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10 Currently Unexplained Aberrations

10 Currently Unexplained Aberrations

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Listverse is a place where mysteries are brought to the light to be examined, but usually never solved. Prepare to discover a new set of bizarre, still unexplained aberrations, that may never be satisfactorily explained. In this eerie list, we will look at exceptional cryptids, unexplainable disasters and strange anomalies that do not fit in any standard category. Some accounts are just unsettling, while others may pose a more sinister threat from yet unknown happenings on this planet. While many cryptid reports suggesting the presence of a reptilian creature of perhaps a yet undiscovered monster fish, the J’ba Fofi anomaly is a unique and even more terrifying occurrence. Throughout the 20th century, travelers in the Congo reported seeing a huge arachnid measuring three feet in di...
Top 10 Ancient Aliens Mysteries

Top 10 Ancient Aliens Mysteries

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Ancient aliens is the idea that aliens visited earth in the past. The idea of ancient aliens is not a new one either. Imagination is one of the most powerful tools in humanity’s evolutionary struggle for survival. As a race, we are hardwired to consider important concepts, such as the creation of life on Earth and the history of people on this planet. At some point, we are all presented with various explanations and theories regarding the expansion of human life on Earth. In the long history of mankind, the majority of these concepts have followed religious teachings, and the power of a spiritual God or Gods. In modern times, many people have come to challenge these claims. The idea of evolution has been used to describe the gradual change of traits that living organisms unde...
10 More Bizarre Mysteries

10 More Bizarre Mysteries

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There is a reason Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed literary character in film and television; everybody loves a good mystery. From simple puzzles to enigmas that run a chill up our spines, we love to wonder. In a world mapped by satellites and rendered into binary code, we relish the idea that there are still things we don’t understand. Below are ten exceedingly strange mysteries, from creepy tales of death and mayhem to the great unknown at the edge of the universe. We’ll begin the list with something lighthearted on our eventual journey into darkness. Samuel Wilberforce was a British clergyman who rose eventually to become Bishop of Oxford. In 1859, Charles Darwin published “On the Origin of Species”, advancing the theory of evolution. There was a tremendous backlash from t
10 Strange Mysteries That Remain Unsolved

10 Strange Mysteries That Remain Unsolved

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We will never solve all the mysteries out there. Not only will many historical enigmas remain unsolved, but many more will arise in the future. The MH370 Malaysian plane is a good example. With nothing conclusive after weeks of searching, will we ever discover its fate? On this list are some of the world’s lesser-known mysteries, which nonetheless remain impossible to solve. 10Shanyna Isom In 2009, 28-year-old Shanyna Isom was rushed to an emergency room in Memphis, Tennessee after experiencing an asthma attack. The doctors on call treated her with a dose of steroids and sent her home. Soon after this, Shanyna began experiencing an itching sensation which worsened despite medical treatment. Then, alarmingly, she noticed that her legs were turning black. Doctors became convinced she...
Top 10 People Who Vanished in Airplanes

Top 10 People Who Vanished in Airplanes

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On September 29, 2008, a hiker found Steve Fossett’s identification cards in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in California, and the crash site was discovered a few days later, 65 miles due south from Flying M Ranch, where he took off. On November 3, 2008, tests conducted on two bones recovered from the site of the crash produced a match to Fossett’s DNA. He had been found. Had Fossett not been found he would certainly have made this list. It is hard to believe that something as big as an airplane can simply vanish, leaving behind no traces of where it went down. Yet, even over land, airplanes go missing and are never discovered. Or only discovered decades later. Here are ten tales of people who took off in airplanes and vanished, never to be seen again. Charles Eugène Jule...
10 Unsolved Mysteries From London

10 Unsolved Mysteries From London

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A lot of dark and mysterious things have happened in the history of England’s iconic capital—Jack The Ripper, The London Monster, Dick van Dyke’s “Cockney” accent. It’s a city that’s been burned to the ground, blitzed, and then put back up again. The home of red buses and black cabs has a fair amount of intrigue to offer. Here are 10 mysteries from London’s past and present that have yet to find answers. 10 The Murder Of Edmund Godfrey Edmund Berry Godfrey, an English magistrate, was found dead in 1678. Though three men were convicted of his murder and hanged, many historians believe they may have been entirely innocent. The late 17th century was a time of great religious tension in England. King Charles II was on the throne but had no children. First in line was Charles’s brother
10 Unsolved Cases Involving Murdered Couples

10 Unsolved Cases Involving Murdered Couples

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On December 20, 1968, one of the most infamous serial killers of all time took his first known victims after a teenage couple, David Arthur Faraday and Betty Lou Jensen, were shot and killed in Benicia, California. Over the next several months, the assailant became known as the “Zodiac Killer” and would attack two more young couples. In both cases, the female victim was killed while the male was seriously wounded before ultimately surviving. Since the Zodiac’s identity is still a complete mystery, all of these murders remain officially unsolved. Unfortunately, there are a lot more stories just like this. Here are 10 unsolved cases where a couple was brutally murdered and the killer was never brought to justice. In some of these stories, an innocent person was wrongfully convicted while th
10 More Mysteries That Remain Unsolved

