Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Mysteries The World Has Never Solved till 2017. Unsolved mysteries have always fascinated people. There’s something about a mystery that captivates an entire nation, or even the world, that brings out both the best and the worst in people. Sometimes those cases are murders, serial killing, airplane crashes, missing persons cases, and various other mysteries. While modern forensic science makes it harder for mysteries (particularly murder mysteries) to remain unsolved, many cases from history happened before a time when that was available. Even in this day and age, there are still things that remain a mystery in spite of all the technology and forensic science that we have at our fingertips. In the following list of ten mysteries that remain unsolved, we will examine what makes them irresistible to the public.
List of Top 10 Mysteries The World Has Never Solved till 2017
10. Jon Benet Ramsey
On the morning of December 26, 1996, the nation was set on edge when Patsy Ramsey called the 911 in Boulder, Colorado. She reported that she’d found a ransom note and that her six year-old beauty pageant queen daughter, Jon Benet, had been kidnapped. After police came and left only one officer in the house, John Ramsey discovered his daughter’s body in the basement. She’d been sexually assaulted and strangled with a garrote. Things only got stranger from there. The police suspected the Ramsey’s, even questioning then nine year-old Burke Ramsey, Jon Benet’s brother. No one was held for the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey until 2006 when John Mark Karr came forward and confessed to killing the little girl. DNA evidence revealed that his DNA did not match the DNA on Jon Benet’s underwear and the Boulder police ruled him out. To this day there is speculation about who killed Jon Benet Ramsey with three specials having recently run on television.
9. The Bermuda Triangle
This is an area of ocean that is between Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and Miami, Florida. The mythological status of the Bermuda Triangle is the stuff of legends. Many planes and boats have gone missing when traveling through this portion of the ocean. When traveling to America, Christopher Columbus even mentioned in his writings that there seemed to be a great meteor raining from the sky in this portion of the ocean. He went on to say that days later he could see great light coming from the area. He even had strange readings on his compass. Some of this can be explained. The compass for example: it is one of the few places where true north and magnetic north line up; however, the other things seem quite mysterious. To this day, there are many boats and planes that have crashed in the area without any explanation. People have also become very disoriented while navigating the area.
8. Elisa Lam
The case of Elisa Lam is extremely strange. Lam was a 21 year-old Canadian tourist visiting California. While in Los Angeles, she checked into the Hotel Cecil, a well-known hotel in the area. She went missing. 18 days later, a hotel guest reported strange looking and smelling water coming from their tap. Elisa was discovered dead in one of the hotel water tanks. What’s truly chilling about the case, other than the fact that it has not been solved, is the fact that there is video footage of Lam behaving quite strangely before her death. She’s seen getting on an elevator, swaying, talking to someone who isn’t there, checking the hallway to see if anyone is coming, and overall behaving in an erratic manner. The video can be viewed on YouTube.
7. Little Lord Fauntleroy
In Waukesha, Minnesota in 1921, the small town was in shock when the body of a little boy was discovered at the O’Laughlin Quarry. The little boy was dressed very well, wearing what was very fashionable and expensive for the time. He was named Little Lord Fauntleroy after the title character in Francis Hodgson Burnett’s novel of the same name. Even though a $1,000 reward was offered, no one came forward with any information about the boy’s murder. It remains a mystery to this day.
6. The AxeMan of New Orleans
On March 19, 1919 in New Orleans, jazz was pouring out of every establishment and home in the area. The reason wasn’t for a holiday, but instead to keep people alive. Within one year, twelve people had been murdered by the Axeman in New Orleans. On the night of March 19, the Axeman had offered the people of New Orleans a proposition, as he called it. He said that at 12:15am on that night, anyone who was in a residence that was playing jazz would be passed over mercifully. Needless to say, it was probably the biggest recorded amount of jazz music being played in New Orleans in recorded history.This is one of Top 10 Mysteries The World Has Never Solved till 2017.
MH370 was a Malaysian Airlines flight that went missing with virtually no explanation. It departed from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing. Everything was fine and the plane was detected on military radar about two hours into the flight; however, the plane never landed. After that time, there was no radio contact with the plane. The pilot never reported any distress. It’s thought that the pilot may have been trying to turn around and return to Kuala Lumpur due to distress, but if so, why didn’t he report it? The black box never pinged back a location of the flight after its disappearance. This had led to many conspiracy theories surrounding the crash. One of the most chilling elements of the case is that family members were still able to call their loved ones and the phones actually rang but with no answer.
4. The Sodder Children
On Christmas Eve, 1945, in Fayetteville, West Virginia, a home went up in smoke. The Sodders, a family with ten children, tried to escape the house. The mother and father, George and Jennie Sodder, escaped with several of the children; however, five of the children remained inside as the home burned. George Sodder tried to drive one of his coal trucks up to the house to get to the second story, but both of his trucks wouldn’t start. The fire department arrived at 8am, but the house had been reduced to ash. The Sodders thought their children must have perished in the fire, but upon further inspection, there was no evidence of bodies having burned in the fire. Some suggested the flames grew hot enough to fully cremate them. The Sodders still weren’t sure that their children were dead. A search went on for decades, trying to find the missing Sodders, but none were ever found.
3. Lizzie Borden
Everyone knows the old rhyme: “Lizzie Borden took an axe…” but do we really know what happened in that house? On August 4, 1892 the bodies of Andrew and Abby Borden were discovered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home. The murder weapon had been an axe. Lizzie, their daughter, was put on trial for the murders, but no one could imagine that a woman could have committed such a heinous crime. She was acquitted. There are many theories about what could have happened that day. Some say that it was the maid and others say that it could have been an intruder, an old business connection of Andrew’s. Still, it could have been Lizzie all along.
Starting in 1968 and lasting until 1969 (and possibly even later) there were at least five murders that were committed by the infamous Zodiac killer. He got his name from the cryptic coded letters that he would send to the police. He taunted them with his letters and the San Francisco Bay area lived in terror throughout those years. Even though there were several leads in the case, no one was ever charged with the murders and it remains a mystery as to who the Zodiac really was.
1. Jack the Ripper
Quite possibly the most famous serial killer of them all, Jack the Ripper started his reign of terror in the fog-shrouded alleyways of London in 1888. Jack the Ripper killed prostitutes in the Whitechapel area of London, seeming to target them specifically. He mutilated the bodies of the women that he killed, indicating some sort of knowledge of human anatomy, which leads experts to believe that perhaps he was involved in the medical field. There are various theories about who could have been Jack the Ripper that have been explored both in books and in film, though no one has been able to say conclusively who he really was.
All of these mysteries stimulate our imaginations. They have since the time of Jack the Ripper and continue to do so with the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines MH370. We may never know the true identities of some of these killers or what happened in any of these cases, but that doesn’t stop people from offering up new and thrilling theories.