The world is filled with mysteries. The thing that makes them fascinating is that they often challenge what’s familiar and force us to think outside the box. They mess with your mind to the point where we could not stop thinking about them until they’re finally debunked.
- Douglas, John E. (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 448 Pages - 10/24/2017 (Publication Date) - Gallery Books (Publisher)
The funny thing about mysteries is that sometimes, the most intricate and obscure of them often end up with the simplest of explanations. For instance, the Moulton River of blood turned out to be a simple ink spill. There’s also the mystery of the alien crop circles back in 2013 that turned out to be NVidia’s publicity stunt to promote their latest processor.
However, there are still cases out there that are still genuinely shrouded in mystery. From creepy and obscure murder stories, to downright out-of-this-world ethereal phenomenon, get ready to get your mind blown by these creepy and obscure mysteries nobody can explain.
10. The Julia Wallace murder case
Back on January 19, 1931, the local chess club member in Liverpool named William Herbert Wallace received a message from a stranger only known by the name Qaultrough. The mysterious stranger told William to go to the 25 Menlove Gardens East. William complied despite the fishiness of such request and left his wife Julia Wallace home alone. Upon realizing that he received a phony address halfway through, he went back home frustrated.
To his shock, William discovered his wife’s blood-soaked lifeless body inside their parlor. Two weeks later, the police arrested William and got sentenced to death despite the fact that all the evidence pointing towards him were all completely circumstantial.
Fortunately, when William was brought to the Court of the Criminal Appeal, he was deemed innocent. To this day, the case is still a baffling mystery. Some people called Julia Wallace’s case “An Impossible Murder.”
9. Am Fear Liath Mòr
Most commonly known as the Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui, Am Fear Liath Mòr is a cryptid that closely resembles the Yeti and Bigfoot. Am Fear Liath Mòr can be found on the largest peak of the Caringorm Mountains called the Ben MacDhui.
According to Professor Norman Collie, the Grey Man was real and he saw it. He explained that he technically did not witness it face to face, but he heard it and the sound it made during his encounter.
The naturalist and mountaineer Alexander Tewnion also stated that he saw the Grey Man. He explained he shot it with his pistol three times when it attempted to charge at him through a thick mist.
Experts said that the possible origin of these Grey Man stories was the strange phenomenon called Broken Spectre. The Broken Spectre occurs when an enormous and magnified shadow of an observer was cast upon the surfaces of clouds opposing the sun. However, while it explains the sightings, the origin of sounds still remains a baffling mystery.
8. Hessdalen Lights
Hessdalen lights are the unexplained nocturnal lights that can be seen in the Hessdalen valley somewhere in the rural central Norway.
To this day, despite several efforts in finding out the origins of the lights, experts are still unable to come up with an explanation. Some studies claim that the lights came from car headlights and mirages. While this can explain some encounters, there are still a few other sightings with circumstances that could not fit with this theory.
7. Great Amherst Mystery
The Great Amherst Mystery was a poltergeist case that happened in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada around 1878 and 1879. It became a subject of an investigation by the actor Walter Hubbel who happened to be interested in psychic phenomena.
According to a woman named Esther Cox, she felt the presence of poltergeists in the house she shared with her sister and her family. When the poltergeist threatened to burn their home, Esther was forced to leave the house and move with the different family. Unfortunately, it also ended up haunted. Walter Hubbel, curious about the case, decided to move in with Esther.
Hubbel claimed that during the course of his investigation, he has seen objects floating in the air. He also stated that at one point, Esther was attacked by some spectral forces that could not be seen by the naked eyes. There’s still no official explanation about the case apart from a few that claim that it was all a hoax.
6. The mysterious disappearance of Benjamin Bathurst
A 19th century diplomat named Benjamin Bathurst went missing while travelling back from a diplomatic mission on Austria.
According to Bathurst’s German aide Herr Krause, they decided to make a stop on the small town of Perleberg to take a rest from their long and tiring journey. As they were finally about to leave the inn, Bathurst went outside. Little did Krause knew that it would be the last time he would see Bathurst, for when he went outside seconds later, he discovered that Bathurst was nowhere to be found.
Weeks later, Krause made his way back to England alone and informed the British officials about the mysterious disappearance of Bathurst.
A large investigation was conducted later on. A few clothing articles were found near the area that Bathurst was last seen, but nothing substantial. The popular opinion about the case is that Bathurst was arrested by the French and got killed during his time in prison.
5. Sublett’s gold mine
The famous Apache Geronimo allegedly claimed back then that the Guadalupe Mountains in the West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico contain some of the richest gold mines in the world.
According to Listverse, an old miner named Ben Sublett found a vein of gold back in 19th century. It was said that it was so bountiful that he could mine up to $10,000 worth of gold from it within a week. However, nobody took Sublett’s claim seriously and just passed off as a lie.
Branded as a drunken liar, Sublett proved his claim by showing off in the local tavern one night. With a grim determination, he presented a handful of golden nuggets to his detractors and bought drinks for everybody. Despite the numerous attempts to discover his secret mine, nobody managed to find out the truth about it to this day.
4. Aurora, Texas, UFO Incident
Somewhere in Texas, there is a sleepy town just northwest of Dallas named Aurora. Despite its simple, unassuming image from the outside world, the town has a rather outrageously large mystery upon its belt.
Back in April 1897, an unidentified cigar-shaped object was spotted flying a number of times across the skies of Aurora before eventually crashing somewhere near the village that resulted in the death of its pilot.
