Biggest UNSOLVED Mysteries In The World!

From the lost identity of a Victorian monster
to a missing lover’s tomb, here are 8 unsolved mysteries from history!! 8. Ark of the Covenant The location of the Ark of the Covenant is
perhaps one of the greatest religious mysteries. You probably know it best from the Indiana
Jones movie, but for some, the Ark of the Covenant is all too real. Biblical accounts say that it was a large
gilded case made of wood made to house the stone tablets where the Ten Commandments were
written. It was described as a large chest that must
be carried by at least 2 people and it had two large golden angels, so it would have
been hard to miss. Not only would it have been a valuable object
on its own, but the Ark is also linked to several miracles. This handsome object was the work of the Israelites,
who crafted it approximately 3,000 years ago. The Ark was carried toward the Promised Land
and in the Old Testament it is said to have cleared poisonous animals from their path
and even stopped the flow of the Jordan River so the people could cross. The Ark was paraded around Jericho with trumpets
for 7 days, and later placed in the legendary Temple of Jerusalem. However, it disappeared after the Babylonians
overthrew the Israelites in 597 and 586 B.C. Since then, it hasn’t been seen again although
naturally people have ideas about where the precious container may have gone. One of the strongest claims is that before
Jerusalem was sacked, the Ark had been sent to Ethiopia and hidden in the St. Mary of
Zion Cathedral. The only person allowed to see it is the appropriately
named Guardian of the Ark. It is such a holy object that a mere human
cannot look at such a holy object without suffering the consequences. Other churches and temples around the world
claim to possess the Ark but none have been tested for authenticity because that would
be inappropriate. Ron Wyatt, an amateur archaeologist and Seventh
Day Adventist claimed he found the Ark buried under the place where Jesus was rumored to
have been crucified. He lead an excavation in Jerusalem and found
a network of caves where he said he found the ark but that divine interference prevented
his pictures from showing up. When he returned to the site, he saw angels
who told him that it was not yet time for the world to see the ark. Of course, many professional archaeologists
dismiss Wyatt as he also claimed to have found Noah’s arc, his anchor, his tomb, the tower
of Babel, and the blood of Jesus himself among 100 other Biblical discoveries. So far the Ark of the Covenant is still lost. 7. Copper Scroll Treasure One of the most intriguing archaeological
finds of all time were the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient manuscripts found in caves near the
Dead Sea. The scrolls are now small bits of parchment
with text but they are enormously significant because they are some of the oldest biblical
manuscripts ever found. The odd thing is one scroll that stood out
in particular because it is made of copper! The style, language and medium are so different
that scholars believe it must have been placed there at a different time than the rest of
the scrolls. It couldn’t be unrolled so it was authorized
to have it cut into strips and then pieced back together. Instead of being a religious text, it was
a list. It gives the details of 64 locations where
you’ll supposedly find a mega-valuable collection of treasure! The Copper Scroll has been referred to as
an ancient inventory and so far no-one has been able to find the silver, gold and other
materials referred to on this unusual metallic document. Several researchers have attempted to go to
the locations and requested permission from the Israeli government to go with a metal
detector but so far, requests have been denied. No one knows where the treasure lies, but
that’s not to say it won’t be discovered any day now! 6. Dance of Death You’ve heard of dance fever? Well in Strasbourg 1518 you’d be hitting
the dance floor whether you wanted to or not. As strange as it may sound, for 3 months the
French town found itself in the grip of an affliction whereby people started dancing
uncontrollably… in some cases till death! The first recorded case was a lady named Frau
Troffea, who busted some moves for 6 days straight. Before long lots of people had joined her
– albeit involuntarily – in a groovy yet disturbing way. It’s easy to make jokes about this but can
you imagine what it would have been like? And it was especially horrible for those with
heart conditions because they just couldn’t stop until they literally dropped. In an effort to control the situation, the
town proposed a solution to build a stage complete with musicians in the hope that people
would get the dancing disease out of their system. But what caused this strange occurrence? Local physicians blamed it on “hot blood”
and may have just been caused by mass hysteria, or a hysterical reaction against authority. People at the time were dealing with disease,
famine, all kinds of stress. Or they could have been members of a religious
cult. But one of the most interesting hypothesis
is that the people may have accidentally eaten ergot, a hallucinogenic mould that forms on
damp rye. Ergot may have also been responsible for the
hysteria and odd behaviour during the Salem witch trials. Other dancing plagues popped up in other places
in Europe in the 16th century so it was not an isolated incident. But it remains a mystery for sure. 5. Hanging Gardens of Babylon Gardening is a surprisingly competitive activity,
with people vying to see who can create the most beautiful flowers, the most spectacular
fountain, you know what I mean. Of course if you were cultivating a garden
back around 575 BCE in the area where Baghdad is now, you’d have the ultimate competition
in the form of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. These mighty gardens were planted by Nebuchadnezzar
II, who ruled over the legendary capital city of Babylon. The gardens were described as a paradise,
with exotic plants and terraces creating a place of greenery and tranquility in the middle
of a desert. Nebuchadnezzar’s power and influence spread
to the extent that he seized control of Jerusalem. Remember when I was telling you about events
surrounding the disappearance of the Ark of the Covenant? Yep that was him. The Hanging Gardens were one of his crowning
