13 Unsolved Mysteries That Will Leave You Bewildered

I’ve heard 13 is a lucky number. It’s lucky, right? Here’s 13 mysteries for you to enjoy. For more creepy reads, check this out.

1. Who was behind the Seewen murders?

The killings took place during the Pentecost weekend of 1976, in a weekend house named “Waldeggli” located in a small allotment garden. The allotment garden stood in a protected forest in Seewen, Dorneck, Solothurn, Switzerland. Five were killed during 13 rounds of shooting with a Winchester rifle. 11 of the shots hit the head region of the victims while the other 2 shots landed in the chest region of the victims. Robert Siegrist, the son of two of the victims Eugen and Elsa Siegrist-Säckinger, wrote in his book Der Mordfall Seewen that one of the victims was shot four times in the hit, with each shot hitting the victim with precision.


2. What’s up with the Overtoun Bridge?


Studies have shown that since the 1950s or 1960s numerous dogs have leaped from the bridge at the rate of about one dog a month. Dogs that leap over the bridge parapet fall 50 feet (15 m) onto the waterfalls below. Some dogs that survived this drop, and were then taken back to the bridge, have jumped again. The only linking factors for this unexplained event are that dogs mostly jump from the same side of the bridge, in clear weather, and they are breeds with long snouts.


3. Who was behind the Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion?


The Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion was a television signal hijacking in Chicago, Illinois, on the evening of November 22, 1987. It is an example of what is known in the television business as broadcast signal intrusion. The intruder was successful in interrupting two television stations within three hours. Neither the hijacker nor the accomplices have ever been found or identified.


4. Where is the Blutfahne?


The Blutfahne (pronounced [bluːtˈfaːnə], “Blood flag”) was an individual Nazi German Swastika flag used in the failed Beer Hall Putsch in Munich, Germany on 9 November 1923. It subsequently became one of the most revered objects of the Nazi Party. The flag was actually that of the 5th SA Sturm that was covered in blood from members of the Nazi Party who had been shot by the Munich Police (primarily from party member Andreas Bauriedl who fell on top of the flag when he was shot and killed).


5. Who killed Frank Olson?


Frank Olson (July 17, 1910 – November 28, 1953) was a biological warfare specialist working for the U.S. government at Fort Detrick in Maryland. He was drugged with LSD by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and nine days later plunged to his death from the window of a New York hotel room, in what some term a suicide and others allege was an assassination by the CIA.


6. Who — or what caused Valentich to disappear?


The Valentich disappearance refers to the unexplained disappearance at around 7:12 pm on 21 October 1978 of 20-year-old Frederick Valentich while piloting a Cessna 182L light aircraft over Bass Strait in Australia. He intended to land at King Island and return to Moorabbin Airport.


One word: Aliens.

7. Who is Benjamin Kyle?


Benjaman Kyle is the pseudonym adopted by a man who has dissociative amnesia. He was discovered unconscious on August 31, 2004, in Richmond Hill, Georgia and is believed to be about 64 years old. He had been unable to obtain employment without a Social Security number. He is the only American citizen officially listed as missing despite his whereabouts being known.


8. Is the Metro-2 real?


Metro-2 in Moscow, Russia, is the informal name for a purported secret underground metro system which parallels the public Moscow Metro. The system was supposedly built, or at least started, during the time of Joseph Stalin and was codenamed D-6 by the KGB. It is supposedly still operated by the Presidential General Directorate of Special Programmes (ru) and Ministry of Defence.


9. What is The Hum?


Turn your sound up! Can you hear it?

The Hum is a phenomenon, or collection of phenomena, involving a persistent and invasive low-frequency humming, rumbling, or droning noise not audible to all people. Hums have been widely reported by national media in the UK and the United States. The Hum is sometimes prefixed with the name of a locality where the problem has been particularly publicized: e.g., the “Bristol Hum”, the “Taos Hum”, or the “Bondi Hum”.


10. The mystery of the Hessdalen Lights.


Start at 5:40.

The Hessdalen Light is an unexplained light usually seen in the Hessdalen valley in the municipality of Holtålen in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway.


11. Was Russia behind the Moonlight Maze?

The name Moonlight Maze refers to an incident in which U.S. officials accidentally discovered a pattern of probing of computer systems at The Pentagon, NASA, United States Department of Energy, private universities, and research labs that had begun in March 1998 and had been going on for nearly two years. Sources report that the invaders were systematically marauding through tens of thousands of files – including maps of military installations, troop configurations and military hardware designs. The United States Department of Defense traced the trail back to a mainframe computer in the former Soviet Union but the sponsor of the attacks is unknown and Russia denies any involvement. As of 2003, Moonlight Maze was still being actively investigated by U.S. intelligence.


Makes you feel sort of safe, right?

12. The death of Gareth Williams


Gareth Williams (26 September 1978 – c. 16 August 2010) was an employee of GCHQ seconded to the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS or MI6) who was found dead in suspicious circumstances at a Security Service safe house flat in Pimlico, London, on 23 August 2010. The inquest found that his death was “unnatural and likely to have been criminally mediated”. The police investigation is continuing.


13. Disappearance of Richard Colvin Cox

Richard Colvin Cox (25 July 1928 – last seen 14 January 1950) was a second-year military cadet whose disappearance from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1950 is still unsolved. He is the only West Point cadet who ever disappeared without being found dead or alive.


Here’s an article written in 1988 about Cox’s disappearance. There’s some crazy theories about why he vanished into thin air.

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