Unsolved Mysteries of the World

We have a collection of articles, reports and stories of the worlds unsolved mysteries, conspiracies and paranormal phenomena.

Houdini’s Grave

Nestled in the belt of cemeteries that rambles across Queens is the grave of Harry Houdini, the great escape artist and illusionist.

Houdini died at the age of 52 on Halloween of 1926, following punches to the stomach by a McGill University student who demanded of Houdini if the legends were true of his steel abdomen, but didn’t give Houdini time to prepare for impact. This combined with untreated appendicitis doomed Houdini, and he died in the arms of his wife, Bess.

Shadow People Living Shadows Amongst Us

Alone in your room, minding your own business, a quick movement in the corner of your eye suddenly comes into view. You’re sure that it was a shape of a person you just saw. You feel the presence of something you think was once human. Was it just a silhouette? A shadow perhaps? Or maybe a ghost? You think it’s nonentity but think again, is it your keen mind playing tricks on you? Or is it a supernatural entity?

Lake Retba


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Evoking visions of Candyland fantasies, the princess pink waters of Lake Retba are deceptively inviting. White beaches and sandy dunes call to tourists, film crews and even play host to the finish line of the Dakar Rally. As tempting as it appears, despite its popularity and the fact that you will often see people wading through the pink waves, Lake Retba is not the friendliest of waters, and that white sand is mostly salt.

Also known as “Lac Rose”, this unique lake lies just north of the Cap Vert Peninsula of Senegal, northeast of Dakar. Its salt content rivals that of the Dead Sea, which makes for increased human buoyancy, as well as a busy salt industry. Salt collectors arrive daily at the lake, covered in shea butter to protect their skin from the harsh salinity, and spend 7 hours a day collecting the precious mineral from the lakebed.

The water in Lake Retba constantly changes hues, but the most stunning pink shade appears during the dry season. The salt-loving micro-organism Dunaliella salina combined with high a mineral concentration and the intensity of the summer sun are the producers of the cotton candy-colored water. With the salt levels reaching up to 40%, the lake can sometimes take a more sinister shade, appearing blood red, a much less comforting place for your imagination to go when gazing out upon the surreal view.

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Shadow People Living Shadows Amongst Us

Alone in your room, minding your own business, a quick movement in the corner of your eye suddenly comes into view. You’re sure that it was a shape of a person you just saw. You feel the presence of something you think was once human. Was it just a silhouette? A shadow perhaps? Or maybe a ghost? You think it’s nonentity but think again, is it your keen mind playing tricks on you? Or is it a supernatural entity?

Local legend has it that an old

Local legend has it that an old, decaying staircase outside this cemetery is haunted by dozens of ghosts

According to local legend, the staircase at the Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane, Washington, is more than just a little haunted. If you walk up the stairs without any lights on, the story goes, you will see the faces of men, women, and children when you reach the top. Those brave enough to climb the stairs will also hear, they say, the shrieks and cries of the dead and they will feel something akin to rain on their skin.

Fairy Circles of Southern Africa

They call them footprints of the gods.

Whether in the thickly tufted prairie grass of the southern plains or in the dry stalks of vegetation in the dusty foothills, something is happening in southern Africa. It doesn’t really matter what the climate or soil conditions are, or who is there to see it or not, or what grazing pattern the local wildlife happens to follow. Rings are forming in the ground.

Raining Fish

Known as the Lluvia de Peces or “Rain of Fish,” it is said to occur at least once and sometimes twice in a year in the small town of Yoro: during a massive rain storm, hundreds of small silver fish supposedly rain from the sky onto the streets of the small town.

Said to have been happening in the town since the 1800s in the months of May or June, each year a large storm rolls through the town with a very heavy rain, and once the storm has passed, the streets are found flapping and flopping, full of small, still-living fish.

In the 1970s, a National Geographic team actually witnessed the event, making it one of the few credible sightings of such a phenomenon, though proof that the fish were coming from the sky and not another source remained elusive.

Known as “animal rain,” this weather phenomenon has been reported around the world for centuries, though the scientific understanding of it still remains sketchy.

Fairy Doors

In 1993, While Jonathan B. Wright was renovating his century-old home, his young daughters made a delightful discovery: itty, bitty, six-inch doors scattered throughout the space.

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Voynich Manuscript part 2

Content of the Voynich Manuscript
The Voynich manuscript has lots of vellum pages composed into 20 paper quires. A few of the pages of the Voynich manuscript have strange fold-out outlines, hence relying how its fold-outs are calculated, there are more or less 240 total pages. The upper right-hand part of every recto page (right-hand) has been counted between 1 and 116,

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