Post by Graveyardbride on Dec 7, 2014 16:08:20 GMT -5
The Most Mystifying Unsolved Mysteries
The world is filled with mysteries and following are six of the most mystifying:
No. 6, The Wow! Signal. Extraterrestrial life is certainly one of the greatest mysteries of our time. Over the centuries, various signs of extraterrestrial life have been witnessed and one of these occurred in the summer of 1977, when Jerry Ehman, a volunteer at SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) received an international communication from an alien world and managed to record it for the first time. Ehman was doing the routinely scanning radio waves from deep space when he randomly came across a strange signal that had the hallmarks of what might have been a message from some intelligent alien. It lasted 72 seconds, was loud and appeared to come from the remote constellation of Sagittarius, 120 light-years away near a star called Tau Sagittarii. The signal was named “Wow!” because on the original printout of the signal, Ehman wrote this word.
No. 5, Phaistos Disc. The story of the Phaistos Disc (above) is one of the most famous riddles of archaeology. This disc was discovered by Luigi Pernier, an Italian archaeologist, in 1908 during an expedition to the Minoan site of Phaistos. The disc is made of fired clay and engraved with very particular symbols, which are thought to be some strange and unknown form of hieroglyphics. Despite numerous attempts by archaeologists, scientists and historians to crack the code, this disc’s origin remains a mystery. It is believed to be from some time in the second millennium BC and the hieroglyphs apparently resemble symbols of Linear A and Linear B, which are originally from ancient Crete. Unfortunately, the Linear A symbols haven’t been deciphered either.
No. 4, The Man from Taured. In July 1954, a man arrived at the Tokyo airport in Japan. His appearance was that of a conventional Caucasian and he appeared with a passport from a country called Taured. Everything seemed genuine, except for the fact the country Taured does not exist ... at least not on our planet. While being interrogated, the man said his country should be where the Principality of Andorra is located and was angry and confused by the fact it didn’t appear on the map. This man had money in different European currencies and his passport had been stamped at numerous airports, including Tokyo’s. Moreover, he claimed to work for a company and had documentation regarding this job position, but when contacted, the company had never heard of him. The man was placed in custody at a local hotel, where he was watched over by two guards. Later, when the authorities went to the hotel room to check on him, he had disappeared. The room had no balcony or other means of exit except through the door. He never seen again.
No. 3, The Crystal Skulls. A series of 13 Crystal Skulls were found in South America., the first during an expedition in 1881. These skulls have been in the possession of various governments, entities and private collectors since, but their origins are unknown. Some researchers and specialists contend the skulls were carved by the Mayans or the Aztecs. Others theorize the skulls originated on the lost island of Atlantis. And of course, some claim aliens created the skulls and brought them to earth. To this day, the origins of the Crystal Skulls have never been determined.
No. 2, The Patomskiy Crater. The Patomskiy Crater (above) was discovered during an a 1949 expedition to Siberia conducted by geologist Vadim Kolpakov, in which he traveled into almost uncharted territory. The local community of Yakut people warned him not to continue, declaring the site an evil place and claiming that even animals avoided it. “Fire Eagle Nest” was the name given to the area by local people, who claimed anyone getting too close would begin feeling unwell and that people had gone missing in the area. Kolpakov dismissed the warnings, continued his search and found a giant crater resembling the mount of a volcano. He estimated the crater was around 250 years old. Some surmise the crater was formed by a meteorite; others think it was a volcano; and many believe it is the trace of a UFO. A new expedition in 2005 was conducted to obtain additional information, but it couldn’t be finished because the leader of the expedition died of a heart attack just a few miles away from the site.
No. 1, Commandment Rock. This stone was discovered by archaeology professor Frank Hibbe in 1933 on the side of Hidden Mountain in New Mexico. The stone has a puzzling inscription, which some believe is a version of the Ten Commandments in a form of “Paleo-Hebrew.” The local community, apparently, had known about the existence of the stone for years. Specialists have said it outdates Columbus’ discovery of America. One theory is that people from Israel or Phoenicia might have discovered the continent centuries before. Yet, many skeptics maintain the stone is fake and a plot against the Catholic Church.
Source: Isabel Rollandi, Lists, November 18, 2014.