If you grew up in the 1980s or ’90s, you already know that. Remember the terrifying voice of the narrator scaring the bejeezus out of you? The stories seemed like they were out of the movies, but they were real stories. As humans, we can’t help but want to know more. We like things solved and figured out.
The world is full of weird, unexplained mysteries. Some are creepy and others are downright disturbing. Even the advances in science and technology have not been able to fully explain every phenomenon. It really makes you afraid to sleep at night without a night light. It also makes you question whether there are really answers to everything.
Popular media has many preparing for a zombie apocalypse. After reading some of these stories, you won’t mind taking on a zombie.
Between unexplained paranormal occurrences and historical mysteries, you’ll really want to know the answers to all these questions. Even the stories themselves are shrouded in half-truths or myths. We may never know who Jack the Ripper was. Neither will know for certain who killed Kennedy and why.
Here’s 15 of the Strangest Unsolved Mysteries.
1. Roanoke Island
Colonial Times were rough, especially for the first settlers. Queen Elizabeth I of England wanted to colonize North America, so she authorized a charter. Roanoke Island was colonized by Sir Walter Raleigh. Settlers were brought over in waves. By 1587, there was a little over a hundred settlers. John White, the Roanoke Governor, left the colony to return to England in 1587 to gather supplies.
By the time he returned in 1590, the entire colony was deserted. On the side of one structure was etched, “Croatoan”. It was the name of a close by Native American settlement. White figured they moved there, but a search turned up nothing.
Researchers now believe that a drought occurred at the time, forcing the settlers to abandon their settlement. None of the settlers were ever found.