60 Forgotten Unsolved Mysteries

By Sophia Maddox | March 25, 2024

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 Strange Disappearance of D.B. Cooper

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On Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1971, a mysteriously normal man named Daniel Cooper bought a one-way ticket on Northwest Airlines from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington. He was in his mid-40s, wore a suit, an overcoat, brown shoes, a white shirt, and a black tie. He carried a briefcase and a brown paper bag. Before takeoff, he ordered a drink and gave a note to a flight attendant saying he had a bomb.

The note demanded $200,000 in cash, four parachutes, and a fuel truck to refuel the plane. After the demands were met, Cooper let some passengers and crew off the plane but kept some on board. During the flight, he put on sunglasses and then jumped out of the plane with two parachutes and the money. He was never found.

Despite years of searching, authorities have not been able to identify Cooper or find out what happened to him. The case is still considered one of the greatest mysteries in the history of the FBI and the United States.