10. Nazca Lines
Nazca Lines are group of geoglyphs, large line drawings that appear from a distance to be etched into the Earth’s surface in the city of Nazca in Southern Peru. They are spread over 190 square miles. It looks like objects scratched on the ground which depicts creatures from both natural and human. Objects like monkeys, killer whale, bird resembling a condor and various plants, trees and flowers and geometrical shapes are all engraved into the surface. Some believe these to be for astronomical purposes but the real reason is still a mystery.
11. Malaysian Airlines Flight 370
MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The jet disappeared with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board. The search for Boeing 777 stretched from the Indian Ocean, west of Australia to Central Asia. MH370 last communicated with Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) 38 minutes after the aircraft took off from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The flight was over South China Sea during the time of contact. Then the aircraft disappeared from the ACARS radar but was visible in the military radar. The last contact the military radar had with the aircraft was over the Andaman Sea and received a signal from above the Indian Ocean. Initially, the search began from the South China Sea and moved to Andaman Sea and then to the Indian Ocean. Speculations of suicide and hijacking are buzzing around and even though a lot of effort was put into it, the mystery is not yet solved. It is considered one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all times.
12. Bog Bodies
Bog bodies are bodies that are naturally mummified in peat bogs. These bogs will be anaerobic(oxygen-free) environment, that prevents decaying. They are also heavy with tannins, which helps preserving bodies, including our soft tissues and the digestive part. There is no written record or evidence as to why these bodies were buried in bogs instead of being cremated. The bog bodies bear signs of violence, like cut throats, severed limbs, broken bones, ropes around the neck and also entrails pulled through the skin. Other marks show that they were killed or murdered for human sacrifices. There is also a theory that these bodies should be that of the important people in their locality. Several theories are still coming up and these bog bodies are resting peacefully in museums.
13. The Loch Ness monster
Loch Ness Monster or Nessie is a creature which is believed to inhabited in Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is said to be a mysterious beast with flippers. According to the biography of St. Columba from 565 AD, the monster bit a swimmer and was about to attack another man when Columba came and ordered the beast to “go back”. The beast obeyed and has never hurt anybody ever after. There was a couple who claimed to have seen Nessie and there have been various sightings over the years but Nessie has never hurt anybody. Nessie seems to be attracting a lot of attention, especially of the monster hunters and several searches were conducted to find the monster.
14. SS Ourang Medan
In June 1947, the Dutch ship was moving along the straits of Malacca, when the ship suddenly sent out a distress signal “All Officers, including the Captain are dead; lying in chartroom and bridge. Possibly the whole crew is dead”. This was followed by a series of indecipherable Morse codes sequences until, finally the last transmission was “I die”. The British and Dutch listening posts around Sumatra and Malaysia picked up the signal and asked the ships to help the Ourang Medan. The first to respond was the American merchant ship ’Silver Star’. Silver star crew members tried waving and shouting to the vessel but no responses came. The US ship sent people to look for any survivors but what they saw was like a scary nightmare. The entire Dutch crew was just a pile of corpses-eyes wide open in horror, mouths in eternal scream, arms stretched as if trying to stay stop. The Captain was found dead in the same manner as his men, he also had a twisted expression on his face. The radio operator still had his fingertips on the telegraph from his dying message and even the dog was found dead. Thick smoke started coming from the bottom of the ship and the ship exploded which swiftly made the ship sink, and took her secrets to the bottom of the ocean.
15. Black Eyed Kids
Black eyed kids are a strange phenomenon. Sightings of these are rare and far between and these kids travel as one, two or more. They are frightening and their stories always start with a doorbell. When the host opens the door, the kids make all kinds of excuses, like to use the washroom or they are thirsty. When the host notices their black eye the kids are send away. Once a man let them in without noticing their eye and when they were in the said “We are here to take you”, but the man ran away with his life.
16. Mystery of the Somerton Man
On 1 December 1948, an unidentified man was found dead in Somerton Beach. Six weeks later, the dead man’s suitcase was retrieved and found only 3 items – marked Kean, Keane, T. Keane. In the dead man’s trousers there was a small piece of paper which was the scrap of a printed paper ripped out from a book which contained the Persian word “Tamam Shud”(‘Its Ended or ‘The end’). They retrieved a book that was thrown out from the open window of his car, and the back page revealed 5 line codes appeared when they treated it with Iodine. The phone number of a local nurse, Jo Thomson, was found in the book. She lived near the local area were he lay dead. Many still try to solve the code.
17. Tunguska event
An enormous explosion that is estimated to have occurred on June 30, 1908, which flattened some 2000 square kilometres and charring more than 1000 square kilometres of pine forest near the Podekamennaya Tunguska River in Central Siberia, Russia. The energy of the explosion is estimated to have been equivalent to the explosive force as much as 15 mega mites of TNT, which is 1000 times more powerful than the atomic bombs, but the most interesting thing is that there were no casualties. It is believed that the object must have disintegrated and must have exploded before it hit the surface. It is a mystery that the astronauts and stargazers are trying to solve.