People love mysteries. Throughout the history of the world, there have been many that baffle, surprise and confuse. Some of these mysteries have been solved very quickly, while others have baffled intelligence experts, investigators and scientists alike for decades.
So what makes a good mystery? A good mystery is an intriguing story that grabs the attention of the public, with the added element of the unexplained. While most mysteries are eventually solved, the 12 you are about to read about in this article have never been satisfactorily resolved. These are mysteries that have baffled everyone for decades, especially the mystery that comes in the number 8 spot of the article.
#12 D.B. Cooper
D.B. Cooper is the name given to an unidentified man who hijacked an airplane in 1971. He demanded $200,000 in ransom money, and then parachuted out of the plane. No one has any idea where he ended up or who he was, despite a large, ongoing investigation by law enforcement.
#11 Bimini Road
The Bimini Road is an underwater rock formation near the Bahamas. Despite the fact it is fairly large and long, no one has idea what it really is. Some believe it is a wall, some think it is a road or a man-made structure. Of course, how did a man-made structure wind up underwater? What is its purpose?
#10 Wenseslao Moguel
Moguel was a Mexican man who was arrested in 1915 and suspected of taking part in the Mexican Revolution. He was sentenced to death and was shot 8 to 9 times in the body, followed by a final shot to the head. Somehow, Moguel survived the attack, and no one knows how.
#9 The Black Dahlia
This is without a doubt one of the most famous and oldest unsolved murders in the history of the United States. Elizabeth Short was murdered horrifically in 1947, with her body cut completely in two. This case has been highly publicized and numerous suspects have been linked to it, but nothing has been proven.
Discovered in the 19th century, the Rongorongo is a series of glyphs that looks to be some form of writing. Despite being discovered very long ago, no one knows what it says. If this does prove to be writing, it may be one of the only independent inventions of writing in the history of the world.