Why people insist on turning on story alerts...for my oneshots. Um, people, if it's marked as completed chances are I'm not going to finish it. End of story. >___< I do not understand people sometimes.
Also, because I feel like it: my favorite Unsolved Mysteries (TM). Enjoy. References from Wikipedia, of course. Where else?
1. The Oak Island Money Pit.
Okay, okay, so as Unsolved Mysteries (TM) go it's not that big, but...this one has always fascinated me. I'm not even sure why, as treasure hunts and such have never been really my thing...though, I have to think that whoever made this thing must have been pretty ingenious. And pretty desperate. And also kind of wonder if maybe someone didn't just do that to bury...nothing...but that's because I'm me and that's the kind of thing I would do. XD
2. Voynich Manuscript.
This one actually has it, right there in the first paragraph: "has also given weight to the theory that the book is simply an elaborate hoax — a meaningless sequence of arbitrary symbols." But nonetheless, this is another one from my childhood that periodically turns up (I was a weird kid, I read about this kind of stuff all the freaking time
, probably explains something) that always interests me. Mysterious manuscript, turned up out of nowhere, totally indecipherable...stuff of a book, there. I'm sure there is one, and it's probably bad, but.
3. Taos Hum
. Okay, so this one, on the weird scale, is not that bad, it's just...peculiar. Because seriously what is not odd about a pervasive low frequency hum that everyone is hearing but has no apparent source?
4. The Bloop
. Two words: Cthulhu's. Rising. That is all.
5. The Mothman
. I don't know what's oddest about this one - the description given of it, the way it's connected with the bridge disaster, or just...the whole story. I don't know, it's a weird thing. This probably has something to do with reading The Mothman Prophecies
6. Dancing Mania
. Okay, seriously - this would have to be the oddest thing ever to witness. A bunch of people. Randomly begin dancing. And literally cannot stop even as they're dropping from exhaustion. Seriously, what the hell? And sure, it's explainable, but still...weird, wacky, and awesome.
7. Dyatlov Pass Accident
. Weirdest. Thing. Ever. So, basically. Couple hikers go up into the mountains. Experienced hikers. Don't come home on time. So, not that weird yet. But here's where it starts getting odd. So the search party goes up, and finds that the hikers ripped their way out of the tent - from the inside - and ran out into the snow. In their underwear. So that's odd enough, and unsurprising that they were all dead. What is weird? That "while the corpses show no signs of struggle, one victim had a fractured skull, two had broken ribs, and one was missing her tongue." And weirder? The inquest "suggested that the fatal injuries of the three bodies could not have been caused by another human being, owing to the extreme force to which they had been subjected." And. The only footprints in the snow were the hiker's. Brrr. Read the article for more, I'm going to try not to think about this too much.
8. The Green Children. After the above one, in my opinion this might be the weirdest one on here. Basically, in the 12th century, two children, a boy and a girl, appeared in a village in the United Kingdom, confused and disoriented. Their skin was colored green, they spoke an unknown language, and at first refused to eat. While the boy died, the girl survived and eventually lost her green coloring. Perhaps weirdest is the account of the surviving child. "When she learned English, she explained that they came from the 'Land of St Martin', which was dimly lit because the sun never rose far above the horizon. One day, while tending their father's herd, they heard the faraway sound of bells. They crossed a "river of light", entered a cavern and eventually found themselves in Woolpit."ETA:
Of course, all of these probably have a simple explanation. But still. Weird, interesting, and eternally fascinating to me, at least. And I don't know. But I like a little bit of the unexplained in my life...even if it creeps me the hell out.
Just realized - "end of story" hahahahaha I made a funneh. :D But Wait, There's More!:
....okay I kind of want.