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Unsolved mysteries remain a fascination not only to those directly involved in the case, but to many other people across generations.

The lack of closure in many peculiar cases can become an obsession and the subject of discussion among many theorists.

Who killed JonBenét Ramsey in 1996? Who is the identity of the Zodiac Killer – who murdered five known victims between between December 1968 and October 1969?

Those and many other cases remain under investigation that still hold the general public's attention.

Curious to hear about other unexplained incidences from strangers on the internet, Redditor the-70s-kid asked:

"People of Reddit, what's a mystery that still hasn't been solved?"

Where Did Brandon Lawson Go?

"The Brandon Lawson case, guy runs out of gas on a highway, calls his brother to help him get gas, then makes a 911 call telling them to send the police (recordings available on youtube), then disappears. When his brother and the police arrived his truck was still sitting there."


Vanished Children

"The disappearances/possible deaths of the Sodder Family children. Christmas Eve in the 1940s, a family's house burns down. Five of the children don't get out of the house but their bones/remains are never recovered despite forensic investigators going over the place with a fine-toothed comb."

"Mysterious incidents happened prior to the fire including suspicious people watching the children come to and from school, two separate individuals telling the father that the house was going to burn down (with no apparent reason to do so), the phone line being cut, the front door being unlocked despite everyone being inside the house, their ladder being moved so they couldn't enter the house for rescue, both their trucks having been disabled, etc., etc. Afterwards, several people called in to say that they'd seen the children being transported interstate by unfamiliar strangers.

"The parents never got over the unsolved case and kept a billboard up on the side of the highway advertising for their missing children until they died. One of the rare cases that makes a chill go down my spine, just imagining what might have happened to the kids."


My Sister Kacey

"In the 80s, my sister, age 10, Kacey, ran away from my dad's house in Portland. They found her stuff at a gas station a couple days later but she was never seen again. Later, a guy said he killed her but then said he was only lying to get on TV and got alibied. They never found a body or any other suspects."


The Missing Three-Year-Old

"The disappearance of William Tyrell"

"William Tyrell was a 3-year-old kid from Kendall in New South Wales, Australia. He was playing in the backyard of his foster grandmother's house with his sister when he had all of a sudden disappeared. People have many different theories, for example: he had been accidentally hit by his neighbor's car or that he had ran away. Two women had claimed that they had heard that William was taken, killed and stuffed in a suitcase, and buried. Another man claimed that he saw William getting put in the boot of a car and driven off. It's been just over 6 years and still little to no traces of William have been found."


The Bitten Dog

"Who is the piece of sh*t that took a bite out of my cousins dog. The dog had a human size mouth chunk missing out of it. Vet said most likely human. But who does something like that? Bite a chunk out of a dog. And he lives in a nice neighborhood. Matter fact in any neighborhood this is weird."


The Corpse In The Basement

"When I was young the plumber found a corpse in my father's basement."

"No, my Dad didn't kill anyone, this poor guy had been dead and locked in an iron coffin for over a century and Dad had only owned the place for a couple years."

"But the university called in by the police came up short. They were confident that the coffin wasn't sold locally, that it didn't contain anyone that had died in the civil war, and that it wasn't a close family member of anyone living or working there at the time."

"They weren't even sure it was a 'he', and they weren't going to disturb the sealed remains to check."


Drowned Diver

"The disappearance of Ben McDaniel. I couldn't imagine the terror of being lost and running out of oxygen in an underwater cave."


The TV Station Hijacking Of 1987

"The Max Headroom Incident."

"I want to know who did this so badly. It has no effect on my life whatsoever but I NEED to know."


The Doomed Flight

"Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappearance."

"Still bothers me to this day."

'The Boeing 777 departed from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board on 8 March 2014, but 40 minutes into what should have been a six-hour flight to Beijing, the plane diverted from its scheduled route and flew towards the southern Indian Ocean.'
'The flight then simply disappeared from radars, sparking a multimillion dollar international search and salvage operation that was eventually called off in 2018 after no leads were found.'
'Scattered pieces of debris that washed ashore on African beaches and Indian Ocean islands indicate MH370 crashed in a distant stretch of the ocean, but a multi-government search by Australia, Malaysia and China failed to pinpoint a location.'


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