10 More Mysteries That Remain Unsolved

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There can be no denying it – the unsolved mysteries lists are amongst the most popular on the site. Fortunately for us there are still millions of them to write about. The only problem now is finding new titles for the lists! For those that may be interested in the previous lists of mysteries, here they are: Top 10 Unsolved Mysteries Another 10 Unsolved Mysteries Yet Another 10 Unsolved Mysteries 10 More Unsolved Mysteries 10 More Unsolved Mysteries of the World 10 More Mysteries of the Unexplained, and Another 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation. This list now brings our total number of mystery lists to 8, meaning that we have covered 80 amazing mysteries. Enjoy the list and – as always, be sure to tell us your own favorites in the comments (but remember: check the older li...
10 Authentic Historical Artifacts No One Can Explain

10 Authentic Historical Artifacts No One Can Explain

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The world is full of bizarre and mysterious artifacts. While many of them are almost certainly hoaxes or have improbable theories attached to them, many more are truly mysterious or have outlandish histories. It’s a shame that the same dubious artifacts get the lion’s share of attention on the Internet when there are so many true mysteries out there. Even some of the better-known artifacts have mysteries or bizarre features attached to them that are far more interesting than “aliens did it” or “Atlantis.” 10The King ListSumer The King List is an account of kingships stretching into the prehistory of the Sumerian people. About 18 nonidentical fragmentary versions of these stone cuneiform artifacts have been found, the most comprehensive of which is the Weld-Blundel
Top 10 Things You Might Not Know About Cryptids

Top 10 Things You Might Not Know About Cryptids

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A cryptid is a creature whose existence has been suggested, but not accepted by the scientific community. The term was coined in 1983 by a man named John E. Wall. Hundreds of cryptids exist around the world with some of the most famous being the Yeti, Loch Ness Monster, and El Chupacabra. In order to study reliable accounts of unexplained creatures you often need to visit some of the most remote places on Earth, including the Amazon Rainforest, Papua New Guinea, Antarctica, sections of Canada, Russia, Vietnam, and the Congo. This article will examine ten stories about cryptids. I have focused on large animals, with Sasquatch making multiple appearances. Gigantopithecus is an extinct genus of ape that existed as recently as 100,000 years ago. Fossils of the creatures have b...
10 Strange Church Mysteries That Are Still Unsolved

10 Strange Church Mysteries That Are Still Unsolved

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The church is considered a sanctuary and place of comfort for many people. To some, it might seem inconceivable that bad things could happen there. However, churches have been the sites of some truly unusual unsolved mysteries, including murders, disappearances, supernatural events, and even unexplained acts of divine intervention. 10The Mysterious Suicide Of ‘Wm L. Toomey’ On December 4, 1982, a heavily suntanned stranger entered the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Boise, Idaho. He appeared to be in his early forties and seemed to be waiting for a turn in the confessional, which was currently occupied. This man would soon be found dead on the floor. It was later determined that he had swallowed a cyanide capsule. He had no identification, but $1,900 was found in his possessio...
10 Reasons JFK’s Death Might Have Been An Accident

10 Reasons JFK’s Death Might Have Been An Accident

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The assassination of John F. Kennedy remains one of the most controversial events of the 20th century. While the most widely accepted theory is that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing Kennedy, a huge number of conspiracy theories have arisen about that fateful day in Dealey Plaza. But what if the President’s death was actually a terrible accident? First popularized by the ballistics expert Howard Donahue, an intriguing theory holds that after Oswald opened fire on the motorcade, a panicking Secret Service agent accidentally discharged his rifle, firing the shot that killed Kennedy. This list is not intended to accuse anyone other than Lee Harvey Oswald of having anything to do with the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Donahue’s theory is just that—a theory. The f...
Top 20 Bigfoot Sightings

Top 20 Bigfoot Sightings

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One of the biggest mysteries in the world is the tale of Bigfoot and Sasquatch. Every year thousands of reports are made documenting experiences between people and large, hairy bipedal humanoids. These sightings occur all over the world. The creatures have many names, including Sasquatch, Yeti, Yowie, Yeren, Almas, Barmanou, Skunk Ape, Mande Barung, Ban-manush and Orang Pendek. In the last 25 years, a large number of organizations have been developed with the goal of scientifically proving the existence of Bigfoot. DNA hair samples, footprints, pictures and video evidence have been collected and examined in order to develop a profile of the creature. With the modern expansion of technology, the numbers of videos claiming to have captured Sasquatch are growing. Many of the clips inc...
10 Unexplained Mysteries From Arkansas

