Unsolved: The World’s Greatest Mysteries

Hessdalen Lights

The Hessdalen Lights are strange balls of light that can be seen hovering over Norway’s Hassdalen Valley. The lights are as incredible as they are unexplainable. Some claim alien origins, others theorize the existence of a natural battery, and most just like looking at them. Whatever they are, they’re super cool to look at and a lot of fun to theorize about.

The Black Dahlia

In Los Angeles, California, on the morning of January 15th, 1947, a female body was found naked and in two pieces in a vacant parking lot. The body was severed at the waist, completely drained of blood and washed (presumably by the killer). The corpse was that of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, and how she got there remains a mystery to this day.

The investigation made headlines across the world. Before long, Short acquired the film-noire nickname “The Black Dahlia.” They never found the killer but, to this day, theories abound.

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Gobekli Tepe

It’s fitting that we end our list with one of the oldest “known” mysteries, Turkey’s Gobekli Tepe. Gobekli Tepe is a series of massive carved stones that pre-date Stonehenge by roughly 6,000 years. These megaliths predate the use of metal tools and even the invention of pottery. For those keeping score at home, that means that this mysterious historical site is roughly 11,000 years old.

Again, nobody knows who, what, why, or how it was built. Though, Smithsonian referred to it as the World’s First Temple back in 2008. But some believe in a much stranger, more dramatic origin story.


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