The citizens of the village said that they had the corpse of the pilot buried in their local graveyard. However, the most intriguing part was the fact that they refused any requests about exhuming it for investigation purposes.
Unfortunately, the burial site of the mysterious alien can no longer be spotted because its gravestone was taken around 1970s when its story became a national subject.
According to the reports, the exact turn of events was that a UFO crashed into one of the village’s windmill and exploded, causing the death and disfigurement of the pilot. The remains were then buried in the Christian burial, while the pieces of the UFO were tossed down the village well. Many expressed their doubt about the legitimacy of the story. Some even went as far as to claim that it was just a cover-up story made by several drunken men who ended up burning a windmill.
3. The Black Mausoleum
The Black Mausoleum can be found in the Greyfriars Kirkyard, a cemetery in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is the final resting place of Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, the advocate for Charles II. Sir George Mackenzie was fairly known as the one who spearheaded the persecution of the group of Presbyterians called the Covenanters. With hundreds of deaths latched upon his belt, he earned the infamous title “Bloody Mackenzie.”
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Around 1999, rumors of poltergeist sightings emerged alongside the reports of “cold spots” and injuries received by the visitors of the graveyard. There were roughly around 450 witnesses of the supernatural phenomenon happening on the graveyard, with 100 of them claiming that they fainted upon entering the haunted place. According to Richard Felix, one of the hosts of the documentary show Most Haunted, Mackenzie’s grave was “one of the most convincing supernatural cases of all time.”
2. The Spooklight
The Spooklight, also called the Hornet Spooklight, is a strange phenomenon somewhere between southwestern Missouri and northeastern Oklahoma. Spooklight is the mysterious light that appears in a small area locally known as the “Devil’s Promenade.”
According to the reports, Spooklight is usually seen as a single ball of light or a tight grouping of lights that emerge during night time. Its first sighting dates back around 1830s, during the Trail of Tears.
Fortunately, there’s no report of harm coming from the mysterious light aside from the fact that it creeps people out. Some people believe that the Spooklight is actually a will-o’-the-wisp, an atmospheric ghost light usually seen by travellers at night. Scientists believe that it is just a simple refracted headlight from passing vehicles. However, this theory does not explain the part that the records of its existence predate the invention of cars.
1. Geli Raubal murder case
Back on September 18, 1931, the suicide of the young woman Angela “Geli” Rubal became the center of controversy. The reason for the uproar was because the gun she used to commit suicide belonged to her half-uncle (and rumored to be her lover) Adolf Hitler.
Stories surrounding the two claimed that Hitler fascinated the young woman with his fame during the time. During the rise of the Nazis, the two became more intimate.
Raubal moved in with Hitler back in 1929 and travelled alongside him. However, when the Fuhrer discovered that she was having a relationship with his chauffeur Emil Maurice, he immediately intervened and put an end to the affair. From then, Hitler kept a tight rein to Raubal and did not allow her to freely associate with her friends.
When Raubal decided that she wanted to continue her singing lessons to Vienna, they had a loud argument. After Hitler’s departure for his meeting in Nuremberg, Raubal was discovered dead from a gunshot wound to her lungs. Reports settled to the conclusion that she killed herself with Hitler’s Walther pistol.
Despite the official story released in public, the case still received numerous questions from the inquisitive public. First and foremost, there was no suicide note. Then, alongside her broken nose, several injuries were discovered on Raubal’s body. Unfortunately, the uproar that surrounded Rubial’s death was immediately pacified by the Nazi under the threat of a lawsuit. Several attempts to uncover the truth behind Raubal’s death were proven to be unfruitful and even downright dangerous. One journalist who tried to investigate ended up getting arrested by the Nazis and later on executed.
Whatever the truth behind Raubal’s death, we may never know.
Interesting Facts About The Old Sarum Of Salisbury
The Old Sarum of Salisbury is one of the most important archaeological sites in the history of the world.
The world shifts and stirs through time but sometimes, remnants of the past remain in this world to tell their tales. The Old Sarum in Salisbury, England is a perfect example of this. This Iron Age hill fort is one of the most important archaeological sites in the history of the world. Aside from the impressive earthworks, the ancient hill fort also contains the remains of a cathedral and royal castle from the 11th century.
Several studies suggest that before the founding of the New Sarum in 13th century, Old Sarum fell to the hands of Romans, Saxons, and even the Normans.
The Old Sarum began its settlement roughly around 3000 BC.
Top 10 Crazy Hypnotism Cases From The Past
#2 is really crazy!
Hypnotism was one of the most popular craze back then. It was a practice that was experimented or even experienced anywhere in the world. At some point, even doctors tried to include hypnotism in their studies. It was one of the most common subjects in people’s lives and it became a daily part of newspapers across the world.
Sky is the limit in the fascinating art of hypnotism. From simply making someone forget certain things to downright controlling someone to commit a crime, here are the 10 crazy cases of hypnotism from the past.
10. Forget What You Ate
Biological Explanation For Vampirism, According to Science
Here’s a closer, scientific look at these scary, bloodsuckers!
Vampires have taken many forms throughout history, from the horrifying demon-looking Nosferatu, to the sparkling teenage heartthrob Edward Cullen, the variety just goes on and on. However, while there are countless differences that make each of them unique, there are two common traits that these bloodsucking mythical creatures share - their never-ending blood thirst and their daylight sensitivity.
Back in 18th century, the English language gave birth to the the term “Vampyre.” However, despite the lack of term before that, the origins of these the bloodsuckers already go way back further in time.
The equivalent of the modern pop-culture vampire can be found in the fascinating stories and folklores of Ancient Greek and Mesotopia.
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