60 Unsolved Mysteries That Will Haunt You

By Sophia Maddox | September 8, 2023

The Phoenix Lights

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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On March 13, 1997, five lights arranged in a V formation appeared above Phoenix, Arizona. The National UFO Reporting Center reported that a retired police officer in Paulden, Arizona, was the first to report the sighting at around 8:16 pm. More calls from witnesses located south of Paulden soon followed, suggesting that the lights were moving in a southeastern direction.

Over 700 reports flooded the National UFO Reporting Center from alleged witnesses, including pilots, police officers, and military officials. The lights were described by some as orbs or triangles, while others said they were part of a massive, silent craft. Another set of up to nine lights appeared in the sky around 10 pm that same night. Witnesses reported seeing an outline of a mass behind the lights, but not the mass itself.

Air traffic controllers could not locate the lights on the radar, despite confirming their presence in the sky. Phoenix city councilwoman Frances Barwood launched an investigation and interviewed over 700 witnesses. She claimed that the government had not interviewed even one witness. The Phoenix lights remain a mystery to this day.

Jack the Ripper 

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In the Whitechapel District of London in 1888, a serial killer known as Jack the Ripper committed a string of murders that left the public in terror. The killer's motive and true identity remain a mystery, but he was known for targeting sex workers. Five of his most famous murders, known as the "Canonical Five," occurred between August and September of that year, all within a mile of each other.

In addition to the Canonical Five, several other murders occurring around the same time have been investigated as the work of Jack the Ripper or a related killer known as "Leather Apron." The killer allegedly sent taunting letters to the London Metropolitan Police Service, speculating on future murders and claiming responsibility for his gruesome activities.

The name "Jack the Ripper" comes from a letter, famously known as the "From Hell" letter, that was published during the time of the attacks. Despite many investigations and theories, the true identity and motive of the killer remain unknown.