Added on: 14th Dec 2014
THE TAOS HUM
In the small town of Taos, New Mexico, there is a certain buzz
often heard on the horizon that can be compared to the sound of
a distant diesel engine. Although it can be heard by the naked ear,
various sound detection devices are not able to pick it up.
This is known as the Taos Hum and up to this day, no one still
knows how this sound is being created.
The Voynich manuscript was written in a language that men through
the centuries have tried to decode to no avail. The only idea anyone
has of its origin are the drawings found on various pages.
JACK THE RIPPER
The name Jack the Ripper has been heard in many shows and movies,
pertaining to the serial killer who murdered 11 women in London$B!G(Bs east
end in the late 1800$B!l(Bs but was never identified. Most of his victims were
prostitutes, whose bodies were mutilated beyond recognition and
their throats slashed.
Known as the Bermuda Triangle, this legendary expanse of ocean
can be found between the points of Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico.
Pilots often tell of their instruments going haywire and numerous ships
have been lost at sea. With explanations ranging from gas bubbles to
aliens, no one is sure what is behind the strange phenomena.
Just outside the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, you will
behold a statue that has coded encryptions on its surface.
This very captivating sculpture was created by Jim Sanborn to show
that everything can be resolved and decoded with the use of
patterns and clues. Of the four inscription sections that were included,
only the first three have been cracked. But the fourth?
Not even the brilliant minds in the CIA were able to get to
the bottom of it.
SHEPHERD$B!G(BS MONUMENT INSCRIPTION
In Staffordshire, England, there is a sculpture that has invited
the wits and intellect of many intellectuals in an attempt to decode
an inscription reading DOUOSVAVVM. Although the Shepherd$B!G(Bs Monument
was constructed back in the 18th century, the letters found therein
were never solved, even 250 years after it was completed.
Back in December 1948, an unidentified man was found dead on
Somerton Beach, located in Adelaide, Australia. Found in one of
his pockets was a piece of paper with the words $B!H(BTamam Shud$B!I(B
written on it. The words were translated $B!H(Bfinished$B!I(B or $B!H(Bended$B!I(B based
on excerpts found in The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Although
governments around the world have tried to identify the man his
identity has remained mystery.
During the 1960s and 1970s, there was a certain criminal in the
San Francisco Bay area that was identified as the Zodiac killer for the
mind-boggling letters he sent to the police and to the press. Although
one of the four letters were cracked, which contained a very disturbing
message, the other three have never been identified.
Also identified as the American version of Stonehenge, the
Georgia Guidestones located in Elbert County are shrouded in mystery,
although they were erected only in 1979. Written on the walls are
10 $B!H(Bnew commandments$B!I(B written in English, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic,
China, Russia, and Spanish although no one is sure why or for whom
they were meant.