The greatest unsolved mysteries!
If you have ever watched the Lifetime television show, “Unsolved Mysteries” you might have wondered just how many things have occurred out in the world that are a complete mystery. The truth is that there are plenty of unsolved mysteries as the following ten websites will endeavor to show you. While some of the mysteries are repeated on more than one of the sites, you will still get plenty to ponder. Perhaps you even hold the clue to solving one! The sites and articles are listed in order of their Alexa traffic count rating.
1. IFL Science: http://www.iflscience.com/physics/top-10-unsolved-mysteries-science
Global Alexa Rating: 709
Scientists like to make us think they have all the answers, but as this site points out, even science cannot answer all the mysteries of this world. This article is a list of the top ten mysteries that scientists are still trying to figure out. Some might surprise you as you may have thought they already knew exactly what was going on.
2. Distractify: http://news.distractify.com/default-category/x-unsolved-mysteries-that-will-make-your-skin-crawl/
Global Alexa Rating: 1,436
This article on the Distractify website discusses ten baffling unsolved mysteries of which you have probably heard about only a couple of them. Probably one of the most distressing ones is the last one about the Third Eye Man. This one will make you shudder for sure, especially if you are a student at the University of South Carolina!
3. Thought Catalog: http://thoughtcatalog.com/michael-koh/2013/08/51-absolutely-terrifying-unsolved-mysteries-2/
Global Alexa Rating: 1,889
This list was compiled and written about by Michael Koh. There is also a link for yet another list if the 51 on here don’t get you frightened sufficiently enough. It is a pretty long list which is nice, but it does lack enough commentary on many of the items, although some have a link to more information. Warning: There is some bad language (the F word in particular) in some of the descriptions so if that would offend you, you might want to skip this one.
4. Listverse: http://listverse.com/2013/01/25/10-strange-unsolved-mysteries/
Global Alexa Rating: 3,619
This article on Listverse explores ten unsolved mysteries that might not get quite as much press as others. They are quite perplexing nonetheless. Nene Adams did a great job writing this article in January 2013 and you will enjoy reading it. Some of these occurrences date back to the 1920’s and still remain unsolved to this day.
5. Lifetime: http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/unsolved-mysteries
Global Alexa Rating: 12,481
This is the official website for the Unsolved Mysteries television show on Lifetime. The show began in January of 1987 and began one of the longest running programs in history. They were very successful when it came to locating wanted fugitives – in fact over half the cases were solved thanks to viewer tips. Sadly this site doesn’t go into those that are unsolved, but you can go to http://unsolved.com/ for more mysteries.
6. List 25: http://list25.com/25-greatest-unsolved-mysteries-ever/
Global Alexa Rating: 13,441
This article includes both a video and narrative discussing the 25 greatest unsolved mysteries ever. It is a bit confusing that the video list is not the same order nor the exact same items as the narrative, but that doesn’t detract from the chance to learn about a wide variety of mysteries. Perhaps at some point this will be edited, but for now you can enjoy it for what it is – a nice selection of unique unsolved mysteries.
7. Unexplained Mysteries: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/
Global Alexa Rating: 36,087
This is probably the most comprehensive sites of those that made this list as it includes trending news stories, an image gallery, videos and a forum. The forum is incredibly popular with over 121,000 members and over 5 million posts. You will enjoy the articles on everything from ancient mysteries to more modern mysteries.
8. Cool Interesting Stuff: http://coolinterestingstuff.com/
Global Alexa Rating: 182,215
This site endeavors to explore the world’s unexplained events, mysterious and secret underground places, real conspiracies and strange stories. Be sure to check out the Top 100 Mysteries section and the Top Mysteries – Trending section. The site also includes features such as aliens, conspiracies, space, weird world, time travel and paranormal activities.
9. Canadian Mysteries: http://canadianmysteries.ca/en/index.php
Global Alexa Rating: 1,489,296
Every country has its share of unsolved mysteries and Canada is no exception. A team of historians have been trying to solve some historical “cold cases” — old crimes in which the guilty ones walked, and even more insidious crimes where a whole village may have been complicit. There are other mysteries too, about unusual cases from the Viking age to the Klondike Gold Rush.
10. Unsolved Mysteries: http://www.unsolvedmysteries.com/
Global Alexa Rating: 3,335,693
This site is not affiliated with the television show. It is a hodgepodge of odd things that you might find rather entertaining. Along the left side of the page you will find the list of categories such as unsolved crimes, urban legends, UFOs, Ouija mysteries, dream interpretation, ancient beliefs and much more. Users can add stories that are news worthy, up for discussion or just interesting and it seems like just about anything goes.
These sites should have provided you with plenty of entertainment and a bit of contemplation about how some things can go unresolved for so long. While there will always be hoaxes, there are still plenty of things that just cannot be explained or solved. For most of us, the biggest mystery we encounter is how we always seem to lose a sock in the laundry, but for others there are far more serious questions left unanswered.