10 Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of All Time

There are many times in history that cause us to question pretty much everything we've ever learned in life. It seems like sometimes, things just happen without any cause as to why or how. These happenings cause a stir in society, and makes us speculate to no end. Until we get an answer, we will always question these ten unsolved mysteries.








10. Amelia Earhart's Disappearance

Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. She was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, for which she earned the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross. She disappeared flying over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island in 1937. Speculation still goes on today for what exactly happened to her. 

9. Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient Greek analogue computer said to be used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for the calendar. All known fragments of the Antikythera mechanism are kept at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece. 

8. Rongorongo

Rongorongo is a system of glyphs that appears to be writing or pro-wiring. It was first discovered in the 19th century on Easter Island. Countless attempts to decipher it have been made, but nothing successful. Much of it is calendrical and contains genealogical information, however it cannot be read fully.

7. Loch Ness Monster

The Loch Ness Monster is an aquatic monster which is supposed to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is often described as being large, having a long neck, and with one or more humps sticking out of the water. Its common nickname is "Nessie."

6. Kryptos

Kryptos is a sculpture by the American artist Jim Sanborn located on the grounds of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Langley, Virginia. Since 1990, there has been speculation on what the four encrypted messages on it means. The first three have since been solved, but the last still a mystery. The theme of the sculpture is "Intelligence Gathering."

5. Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper is the common nickname given to an unidentified serial killer in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. This figure became huge in the media and was linked to the murders of five women.

4. Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system, believed to be dated back to the early 15th century. No one has been able to decipher any of the text, making it one of the most famous cases in the history of cryptography.

3. Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth that has the image of a man who is said to be Jesus of Nazareth. It is believed to be the burial cloth Jesus was wrapped in after crucifixion. It is now kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Italy.

2. Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England. Archaeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. No one is sure how these stones came to be arranged like this, but many people believe it could have been a burial ground.

1. Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle is a loosely defined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, where numbers aircrafts and ships have disappeared. Many people have linked supernatural or extraterrestrial forces to the happenings.