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26 World Famous Unsolved Mysteries

Herewith are enlisted the 26 world famous unsolved mysteries.

Atlantis: Paradise Lost?

It is said that much before Summerian civilization, a great civilization existed in the Atlantic Ocean. It was a paradise, where civilization was at its zenith. But then a volcano erupted and the entire grand civilization was washed away.

The story of Atlantis civilization was first told by Greek philosopher Plato. But how far can we believe Plato? This is a question which many ask. After all where did Atlantis disappear? Why do we have no historical proof? Or was the story of Plato a fable?

True or fiction? Myth or reality? These are the questions which have inspired many to carry out research. Yet the truth is unknown, untold.

Haunted People

‘Ghosts’ is the subject which baffles everyone, everywhere. Even after the advancement of science, the reality about ghosts remains a mystery till this day. But human beings have always been inquisitive. Harry Price spent 40 years in unraveling the mystery about ghosts in vain. Spirits’ photographers tried their best to substantiate the facts. But again progresses with little success.

In fact, all efforts have been without success. Often people who claim to have seen a ghost are labeled as fraud or suffering psychologically. Science has totally disbelieved in the existence of ghosts. Yet, the phenomenon exists and is as true as our reflection in the mirror.

Eldorado – A golden myth

Human beings have always been fond of possessing gold. This lure led to many weird and strange adventures. And the strangest of all the expeditions had been the search of Golden Land – Eldorado.

For centuries the legend of Eldorado, the fabulous land of gold led many to undertake the courageous feat. Some lost their fortune, some their reputation and some their life. Still the men remained undaunted. Year after year, decades after decades, men went out in search of the Golden Land.

After all, what were they seeking? Gold? A Golden City? A Golden Man? Or was everything juast a myth, a story which destroyed many adventurers?

Olmecs: The founders of the American civilization?

One of the most astonishing unsolved mysteries of the world is the knowledge about Olmecs. The world doesn’t know who Olmecs were? And where did they suddenly disappear?

Archeologists believe that Olmecs were the precursors of the Mayas. They were the great sculptors, who created remarkable sculptures. Even the intensive research of the archeologists has revealed little about them.

Who was queen of Sheba?

For 30 years the Queen of Sheba has baffled people. According to the Bible, Queen of Sheba visited King Solomon with rare gifts. But the question is how far can one believe the Bible? Did she really exist? And if she really existed then where was the land Sheba? Was she a queen, a noble woman, a witch or simply a seductress? Did she marry Solomon? Was Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia, the direct descendant of a union between the Queen and King Solomon?

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  1. Josey

    On May 30, 2008 at 10:35 am


    What a great idea for an article. It really has me thinking.

  2. Cat McKenna

    On May 30, 2008 at 9:30 pm


    awesome job! I hadn’t heard of a lot of these before. I’m always looking for a strange story.

  3. Sophie

    On June 1, 2008 at 4:02 pm


    Intresting,really, but could have included Bermuda Triangle, UFO’s etc. Just a suggestions in no way critic I hope.

  4. viniyo

    On June 1, 2008 at 9:27 pm


    Hi Sophie,

    Thanks for your comments.
    Bermuda Triangle and UFOs are already in the list.

    Thanks,
    viniyo

  5. TerraByte

    On June 2, 2008 at 9:45 am


    I don’t think that continental drift is much of a mystery. Geologists have a pretty good idea what happened over the past 500 million years and what is likely to happen in the near future.

    What I’d like to know is why 60 million people voted for George Bush in 2004. Was it some sort of mass hysteria or is there an extraterrestrial connection?

  6. rajneesh

    On June 11, 2008 at 11:42 am


    this is good but any organization have give jobs for those people who can help in solve mysteries ?
    am also interesting that type of jobs

  7. showkath

    On June 19, 2008 at 12:39 pm


    Exxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxtremely terrible. I could not believe and unbilieve the facts.I am xxxxxxxxxxxxxxcited.

