Our planet is a mysterious place and there are several events throughout history that still remain unanswered even with the scientific and technological advances that we've seen over the years. While we would like to think of ourselves as logical and rational individuals, our speculations and research have been unable to provide any satisfactory answers. We may be able to find answers to some of these puzzling events in the future but for now we'll just have to keep speculating. We simply have to accept the fact that earth is full of interesting mysteries that continue to puzzle our minds. Here are 10 such weird mysteries that remain unsolved.
The Voynich Manuscript is unique and has continued to remain mysterious even after decades of study and research. Named after a Polish antiquarian who first acquired the manuscript in 1912, it is written in an unrecognizable and a very unusual language. The manuscript is called the most mysterious manuscript in the world because its origins are still not known today. It contains weird drawings and diagrams of unusual objects and a plant that botanists have been unable to identify. When carbon dating was performed on the manuscript, it was determined that the manuscript might have been created around 1404 to 1438.
Large structures found throughout the world have long since captivated the attention of people over centuries. The Stonehenge is one such megalithic structure but there are countless others. Stonehenge is perfectly aligned with the Winter and Summer Solstice. Around it are burial hills and several mysterious elements. Nobody knows when many of these structures were built and how past civilizations managed to move and arrange such massive stones without the use of modern technology and machinery. Some believe these structures were places of mystic and religious importance while others believe they are somehow related to aliens or that they are giant calendars.
The Men in Black have been a huge hit in Hollywood but there are countless real tales of these mysterious men dating back to the 50s. Dozens and maybe hundreds of reports of strange men in black suits can be found over the decades. These men often visit people who have reported having an encounter with UFOs and aliens. While they do show legitimate credentials, when closely investigated, these men are listed dead or they simply do not exist. Many people also report that these men have unusually wide smiles and are therefore sometimes called the grinning men. No evidence of their existence has ever been found.
The Nazca Plains paint a very desolate picture in Peru and etched there over large strips of land there are the mysterious Nazca lines. These symbols have baffled scientists and the general public for years, stretching on over large expanses and their purpose and origin is still a mystery. The symbols are very complicated geometrical patterns and are quite intricate. They include some very baffling symbols like astronauts. However, what makes it really mysterious is that these symbols point to a fact that a race existed in the past that was more advanced than our current civilization.
The Kryptos is a sculpture that was designed by Jim Sanborn, an artist, who placed it outside the CIA headquarters. The sculpture was dedicated in November, 1990 and since then there has been a lot of speculation about the encrypted messages on the sculpture. Regarded as one of the most baffling unsolved mysteries in the world, the sculpture bears four encrypted messages. Three of them have been solved but the fourth inscription still remains unsolved. Hundreds of professional and amateur cryptanalysts have tried to decrypt this final section but have failed. Even the most renowned cryptologists of CIA have failed to decipher its meaning so far.
While there are several mysterious lights that can be often seen in our skies, none have been as prominent and mysterious as the famous Hessadalen Light. The light can be observed in Norway's Hessadalen Valley and while its intensity has decreased over the last few years, it can still be seen up to 20 times each year. The Hessdalen Light is a bright yellow or white light that floats above the ground for as long as an hour. Other mysterious lights accompany it at times. Scientists have observed and conducted many experiments to understand this phenomenon but no satisfactory explanation has yet been found.
The Georgia Guidestones in Elbert County were erected in 1979 and since then have been shrouded in mystery. Known as the American Stonehenge, the Georgia Guidestones are massive stone tablets on which are inscribed the new 10 commandments in Spanish, English, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Swahili, Hindi and Chinese. A short message is also inscribed in ancient languages like Egyptian hieroglyphs, Sanskrit, Classical Greek and Babylonian. Nobody knows why the guidestones were built and for whom. Speculation theories range from predictions about Burj Khalifa's height, satanic origins to guidelines for restarting the civilization after a major cold war, global disaster or apocalypse.
The Bermuda Triangle is a mysterious expanse of ocean between Puerto Rico, Bermuda and Miami where planes and ships go mysteriously missing and instruments in planes go haywire. Although this particular area is quite busy with commercial ships and planes flying through it, countless aircraft and boats have gone missing from this area without any sign, never to be found again. Explanations range from aliens to dangerous gas bubbles and everything in between but nobody has ever been able to explain the strange phenomenon. The Bermuda Triangle is one such mystery that continues to trouble and intrigue us even after decades.
The human civilization has been obsessed with the mystery of the Lost Atlantis for centuries. This legendary land has been believed to be the city of Neptune and home to mermen and mermaids. This mysterious place was described in minute detail in Plato's works and while no proof has ever been found of a civilization closely resembling the Atlantis, many believe that that it actually existed because of the detailed, realistic descriptions found in Plato's books. For years, mankind has tried to find the location of the sunken city and has failed. Is Atlantis just a fictional civilization born in Plato's imagination or is it a real utopia lost forever?
Dozens of cases report people bursting into flames spontaneously and burning to death. Although scientists often claim that these events are actually the result of smoking or alcohol, a few cases are hard to explain. John Irving Bentley's death was one such mysterious case. Bentley was found burned to death to such an extent that they could only find ashes in his place. Although the damage done to his body by the fire was so major, there was absolutely no damage to the room where Bentley was found other than a small hole in the floor. How could the room remain unharmed even though the flames were intense enough to burn Bentley to ashes?