10 Unexplained Mysteries From Arkansas

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Don’t let the serenity of the Arkansas landscape fool you. The Natural State has more than enough of its dark secrets and skeletons in the closet to ruin the serenity. Read on to find out the 10 creepiest. 10 Old Mike In the early 1900s, down in Nevada County, the man who would come to be known as “Old Mike” was a familiar face in and around the city of Prescott. A traveling salesman, he would swing by each month to sell stationery to homes and local businesses. He occasionally stayed overnight, but he always left the following day on the afternoon train. One day, residents found Mike lying motionless under a tree. He had apparently passed away the night before. Knowing him only by his first name—and after a postmortem search failed to turn up any identification—th
10 More Incredible True Stories About Twins

10 More Incredible True Stories About Twins

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As I’ve mentioned before, there are some pretty weird stories out there that revolve around twins. Some of them are interesting from a genetic point of view, while others are seemingly more supernatural. Whether you decide to put these down to nature, nurture, or magic, the following are definitely some pretty incredible stories. 10Double Double Trouble Tessa Montavio was 10 weeks into her pregnancy when she was told she’d be having twins. A while later, doctors told her that she was expecting triplets. Eventually, they got it right when it was revealed to be four boys. But not quadruplets—Tessa was carrying two sets of twin boys, at odds of 70 million to one. They decided to name the boys Ace, Blaine, Cash, and Dylan to give them an alphabetic theme (presumably in orde...
10 Unconfirmed Victims Of Famous Murderers

10 Unconfirmed Victims Of Famous Murderers

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When a notorious serial killer is caught and imprisoned or executed, one cannot help but wonder if all of their crimes were uncovered. Serial killers are manipulative sociopaths, and when put in a position where they have nothing left to lose, they will often enjoy playing games with the authorities. Some will outright refuse to admit to unsolved murders they committed. Others will falsely confess to unsolved murders they had nothing to do with. Here are 10 unsolved cases involving missing or murdered victims where there is a decent or strong possibility that a famous murderer was responsible. 10Michaela Garecht On November 19, 1988, nine-year-old Michaela Garecht and one of her friends rode their scooters to a market in Hayward, California. After exiting the market, Michaela discovered t...
Another 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation

Another 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation

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Here at the List Universe, we love mysteries. So much so, that we have produced six lists so far. So, in keeping with time-honored tradition, we are now presenting our next ten mysteries – taking our total to seventy! It is fortunate that the world is so full of mysterious events and things that we can keep you entertained with lists of this nature. If you wish to read the others, they are here: Top 10 Unsolved Mysteries Another 10 Unsolved Mysteries Yet Another 10 Unsolved Mysteries 10 More Unsolved Mysteries 10 More Unsolved Mysteries of the World, and 10 More Mysteries of the Unexplained. Mokele-mbembe is a cryptid supposed to live in the Congo River Basin. It is widely documented in local folklore as having an elephant-like body with a long neck and tail and a small head. T...
10 Hidden Treasures Around The World

10 Hidden Treasures Around The World

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With amazing advances in technology, one would think every rumor of lost treasure would either be debunked or found. Yet, talk of vast amounts of gold and gems continue to abound even in the 21st century. There have been a few instances where rumors of treasures actually produced real treasure, go figure. In 2007, some of Captain William Kidd’s lost treasure was discovered less than 70 feet off the shores of Columbia. Although entertaining, treasure hunting should require occupational hazard insurance; past treasure hunters have received jail time, injuries and even death. In Palawan, Philippines, Bacuit Bay is an island that on its own should be considered a treasure. Bacuit Bay is small, yet boasts a legendary story about Tomoyuki Yamashita’s lost treasures. A decorated general for th
10 Utterly Bizarre Bigfoot Theories

10 Utterly Bizarre Bigfoot Theories

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Anyone who’s ever watched Animal Planet knows the world of Bigfoot hunting (aka “Squatchin’ ”) is a very weird world indeed. All Bigfoot believers are chasing an imaginary monster, and for every one for them who treats the subject with gravitas, you have 10 nutcases with completely crazy theories. 10Bigfoot Is Actually A Ground Sloth Most Bigfoot believers assume Sasquatch is some sort of hominid. After all, he supposedly walks around on two legs, has primate-like arms, and even possesses a humanish face. Of course, there’s always the possibility he’s actually an extinct ground sloth that evolved to look like an ape. According to one far-out theory, Bigfoot might actually be a member of the superorder Xenarthra, which would make him related to anteaters and armadillos. This the
10 More Consistent Ghost Story Elements

10 More Consistent Ghost Story Elements

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As mentioned before, ghost stories can have some elements that are alike. Let’s be honest with ourselves, with so many dead spirits roaming the planet, there are bound to be uncanny consistencies. I mean, how many of us have been walking around a public place or watching television and seen our doppelgänger? So why can’t the same be said for ghosts? They are bound to see other, more well-known spirits haunting us living souls, and thought, “I can do that!” And so a clone ghost story is born. Obviously, unoriginal apparitions are the best explanation for for our fireside stories sounding so close together, right? No way us humans spread the fake lore ourselves, that would be preposterous. So there was this young girl, right? She bites it, probably from gettin...