5 Strange Unsolved Mysteries

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There’s nothing like a good unsolved mystery to get the hairs on the back of your neck stand-up. Check out these chilling mysteries that are still unsolved to this day.

1. The Disappearance of DB Cooper

On November 24, 1971, Dan Cooper was a passenger on Northwest Airlines Flight 305 from Portland to Seattle. During the flight, he handed an attendant a note that said he had a bomb in his possession and demanded $200,000, four parachutes, and a fuel truck standing by in Seattle to refuel the plane on arrival. The airline proceeded with full cooperation, with the plane landing in Seattle, along with the money and items he demanded. After allowing all passengers and flight attendants to leave the plane, he set off again, with plans to stop in Nevada. However, when the plane landed in Reno several hours later, Cooper was nowhere to be found, and he was never seen or heard from again. No parachute was found, and the ransom money was never recovered.

2. The Pollock Sisters

In one of the most compelling claims of the proof of reincarnation, the story of the Pollock sisters is downright chilling. In 1957, two young British sisters, Joanna Pollock, 11, and Jacqueline Pollock, 6, died in a car crash. A year later, their mother gave birth to twins, Gillian and Jennifer. As the girls grew up, they began exhibiting unexplainable memory of their dead sisters. They were able to identify and request toys that belonged to their dead siblings and even point out the school that they attended. They would even begin to panic upon seeing idled cars, yelling “That car is coming to get us!”

3. The Tunguska event

On June 30, 1908, nearly 1,000 square miles of forest were instantly flattened by what would have appeared to be a massive explosion. Judging by the sheer destruction of the forest, scientists say that the Tunguska event is the largest recorded explosion to ever hit our planet, but the mysterious part is that there is no evidence of a crater impact which would designate it as an impact event. To this day, scientists have no idea what caused this massive explosion.

4. The death of Elisa Lam

Elisa Lam was a Canadian student at the University of British Columbia until she went missing while staying at the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles in 2013. Several weeks after her disappearance, her body was found in a water tank on top of the hotel. Footage of her the night she went missing is where it gets really strange. She is seen in the elevator acting very strangely, hopping in and out of the elevator, pressing all the buttons, and appearing to be playing a game with someone in the hallway. It is unclear which floor she got off from the elevator. The LA County coroner ruled her death an accident, suggesting she fell in the tank and accidentally drowned. The lids on the water tank, however, are extremely heavy, and no one her size would have been able to lift them.

5. The Lost Colony of Roanoke

A group of colonists set out to explore and settle throughout North America, but during the Anglo-Spanish War, the entire colony disappeared without a trace. The colonists requested assistance from England, but when help arrived, there was no trace of the colony or any of its inhabitants. There was no sign of struggle, and the only clue was the “Croatoan” written on a fence post outside the village, alluding to a native tribe allied with the English. The colonists’ homes were deliberately and carefully dismantled, signaling they had not been in a hurry to leave. Some theories as to what happened to the colony of Roanoke say that they were slaughtered by a local tribe, or even integrated with native Americans. Despite this, there has been no definitive answer as to what happened to them. DNA testing has never even identified any descendants of the colony.


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