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Bizarre historical events that are still a mystery


By OlaoluwaPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
Bizarre historical events that are still a mystery
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In today's digital age, the quest for answers to every inquiry is fervent. However, history has a way of preserving extraordinary incidents and enigmas that have defied explanation for many years. Some of these perplexities include the vanishing of islands, never-ending thunderstorms, and what could be a message from aliens.

Here, we present a compilation of history's most astounding mysteries that are still unsolved to this day. Delve into these strange stories by clicking on the gallery.

The Comfortable hole; Koko, a gorilla, amazed the world with her sign language skills. Using sign language, she effectively communicated with humans and shared insightful statements throughout her life. Animal psychologist Penny Patterson revealed that Koko had a unique perspective on the afterlife. When asked "where do animals go when they die?", Koko responded with the phrase "a comfortable hole," leaving many puzzled and igniting philosophical discussions.

The preserved princess; Xin Zhui was a Chinese royal who passed away in 163 BCE. The provided image depicts a recreation of her likeness. When they unearthed her tomb, researchers made a surprising discovery: a remarkably well-preserved body that had endured for over two millennia. Astonishingly, she retained her hair, eyelashes, flowing blood, and even melon seeds in her stomach. The scientific community was utterly perplexed by this unprecedented level of preservation.

Overnight prodigy; In 2006, Derek Amato astounded the world by acquiring remarkable musical abilities practically overnight. At the age of 39, Amato endured a grave head injury after diving into a shallow swimming pool. Amato's musical talent emerged spontaneously as he began composing piano music. He has now developed into a prodigious musician, leaving scientists puzzled about the perplexing transformation's underlying causes.

Endless thunderstorm; Scientists have also been perplexed by Hector, a thundercloud that forms on a near-daily basis over Australia's Tiwi Islands. The cloud, nicknamed Hector the Convector, has gained fame as a "consistent thunderstorm," and scientists continue to ponder its origins.

Unintelligible communication; Approximately five centuries ago, an unidentified writer composed a text in an unfamiliar language. The manuscript, written by hand and commonly referred to as the Voynich manuscript, was named after its discoverer, Wilfrid Voynich. Voynich acquired the text in 1912 as a book dealer. Speculation suggests its origin as Northern Italy, and codebreakers have diligently strived to decipher its meaning, yet no substantial breakthroughs have surfaced thus far.

The dancing plagues; Historians and sociologists have long been perplexed by accounts of "dancing mania" during the 14th to 17th centuries. In Strasbourg, a peculiar "dance epidemic" transpired in 1518, wherein approximately 400 individuals suddenly began dancing uncontrollably, seemingly losing all self-control, and were unable to stop. There were serious consequences, including heart attacks, various health issues, and even fatalities. Speculations suggest that the phenomenon might be due to a "mass psychogenic illness," but the exact cause of this unusual event remains unknown.

The Wow! signal; Historians have been puzzled by accounts of alien sightings for years. However, in the late 1970s, a rather convincing piece of evidence emerged. The Big Ear Radio telescope at Ohio State University captured a 72-second signal. Dubbed the "Wow!" signal, it has never been replicated, and plausible explanations for this event remain scarce. Nevertheless, it persists as the most significant hint suggesting the existence of extraterrestrial life.

Cleopatra's grave; Similar to Mozart and Genghis Khan, the whereabouts of Cleopatra's tomb remain a mystery. It is widely believed that she was laid to rest alongside her lover Antony, yet the precise location remains undetermined. Archaeologists reported a breakthrough in their search in 2022 when they discovered a temple at the ancient ruined city of Taposiris Magna in Egypt, but the whereabouts of the elusive burial site still remain unknown.

The million dollar can; In 2013, a couple made a surprising find in Gold Country, California: a substantial can containing more than 1,400 gold coins. Interestingly, these coins seemed to date back to the Gold Rush era. The identity of the original owners remains a mystery. The coins, primarily US$20 coins, totaled US$27,980 but have now escalated in worth to US$10 million. The U.S. Mint confirmed no association to a coin producer and the couple chose to retain possession.

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  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    Wow! Very historical and great!

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