achievements. It was said he built them for his wife so
that she would feel more at home, but many historians doubt if this magnificent wonder
of the world ever existed at all? There are records of gardens existing in Nineveh
and Mesopotamia from before the time of Nebuchadnezzar and and maybe ancient historians got their
places confused. Scholars do agree though that if these gardens
had existed they would have been probably near one of the royal palaces and would definitely
have qualified as one of the 7 wonders of the world. 4. Where is Jimmy Hoffa? One of the most well-known vanishings in American
history is that of union man Jimmy Hoffa in 1975. Before his abrupt departure he’d had a high
profile carer, rising to become President of the Brotherhood of Teamsters. Hoffa then fell from grace, getting convicted
in 1967 on charges of fraud, bribery and tampering with a jury. It wasn’t a surprise to some that he disappeared,
as Hoffa kept company with dark underworld figures as well as distasteful people on the
street. He wasn’t allowed to get involved with a
union again until 1980 though the disgraced figure was working on a comeback of sorts
in the Seventies after his release. Reports say when he disappeared while in Detroit
he was going to hook up with Anthony “Tony Jack” Giacalone and Anthony “Tony Pro”
Provenzano, two Mafia bosses. In fact he telephoned his wife Josephine to
tell her they hadn’t arrived, leading many to speculate that Hoffa was killed by organized
crime. A movie was made in 1992 – a decade after
Jimmy was officially declared dead – titled simply Hoffa. It starred Jack Nicholson as Hoffa and was
directed by Danny DeVito. Martin Scorsese is also making a Netflix film
called The Irishman. This is based on the story of Frank Sheeran,
who claimed he was the one who murdered Hoffa all those years ago. Could Scorsese and De Niro be the people to
shine a light on this most enduring mystery? Guess we’ll have to get streaming to find
out… 3. Jack The Ripper If there’s one historic mystery that’s
never likely to be solved, it’s that of Jack the Ripper. This anonymous maniac tore through the area
of Whitechapel in London in 1888, attacking prostitutes with a mixture of brute force
and surgical precision. The horrifying case is made even worse by
the fact that to this day no-one has exposed the killer. There have been numerous attempts to link
people to the crimes but there is no conclusive proof outside of gossip and leaps of the imagination. Suspects identified at the time included George
Chapman, a Polish medical man with a history of threatening and violent behaviour. Eventually he was arrested on suspicion of
poisoning women to get his hands on their wealth and hung in 1903. It’s reported that detective Fred Abberline
– who hunted the Ripper himself – believed Chapman to be the infamous slayer. An enduring myth about the Ripper is that
he was a member of the Royal Family. The Duke of Clarence has been mentioned as
a suspect, though some sources claim this to be wild speculation with nothing to suggest
he was near the scene when the slaughter occurred. Whoever this terrible human being was, he
held the world in a grip of fear and although discovering his identity won’t change the
nature of his crimes, it would finally put the mystery to rest. 2. Location of Cleopatra’s Tomb Cleopatra is one of the most recognized names
in history so you’d think the location of her tomb would be somewhere recorded in the
history books. But no! To this day people don’t really know where
this notorious queen, who famously bathed in milk and swallowed fortunes, was finally
laid to rest. After all, she married Marc Anthony, a general
and Romans are famous for keeping records. But they both had become the public enemy
of Rome. When her kingdom was seized by Julius Caesar’s
adopted son Octavian she knew the end was inevitable. Marc Antony thinking that Cleopatra was already
dead and all was lost, stabbed himself with his sword. Although Cleopatra tried to make peace with
Octavian, he resisted her charms and so she took her own life, possibly by provoking an
asp to bite her. Better to bitten by an Egyptian symbol of
divine royalty than to be paraded in the streets of Rome as a slave. They were reportedly buried together. A team from the Dominican archaeological mission
believe it’s most likely located under a hill near Alexandria, beneath a limestone
structure called Taposiris Magna. Why this place in particular? Well, they think this due to the presence
of what looks to be a prominent statue which could be Antony and Cleopatra. The location is surrounded by mummies, which
suggests important people wanted to be buried in proximity to these great figures. They’ve also uncovered some intriguing artefacts
and hopefully it is just a matter of time. 1. The Shugborough Inscription If you want a mystery that’ll really get
you scratching your head, then the Shepherd’s Monument inscription found at Shugborough
Hall in Staffordshire England should top your list. Besides the fact that that was quite the tongue
twister!! The estate’s most famous owners were perhaps
the Anson family. Thomas and George Anson came up with the idea
around the mid 18th century. A Flemish sculptor named Peter Scheemakers
was commissioned to create the elaborate piece. The monument takes the form of a relief depicting
‘The Shepherds of Arcadia’ by Poussin. Surrounding this is an arch and carved onto
the Monument is an inscription which reads ‘DOUOSVAVVM’. What does this even mean?? It’s this element that has tested some of
the greatest minds of the age. The author Charles Dickens took a stab as
to its meaning and even Charles Darwin was intrigued. Over the years it has been described as everything
from a message of love to a Biblical reference. The Ansons’ reported association with secret
organizations has led to some experts claiming the inscription relates to codes used by the
Knights Templar. Poussin the artist was involved with the Templars,
deepening the rumoured connection and possibly revealing the whereabouts of another historic
legend, the Holy Grail! If this turns out to be true then wow… a
double whammy! Thanks for watching! Do you have any solutions to these mysteries? Let me know in the comments below!! Be sure to subscribe and see you soon…

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