History's Most Overlooked Mysteries Tuan C. Nguyen | July 25, 2007 10:23am ET Credit: Photographed by Aurel Stein, circa 1910 Although many of life's great mysteries remain unsolved, there are some lesser known ones that also have stumped researchers for centuries. Weird Encyclopedia - a Quick & Dirty Guide to All Things Strange 10 of the world's biggest unsolved mysteries: Voynich Manuscript Voynich Manuscript Named after the Polish-American antiquarian bookseller Wilfrid M. Voynich, who acquired it in 1912, the Voynich Manuscript is a detailed 240-page book written in a language or script that is completely unknown. Theories abound about the origin and nature of the manuscript. One thing most theorists agree on is that the book is unlikely to be a hoax, given the amount of time, money and detail that would have been required to make it.
Was the Star of Bethlehem Actually Venus? | Christmas Star, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn | Life's Little Mysteries That glittering star topping your Christmas tree isn't there just to look pretty it represents the Star of Bethlehem, which glowed overhead when Jesus was born, according to the Bible. But some scientists believe the star was not a star at all, but three planets. There are many theories as to what the Star of Bethlehem really was. Some believe it never existed, while others argue it could have been a nova . Other historians and astronomers say that it may have been a meteor or a comet that was mistaken for an ultra-bright star. [Got a question? Of all the theories, "the most believable comes from the studies made by historians and astronomers," Dr. Actually, Venus has been mistaken for many things, including UFOs . Whatever astronomical events led to the Star of Bethlehem's formation, scientists, historians and astronomers will undoubtedly continue to try to solve the mystery of what made it appear if it did at all.
Earth's Mysterious Hum Explained Even planets can get a bad case of tinnitus, according to a new study that explains Earth's mysterious, never-ending hum. Scientists have long known that earthquakes can make the Earth sing like a bell for days or months. However, in the late 1990s, seismologists discovered the world also constantly vibrates at very low frequencies even when there are no quakes. This so-called microseismic activity is too faint for humans to feel. Now, researchers say ocean waves are the culprit behind these mysterious tremors. Many scientists had previously turned to ocean waves to explain our planet's unusual humming. But neither idea could account for the entire range of vibrations seen on earthquake sensors. "I think our result is an important step in the transformation of mysterious noise into an understood signal," lead study author Fabrice Ardhuin, an oceanographer at the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, told Live Science.
strangemag.com - Investigating Strange Phenomena The Mystery Casebook - Cryptids, Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, Chupacabra, Sea Monsters, Aliens, UFO News, Mysterious Places, Photos, Video 6 Famous Unsolved Mysteries (With Really Obvious Solutions) The world is a magical place, full of mysteries science may never understand. It's also full of bullshit that people just make up to draw attention to themselves. At the heart of pretty much every "paranormal" phenomenon you find some lonely, attention-seeking soul, or several of them, willing to put a spooky little twist on an otherwise boring story. But it usually doesn't take a whole lot of examination to find the truth. For instance... The Dyatlov Pass Incident On February 2nd, 1959 , during the cold winter on Kholat Syakhl ("Mountain of the Dead") in Russia, nine intrepid ski hikers decided to do what they do best, which is ski hike, whatever the hell that is. Image courtesy of Noah Scalin It probably didn't look like this, but can you imagine? But it was the discovery of the campgrounds that added the icing to the creepy-as-fuck cake. Oh yeah, and one of the bodies was missing a tongue. "So we're agreed then: We tear up their tents, take a lady's tongue, and never tell a soul 1. 2. 3.