5 Popular Mysteries of the World

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Unsolved mysteries have always intrigued people. It’s a natural human instinct to want to solve puzzles and mysteries. Mysteries are hard to solve, but they're fun to figure out. Many mysteries in the world have been puzzling people for years. Some of these mysteries happen in our backyards, while others take place in far-away places. Mysterious events like who built Stonehenge and who was Jack the Ripper always capture people's attention. Have you ever found yourself asking questions like, "How did the pyramids get built?" or, "What happened to Amelia Earhart?" Every culture and civilization has mysteries that have captured the interest of people for centuries. We all love a good mystery, and it doesn't matter if we'll never know the answer to these questions! 

The world is a vast, unknowable place. It’s hard to fathom what lies out there somewhere. But even with all the information and knowledge, we have at our fingertips, there are still some mysteries that will always be unsolved. Here are just a few that will blow your mind.

Note: While only a few of them have been solved by scientists, I chose to write this article under the "unresolved" spotlight because these are popular as "world's unsolved mysteries." I believe that writing in this manner encourages people and may pique their interest in learning more about the mysteries.

1. Stonehenge

Yes, Stonehenge is a real place and archaeologists have spent many hours deciphering the symbol set up at the major summer solstice site - Salisbury Plain in England. Through radiocarbon dating, the scientist had found out that it was built around 5000 years ago. That obviously makes them older than the pyramids of Egypt. The mystery is the origins of these stones. The origin is still unknown. What exactly are they, and why was Stonehenge created in the first place? What was the real reason for it?

According to one theory, it was a historical place established by the Romans to express religious significance and to serve as a lunar calendar. Many researchers have attempted to deduce the site's odd origins, with theories ranging from sun worship to the presence of aliens in the building. According to some researchers, it was built as a testament to the days and nights. The Druids' lunar calendar, according to some archaeologists, gave priests particular knowledge of the star. Despite the absurdity of the theories, the structure remains popular, owing to the intriguing mystery.

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 2. Lost City of Atlantis:

Around 2000 years ago, Atlantis was a vast and affluent country in the Mediterranean. Atlantis was plagued by bizarre occurrences such as towns sinking into the water, parallel cities developing, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and strange lights in the sky. The sightings continued for thousands of years, and for a long time, the sunken city was assumed to be entirely submerged by the Atlantic Ocean, like an iceberg.

Atlantis is widely known as a lost city, With its no-known existence, most believe that it once existed and that it could be one of the most luxurious and intelligent cities in the world. The US Navy has surveyed the seafloor off the coast of Florida multiple times in search of indications of the city, but nothing has ever been discovered. We know there was once a large city in the area, thanks to the current study, so why can't we discover it now? Is it due to the fact that it is submerged? People used to believe that there was a vast metropolis beneath the Atlantic Ocean. Is it possible that there are other lost cities like Atlantis beneath our oceans? There are no precise records of Atlantis' location, but many assume it is somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean between Africa's west coast and Europe's west coast.

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3. The Bermuda Triangle

In the western Atlantic Ocean, the Bermuda triangle is a concentration of unsolved catastrophes. A number of odd and unexplained disappearances have occurred in the area. It is a large body of water between  Puerto Rico, Cuba and Bermuda. The stories and conspiracy theories surrounding this triangle in the Atlantic Ocean abound. Ships and planes have vanished from the waters in this area at various times in history, leaving many people puzzled. One of the most notable is that a plane crashed into the Atlantic on February 17, 1968, and men aboard were never seen again. The plane had a total of eight passengers, including five tourists and three staff members. A life preserver was discovered three months later, but the victims and wreckage were never recovered. Since the occurrence, buoys have been placed around the area, and no planes have gone missing. It is currently known as the Devil's Triangle.