  8. Rohit Ranjan Mishra

    On July 4, 2008 at 2:48 pm


    Bermuda Triangle is still a mystery. Many scientists stated many ideas about it. I have learnt about it. According to my conception, this is nothing but a Blake Hole. Thats all.

  9. Hannah

    On July 9, 2008 at 3:36 am


    its really awesome!!its the first time I have read something like this…… is a lightning a mystery? or not?

  10. claire and makayla

    On July 12, 2008 at 2:08 pm


    that is SO not fair! the queen of sheba IS real!!!!! cuz it says so in the bible and the bible is true! so the queen of sheba is no longer a mystery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(except for where the land of sheba is! thats a mystery! possibly!)you can write back to us if you want to!

  11. claire and makayla the same people who just commented!

    On July 12, 2008 at 2:27 pm


    now we truly have proof!!!!!!!!!!!! if u look in 1 kings 10:1-12
    u will see that sheba is real,but if ur 2 stubborn 2 believe us then know this! so many people have tried to prove the bible wrong, but ya know what? they cant! cuz whenever they follow the exact locations, they find that its exactly how they read it!!! so believe us! oh and we have already found the location of sheba! TTFN! you might be to speechless to type back so thats ok! and we R not rude its just that we get ticked off when people say stuff like that about the BIB:LE!!!!!!! see ya!

  12. espio

    On August 29, 2008 at 3:16 am


    cool information

  13. Amanda

    On October 19, 2008 at 4:05 pm


    Hi

  14. Amanda

    On October 19, 2008 at 4:07 pm


    I like pie. Hi

  15. AMHS

    On November 8, 2008 at 6:12 pm


    HI

  16. jacobs

    On January 26, 2009 at 8:48 pm


    native pride- we were the first and always will be

  17. kLeexie_06

    On January 28, 2009 at 4:40 am


    i guess 2nd life is not a mystery its because its not they were incarnated by a talented person but they are just gifted by god with talents and also christians dnt blive in dat just resurrection. PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  18. kleexie_06

    On January 28, 2009 at 4:44 am


    i dnt think so that a black hole struck siberia in 1980 coz if dat wud rily happen.. all the people would die.. get it? wats a black hole? a massive and suprenova of a star.. that will blast all of the universe… answer back pls.. :)

  19. kleexie_06

    On January 28, 2009 at 4:47 am


    i Dnt think sahara desert was green its bcoz of some just animal or fossil lying there it soenst mean that it is an habitat for animals.. surely they die bcoz of extreme heat and warm.. i knw the earth is revolving but it cnt change the weather.. :)

  20. colynn burrell

    On January 28, 2009 at 11:17 am


    British archeologists discovered Tuts tomb. Not Americans.
    Get you fasts right.

  21. Tabitha Hergest

    On February 15, 2009 at 11:46 am


    Interesting. There are some things there about which even I didn’t know. That said, it could have done with a more thorough proofreading; but not even that detracts from the piece…

  22. turtle

    On February 19, 2009 at 8:23 pm


    U should include more like the grooved spheres, Piri Reis Map etc.

  23. koel

    On April 5, 2009 at 2:56 pm


    i really loved it all , there is so much to think about in the world and so many unsolved mysteries to ponder over . I just love to know about all these
    but you can include more like crop circles,kraken- the sea monster , the yeti,loch ness monster etc
    I belong to india and yes i have heard about this psychic healing ithink it is a part of the ancient science of Indian medicine or “ayurveda”

  24. Mike

    On April 19, 2009 at 12:29 am


    The location in Siberia was Tunguska and the date was 1908, not 1980…

    (IMO – As much as I like the crop of theories, including ET and Tesla, it was probably a small comet or fragment thereof.)

    Other worthy mysteries would include:

    1. Gobekli Tepe (#1 on my chart!)

    2. Bosnian Pyramids

    3. Lunar anomalies/constructs

    4. Loch Ness

    5. Ark of the Covenant

    6. Shroud of Turin

    7. Roswell (event)

    8. Knights Templar/Holy Grail

    9. Planet X

    10. Origins of Man

    :) Nice site!

