60 Unsolved Mysteries That Will Haunt You

By Sophia Maddox | October 30, 2023

The Vanishing of Cynthia Anderson

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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Cynthia Anderson was a 20-year-old legal secretary from Toledo, Ohio, who was raised in a religious household. Despite her strict upbringing, she had a boyfriend and was preparing to attend Bible College. The previous year, she had seen graffiti outside her office window that read "I Love You Cindy" with "by GW" in the corner. That summer, she was being harassed by anonymous phone calls and experiencing nightmares about being attacked.

On August 4, 1981, Cynthia left for work as usual but was reported missing when her employer found the office empty with the scent of nail polish remover in the air. There were no signs of struggle, but her keys and purse were missing, and a romance novel was left open at her desk to a page where the protagonist was abducted. Her case remains unsolved.

The Case of JonBenét Ramsey

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In 1996, a ransom note for 6-year-old JonBenét Ramsey was discovered by her mother, Patsy Ramsey, on the back staircase inside their Boulder, Colorado home. Patsy immediately called the police to report JonBenét missing. However, less than eight hours later, JonBenét’s body was found by her father, John, in the basement utility room of the house. Duct tape was found across her mouth, and a cord was wrapped around her neck. Upon arriving at the crime scene, police suspected that it had been heavily compromised due to multiple people coming and going from the house. Despite JonBenét's beauty pageant prominence and her mother's own history as a beauty queen, her death was ruled a homicide. The cause of death was asphyxia by strangulation and craniocerebral trauma. The case garnered national attention, and to this day, it remains an open investigation with the Boulder Police Department.