Whether or not you’re a loyal Sherlock Holmes fan, you can’t deny that curiosity gets the best of you more often than not. Mysteries are exciting – why do you think escape rooms have grown so popular over the years?
But, did you know that there are a bunch of mysteries that even experts have been unable to crack to date? You might have heard of many of these such as the Bermuda Triangle, the murder of JFK, Jack the Ripper, etc.
If unsolved mysteries excite your inner detective, stick around. Today, we’re breaking down some of the most confounding mysteries known to man.
1. The Malaysian Airlines Flight
Ever since 2014, it’s been difficult for most travelers to put the thought of MH370 out of their minds. En-route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 plane vanished midair without a trace. 8 March 2014 marked the date of the incident. Without any engine malfunction, turbulence, or other issues, the aircraft went missing while crossing the Indian Ocean.
2. The Dark Matter
You might have heard of dark matter in science class but, do you know what it actually is? Not only does its name sound sinister, but the lack of explanation surrounding its nature would also render your xenophobic.
In the early 20th century, Jacobus Kapteyn, a Dutch astronomer first hypothesized the existence of the substance. Since then, even though many leading scientists have confirmed his theory, no one has ever seen dark matter before.
3. Jack the Ripper
Any list of mysteries is incomplete without the mention of Jack the Ripper. With his real name still unknown, this alias belongs to a serial killer known for terrorizing the impoverished parts of 19th century London.
Though many likely suspects were lined up in the following years, authorities weren’t able to catch the notorious killer. You might have heard of many murderers, but with an MO that is comprised of “ripping” victims, Jack the Ripper will always hold a leading spot for the worst serial killers in the world.
It’s unlikely that you’ll have an explanation for these puzzling mysteries but, that doesn’t mean you can’t have your fun with something simpler. If you haven’t yet, give an escape room a try. But, if that’s not your cup of tea, you could always lay back and throw yourself into the latest true crime documentary on your favorite streaming platform.