41 Of The Creepiest Unsolved Mysteries Of All Time
A little birdy recently told me that y'all like creepy stuff, and hey, guess what? I do, too! Because let's face it: You weren't planning on sleeping tonight anyway. I don't know what it is about creepy stories and tales that I find so appealing. Studies have shown that we have a psychological need for fearso I suspect it has something to do with that; at the same time, though, I often wonder why some people love to be scared and others don't.
I'm too chickenshit to engage in any thrilling activities that might result in accidental bodily harm — skydiving, race car driving, and so on — so I get my fix through stories. It doesn't matter if they're real or fiction, or whether I read them, watch them, visit themor walk through them ; if they can get my blood pumping, then count me in. AskReddit threads asking the community for storis about strangest and most mysterious things that ever happened to them pop up fairly frequently, and each and every time they do, I get sucked right in.
We looked at one or two around Halloween — but who says the scary stories have to stop once October ends?
Here are my 14 favorites from the current thread; head on over to AskReddit for more. Happy haunting! But, like, for real. Also, does anyone else think there's a killer short film waiting to be made out of this one?
I would watch that. And then I would sleep with the light on for a few nights. Animals — especially dogs — are often said to be much more sensitive to anything potentially otherworldly than humans are. It may just be the fact that their senses are much more attuned than ours in general, allowing them to sniff out things with completely earthly origins with greater ease… but if my dog told me to GTFO, I'd listen.
This is just part of a much longer story, so here's the permalink ; head on over there to read it. Of course, these strange occurrences weren't necessarily the work of something supernatural… but I'm not sure the most plausible explanation is any more comforting. Would you want to find out that there was someone else living in your home without your knowledge? I get sleep paralysis occasionally, too. It's not fun — but at least I've never had any weird hallucinations or half-dreams happen at the same time.
It's one thing to feel like you're paralyzed and unable to breathe, but know that you're having a sleep paralysis episode; at least then you can sort of wrench yourself awake. It's something completely different to feel like you're paralyzed and unable to breathe because there's a ghostly old lady sitting on your chest and smiling at you.
Good gravy. I don't even want to know. No possible explanation for this one is good—not even the one where idontevensmoke did it themselves. Does the idea of not being in control of what your own body is doing freak anybody else out?
Because yikes. I am equal parts terrified and fascinated by this one. What kind of conversation do you think you might have with your own doppelganger? This one is another excerpt, so click here to read the rest. All I can say is:. Here's the permalink so you can find out for yourself. You know the drill: Click through to read the whole thing. Suffice to say that I will not be going camping anytime soon.
Now go read more crazy creepy stories over at AskReddit.The coolest part?
All stories are original — it's part of the rules. Recommended story: The man in the road. True to its name, it's likely you won't be getting any sleep after reading some of these. These stories are legitimately terrifying, mostly because they can actually happen Recommended story : Creepy guy at my dead neighbor's house.
It features alleged actual encounters with ghosts, demons, and all things paranormal. Recommended story : The Old Man. From random spooky encounters to people convinced a demon is following them, this is the subreddit to go to if you're in the mood for a range of spooks. Recommended story : Was this sleep paralysis? Recommended picture : My husband just sent me this Recommended picture : One of my College's Halls at night.
So sit back, listen, and get spooked. Recommended story : The Shores of Pluto. From short films to short stories, this is the stuff nightmares are made of.
Recommended story : The scariest thing that happened to me. Look at your own risk. Recommended GIF : The monster in the dark caught on tape. As defined on the subreddit's homepage, an urban myth "is something that has 'evidence', yet has never been unproven. Recommended story: The Devil's Hour. The saying "never talk to strangers" has never been more true. Recommended story: Christmas Eve home invasion.
By committing a cultural taboo, usually killing a member of their own family, a witch can become a skin-walker. This ability allows them to be able to transform themselves into animals, mimic voices, and place curses on towns and people. Recommended story: Real Navajo Skinwalker Story. Posted on January 22,GMT. BuzzFeed Contributor. Disney, Via reddit. Fox, Via reddit. Paramount Pictures, Via reddit. ABC, Via reddit. Nickelodeon, Via reddit.
Comedy Central, Via reddit. New Line Cinema, Via reddit. Warner Bros. Dimension Films, Via reddit. HBO, Via reddit.A farmer in Germany back in the s had noticed mysterious footprints in the snow around his house. There was also strange stuff happening around the farm. Footsteps in the attic, a newspaper that no one in the family had bought, and eventually the house keys disappeared.
What makes it stranger is that the housekeeper had left a few months prior, swearing up and down that the farm was haunted. The family suddenly went unseen for a couple of days. Their neighbors went to check on them, only to find the entire family as well as their newly hired housekeeper had been murdered.
