Life is full of mystery and intrigue. There are so many unknowns that just nag out our psyche. As an avid murder mystery watcher I understand the feeling of frustration when you get so invested in a story only find the end of the mystery is a "who knows?" Talk about being haunted. We all want to know who the killer is or where the body is? The thought of going to the grave without answers is maddening.Redditor u/islandniles wanted everyone to discuss what unsolved parts of the past drive them to distraction to figure out by asking.... [Serious] If you could learn the honest truth behind any rumor or mystery from the course of human history, what secret would you like to unravel?
Who is out There?
Extra Terrestrial Intelligence. Do they exist? Have they ever been here? How close is the nearest planet with intelligent life? Is faster than light travel possible through the distortion of space or some other means?
No idea why, but i'm just so interested in finding Genghis Khan's grave. The brutal extent they went through to keep it secret, is truly messed up.
I heard an interesting conspiracy theory once. Perhaps Genghis Khan actually had a simple cremation and the legend of his grand burial was used to keep his empire 'hungry' for conquest and glory.
Find the Treasure.
Where is all of the missing art the Nazis looted during WWII? More than likely, what are the hundreds of locations of the art?
This is going to sound like a conspiracy theory; Swiss bank vaults used as collateral by the Nazis. When the Third Reich was defeated and collapsed, the Swiss would have GROSSLY violated their quote-unquote "neutrality" if they revealed they had the stuff. They couldn't sell it openly, and there weren't exactly factions friendly to the idea of paying for Europe's stolen masterpieces.
My argument for the Swiss having them is based in their admittance tat they dealt in gold and what would today be considered war-profiteering. It is likely, therefore, that the Art was indeed destroyed to absolve those who possessed them of guilt and/or responsibility.
The details of the Bronze Age collapse.
We only know very generally what happened (read 1177 by Eric Cline for details) , but precious little specifics, esp who did what and why. Droughts, famines, revolts, piracy, population movement, trade collapse etc are all involved. Mycenae, Minoans, Troy, Hittites, Ugarites etc Every city from Greece to the levant was burned down and every civ collapsed. Egypt, Assyria and Babylonia didn't collapse but were severely weakened for centuries.
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Who committed the Black Dahlia murder.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hodel#:~:text=George%20Hill%20Hodel%20Jr.&text=third%20legal%20wife-,George%20Hill%20Hodel%20Jr.,to%20consider%20Hodel%20a%20suspect. His son did some research into the case and believes it was his father... I can't remember what I watched... I'll post it if I can find it.
Where cleopatras tomb is located.
And Alexander the Great's.
I read a pretty interesting theory about this. His tomb was supposedly in Alexandria, and during a Christian uprising his body was hidden and "lost" around the same time that the body of St Mark appears. And the church of St Mark in Alexandria was built on the site where Alexander's tomb was. Fast forward to when Egypt was under Muslim rule, and some merchants from Venice decided to steal the body of St Mark and take it to Venice, where the body is now kept in St Marks basilica. Further evidence stated that St Marks body was burnt when he died so there wouldn't be a body of St Mark to steal! It would be really easy to determine if it is Alexander with a DNA test (like they did with his father when they found his tomb) but that would mean desecrating the tomb of St Mark so the church won't allow it.
This is where I read it from, quite an old story now but interesting nonetheless! www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/does-the-tomb-of-st-mark-in-venice-really-contain-the-bones-of-alexander-the-great-732020.html%3famp
What happened to Shelly Miscavige. She just went missing, while the church of Scientology claims that she's working there, I don't believe it, same people that believe in Xenu and damn soul catchers.
All Over Europe.
Who the Isdal woman really was, what she was doing, how she ended up dead in such a remote valley, in Bergen, Norway. No one has been able to identify her in 50 years.
Edit: What's especially strange about this case is that she had about 8 different aliases which she used all over Europe, and then was found burned alive in the middle of a Norwegian valley. All eye witness reports from people who crossed paths with her state that she stood out, and always seemed to be on high alert.
Who was behind Cicada 3301 and what the actual purpose of it was, it just disappeared into thin air.
A new Cicada puzzle has been around for a while, but it proving extremely difficult to crack. It involves a book of runes. Some pages have been solved using old Norse runes, but no one's got any farther.
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The Mary Celeste, I believe that's the name, it was a U.S. merchant ship that was found completely abandoned floating in the ocean in the 1800s. I would also like to find out what happened to another ghost ship that was found with everyone frozen.
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