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People Break Down The Greatest Unsolved Mysteries Of All-Time

People Break Down The Greatest Unsolved Mysteries Of All-Time
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Needless to say, when a crime or mystery is never solved can be both frustrating and devastating.

Those assigned to solve what happened to a missing person, murder, or theft will likely lie awake at night going over the case on and on in their heads.

While the families of the victims and missing persons will never get the closure or answers they were hoping for as to how and why it happened.

But for those of us on the outside, it's easy to be fascinated by an unsolved mystery, or cold case.

Particularly, if the mystery is a case of possible supernatural phenomena which was never explained.

Redditor Lelo-Of-Kah was curious to learn more about the various cases people are still trying to solve to this day, leading them to ask:

"What is the greatest unsolved mystery of all time?"

Asha Degree

"Disappearance of Asha Degree."

"In 2000, 9 year old girl that packed a bag in the middle of a storm and was last seen walking down a highway."

"A driver approached her to help and she ran into the woods and was never seen again."

"Nothing suggest why she would run away."

"Her book bag was found a year later."

"Most likely she was abducted while walking but why did she leave her house in the middle of a 'raging storm'?- palabear

Missy Bevers

"I love unsolved mysteries but one that always gets me is the murder of Missy Bevers."

"She was killed in the early morning at a church that she taught yoga at."

"Security footage from the church showed the murderer roaming the halls of the church all night but that’s not what’s weird."

"What’s weird is that the murderer was dressed head to toe in police riot gear."

"It is the weirdest and eeriest video footage and is just unsettling."

"There’s lots of theories but her murder has never been solved and I believe there hasn’t even been a real suspect in the case."- norminthedorm

The Springfield Three

"The disappearance of the Springfield Three is a top contender for me."

"Long story short, in the early morning hours of June 7, 1992, these three women, Sherrill Levitt (47), her daughter Suzanne 'Suzie' Streeter (19), and Suzie's friend Stacy McCall (18) all vanished from Sherrill and Suzie's home following a night of fun and partying as it was the girl's high school graduation."

"All their personal belongings, their cars, purses, and even the little dog was left behind."

"There were no signs of a struggle or foul play, however, the front porch light's glass globe was broken and not swept up, and there was a weird message of the answering machine that accidentally got deleted."

"Yet, no trace of the three women has ever been found and the case remains unsolved 30 years later."- Bjnboy

Zodiac Killer

"The identity of the Zodiac Killer hands down."

"It hasn't been solved despite what you read about Gary Post."- 1man2barrels

Zimbabwe Sightings

"The aerial school landings in Zimbabwe."

"60+ school children saw crafts landing and beings coming out of them."

"The kids interacted with the beings."

"They were put under evaluation by a Harvard psychiatrist."

"They all told virtually the same story and drew the same drawings."

"It was concluded that they were telling the truth."- Equivalent-Quail3995

Chicago TV Hijacker

"My favorite is the Chicago Tv hijacking."

"During a Dr. Who rerun in 1987 somebody dressed as Max Headroom hijacked the tv signal for a minute and a half during which got spanked by a woman and mocked coca-cola."

"FCC has been investigating for years and nobody has been charged."- KhaosKake

Disappearance At Ohio State

"One I’m always fascinated with is I believe in the mid 2000’s a student at Ohio state mysteriously disappeared and to this day they have no idea what happened to him."

"Basically he went out to a popular bar with friends, the security camera sees him walking into the bar and this is the only entrance/exit as the bar is in a larger building but it never sees him leave the bar at the end of the night."

"His name was Brian Shaffer."

"It’s an interesting story/mystery to take a look at."- TrainingRegistration

Escape From Alcatraz

"What the hell happened to the 3 escapees of the 'inescapable' Alcatraz."

"If they did survive or not but if they did that's one hell of a plan to escape undetected till to this day."- Leveolizan

The Yuba County Five

"The Yuba County Five."

"One of the detectives interviewed at some point said not a damn thing about this case makes any sense at all."

'Five guys with minor disabilities go to a basketball game."

"They have their own very anticipated game to play in the next morning: one of the guys even laid out his uniform for the next day."

"They leave the game they were spectators for, on the drive home, they stop to buy snacks--the wrappers were found in the car and the cashier remembered them."

"Then instead of going home, they drive miles and miles out of their way to a national state park, leave their perfectly functioning and fueled car to wander unprepared into the snowy wilderness."

"A witness claims to have seen a second vehicle and perhaps a woman?"

"A convenience store nearby claimed to have seen them the next day?"

"But three of them are found dead in the woods, believed to have died from exposure."

"A fourth one is found in a trailer in the woods that had sufficient food and heat sources to survive for quite awhile, having apparently starved to death and losing 200 pounds before succumbing to that and hypothermia."

"He had approximately 13 weeks of beard growth."

