Mysteries That Are Seemingly Unsolvable

We think we've got history figured out. And we also like to think we're pretty good at solving mysteries. But things get dicey when you combine the two. It turns out history is loaded with tons of creepy mysteries that will likely never, ever be solved.

For example ...

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Ray Gricar was the district attorney of Centre County, PA. Until the day he just disappeared. In April of 2005, Gricar phoned his girlfriend to say he

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The Antikythera Mechanism is a sophisticated calculator. It's 000 years ahead of its time. The mechanism consists of a complex gearwheel system to dis

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Hundreds of tile messages have turned up in the U.S. and South America. TOYNTEEDD 200 INMOVIE DEND IRESURRET PLONETSVPTER TAPS WHCR T'HANK Nobody know

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In 1971, D.B. Cooper hijacked a plane and demanded a parachute. He jumped off and was never seen again. Cooper released the passengers in exchange f

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Kalachi is experiencing a narcolepsy epidemic. And doctors can't figure out why. Some speculate that residents of the Kazakhstan city are falling asle

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Louis Le Prince invented the first true moving picture. One day he got on a train and vanished. Le Prince boarded a Paris-bound train, checked his lug

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The Namibian desert is pocked with circles where nothing grows. And none of the explanations hold up. The strip of giant dots runs for 1, .100 miles,

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We are pretty sure we get why humans spontaneously combust. n But we don't know how they catch fire. Combustion has been explained by something called

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Three caves with triangular openings sit atop a mountain in China. And they're filled with pipes of unknown origin. Some of the Baigong pipes go deep

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Jim Thompson was a fashion designer known as the Thai Silk King. He went for a walk and never came back. One Easter, when Thompson was vacationing wit

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We assume ancient Egyptians looked Middle Eastern. But we don't know what they looked like. Egyptians have looked Middle Eastern since the Persian con

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Every now and then, fish or frogs or something fall from the sky. We don't know why it's gO specific. Scientists more or less agree that tornadic wate

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In 1992, a Chinese villager siphoned the water from a pond. He discovered a network of caves nobody can explain. There are no documents whatsoever tha

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In 1966, two men were found lying on a hill in Brazil, uninjured but dead. And they were wearing lead masks. The men, who were identified as electroni

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The MV Joyita was found adrift in the South Pacific. Its pagsengers and crew were just gone. The Joyita's logbook and navigational equipment were miss

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Strange lights appear in the sky over Hessdalen, Norwvay. And science can't figure out why. For decades, locals of the Hessdalen Valley in Norway have

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The Olmecs left behind some magnificent artwork in Central America. And nobody knows how or why they did it. The Olmecs, who went extinct in the year

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Next time there's an earthquake, look up at the sky. You might spot gome earthquake lights. They're an unexplained prismatic phenomenon that people ha

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Jean Spangler was an up-and-coming Hollywood starlet. Until the day she digappeared. Spangler had just finished filming a bit part in the movie Young

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A man was found dead with just a scrap of paper in his pocket. Tamam Shud We still haven't figured out who he was. The man was found in Australia in 1