Authors spend a lot of time constructing our mysteries, laying in the clues and red herrings, characterizing our hero/heroine and villain, plotting meticulously and creating a satisfying conclusion for our readers. But there are many, many unexplained mysteries out there. Here are a few intriguing ones:
Loch Ness Monster
has fascinated us for hundreds of years. First reported in 565 AD in
the large, freshwater loch, interest renewed in the 1930s and has
continued to today. This legendary water monster has had dedicated
searchers hoping to find him or her, to no result – yet – despite
photos, sonar and even a video.
The Great Pyramids
built the great pyramids? How were they constructed using the tools and
knowledge available at the time? Man has spent a great deal of time
since the mid-19th century exploring the pyramids, without coming up
with definitive answers.
us with stories of a great seafaring civilization whose island world
sank into the sea, leaving no trace. There have been stories, movies and
endless discussions about the mysterious world of Atlantis since.
of the influential Teamsters union, Jimmy Hoffa disappeared one day in
Detroit, Michigan, in July, 1975. No trace has ever been found of Hoffa,
but there are plenty of theories and rumors about what happened to him.
How many aircraft, ships and
people have simply vanished in the famed Bermuda Triangle? Is it a
wormhole, piracy, weather phenomenon or something else entirely?
Just a few of the many mysteries that intrigue and puzzle us – do you have a different favorite mystery -- solved or unsolved?