If you’re anything like me (let’s hope not) you like wasting hours on the internet. Silly videos on YouTube, random articles about cheese, Sporcle quizzes, etc. When I think about all the things I could be doing instead of sitting in my room staring at the computer screen, I start to get a little depressed.
But the internet isn’t always a waste of time. You can learn a lot on the internet. You can even learn a foreign language! That’s pretty cool, right?
You know what else is cool? Unsolved mysteries. Check out the list below to learn more about six extremely interesting (and slightly creepy) unsolved mysteries. Maybe you’ll finally have something to talk about with your Uncle Larry during Thanksgiving dinner.
No. 6 – Pollock Twins
What happens after you die? It’s a question we all have asked. Heck, sometimes I’ll have conversations with myself while I’m trying to go to sleep. Trying to figure out the most likely answer, and the whole reincarnation thing is interesting to me.
We might not ever have legit proof, but the mystery surrounding the Pollock twins might be enough to make you stop laughing at the idea of reincarnation. Back in 1957, 11-year-old Joanna Pollock and 6-year-old Jacqueline Pollock were hit and killed by a car while walking to church. Obviously, their parents, John and Florence, were devastated.
Just one year later, Florence gave birth to twin girls, Jennifer and Gillian. No big deal, right? People have twins all the time; however, Jennifer and Gillian weren’t your normal twins.
John noticed that Jennifer had a white line across her forehead that looked almost exactly like a scar Jacqueline had before she died. In addition to that, Jennifer also had a birthmark on the back of her leg. You know who else had a birthmark on the back of her leg? Jacqueline. But still, the parents didn’t think much of it. The family moved from Hexham to Whitley Bay when the twin girls were just 3-months old.
Fast forward four years later, and the family decided to take a trip back to their hometown of Hexham. When they returned, the twins started to call out places they recognized even though they had never been there. This got their parents thinking, so they decided to pull out old toys that belonged to Joanna and Jacqueline. And much to everyone’s surprise, the twin girls were able to properly name every single toy.
But wait, there’s more! The family then walked past a car and the girls started to cry and scream, “The car! It’s coming to get us.”
Both John and Florence claim they never told the twins about their deceased sisters until they were much older.
No. 5 – JFK ‘Babushka Lady’
The assassination of John. F. Kennedy has always been an interesting topic for conspiracy lovers. There are so many strange things to analyze from that tragic day in 1963. One of the weirdest things being the mystery of Babushka Lady.
People noticed the mystery woman while reviewing footage from the assassination. She was wearing a mysterious outfit — a brown overcoat and a headscarf similar to the scarves worn by elderly Russian ladies. Everyone wanted to find this woman because it looks like she was holding a camera, which means she might have had some footage that could have helped police in their investigation.
Another interesting thing is that this lady was one of the only witnesses who did not take cover when the shooting happened. Footage appears to show her just standing there with her camera pointed toward the scene. The woman was never positively identified and no one has seen the film or photos she presumably snapped.
No. 4 – UFO Foo Fighters
There might not be much mystery surrounding the rock band Foo Fighters, but there is a lot of mystery surrounding the term ‘foo fighters,’ which was applied to several UFO sightings during the Second World War. All throughout the war, fighter pilots reported seeing strange lights in the sky and silver objects following them around in the sky.
One report from Marines in the Solomon Islands claim that were was a formation of over 150 silver-colored objects flying above them. They also claimed the objects made odd noises and didn’t have wings.
Of course, these reports were hidden from the public until the war ended.
No. 3 – Aluminum Wedge of Aiud Mystery
Does this wedge-shaped object prove the whole ‘ancient aliens’ theory? Some people believe it does. This object was found on the banks of the Mures River back in 1974, located just about 1.2 miles east of Aiud, Romania. According to reports, it was unearthed 35 feet under sand and next to two mastodon bones. The wedge was taken to the Archeological Institute of Cluj-Napoca to be examined, and that’s where things got really interesting.
They discovered it was made of an alloy of aluminum encased in a thin layer of oxide. This is odd because aluminum was not discovered until 1808 and not produced in quantity until almost 80 years later. And since this object was found next to mastodon bones, many people assume that would mean this object was at least 11,000 years old.
In fact, some engineers claim the mystery object looks similar to the foot of landing gear, much like the technology used on spaceships.
No. 2 – Eilean Mor Lighthouse Mystery
This one is extremely creepy. Three lighthouse keepers were the only people living on the Scottish island of Eilean Mor back in 1900. Just one day after Christmas, a supply ship arrived at the island, but the crew on the ship were shocked when they didn’t see the three keepers waiting on them on the island’s dock.
After blowing their horn and sending up a flare, the crew members still saw no signs of movement on the island. Joseph Moore, a replacement lighthouse keeper, was sent to the island to investigate. As he was climbing the rocky stairs leading up to the lighthouse, he remembered a terrible feeling sweeping over his body. The door to the lighthouse was unlocked, so he carefully walked inside expecting to find the worst.
What he found was that two of the three waterproof jackets were missing. In the kitchen, he found a half-eaten meal, a chair lying on the ground, and he noticed the kitchen clock had stopped working. The three keepers were gone. As the investigation went deeper, the final entries in the lighthouse log were found. Keeper Thomas Marshall wrote one of the last notes on Dec. 12, claiming the island was being hit with intense winds. The worst storm he had ever experienced in his life. Even though the lighthouse was allegedly solid enough to beat any storm, Marshall noted that one of the other keepers (an experienced sailor) was crying because he was so scared.
The last entry simply stated, “Storm ended, sea calm. God is over all.” But the strangest part of this story? The lighthouse was visible from a nearby island, and no storms were reported in the area during the days highlighted in the log entry.
No. 1 – Lifeboat At Bouvet Island
Described as the most remote island in the world, Bouvet Island’s closest land mass is Antarctica at over 1,000 miles away. Since plant life is reportedly unsustainable there, the island will continue to be one of the most isolated places on Earth.
Back in 1964, a British expedition arrived at the island from South Africa, and somewhat shockingly they found an abandoned lifeboat in a lagoon on the island. In addition to the boat, they also found paddles, a drum, wood and a copper tank. Reports from the scene claim the boat was actually in good condition, but there were no signs of the passengers that were once it.
To make this situation even crazier, another expedition was sent out to the island two years later. When they arrived? The lifeboat and all of the other random objects had disappeared. What happened to it? What happened to the people that were inside the boat at one point? It’s still a mystery.