60 Unsolved Mysteries That Will Haunt You

By Sophia Maddox | July 28, 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.

The Loch Ness Monster

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For decades, the Loch Ness Monster, or “Nessie,” has been a subject of fascination and speculation for people all over the world. The creature is said to inhabit the depths of Loch Ness, a large freshwater lake in Scotland. Sightings of Nessie date back to the sixth century, but it wasn't until 1933 that the first modern sighting made headlines, when a local couple claimed to have seen a “strange creature” in the lake.

Since then, there have been countless other reports of sightings, photographs, and even videos purporting to show Nessie. Some claim the creature is a plesiosaur, an extinct marine reptile, while others believe it could be a large eel or a type of unknown aquatic creature. Despite numerous expeditions and investigations, however, no conclusive evidence of Nessie’s existence has ever been found, leaving the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster unsolved.