"The last man has never been found."

"So, firstly, why? "

"And then why starve to death in the woods for weeks?"

"If it was foul play, for what purpose?"

"Their car wasn't stolen."

"There was no money to be gained."

"Even if it was some weird cult thing, none of them were apparently harmed, they all just died in the woods from staying in the woods."- Kaysmira

Mr. Cruel

"Mr. Cruel."

"That case is so disgusting to me, and the most commonly used picture/police sketch is even scarier."- piledguts

The Canadian Forest TubeSock Serial Killer

"The Canadian Forest TubeSock Serial Killer is, by far, the most heinous, puzzling, and mind-boggling case of serial murder to ever occur in human history."

"The mystery is gripping."

"The mystery is terrifying."

"The mystery is...well...a mystery."

"The forest tubesock serial killer is just one of the many unsolved mysteries that haunt the forested Canadian landscape."

"For over 60 years, this ruthless madman has plagued the province of Ontario, indiscriminately murdering, raping, and mutilating countless victims."

"His total body count is still unknown, but local officials believe it to be well into the triple digits."

"No evidence can be found, no survivors can be found, and nobody knows who this killer is."

"Some speculate that he is a ghost, others say he's a demon, but nobody really knows for sure."

"All we know for sure is that he's out there."

"And he's watching."

"The Forest TubeSock Serial Killer (FTTSK) was first discovered by Canadian authorities in 1961."

"The horror was discovered when the body of a female tourist was found, brutally murdered, beneath a pile of logs."

"The woman had suffered 45 separate lacerations, as well as several puncture wounds, to various parts of her body."

"Investigators were baffled."

"The next victim was found 2 years later."

"The victim, also female, was brutally murdered, with a tube sock tied around her head."

"She was found 5 miles from where the first woman had been discovered."

"3 years later, in 1965, another victim was found."

"This time, the victim was male."

"He was found bludgeoned to death by a tube sock."

"6 years passed."

"In 1971, authorities found the body of another female victim."

"She was found with a tube sock tied around her head."

"5 years after that, in 1975, 3 more female victims were found."

"They were all found with tube socks tied around their heads."

"4 years later, in 1979, 2 more victims were found."

"They were male and female."

"Both were found with tube socks tied around their heads."

"2 years later, in 1981, 4 more victims were found."

"3 of them were female."

"They were all found with tube socks tied around their heads."

"9 years later, in 1989, another victim was found."

"He was found with a tube sock tied around his head."

"10 years later, in 1999, another victim was found, again with a tube sock tied around his head."

"So, to this day, the FTTSK has killed at least 15 people, possibly more."

"What makes the FTTSK extra terrifying is the fact that he has been active for 60 years."

"That's 60 years of absolute terror."

"The FTTSK is believed to be responsible for other murders, as well."- TheAlbeOne

The Ade Family Murders

"The Ade family murders."

"There isn't much coverage or information about it."

"The only reason I know about this is because I read about it in a Time magazine years ago."

"Somewhat (not really) similar to the Hinterkaifeck murders."

"It's just bothered me since I first read about it."

"It happened such a long time ago and is a tragic read."- Responsible-Laugh233

Karina Holmer

"The murder of Karina Holmer in 1996 in Boston has always haunted me."

"The fact that she was split in two and one half was never found is super sad and creepy."- Environmental_Tune96

The murder of Elizabeth Damron. She was killed in an armed robbery in Greenville NC in December 2000 at the AMF bowling alley just after close. I cannot for the life of me find what happened in regards to the case. There is only one existing news article left on the internet that I can find. This story has always haunted me as this happened just 2 minutes from my house.

Elizabeth Damron

The murder of Elizabeth Damron."

"She was killed in an armed robbery in Greenville NC in December 2000 at the AMF bowling alley just after close."

"I cannot for the life of me find what happened in regards to the case."

"There is only one existing news article left on the internet that I can find."

"This story has always haunted me as this happened just 2 minutes from my house."- Kwilburn525

The Dyatlov Pass.

"The Dyatlov Pass."

"I still get the chills everything I hear that story."

"And have no clue to this day what killed them all."- leenlo26

The Unexplained Pier Fire

"That one pier in the UK that burnt down so that they could build a new one."

"I’m pretty sure that they f*cking lit that shit on fire on purpose so that they can build a new pier."- Vo_Lair

A deep mystery everyone wants to get to the bottom of...

"How is it that a country could exist in which people think having Donald Trump as president is in any way a good idea."-blokert

Mysterious, tragic and gruesome.

The world may never know the truth.

People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

Close up face of a woman in bed, staring into the camera
Photo by Jen Theodore

Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


Happy Good Vibes GIF by Major League SoccerGiphy

"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



The Light Minnie GIF by (G)I-DLEGiphy

"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

Man's waist line
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Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.