Top 10 Fascinating Mysteries That Defy Explanation

This article is all about the most intriguing mysteries that have baffled mankind. This list of top 10 most intriguing unsolved mysteries continue to astound and defy logical explanation.

1. Shroud of Turin

Shroud of Turin

The shroud of Turin is the mysterious linen cloth that bears the image of an unknown man who seems to have died by crucifixion. Catholics believed that this was the same cloth used as Jesus Christ’s burial shroud. Man has not been able to explain how the imprint was created and no one has successfully replicated the image.


2. Mary Celeste

Mary Celeste

Mary Celeste was formally launched in 1860 in Nova Scotia. It was originally named Amazon. It was later renamed as Mary Celeste after it was purchased in a salvage auction in New York and extensive repairs were completed. The ship with its captain, his family and his crew of eight mysteriously disappeared after departing New York in November of 1872.


3. The ‘Taos Hum’

The ‘Taos Hum’

This sound of mysterious origins is described as a low-pitched din that is normally heard in various parts of the world, specifically in Northern Europe, the UK and the USA. It somewhat resembles the sound of diesel engine. What is intriguing about this phenomenon is that VLF antennae and high sensitive microphones cannot detect it.


4. Black Dahlia

In 1947, the gruesome murder of Elizabeth Short was perpetrated and his body was cut in two separate pieces. Newspaper reports later referred to her as the “Black Dahlia.”  There were many rumors and speculations that came out after her murder and investigations failed to pinpoint the killer and solve the crime.


5. Comte de Saint Germain

Comte de Saint Germain

Comte de Saint Germain was a mysterious man whose origin was clouded with mystery and whose disappearance remains baffling up to this time. Since his reported death, there were a number of occult groups that used him as their model or even as their supreme deity. To correct wrong notions about the Count, the Roman Catholic has never considered him a saint and the word “st.” used before his name is in referral to his alleged domicile.


6. Voynich Manuscript

Voynich Manuscript

This mysterious document was written in an undefined script and language during the medieval times. There were numerous attempts to unlock the secrets of the manuscripts for more than a century without success. To this day, no definitive explanation has been found about its nature and the purpose for which the manuscript was written.


7. Jack The Ripper

Jack The Ripper

This is probably the most publicized among all the intriguing items or events that are included in our list. Jack the Ripper is the name used in a letter sent to a newspaper by an unnamed source claiming to be responsible for the serial murders of mostly prostitutes by cutting their throats and by mutilation. The perpetrator was never identified nor captured and the serial killing was never solved by the authorities.


8. Bermuda Triangle


This is an area within the Northern part of the Atlantic Ocean where several planes and ships have disappeared without trace and under mysterious conditions. Though there were several cases of disappearances whose causes were definitively explained by subsequent investigations, there remains to be a number of cases of disappearances in the area that defy logical explanation up to this time.


9. The Zodiac Killer

The Zodiac Killer

This is another serial killing that remained unsolved up to this time. The murderer was responsible for the death of at least 5 people and the serious injury to another two people. The alleged suspect was later identified when a cipher that was sent by the alleged killer claimed that his identity will be revealed with the decryption of the message that he has sent. The decryption later led authorities to the identity of the alleged murderer. But what is intriguing about this twist to the case was that all evidences are not pointing to the alleged murderer.


10. The Babushka Lady

The Babushka Lady

The Babushka lady refers to the mysterious woman who was captured in footages during that fateful day in 1963 when JFK was assassinated. This mysterious lady was seen in footage to have been filming the unfolding events in front of her. Investigators sent out a public appeal for the unnamed woman to come forward and offer any information and material evidences for the investigation. Though a woman eventually came out and claimed to be the Babushka Lady, it was later confirmed that she was a fraud. To this day, the woman remains to be a mystery and has raised more questions that remained unanswered up to this time.

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