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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Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays

Ultra High Energy Cosmic RaysSource: wikipedia, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

These cosmic rays have energies far above that of any other detected rays. There has been no conclusive explanation put forth for their existence.

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Wow! Signal

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The Wow! signal was a strong narrowband signal detected by Jerry Ehman on August 15, 1977 at SETI. It originated from around the M55 cluster and had such a strong resemblance to an artificial signal that Jerry circled it and wrote “Wow!” in the margin. Astronomers have not been able to locate it again.


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The Bloop

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The Bloop was an ultra low frequency underwater sound detected at numerous listening stations around the Pacific Ocean. Since its discovery there have been numerous theories including a large undiscovered animal but the NOAA (U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) attributed it to an iceberg scraping the ocean floor.

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Voynich Manuscript

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The Voynich Manuscript is an illustrated codex that has never been decoded or interpreted. Dated to the early 15th century, it is named after Wilfred Voynich, the Polish book dealer who purchased it in 1912.


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Babushka Lady

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Shortly after President Kennedy was assassinated people discovered an old lady with a camera that appeared in numerous films and images of the tragic event. Because she was wearing a head scarf she became famously known as the “babushka lady” (in Russian a babushka is a grandma and Russian grandmothers were famous for wearing such headscarves). Throughout the ordeal she seemed to calmly continue taking pictures but she was never identified and thus remains an unexplained discovery.

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