History would not be as interesting if it was not laced with mysterious and impressive people. Let us look at the 10 most prominent out of the lot.
1. Monsieur Chouchani
Monsieur Chouchani was a Jewish teacher and this was his nickname. Mysteriously enough, his life history was never revealed- neither by him nor his family members. The text on his gravestone was written out by Elie Wiesel-one of his students. His body of work is not known either but the legacy that he has left behind is extremely intellectual.
2. The Poe Toaster
This is again a nickname given to that man who took it upon himself to visit Poe’s grave year after year. He started this tradition in 1949 and visited the cemetery on Poe’s birthday as soon as the sun rose. His face was covered and he wore only black clothes.
3. Babushka Lady
When professionals were going through the footage they had collected on John F. Kennedy’s assassination, they found an unknown woman lurking in the shadows with a camera in front of her face. When the FBI asked her to hand over the footage publicly, she refused outright. She was referred to as the Babushka Lady because she adorned a ‘babushka’ which is a head scarf worn by grandmothers.
4. Kaspar Hauser
In 1828, a young boy was seen roaming the streets of Germany with a letter in his hand. The parchment was addressed to a 6th cavalry regiment’s captain and the letter said that the boy ‘belonged’ to him and that he had never let him step out of house during his lifetime. Hauser went on to say that he had spent most of his life in a small cell with one toy and a bed of straw.
Fulcanelle is an author’s pseudonym whose true identity has not been revealed till date. It is believed that this man had great knowledge about nuclear weapons and that the German intelligent unit had contacted him.
6. D. B. Cooper
Dan Cooper was an infamous aircraft hijacker who jumped out of an aircraft in 1971 after receiving a check for 200,000 dollars. It is not known whether this man survived but 9 years later, a young boy found a wad of 20 dollar bills along the Columbia River’s shoreline. The serial numbers are then compared to those that were present on the ransom money and they matched.
7. Comte St Germain
Comte St Germain was not only extremely mysterious but also an adventurer, amateur scientist, composer, courtier, inventor and violinist. His origins are unknown and what is even more mysterious is that he disappeared into thin air.
8. Man in the Iron Mask
This man lived most of his life in prison. He kept his faced covered with a velvet mask and after the prisoner was placed in a governor’s care, it was revealed that his name was Eustache Dauger. His belongings were destroyed after his death and till date the governor is the only one who has seen his face.
9. Gil Pérez
This Spanish soldier was found in Mexico City in 1593 and when asked what he was doing there, he said that he did not have any idea. He said that he had been on duty and that Don Gómez Pérez Dasmariñas had been assassinated. The details of his story were proven correct a few months later.
10. Green Children of Woolpit
These children were siblings and their skin was green in color even though they were pretty normal to look at otherwise. The language they spoke was unrecognized and they ate only bean pods. It is believed that they were Extraterrestrial or Hollow Earth Children.