Unsolved: The World’s Greatest Mysteries

The world is a mysterious place. That much is clear. We can build computers with unlimited processing power, devise schemes to uncover the mysteries of the universe, and pool all our resources to answer the unsolvable questions, yet some solutions still remain out of our reach.

Murder cases gone cold, indecipherable relics from the past, airplanes disappearing into thin air … the list of unsolvable mysteries continues to grow. Today on FilthyRich, we take a look at a few of the world’s most confounding riddles. Riddles that have left even the sharpest human minds scratching their heads.

So, wipe down your magnifying glass, dust off your detective hat, and get ready for a first-hand exploration in to the world’s greatest mysteries.

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was a pioneer. She proved to the male dominated, dirty ‘30s world that women couldn’t just fly planes, they could fly them better then men could. She won awards, set records, wrote books, and helped found the female pilots organization The Ninety-Nines. Then, she went missing.

In 1937, on a flight to circumnavigate the globe, Earhart disappeared somewhere over the Pacific. No wreckage or remains were ever found, and Earhart was officially declared lost at sea. Though some claimed to have found her remains in 1941 – scientists are still analyzing the data –  the mystery of Earhart’s disappearance remains unsolved to this day.


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The Zodiac Killer

Probably the most unsettling unsolved mystery on this list, the Zodiac Killer was a serial murderer that plagued San Francisco Bay locals in the late 1960s. It’s believed that the Zodiac Killer is responsible for at least five murders. The man sent numerous cryptic letters to the law enforcement officers in charge of hunting him down, taunting their inability to find him.

Despite a folder full of hand crafted letters and the now-iconic composite sketch, The Zodiac Killer remains at large and the case remains open. Some claim to know the killer’s identity, but for the most part, the trail has gone ice cold.

The Pollock Twins

File this mystery under “c” for creepy. Back in 1957, 11-year-old Joanna and six-year-old Jacqueline were killed in a tragic car accident. Their parents were heartbroken, but they stuck together, got pregnant once again and gave birth to two healthy twin girls, Gillian and Jennifer. This is where things start to get strange.

One of the twins, Jennifer, had a birthmark on her waist that was identical to one that Jaqueline had. She also had a birthmark on her forehead resembling one of Jacqueline’s scars. The girls began requesting toys that belonged to their deceased older sisters and panicked when seeing moving cars. Whether this is proof of reincarnation or simply a coincidence remains a mystery to this day.

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