The biggest mysteries of history can cause the greatest of sleuths to crack. While curiosity might kill the cat, it’ll likely just make you go insane if you think about it too much. Still, a little mystery never hurt anyone, right? So, brace yourself, we are about to unleash the most amazing mysteries known to man. Although some of these mysteries are infamous, others are more obscure but no less curious. Think you have what it takes to figure out these baffling mysteries? Check out these 25 Biggest Mysteries Of History.
In 1587, 121 colonists led by John White arrived on Roanoke Island in present day North Carolina to establish a colony. As tensions mounted with the native population, however, John White returned to England to solicit reinforcements. When he returned several years later, the settlement was deserted with no signs of a struggle and no remains to be found anywhere. The settlement became known as the Lost Colony, and none of its members were ever seen again.
In the dry lake bed of Racetrack, Death Valley stones as big as 700 pounds mysteriously slide across the surface of the earth without any notable external forces acting upon them. While some researchers believe a combination of natural events, such as wind and ice, cause these stones to “sail,” others question this theory, pointing out that the stones don’t follow a predictable path and change directions abruptly.
A low-pitched sound often described as something similar to a diesel engine idling in the distance is heard in numerous places worldwide, especially in the USA, UK, and northern Europe. The name comes from the small town of Taos, New Mexico, where in 1997, Congress commissioned researchers to identify it. Still, its source remains a mystery.
On August 15, 1977, Dr. Jerry R. Ehman detected a strong narrowband radio signal while working on a SETI project at the Big Ear radio telescope of Ohio State University. Amazed at how closely it matched the expected signature of an interstellar signal, he circled it on the computer printout and wrote the comment “Wow!” next to it. Although it lasted for a full 72 seconds, it has not been detected again.
A term coined by Ivan Sanderson, it refers to twelve geographic areas responsible for numerous mysterious disappearances. The best known of the so-called “vortices” is the Bermuda Triangle. Others include the Algerian Megaliths to the south of Timbuktu, the Indus Valley in Pakistan, and the “Devil’s Sea” near Japan.