There have been other explanations proposed to explain the disappearances. Unusual sea turbulence, a hidden military air force facility, and other theories have been proposed. Some people believe the location is under the control of something or someone sinister. The majority of conspiracy and mystery theorists feel that there are more unusual things going on in the area than anyone is aware of. Isn't it absurd? That's the nature of mystery. To answer the riddle, you must come up with an outlandish solution.

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4. Amelia Earhart:

Where did Earhart's plane go?

In 1932, renowned female aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean. Earhart was killed in a plane crash over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, while attempting to round the globe. However, the public was oblivious of the missing clues to her disappearance for years after she went on July 2nd, 1937. The US military assumed she died as a result of the rising heat and assumed she crashed into the sea. But there were questions about her disappearance for decades.

What happened to her? Researchers believe she died at sea while attempting to refuel. They also believe she died as a result of a conspiracy, rather than a plane crash on some random island in the Pacific. According to other reports, she was not alive at all and was a victim of a covert government experiment or was somehow altered by the US government. The truth is most likely a combination of all the alternatives. Despite the fact that Earhart's disappearance has been the subject of numerous books and television shows, some people are still perplexed by her absence.

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5. The Voynich Manuscript

Do you know what the Voynich Manuscript is? You've probably heard of this manuscript, which is the most perplexing and intriguing in existence. The manuscript, authored by an unknown author in the 15th century, is extremely valuable. It has become the most well-known literary hoax of all time, with people speculating on what it contains in all kinds of bizarre ways. However, among all the legends surrounding the book, there are a few that can only be believed if you have studied the symbols, letters, and terminology used in the book. It's the world's first coded text, and experts say it's "too complicated" for ordinary people to comprehend. There is so much about the Voynich Manuscript that no one can know.

The Voynich Manuscript is a 119-page manuscript written in a mysterious style that has perplexed scholars for centuries. The whole text is simply a study of portions of the text that have been deciphered, but those who hold the original manuscript are still unsure of what it means. Amateur and professional cryptographers have attempted to decipher the book over the years. The sheer volume of symbols contained in this manuscript is one of the key reasons why it has piqued people's interest. The number of symbols in the Voynich Manuscript is estimated to be between 70,000 and over a million. The Voynich Manuscript has a large amount of content written in illustrated text, which includes plant, mineral, botanical, and zoological pictures. Naked females appear in a few of the illustrations. Humans with animal parts attached to their heads and faces appear to be the creators of other drawings. The significance of the pictures is unknown, as is why they were written in an obscure, unintelligible language. Some believe it is a plot to keep facts from the public that would "destroy the world." Others argue it is a hoax. We will never know what is it or will we?


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Bonus

The Mary Celeste

On Christmas Eve 1872, the Mary Celeste, a single commerce ship, went missing while travelling between Nova Scotia and Panama. The Mary Celeste was discovered adrift in the Atlantic with no crew or passengers aboard, and its fate is still unknown. The disappearance of the world's most famous sailing sailboat remains a mystery. Scholars have been mystified by the Mary Celeste for nearly two centuries. It was discovered abandoned and leaking in the middle of a well-travelled sea, with four of its crew members dead. The vessel encountered technical difficulty in a low-pressure area between October 2 and 28, 1872, according to the ship's log, with its vessel lights off and even when they were on.

Later, the ship was completely abandoned. The ship's lifeboat had sailed away, but the rest of the vessel was in a state of disarray. On the ship, there was plenty of food and fresh water. It's interesting to note that the ship stayed on course for ten days without being sailed. Do you want to learn more? Many people still believe that scientists will unravel this mystery. Find out more about this perplexing puzzle.

Conclusion

We live in a world of mysteries. From the secrets of black holes to the concept of time, there are many phenomena close to our understanding. These unsolvable mysteries range from what is behind dark matter and infinity to quantum interconnectedness and how our universe came into being. Most people who have never heard about these topics might be shocked to find out that so much of our world remains a riddle. However, when we look at it as an exciting adventure in which we have no choice but to take part, this may not seem so daunting after all. Who knows, maybe one day you'll come up with a theory and solve these mysteries!

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