egyptians in those times somewhere about 5,000 years ago. We still are left to unlock the mystery of how the Egyptians built the largest pyramid, the Great Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu. It is important to note that these were built well before the invention of wheel. This pyramid is of the size of around forty-storey building and covers an area which is big enough to accommodate 10 football fields in it. For the construction of this pyramid, more than 2 million stone blocks were used and each of these blocks weighed 2-5 tons and were cut from a distant limestone quarry from the other side of Nile river.
According to experts, it took 400,000 men to build this pyramid in approximately 20 years. These pyramidal structures are claimed to possess the unexplained phenomenon of pyramid power. It is considered that smaller pyramids of the same relative dimensions with 1:1,000 scale can focus cosmic energy when precisely aligned on the north-south axis. Despite of these claims, there is no scientific evidence which can prove that pyramid power exists. Thus, it is a cut and dry myth which is presumably driven by the compelling nature of pyramids and their unexplained origins.
5. Mystery of SS Ourang Medan
As per the story, at some point of time in around June 1947, two American vessels navigating the Strait of Malacca, City of Baltimore, and Silver Star, picked up distress messages from Ourang Medan, a Dutch merchant ship. A radio operator from the troubled vessel sent the Morse code, which is a technique for transmitting content data as a progression of on-off tones, lights, or clicks that are directly understood by a skilled listener or observer without special equipment.
The Morse code message reads, “S.O.S from Ourang Medan * * * we float. All officers including the Captain, dead in Chartroom and on the bridge. Probably whole of crew dead * * *”. When Silver Star crew located, and boarded the apparently undamaged Ourang Medan in the rescue attempt, the ship was found littered with corpses which included the carcass of a dog. The dead bodies resembled horrible caricatures, with no survivors along with no visible signs of injuries on the dead bodies. The fire which broke out in the ship’s No. 4 cargo hold, forced the rescuers and boarding parties to evacuate the freighter, which resulted in preventing any further investigation. Soon after this incident, Ourang Medan exploded and was observed to sink.
6. Mystery of Mayan Prophecy
According to the beliefs of some people, the Mayan Prophecy states that the world will end on December 21, 2012. The prophecy is based on the idea that while plotting our position in the Milky Way, the ancient Mayans created an astrological calendar and predicted that at the winter solstice in 2012, the earth would enter into a new astrological phase. However, new agers interpreted this news of prophecy as something dramatic would happen during this phase such as a global apocalypse or end of times in biblical style.
Mayan scholars reported that there is no evidence which shows that Mayans ever made any kind of doomsday prophecy. It is important to note that calendars keep track of the passage of time and do not predict the future. The Mayan calendar had to end somewhere and not only did it end, but it began again in a new cycle, like the way in which your normal calendar ends on December 31 and begins again on January 1.
This is not a common phenomenon, as landmark dates draw near, it is observed that the end of the world theories creep out of the woodwork with astonishing popularity and people have been loving this Armageddon stuff. Unfortunately for the people in support of Mayan Prophecy and similar theories, there is no evidence to support the idea that the alignment of planets in relation to distant star constellations viewed from earthly perspective has anything to do with life on Earth. It can be considered as scientifically reliable as reading your horoscope.
7. Mystery of Stonehenge
Stonehenge is among the world’s most famous prehistoric monument, built in several stages these unique stone circles were erected in the late Neolithic period at around 2500 BC. It is a legendary monument made using stones transported to the Wiltshire countryside from Wales and built for an unknown purpose. Stonehenge is among one of the great unexplained mysteries of the world and there is no hoax.
These monuments are estimated to be more than 5,000 years old and are among the most important pre-historic monument in the whole of Britain. Stonehenge has stood silently for over thousands of years, but it has been giving away few clues related to the purpose of its existence. Excavations have revealed that it was built in four stages as follows.
- During 3100 BC, a series of holes were dug for the purpose of religious ceremony
- Over 1,000 years later, the most dramatic stage of building took place wherein huge bluestones from mountains in Wales were carried or dragged from more than 240 miles to the Stonehenge site. During that era, the reason behind bringing such stones from that far before the invention of wheel has truly remained as unexplained mystery. At that it was difficult to find such rocks nearby. These stones were then set up to shape an incomplete twofold circle which was perfectly adjusted to the midsummer dawn.
