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10 Most Unsolved Mysteries Of The World

Updated on March 3, 2011

Unveiling The Biggest Secrets Of The World

Time and again we come across certain evidences about our past which we turn a blind eye to. We can't explain these without being labeled a crazy conspiracy theorist. Should that scare us from unveiling the truth? Plain truth that is staring hard at us from centuries. Or is it an agenda of the powerful to control this knowledge and hence, control the world? Let's keep an open mind and try to review some of these Out-Of-Place-Artifacts (OOPArts) and mysterious accounts...

It has been often said that it is only by gaining a true understanding of the Earths past that we can ever hope to find the vital key to understanding its future and in turn, our own. Such notions have always caused mankind to ponder himself, our planet, the stars, the universe, and beyond, but much of this thought invariably returns to thoughts of the past and the nature of God.

Mankind has always wondered such things and ever since the dawn of our recorded history there have been countless stories and legends to tempt the matter further: Myths from the depths of time that hint of other, far more Ancient civilizations, like ours in the 21st century or even better, that once dwelt in mysterious lands, some of which have long since disappeared beneath the oceans leaving behind a few unsolved mysteries which can take us to the answers about our own existence...

The Grooved Spheres - 10 Most Unsolved Mysteries Of The World

The Grooved Spheres
The Grooved Spheres

Over the last few decades, miners in South Africa have been digging up mysterious metal spheres. Origin unknown, these spheres measure approximately an inch or so in diameter, and some are etched with three parallel grooves running around the equator. Two types of spheres have been found: one is composed of a solid bluish metal with flecks of white; the other is hollowed out and filled with a spongy white substance. The kicker is that the rock in which they where found is Precambrian - and dated to 2.8 billion years old! Who made them and for what purpose is unknown.

The Dropa Stones - 10 Most Unsolved Mysteries Of The World

The Dropa Stones
The Dropa Stones

In 1938, an archaeological expedition led by Dr. Chi Pu Tei into the Baian-Kara-Ula mountains of China made an astonishing discovery in some caves that had apparently been occupied by some ancient culture. Buried in the dust of ages on the cave floor were hundreds of stone disks. Measuring about nine inches in diameter, each had a circle cut into the center and was etched with a spiral groove, making it look for all the world like some ancient phonograph record some 10,000 to 12,000 years old. The spiral groove, it turns out, is actually composed of tiny hieroglyphics that tell the incredible story of spaceships from some distant world that crash-landed in the mountains. The ships were piloted by people who called themselves the Dropa, and the remains of whose descendants, possibly, were found in the cave.

The Ica Stones - 10 Most Unsolved Mysteries Of The World

The Ica Stones
The Ica Stones

Beginning in the 1930s, the father of Dr. Javier Cabrera, Cultural Anthropologist for Ica, Peru, discovered many hundreds of ceremonial burial stones in the tombs of the ancient Incas. Dr. Cabrera, carrying on his father’s work, has collected more than 1,100 of these andesite stones, which are estimated to be between 500 and 1,500 years old and have become known collectively as the Ica Stones. The stones bear etchings, many of which are sexually graphic (which was common to the culture), some picture idols and others depict such practices as open-heart surgery and brain transplants. The most astonishing etchings, however, clearly represent dinosaurs – brontosaurs, triceratops (see photo), stegosaurus and pterosaurs. While sceptics consider the Ica Stones a hoax, their authenticity has neither been proved or disproved.

Giant Stone Balls of Costa Rica - 10 Most Unsolved Mysteries Of The World

Giant Stone Balls of Costa Rica
Giant Stone Balls of Costa Rica

Workmen hacking and burning their way through the dense jungle of Costa Rica to clear an area for banana plantations in the 1930s stumbled upon some incredible objects: dozens of stone balls, many of which were perfectly spherical. They varied in size from as small as a tennis ball to an astonishing 8 feet in diameter and weighing 16 tons! Although the great stone balls are clearly man-made, it is unknown who made them, for what purpose and, most puzzling, how they achieved such spherical precision.

Oera Linda Book - 10 Most Unsolved Mysteries Of The World

Oera Linda Book
Oera Linda Book

The Oera Linda Book is a controversial Frisian manuscript covering historical, mythological, and religious themes that first came to light in the 19th century. Themes running through the Oera Linda Book include catastrophism, nationalism, matriarchy, and mythology. The text alleges that Europe and other lands were, for most of their history, ruled by a succession of folk-mothers presiding over a hierarchical order of celibate priestesses dedicated to the goddess Frya, daughter of the supreme god Wr-alda and Irtha, the earth mother. The claim is also made that this Frisian civilization possessed an alphabet which was the ancestor of Greek and Phoenician alphabets. The current manuscript carries a date of 1256. Internal claims suggest that it is a copy of older manuscripts that, if genuine, would have been written by multiple people between 2194 BC and AD 803.

