There have been strange things that have happened. From unsolved murders to the unknown.
On the evening of June 9, 1912 in Villisca, Iowa,
a family of 6 went to church. They came back around 10 pm together with two other house guests, two girls. In the morning, their neighbors became worried when nobody from the house came out to do their usual chores. They found the door locked, but upon breaking in, they found the whole family and the two guests bludgeoned to death in their beds.
The killer supposedly hid in the attic and waited for them to go to sleep.
Then he started from the parents, to the kids and finished with the two girls in the guest room. He smashed each victim’s head with an axe.
The father of the family was so butchered that his eyes were missing. A terrifying detail is that nobody except one of the visiting girls was awake when they got killed. The 12-year-old girl was the only one with signs of defense wounds on her body. Investigators thought that she was awake and tried to fight back, as she was found lying crosswise on the bed, and with a defensive wound on her arm. Lena’s nightgown was pushed up to her waist and she was wearing no undergarments, leading to law enforcement speculation that the killer(s) sexually molested her or attempted to do so.
And another scary thing – all the mirrors in the house were covered with sheets. There were several suspects, but nobody was ever convicted. Many psychics believe there to be a presence of spirits dwelling in the home where the family was murdered. Spirits of the dead family? Who knows….the mystery still remains unsolved till date.
Legend has it that in orbit around the Earth is a mysterious, dark object which dates back perhaps 13,000 years. Its origin and purpose are a mystery till date. Dubbed the “Black Knight”, this elusive satellite has allegedly been beaming strange signals towards the Earth for over 50 years, and its orbit is known to be unlike any other object orbiting the Earth.
It is believed that this satellite has been orbiting earth for more than a thousand years, far longer than any space program, and its origins are not of this world. Astronomers and scientists have calculated the satellite’s weight to be over 10 tons which would be at that time the Heaviest Artificial Satellite to orbit our Planet. However, it was the Ham Radio operator who apparently decoded a series of signals received from the UFO Satellite. According to the decoded message, the Black Knight satellite originated from the Epsilon Bootes Star System 13.000 years ago. NASA has released official images which apparently show the Black Knight Satellite in clear picture, orbiting the Earth.
What are the true origins of the satellite and how it got there is still a lurking mystery. Alien activity? Well, we’ll leave that to you to decide.
Zodiac killer is the name given to a serial killer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and early ’70s. The self-proclaimed Zodiac Killer was directly linked to at least seven murders in Northern California in 1968 and 1969, although he claimed to be responsible for 37 victims.
The Zodiac usually targeted young couples in secluded areas. He used both guns and knives as weapons. On at least one occasion he wore an unusual costume. On two occasions he telephoned the police afterwards to report his murders.
After he taunted the police and press with his mind-boggling letters from 1969 to 1974, further communication from him abruptly stopped. Although one of the four letters were cracked, which contained a very disturbing message, the other three have never been deciphered, till date. Despite an intensive search for the killer and the investigation into numerous suspects, no one was ever arrested for the crimes and the case remains open.
On a warm day in Cumbria, a man named Jim Templeton, his wife and his daughter were picnicking on the grass above the Solway Firth. He was in a marsh taking photos of his young daughter. But little did he know that he was about to make a shocking and bizarre realization. When the man got his pictures developed, he got the chilling realization that they were not alone that sunny day. In the middle of nowhere, appeared to have been a Spaceman in full astronaut gear standing behind Jim’s daughter. Except there wasn’t anyone else around while they were there. Even Kodak verified that it was not tampered with. Though none of the three people had any idea that they had company. Who is this fourth person? The mystery remains unsolved.
Call it the gruesome nature of the murders or the bizarre events that followed, the Hinterkaifeck massacre is one of the most creepy and mysterious deaths that Germany has ever witnessed. On the evening of March 31st 1922, a family on a farm near Munich was murdered. A family that consisted of an elderly couple, their adult daughter with her two small children and a new maid who had arrive only hours before the murders took place.
The creepy part is that the previous maid had quit six months ago, claiming that the house was haunted. The events from that day are unclear but it appears that the family members have somehow been lured into the barn one by one where they were killed with a pickaxe. Over 100 people were interviewed in the murder, but no one was ever arrested. No motive was ever established as to explain the murders.
It is believed that the perpetrator(s) remained at the farm for several days – someone had fed the cattle, and eaten food in the kitchen: the neighbours had also seen smoke from the chimney during the weekend. As creepy as it sounds, the killer was never found.
A series of unusual lights have been reported in the Hessdalen valley, Norway, since 1940s or earlier. Especially high activity of Hessdalen lights took place from December 1981 until the summer of 1984 when lights were observed 15–20 times per week. Since then, the activity has decreased and now the lights are observed only 10–20 times per year. The Hessdalen light most often is a bright, white or yellow light of unknown origin standing or floating above the ground level. These strange balls has baffled scientists for years and have even attracted attention from ufologists. They show up, they gleam at around ground level, and then they disappear, leaving no sign of what they are or where they came from. Whether they are ghosts sending messages from beyond or some kind of extraterrestrial signal, remains a mystery.
7. The Dyatlov Pass Incident
A view of the tent as the rescuers found it on February 26, 1959. The tent had been cut open from inside, and most of the skiers had fled in socks or barefoot.
On February 2, 1959, nine ski-hikers were found dead high in the Ural Mountains.
This sounds like nothing unusual considering the severe weather conditions there, but the details of the incident will make your skin crawl. Nobody knows exactly what happened since there were no survivors, but the known facts give us a horrific picture of what could have happened that night.
It all started when the hikers slit open their tent from the inside for unknown reasons and ran out. They were all experienced hikers so this couldn’t have been a mistake. They had obviously left the tent in such a hurry that they didn’t even have time to put on shoes. The first five that were found had frozen to death near the tent, but the remaining four bodies were found only two months later.
The second group of hikers were found naked and had severe injuries such as broken ribs and fractured skulls, and one woman had her eyes and tongues ripped out. Soviet authorities found no explanation. Theorists suspect paranoia, government experimentation or that even supernatural creatures may have been involved. However, no external causes were discovered. It is still a mystery what made them break camp and run into certain death.
Arrest photo of Elizabeth Short from 1943 for underage drinking
“The Black Dahlia” was a nickname given to Elizabeth Short, an American woman who was the victim of a much-publicized murder in 1947. Short was a 22 year old, aspiring actress who acquired the moniker of The Black Dahlia posthumously from newspapers.
On January 15, 1947, Short was found mutilated, her body sliced in half at the waist, in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.
Short’s severely mutilated body was completely severed at the waist and drained entirely of its blood. The body had obviously been washed by the killer. Her face had been slashed from the corners of her mouth to her ears, creating an effect called the Glasgow smile. Short also had multiple cuts on her thigh and breasts, where entire portions of flesh had been sliced away. The corpse had been “posed”, with her hands over her head, her elbows bent at right angles, and her legs spread.
Short’s unsolved murder has been the source of widespread speculation, leading to many suspects, but no one was ever caught. Her murder happens to be one of the oldest unsolved murder cases in Los Angeles history. However, no one knew of the killer or who actually did the murder and the much-hyped murder mystery remains unsolved till date.