The maid and their youngest son were killed in their beds. The worst part is that the youngest daughter lived for a few hours after the attack. She spent the last few hours of her life lying next to her dead family in the hay of the barn, and had torn chunks of her own hair out in that time.
Despite the best efforts of the police, they never found out who murdered the family. Whoever it was stayed in the house after the murders. The neighbors saw smoke coming from the chimney, and some of the food had been eaten. Still, something years after the murders, no one really knows who did it. Parents help get 5 out of their 10 kids out of the house. Dad tries to reach the other children upstairs with a ladder that was outside, ladder is missing.
Dad tries to pull his two big trucks up to the window to climb the trucks and get kids out, both trucks will not start up. Dad tries to get water from rain barrel — rain barrel is frozen solid. He tries to call the fire department, and there is no response. He tells a neighbor to call, also no response. Fire department investigates the house and finds no bones for the 5 kids, say that the bones were burnt to ashes.
They say it was a wiring problem, but light bulbs were still working. People think that it was a cover up by law enforcement. They later found his car abandoned and laptop in the Susquehanna river.
And to just make things more confusing he had his personal or work laptop?Creepiest Unsolved Mysteries from Reddit (r/AskReddit - Reddit Scary Stories)
I read conflicting things with him and that was found without its hard drive later obtained and completely destroyed in the Susquehanna River.People come to Reddit for all sorts of reasons.
And I have no regrets about any of it.
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But me? So here — have a look. Just… maybe try to get your reading done before the sun goes down. Otherwise, you, uh… might have some problems. For me, NoSleep is the OG creepy subreddit, even though plenty of other creepy subreddits predate it in terms of when they first hit the internet.
I often did this alone in the house at night, which in retrospect was probably a poor decision, but whatever. I appear to have suffered no long-term negative effects from it so far. NoSleep has spawned a number of spinoffs, including a sub devoted to workshopping stories before they get posted on NoSleep proper and a podcast — but I always keep coming back to the original.
Dig the idea of NoSleep, but interested in stories that are more involved and perhaps a little more polished? Library of Shadows should fit the bill nicely. I may not have quite the same emotional connection to Library of Shadows as I do to NoSleep, but there really is some spectacular writing on it. Like your creepiness to be true, rather than fictional? Unresolved Mysteries might be the place for you. What is Three Kings? The thing is, most of us probably have things lurking in there that we might not really want to let out.
It also has an excellent index of creepy games. Nice people. Not creepy people. This is because everything on it actually happened. Why is that so scary to me? And it's horrifying. Old School Creepy, though? You guys. Really, really weird. Ladies and gentlemen, meet my new favorite obsession. This one is for anyone who has ever fallen down the rabbit hole of weird Wikipedia articles, because honestly, none of us really know how we start out on a page about the color blue and end up on one about books bound in human skin.
This article was originally published on Aug.There is a lot of speculation that she may be dead or held captive at one of their compounds. A mother goes get her 4 years-old boy at the childminder, once at home lets him play in the front yard while she does some laundry.
The boy is found dead hands and feet tied at the bottom of the river nearby. The case was reopened last year because of additional information, then the man who was the judge at the time committed suicide. The scene found by the people that went to check why there was no response was quite standard yet slightly off.
The lightkeepers were nowhere. The entries the last few days there were written were weird:. What is strange about the last thing is that William McArthur was a seasoned mariner, and was known on the Scottish mainland as a tough guy.
Entries the day later stated that the storm was still raging even worse that before, and that the lighthouse keepers had been praying for it to stop. Btw the lighthouse that was feet above sea level, and not only they should have been perfectly safe but they should have known that. They were very experienced. The thing is that no storms were reported in the whole area in any of the days close to the entries.
The weather was calm. The final log entry was made the day after. A man predicts the police will kill him and posts proof of surveillance vans outside his home. And there was no media attention. Basically, in Susan Powell went missing. Family starts trying to contact them to no avail. Finally a sister gets ahold of the husband, Josh. He said he went on a spontaneous camping trip with the kids. On a school night. In November. A fan drying a wet spot in his house.
Some blood found in his house. He and his family tried to say Susan was having an affair, she ran away with her suitor.
The kids say they had seen mommy in a trunk. Susans friends say she had become afraid. I know what you are thinking; Josh killer her. Or his dad did. It seems clear cut. But because of some flubs in the initial investigation, despite all the suspicions, no one could get any real evidence. And more importantly; no one ever found Susan. Or her body. The case stagnated. Inafter Josh had moved back to Washington, he exploded his house during a supervised visit with his sons.
Investigation of the remains showed that Josh had locked himself in the house with the boys, hacked them up with an axe, before they all expired from smoke inhalation. And still we are no closer to finding her body. This case haunts me because all signs point to Susan, a victim of abuse, murdered by her husband who would later go on to kill their children and himself.It was just the two of us in the whole house.