Impossible Fossils - 10 Most Unsolved Mysteries Of The World

Impossible Fossils
Impossible Fossils

Fossils, as we learned in grade school, appear in rocks that were formed many thousands of years ago. Yet there are a number of fossils that just don’t make geological or historical sense. A fossil of a human hand print for example, was found in limestone estimated to be 110 million years old. What appears to be a fossilized human finger found in the Canadian Arctic also dates back 100 to 110 million years ago. And what appears to be the fossil of a human footprint, possibly wearing a sandal, was found near Delta, Utah in a shale deposit estimated to be 300 million to 600 million years old.

Out-of-Place Metal Objects - 10 Most Unsolved Mysteries Of The World

Out-of-Place Metal Objects
Out-of-Place Metal Objects

Humans were not even around 65 million years ago, never mind people who could work metal. So then how does science explain semi-ovoid metallic tubes dug out of 65-million-year-old Cretaceous chalk in France? In 1885, a block of coal was broken open to find a metal cube obviously worked by intelligent hands. In 1912, employees at an electric plant broke apart a large chunk of coal out of which fell an iron pot! A nail was found embedded in a sandstone block from the Mesozoic Era. And there are many, many more such anomalies.

The Ark Of The Covenant - 10 Most Unsolved Mysteries Of The World

Ark Of The Covenant
Ark Of The Covenant

The Ark is considered the greatest of all hidden treasures and its discovery would provide indisputable truth that the Old Testament is hard fact. Its recovery remains the goal of every modern archaeologist and adventurer. Its purpose was as a container for the ten commandments given on stone tablets by God to Moses on Mount Sinai. According to the book of Exodus, the Ark is made of shittim wood (similar to acacia) and gold-covered inside and out. It was topped by a mercy seat comprising two cherubs also made of gold. It was believed to have supernatural powers due to several events, including causing the death of a man, who attempted to steady the Ark as the oxen hauling it stumbled, bringing down the walls of Jericho in one battle, and showering misfortune on the Philistines after they captured it in another. There are several speculations around the final resting place of the Ark, and whilst it would take a shrewd operator to find it, it would need a brave or even foolhardy person to open it!

Angel Hair - 10 Most Unsolved Mysteries Of The World

Angel Hair
Angel Hair

Angel Hair is a rare phenomenon that has so far defied explanation. It is made up of silken threads that rain down on to the earth, but reach out to touch it and it will almost certainly vanish before your eyes. It is a world wide phenomenon with the most regular occurrences from North America, New Zealand, Australia, and western Europe. There is no known proof for what causes this substance, or even what it is made up of. Speculations are that it has come from Spiders or another type of silk-spinning insect, and even UFO’s as it has often been associated with UFO sightings. Because of its sensitive nature, it has been difficult to collect, and to analyse as it is subject to contamination from car exhaust fumes, and even human contact, which could skew the chemical results.

Piri Reis Map - 10 Most Unsolved Mysteries Of The World

Piri Reis map
Piri Reis map

The Piri Reis Map is a famous pre-modern world map created by 16th century Ottoman-Turkish admiral and cartographer Piri Reis. The map shows part of the western coasts of Europe and North Africa with reasonable accuracy, and the coast of Brazil is also easily recognizable. Various Atlantic islands including the Azores and Canary Islands are depicted, as is the mythical island of Antillia. The map is noteworthy for its depiction of a southern landmass that some controversially claim is evidence for early awareness of the existence of Antarctica. Some scholars claim this and other maps support a theory of global exploration by a pre-classical undiscovered civilization

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      saulo 12 months ago

      Lo malo es cuando se invoca esa biblia mentirosa con evidencias reales.

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      Genisys 20 months ago

      i wish i can solve these mysteries

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      Fire8storm 2 years ago

      Really interesting Hub, I have learnt some things today! Thanks for sharing. I think you are right, understanding and learning from the past is important for us to move forward in the future.

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      sierradawn lm 4 years ago

      Very well written and fascinating lens! I loved it thoroughly!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You have to do your basic homework--all these "anomalies" have been thoroughly explained and debunked by competent investigation.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I Iove this lens! Very interesting indeed! I believe that the most powerful who are aware of such knowledge are afraid to impart such knowledge to us either because they think we may not be open minded enough to accept truth or they might think we may turn against them once our eyes are opened. There must be a reason why these things exist-given as we were taught to believe that ancient civilizations were primitive but when doing your own research you realize the contrary! Wow-just really great!

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      thomanna 5 years ago

      OOPArts have captivated me since I first started hearing about them. I am a Bible believer and I believe there IS Biblical evidence that there was an entirely separate creation BEFORE humanity. I believe this includes the dinosaurs and anything else that may have lived. I believe this creation fell with Lucifer, and God destroid it causing the Earth to become "without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep."(Gen. 1:2)

      I believe these OOPArts are evidence of this fallen creation. Very interesting. Great lense!

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      alpacafarm 5 years ago

      Very cool lens!

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      crstnblue 5 years ago

      Glad to find this excellent lens and learn something new today! :)

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      andreaberrios lm 5 years ago

      Very interesting lens!

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      nadjaiskeniskie 5 years ago

      Really enjoyed the lens. Thanks.

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      ravi551854 6 years ago

      good information thanks

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      Steve Charles 6 years ago

      Some of these mysteries I'd never heard of, so it's been really interesting to read about them here. Well presented page.