  25. Josh

    On April 22, 2009 at 3:36 pm


    Dude, nice. I like these mysteries, but did ever occur to you that these my just be LEGENDS, if thats the case then there isn’t a mystery to it. It’s just a story, But the thing about legends is that sometimes, they’re true.

  26. Sameer

    On April 27, 2009 at 4:03 am


    Yeah! Ur true.There r so many legends in this wrld.N u cnt find scientific reasons 4 them.
    They wr created 2 make som1 afraid n wonder.

  27. deepak

    On May 6, 2009 at 1:06 am


    it really amazing inspite of our developments in science we are unable to solve these mystries

  28. Mchala =)

    On May 20, 2009 at 12:34 pm


    i like pie too.

  29. tessa

    On May 29, 2009 at 7:16 pm


    i agree their still a mystery

  30. michael

    On July 6, 2009 at 9:39 am


    black hole of siberia date correction 1908!! b4 1980

  31. John pratheesh

    On July 18, 2009 at 1:17 pm


    Dear Readers…..
    Its very simple….. The Holy bible is the answer for all mysteries !!!

  32. joy

    On July 23, 2009 at 3:40 pm


    hey!!! I agree w/ you!! anyway, it’s really cool you have this, I love mysteries and I’m surprised that I’d find something I wanted.!! I love all these mysteries, but the Sheba one,… it’s not a mystery,.. the bible doesn’t lie, if the Bile said she lives, then she lives!! anyway, I really also wnat to know about the loch ness monster,… that’s interesting!! :P

  33. curio

    On July 24, 2009 at 10:27 am


    The Black Hole of Siberia believed to have happened in 1908 not 1980.

  34. Bob

    On October 2, 2009 at 8:32 am


    First and for most, the bible is a BOOK. It was written 2,000 years ago by people who also believed the earth was flat, the earth was the center of our solar system, and the earth was the center of the universe.
    They did not have the type of knowledge that humanity has today. That being said, why would you put all your trust and faith in something 2,000 years old when in only the past 600 hundred years we have proven the earth is not flat, the earth is part of a solar system in a galaxy and not anything special.

  35. GURU THE MYSTERY REVEALER

    On October 21, 2009 at 12:44 am


    dude this is extraordinary!
    will you provide any information on calling spirits……

  36. Sonal

    On November 2, 2009 at 7:58 pm


    I really liked this website as it revealed about the mysteries of the world.
    I would like to high lite my focus on the sightings of UFO’s. i think its high time that we face the fact that we are not alone in this universe. i believe that there are aliens out there, if other universe exist then why cant aliens. its just that they are way ahead in technology compared to us that why out space radars cant detect them, maybe somewhat like stealth technology. its the scientists that should be blamed because they keep a lot of secrets from the public, and if the Roswell crash is true then aliens to exist

  37. 3v3lyn 15k@nd@r

    On December 29, 2009 at 6:01 am


    these are the most amazing things in my life!!!^__^

  38. ANITA

    On January 11, 2010 at 2:48 pm


    The mysteries on psychics are no longer unknown. I believe from experience that psychics are real only that they are used to commit crimes that cannot be proven in court. These crimes range from mind reading, driving people to suicide, revealing secrets and blackmailing people, sexually abusing people psychologically and driving people crazy and getting people misdiagnosed with schizophrenia (through hearing voices as they read and control your mind). Personally, I am suing a bank for forcing psychics on me but getting the evidence will be tricky and they are taking advantage of this fact. I believe this is one of the worlds unsolved mysteries and crimes.

  39. Saksham Khandelwal

    On January 24, 2010 at 1:42 am


    It is amazeing Mysteries
    I like it

  40. rizwaan

    On February 1, 2010 at 4:40 pm


    Brother Showkat,

    Read the Glorious Qur’aan & you will know the EXTREME facts & go EXCITED.