- The stage saw the arrival of more stones being transported by land from the Marlborough Downs which is approximately 25 miles away from the site. This stage took place during 2000 BC.
- After numerous generations passing by and in another 500 years, someone felt the need to rearrange the massive Welsh Bluestones into the familiar horseshoe and formed the circles which we see today.
The meaning of Stonehenge is still not clear today and there is doubt concerning was it a temple, a burial ground, an observatory, or an ancient calendar, which is difficult to answer.
8. Mystery of Bigfoot
Bigfoot who is also known as Sasquatch is an ape-like creature of American folklore, said to inhabit forests and found especially in the Pacific Northwest. Usually, he is described as a large, hairy, and bipedal humanoid whose existence is discounted by scientists. Bigfoot is considered famous for frightening the bejesus out of hikers and hunters in North America. Meanwhile, Yeti is another giant humanoid creature who is considered to be existent by the people living in the Himalayan regions of Nepal and Tibet.
Bigfoot has also been described as an intelligent simian-like creature living in the wild. Talking about the physical structure, bigfoot is some 6 to 10 feet tall and weighs more than 500 pounds. Witnesses claim that bigfoot has large eyes, a heavy brow ridge and a crested head which looks
similar to male gorilla. His footprints are alleged to be 24 inches long. There is a lack of physical evidence to support the existence of Bigfoot population. Due to the occasional new reports of sightings, there is a sustenance of small group of self-described investigators. Also, it has been observed that many reports of sightings have been attributed to various animals which commonly includes black bears.
9. Mystery of Loch Ness Monster
The Loch Ness Monster, also known as Nessie is an aquatic being which inhabits in Loch Ness, a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands. As far as lake monsters are concerned, Scotland has tales of a fair few with Loch Ness Monster gaining the most popularity of all because of being backed by anecdotal evidences. This creature first hit the headlines in 1933 when a story regarding it was published in the Inverness Courier. As per the report generated on the basis of statement given by a Londoner who visited the site few weeks earlier, states “ a most extraordinary form of animal, the nearest approach to a dragon or prehistoric animal that I have ever seen in my life”.
After this incident, more sightings were reported and this phenomenon went on to hit international headlines. In the same year, one motorcyclist claimed to nearly hit a Loch Ness Monster late night as it lumbered across the road and was sliding back into the loch. Soon after this, apparent photos of Nessie were published. Years later due to the technological innovations, the digital enhancement of the footage revealed something which seemed to be the rear body, flippers, and two humps of a plesiosaur like body. The technician was surprised after seeing the footage
and said that before seeing the film, he thought that Nessie was a load of rubbish, but after doing the enhancement he was not sure whether what he thought was right or wrong. Undoubtedly, the story of Loch Ness Monster has drawn a huge tourist interest to the Loch Ness whereas, some people believe that the monster is a living plesiosaur.
On the basis of the available photos and anecdotes, new scientists suggest that such a described creature could not physically lift its head up out of the water. Another compelling evidence of non-existence of Loch Ness Monster is that it is a mere 10,000 years old and was frozen solid for about 20,000 years before that. Thus, for a pre-historic monster claimed to be millions of years old, these numbers just don’t add up.
10. Mystery of Bermuda Triangle
Bermuda triangle which is also known as the Devil’s triangle, is a loosely defined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean. It is held responsible for the disappearance of large number of airplanes and boats in the ocean. This phenomenon of disappearance occurs in the ocean between Florida, San Juan, and Bermuda. This area is among one of the most intensely cruised transporting paths on the earth, with vessels crossing through day by day for the ports in America, Europe, and the Caribbean islands.
Over the years, it has been observed that there have been several disappearances happening in mysterious circumstances. Regarding this phenomenon, some people claim that this fall is beyond the possibilities of human error, equipment failure, and natural disasters whereas some talk of a suspension of the laws of physics. The first unusual event of this type occurred in the 1950s when the story of Flight 19 came to light.
As far as that flight is concerned, a group of five US Navy bombers were on a training mission and after entering Bermuda triangle, the flight leader was reported to have said, “We are entering white water, nothing seems right. We don’t know where we are, the water is green, no white”. It is also claimed that during this, the Navy officials said that the plane flew off to Mars. There are some speculations related to Bermuda triangle such as whether this part is haunted? Or is it a portal to another dimension of space?
These are some of the unexplained mysteries of the world. Please feel free to leave your comments related to this article in the comment box below.