Science and Mystery

10 of History’s Mysteries

Many strange occurrences have happened throughout the course of man’s existence on this planet. Mysteries that have tried to be solved by some of the best scholars and historians for centuries.

Some are ancient, some are current, but these next 10 mysteries will likely never be explained.

The assassination of John F. Kennedy


JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 by a sniper in The Texas School Book Depository.

Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested that afternoon as a person of interest in the crime. Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby mortally wounded Oswald two days later in a jail corridor.

The United States House Select Committee on Assassinations(HSCA) agreed with the conclusion that Oswald fired the shots that killed the president, but also concluded that Kennedy was probably assassinated as the result of a conspiracy.


King Arthur


King Arthur is a legendary British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries AD. The details of Arthur’s story are mainly composed of folklore and literary invention, and his historical existence is debated and disputed by modern historians.

Jimmy Hoffa


James RiddleJimmyHoffa (February 14, 1913 – ?) was an American labor union leader and author who served as the President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) union from 1958 until 1971. He vanished in late July 1975 at age 62.

The Chrystal Skulls


The crystal skulls are human skull carvings made of clear or milky white quartz (also called “rock crystal”), claimed to be pre-Columbian Mesoamerican artifacts by their alleged finders; however, none of the specimens made available for scientific study have been authenticated as pre-Columbian in origin.

One of the more believable theories surrounding the Skulls is that they were carved by the Mayans or the Aztecs. Other people believe they came from the the lost city of Atlantis.

Some even claim aliens created the Skulls and sent them to earth. Regardless of the wide range of theories surrounding their origins, the real makers of the Crystal Skulls has never been determined.

Taos Hum


The Hum is a phenomenon, or collection of phenomena, involving widespread reports of a persistent and invasive low-frequency humming, rumbling, or droning noise not audible to all people. Hums have been widely reported by national media in the UK and the United States.

Here is what it sounds like.


Voynich Manuscript


This is a medieval document written in an unknown language. For centuries, its contents have remained a mystery. Although the prevailing theory is that it served as a pharmacopoeia, the strange illustrations have given rise to many other theories about its origins and content.

The Dancing Plague of 1518


The Dancing Plague (or Dance Epidemic) of 1518 was a case of dancing mania that occurred in Strasbourg, Alsace (then part of the Holy Roman Empire) in July 1518. Around 400 people took to dancing for days without rest, and, over the period of about one month, some of those affected died of heart attack, stroke, or exhaustion.

Historical documents, including “physician notes, cathedral sermons, local and regional chronicles, and even notes issued by the Strasbourg city council” are clear that the victims danced. It is not known why these people danced, some even to their deaths.

The Devil’s Footprints


Early on the morning of 9 February 1855, people in towns across southern Devon awoke to find a single line of hoof-like marks in the deep snow as if they had been branded with a hot iron.

The Times said the marks were found over a distance of 40 miles on both sides of the Exe, as if “some strange and mysterious animal endowed with the power of ubiquity” had created them during the night.

The Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin or Turin Shroud is a length of linen cloth bearing the image of a man that is believed by some Christians to be the burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth.

Three radiocarbon dating tests in 1988 have concluded that the age of the cloth only goes back to the Middle Ages.The shroud is kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, northern Italy.

The Tarim Mummies


The Tarim mummies are a series of mummies discovered in the Tarim Basin in present-day Xinjiang,China, which date from 1800 BC, to the first centuries BC.

But more amazing than the discovery itself was the astonishing fact that the mummies were blond haired and long nosed. The mummies share many typical Europoid body features (elongated bodies, angular faces, recessed eyes), and many of them have their hair physically intact, ranging in color from blond to red to deep brown, and generally long, curly and braided.

Its interesting to me that with all of today’s technological advancements and the ever increasing wealth of knowledge being accumulated by today’s brilliant minds, that some things just can’t be explained.

Maybe someday these questions and more will be answered, but I have a feeling they won’t.






Rocco Marinelli

Rocco is the VP here at QuirkyByte, and he has been writing since he could hold a crayon. He is a huge fan of music, nature, the arts and anything unique, or creative. Physical fitness is also a passion for him. Currently Rocco resides in upstate New York.
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