You Won’t Believe These 20 Unsolved Mysteries

The Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript has repeatedly been called the most mysterious manuscript in the world and it’s not hard to see why. Dating back to Medieval times, it first came to public attention when it was bought in 1912. The script contains images of unknown plants and undecipherable words. Theories have ranged from alchemy, to the creation story, to ancient civilizations and, whilst researchers continue to study it, its meaning is still very much unknown.

The Beale Ciphers

Said to reveal the location of a hidden American treasure, the mystery of the meaning of the Beale Ciphers has puzzled researchers and discoverers for years. Made up of three ciphertexts, only one of the ciphers has been solved, revealing the county where the treasure is said to be buried. Treasure hunters continue to dig around the hills of Bedford County, Va. in the hopes of springing gold.

The Gilgo Beach Killer

The Gilgo Beach Killer has been stalking and murdering victims for over two decades and police in New York still have no clue as to the identity of the murderer. One of New York’s most prolific serial killers, the Gilgo Beach Killer works with an uncannily precise efficiency, leaving local law enforcement continually at a loss.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Last Day

Before his death in 1849, American horror writer Edgar Allan Poe disappeared completely. On October 3rd, Poe was found delirious on the streets of Baltimore, dressed in the clothes of another person and in serious distress. Poe died before he was able to coherently explain what had happened to him and ever since, people have been trying to piece together his final movements and understand what really happened.