    Regards,
    Rizwaan,
    mail2rizzu@in.com

  41. johnn p

    On February 28, 2010 at 8:57 am


    what about human spontanious combustion that is fact! but scientists cant explain it..how can u burn from the inside out at temprertures exceding 2000dg and be incinarated instantly ,yet the chair u wer sat on when you met your death.remains unscathed. or and aliens are true u shud see my next door neighbour.

  42. walter

    On March 30, 2010 at 10:09 pm


    Your site would be a lot more helpful if you listed books on these topics. Some authors have pretty good explanations for some of these so called mysteries.

  43. ben

    On April 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm


    The Siberian Incident was in 1908, not 1980!!!!

  44. Erkan

    On April 5, 2010 at 12:08 pm


    Some of the solved mysteries are written in the Holy Quran e.g. it is admitted that are living creatures out in the outer space. So definitely there are aliens and we are not alone.

    You should also have added Piri Reis’s world map. Google it and you will understand why it is a big mystery.

  45. Erkan

    On April 5, 2010 at 12:10 pm


    Some of the solved mysteries are written in the Holy Quran e.g. it is admitted that are living creatures out in the outer space. So definitely there are aliens and we are not alone.

    You should also have added Piri Reis\’s world map. Google it and you will understand why it is a big mystery.

  46. wajahat

    On June 1, 2010 at 6:57 am


    The mysteri of queen of sheba is in Quran

  47. wajahat

    On June 1, 2010 at 7:00 am


    name of place is SABA and name of queen was BILQUIS its in Quran

  48. wajahat

    On June 1, 2010 at 7:03 am


  49. Osama

    On June 10, 2010 at 8:43 am


    THE QUEEN OF SHEBA DID EXIST!! the story is mostly true and not just the BiBle, THe QuRan speaks of it as well..!! i think they made the first ever dam..

  50. Elliptical guy

    On September 18, 2010 at 8:29 pm


    Love this topic. Human spontanious combustion is not real.

  51. Hitesh Rabha

    On October 8, 2010 at 11:40 am


    Should not mess religion with discoveries and inventions. Atleast leave something out of this religion thing. Let the mankind do the discoveries and make mankind proud. Someone will find something and the other’s will pass comment even knowing what they are shouting about.
    It affects as well as stops to do something huge.

    Keep doing your great work Discovery. A great channel.

  52. swati

    On October 12, 2010 at 6:06 am


    a realy good site…………………… :D

  53. derek brouillette

    On January 29, 2011 at 7:58 pm


    Enough research has concluded that the mass majority of the bible is fictional. So its fair to conclude any mystery with a biblical link will remain so. The majority of mysteries are due to a mass close mindness, the fact that millions still believe in a deity proves that no amount of evidence will sway what people want to believe. The greatest mystery of all perhaps is why people will not open their eyes. Once this is achieved we can progress as a species.

  54. joe

    On February 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm


    Tunguska happened wayyyyyyy before 1980, bro.

  55. sireesha

    On February 5, 2011 at 1:01 pm


    its really great……
    I am an Indian. I want to know about Mahabaratha…
    Is it real??

  56. sireesha

    On February 5, 2011 at 1:06 pm


    really nice

  57. ijaa shree barun

    On June 10, 2011 at 12:32 pm


    i love this book very much. i was just unknown about these mystries. the most favourites is of bermuda triangle and is earth shrinking? i appreatiate this book

  58. Perruque

    On August 16, 2011 at 8:12 am


    This is a truly amazing collection of unsolved mysteries. I have heard of most of them before, but some are new to me. Thank you for posting these.

  59. Rudra Pratap

    On February 23, 2012 at 12:32 am


    there are still many unsolved mysteries. Its difficult to solve this. there are still some thing that we experience but we are not able to recognise why

  60. Rudra Pratap

    On February 23, 2012 at 12:35 am


    HOW CAN A BLACK HOLE HIT THE EARTH

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