The next night I decided to go through and delete my recordings and saw this particular record. In it, you can here some clicks that start to get louder over the course of the recording. I am pretty creeped out by this. I have no idea what the clicks could be.
Here is the audio of the recording. The woman has since moved to a new house, but one Redditer who followed up with the story said:. She was happy to say that things were going well in their new home, and her son was doing well.
They suspect it may be of Russian origin. It turns out the circle of abuse is much bigger and influential than one can imagine.
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This is a very long and well documented read about how the investigation into child abuse is being hampered by government, police, upper class figures, etc. It takes a strong stomach to digest the witness accounts highly nsfw and a strong stomach to digest the injustice.
From Wikipedia:. He was taken by his abductors to a ranch where he was murdered in a human sacrifice ritual. Kilroy was killed with a machete blow and then had his brain removed and boiled in a pot. His killers then inserted a wire through his backbone, chopped off his legs, and buried him at the ranch along with 14 other people who had been killed there before him. From Reddit:. Serrin lived on her own, but depended on her family for help due to her mental challenges.
Art Serrin went to find his daughter in her bedroom, and saw a man having sex with her. According to a 10News report, Serrin told the man to get dressed and then he and his wife, Lois, went to wait for what they expected to be an embarrassed couple to join them in the kitchen. After several minutes, Serrin returned to the bedroom and found his daughter murdered, having been beaten and strangled to death.
The man had escaped, possibly through a back door. At PM on September 12,year old Dale Kerstetter showed up to work the overnight shift as security guard at the Corning Glassworks plant in Bradford, Pennsylvania. His daypack and a full carton of cigarettes were inside the truck, along with the holster for a.Mysteries stir our curiosity, mesmerizing us until they can be solved. Though supernatural causes or conspiracy theories are more fun to think about, mysteries often end up with surprisingly banal explanations.
However, there are cases which remain unsolved, perhaps forever, and they are often the most intriguing. On January 19,her husband William went to the local chess club for a regular game. The next day, William did just that, leaving his wife at home. He ultimately discovered it was a phony address, having spent nearly an hour wandering up and down the road. Even though most of the evidence against him was circumstantial, William was convicted and sentenced to death.
However, the Court decided this case warranted it, and William was set free. To this day, no other person has been charged with the crime, and it remains unsolved. He is said to be found on Ben MacDhui, the largest peak in the Cairngorm Mountains, and it first became more than a local legend inwhen Professor Norman Collie allegedly saw it.
For every few steps I took I heard a crunch and then another crunch as if someone was walking after me but taking footsteps three or four times the length of my own. Various other accounts have come from a number of people since then, including Peter Densham, a member of the airplane rescue team for Ben MacDhui.
Naturalist and mountaineer Alexander Tewnion also claimed to have seen the Grey Man, firing three shots from his pistol at a figure which charged at him through the mist. Sightings of this particular phenomenon go back as far as and occur in the Hessdalen Valley, which is in the middle of Norway.
However, in the early s, the lights became much more frequent, with a peak of nearly 20 separate reports each week. Since then, the sightings have decreased in frequency, with observations numbering 10—20 per year.
Normally, the lights are either bright white or yellow and hover above the ground. Various scientific studies have been commissioned to find out the source behind the lights, but no conclusive explanation has been found. There are cameras stationed around the valley, set up to take pictures of any bright light.
In the latter half of the 19th century, in a little town called Amherst in Nova Scotia, a woman named Esther Cox was beset by what she claimed were poltergeists. Esther lived in a house with her sister and her family. After Esther had been nearly killed by a male friend of hers, who may have suffered a psychotic break, her house began to be haunted. After the poltergeists threatened to burn down the houseEsther moved in with another family, whose house became haunted as well.
Part-time actor Walter Hubbell moved in with Esther, as he was also an occasional paranormal investigator. He investigated the house for a number of weeks, eventually writing a popular book about his experiences, in which he claimed to have seen floating objects as well as attacks on Esther by unseen forces.
Benjamin Bathurst was a 19th-century diplomat for Britain, relatively young and extremely proficient in his job, a man with seemingly limitless potential. Inafter conducting a diplomatic mission to Austria, he headed home, forced to take a more perilous route to avoid the French.
Armed to the teeth, including two pistols he always kept on his person, Bathurst decided to travel through Germany, under the assumed name of Koch. On November 25, Bathurst and his German aide, Herr Krause, stopped at the small town of Perleberg, resting a while before continuing their journey. When the time had come to leave the inn at which they had stopped, Bathurst walked out the door, with Krause allegedly following afterward, only seconds behind.