25 Creepy Unsolved Mysteries Finally Solved

Posted by , Updated on May 16, 2017

Have you ever wondered if seemingly impossible to solve mysteries finally got their answer? Today is your lucky day! Here are 25 Creepy Unsolved Mysteries Finally Solved

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Thor's Hammer

Torshammare_Ödeshög_(Montelius_1906_s309)http://listverse.com

Over a thousand hammers have been found all over Northern Europe. Danish archaeologists have now confirmed the hammers to all be representations of Thor’s hammer. These are the only artifacts to connect to the legend of Thor; even vikings wore pendants of the hammer.

24

Martin Bormann

Bormannhttp://www.independent.co.uk

Bormann was the highest ranking Nazi official that couldn’t be found after World War II ended. Some thought he fled the country to save himself, but in 1999, his body was found in an unmarked grave.

23

The Fairy Circles of Namib Desert

Fairy_circles_namibiahttp://www.abc.net.au

The random almost perfectly circular spots caused quite the confusion, until scientists concluded that this is a form of plant competition when water levels are scarce.

22

King Tutankhamun’s Tomb

tuthttp://www.livescience.com

For many years the tomb of King Tut was only heard of, but no one actually knew where it was, what luxuries it contained, and if it even existed. This wasn’t until 1922 when archaeologist Howard Carter found the tomb in the Valley of Kings.

21

The City of Troy

Beware_of_Greeks_bearing_giftshttp://www.livescience.com

Many believed the city of Troy to be fictional until the 19th century when German businessman and archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann found remains and ancient treasures of the city.


20

The Titanic

Stöwer_Titanichttp://www.planet-science.com

For years the sunken ship could not be found. It wasn’t until 1985, 70 years after the ship had sunk, that it was found.

19

The Mima Mounds of Western Washington

MIMA_MOUNDShttp://www.livescience.com

Since 1841 explorers were confused as to how the 8 feet tall and 30 feet wide structures were made and why they were so plentiful; it wasn’t until animal researchers concluded that the mounds are 500-700 years worth of soil piled up by gophers.

18

The Nazca Lines in Peru

Nazca-lineahttp://www.bbc.com/

Huge outline drawings that are only visible from above. It was believed to be a work of aliens; however, carbon dating shows that the lines were man-made, out of wooden sticks and braided cord to control water.

17

The Ourang Medan

Ghost_Ship_133http://mysteriousuniverse.org

This is one of the most famous ghost ships that never actually existed. The Dutch newspaper circulated false tales to intrigue the public. They included distress calls and findings of the ship with the all of the crew’s face frozen in fear. 

16

The Pyramids

The_Pyramid_and_Sphinx_(1878)_-_TIMEAhttp://www.iflscience.com

For years researchers wondered how such big strong structures could have been built in a time without advanced construction. They found that in Egypt, they would use the Nile to transport stones, and ramps to get them to the top of the pyramids.

15

The Roanoke Colony

Croatoanhttp://www.history.com

It is believed that the settlers that lived in Roanoke disappeared without a trace, but they actually did leave a small clue. At their colony site, those searching found “Croatan” written on a tree. When the nearby island was checked, European goods were found.

14

Amelia Earhart

Amelia_Earhart_standing_under_nose_of_her_Lockheed_Model_10-E_Electra_smallhttp://www.history.com

She disappeared in 1937 while attempting to fly around the world. Despite her disappearance being covered in mystery, certain remains were found in 1940 on Nikumaroro, an island southwest of Earhart was headed. At first the remains were said to belong to a male castaway, but later the findings were rechecked. It’s possible that the remains found actually belonged to Amelia. 

13

The Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda_Trianglehttp://bigthink.com

The number of ships that went missing in the Bermuda triangle is not much different from the number of ships that go missing in other parts of the ocean. The specific loss in this region is most likely because of the hexagonal wind patterns that can reach high speeds.The stories and tales behind the area made it seem more haunted than it actually is.

12

The Flying Dutchman

The_Flying_Dutchman_by_Charles_Temple_Dixhttp://www.cracked.com

In the early 1700’s, people thought they saw floating ships sailing along the ocean. The ships weren’t actually floating; the people were experiencing a phenomenon known as fata morgana. It is the optical illusion that makes faraway ships look like they’re floating.

11

The Sailing Stones in Death Valley

sailing stoneshttp://abcnews.go.com

These hefty stones move around the valley, leaving dark and deep grooves in the ground. How do they do it? There are tiny little pieces of ice and water inside the rock. when they melt, it gets the rock wet, and the wind can slide the rocks to new places.

10

Mary Celeste

1024px-Mary_Celeste_as_Amazon_in_1861https://www.ucl.ac.uk

In 1872, the Mary Celeste was found completely unmanned, sailing in the ocean near Azores. Without anyone on ship, the assumptions started rolling. It turns out that the crew abandoned the ship when the alcohol on the ship blew up. 

9

Sewer Monsters

1024px-Sewer_coverhttp://abcnews.go.com

In 2009, a video was released showing the inside of a sewer. In the video, a creature was seen and the public went into frenzy. It was later dismissed once the sewer monster turned out to be just a colony of worms.

8

Corpse Candles

1024px-Flame_1http://www.cracked.com

In the past, people were tricked into going to cemeteries to see these lights that were thought to be spirits. Turns out this phenomenon is just a light methane gas flame. Decaying bio-matter gives off heat, and highly flammable methane can create candle like fires.

7

UFO sightings

Caution_UFOhttp://www.popularmechanics.com

In the 1950’s, when sightings became common, the Avro VZ-9AV Avrocar was also soaring in the air. This Canadian flying saucer was probably what people saw.  The US had bought it and later cancelled its flights 

6

Crystal Skulls

Crystal_skullhttp://www.history.com

These interesting crystals were always considered to be one of the unexplained wonders of the Mayans. Turns out these skulls were not naturally created; they were crafted. Scientists from both the British Museum and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History found that the skulls were carved using modern day tools and not tools of ancient times. 

5

Belmez Faces

belmez faceshttp://www.historicmysteries.com

In Spain, during a home restoration, face drawings were found on the floor, with no sign of paint or ink. This mystery was dubbed the most important paranormal phenomenon of the 20th century. In reality, the previous homeowner used an oxidizing agent with dark colored ashes (soot) to create the drawings.

4

Loch Ness Monster

1024px-Loch_Ness_Monster_01 newhttp://video.nationalgeographic.com

The photographer who originally took the photos admitted that the creature is not real, and the whole thing was a hoax. Mystery solved. 

3

Romanov Massacre

The_Romanovs_1913http://www.medicalbag.com

The survival of the youngest daughter, Anastasia has always been a mystery. Her remains were not found with the rest of her family. Unfortunately in 2007, her body was found and DNA confirmed it to be her; it was found 200 feet from where the rest of her family was buried.

2

Auras

Outline-body-aura newhttp://www.cracked.com

Aura photography was fascinating to the public, but they never understood how the magic glow worked. Aura photography hits a person with electricity, ionizing the air around them, and if the air contains any water it emits a color. Most often this water is sweat.

1

Human Magnetism

man and panhttp://io9.gizmodo.com

Humans cannot physically attract and stick things to their body. If things do happen to stick, it’s because of sweat and body oils.

 

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