60 Chilling Unsolved Mysteries We Can't Stop Thinking About

By Sophia Maddox | April 12, 2023

The Pollock Sisters

The 19th and 20th centuries had several events that investigators find baffling, and people worldwide still wonder about them. These events range from unexplained sightings, mysterious disappearances, and unsolved crimes that still leave people puzzled. These mysteries have created several theories and legends that people continue to find fascinating.

In this article, we will examine some of the most popular and mysterious unsolved cases from recent history, such as Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, Jack the Ripper, the Phoenix Lights, the O.J. Simpson case, the D.B. Cooper hijacking, the Zodiac Killer, Stonehenge, and the mysterious Wow! Signal. We will go through the theories and evidence uncovered so far and understand why these cases continue to intrigue us. If you love the unknown and enjoy a good mystery, join us on this discovery journey.

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Florence and John Pollock married in the 1940s and had two sons before welcoming two daughters, Joanna and Jacqueline. Despite their age difference, the sisters had a close bond and enjoyed playing together. However, tragedy struck on May 7, 1957, when the two sisters and a neighborhood boy were hit by a car, killing all three children instantly. The driver, who had just lost custody of her own children, was attempting to take her own life. The sisters' deaths caused Florence to fall into a deep depression, while John believed that the girls were in heaven or would be reincarnated.

John had a fascination with reincarnation and prayed to God to bring his daughters back. Florence, a strict Catholic, did not share John's belief and this created tension in their relationship. However, when Florence became pregnant again, John believed that there were two babies despite the doctor only seeing one on the scans. Twins were born, and they had the same birthmarks as the deceased sisters. As they grew up, the twins requested toys that had belonged to their sisters, knew about landmarks only Joanna and Jacqueline would have known, and demonstrated knowledge of street safety without being taught.

The story of the Pollock Sisters was studied by Dr. Ian Stevenson, a psychologist who studied reincarnation. He included their case in a book that detailed 14 cases he believed to be evidence of reincarnation. Despite the controversial nature of reincarnation, the story of the Pollock Sisters remains a fascinating and mysterious one.

The Mysterious Drowning of Natalie Wood

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Natalie Wood, one of Hollywood's most beloved actresses, met a tragic end in 1981 when her body was found floating face down in the Pacific Ocean near Catalina Island. Wood had been working on the film Brainstorm with actor Christopher Walken at the time, and she and her husband, Robert Wagner, invited Walken to join them on their yacht named the Splendor. However, according to the boat's captain, Dennis Davern, tensions rose between Wood and Wagner, with the former becoming infatuated with Walken during the trip.

On the evening of November 28th, Wood and Walken went ashore to drink at a local bar, with Wood appearing intoxicated and stumbling out of the restaurant after not eating much of her dinner. The two returned to the yacht later that night, and witnesses from a nearby boat claimed to have heard a woman scream for help around midnight. According to Wagner, he and Walken had a non-violent argument that night, and Wood had gone to bed. However, Wagner didn't realize she was missing until he went to kiss her goodnight around 1:30 a.m.

Wood's body was found six hours later, about a mile away from the yacht, wearing only a flannel nightgown, blue wool socks, and a red down jacket. The cause of her death was ruled accidental drowning and hypothermia by the Los Angeles County coroner, Thomas Noguchi. However, Wood's sister Lana expressed doubts about the ruling, alleging that Wood could not swim and was terrified of water all her life, and that she would never have left the yacht on her own. To this day, her death remains a mystery.