25 Strange And Sometimes Disturbing Discoveries That Remain Unexplained

From human feet washing up on Canadian beaches to missing stars, these are not your average discoveries. While some are purely scientific, others are purely disturbing, and the rest fall somewhere in between. The one thing they all have in common (besides being discovered) is that they are unexplained. Well, let us rephrase that. The numerous existing explanations either conflict or are debatable. These are 25 strange and sometimes disturbing discoveries that remain unexplained.

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Taos Hum

Taos HumSource: wikipedia, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Also known as “The Hum”, this is a persistent, low-frequency humming noise not detectable by everybody. Multiple explanations have been put forth but the jury is still out on what exactly it may be.


Mutilated Prostitutes (Jack the Ripper)

Mutilated Prostitutes (Jack the Ripper)Source: wikipedia, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

The discovery of mutilated prostitutes in the slums of London in the late 1880s led many to believe in a serial killer known as Jack the Ripper. Nothing has ever been proven though and so the grim discovery of numerous butchered victims remains a forensic mystery.


Human feet on the Salish Sea

Human feet on the Salish SeaSource: wikipedia, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Since 2007 until today detached human feet have been washing up on the shores of the Salish Sea in British Columbia, Canada. Numerous theories have been put forth but due to complications with decomposition and ocean currents it has been hard to identify anybody.


Variable constants

Variable constantsSource: wikipedia, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Although the generally accepted principle is that the speed of light is constant, scientists have been finding reasons to question this. If they are right then this would change our entire conception of the universe.



TetraneutronsSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay

This hypothesized structure of four neutrons has been detected only once in a French particle accelerator. If it were to exist then it has been theorized to be the nucleus of the undiscovered “neutronium” with an atomic number of 0.

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