Top 10 puzzles
When it comes to strange, seemingly unexplainable things, ghostly anomalies that have no scientific or other sound explanation, we attribute mysterious and even magical qualities to these things. I want to present you a list of 10 strange, unsolved cases from life, to which no one has found an explanation.
10th place. Coal poltergeist
When purchasing winter coal for his hearth, Mr. Frost from Hornsey (London) did not know how dangerous this purchase was and how much trouble ordinary coal, at first glance, could bring. After the first portion of solid fuel was sent to the fireplace, it immediately became apparent that it was some kind of “wrong”. The burning coal stones exploded in the furnace, destroyed the protective grid and rolled onto the floor, then disappeared from view and appeared only as bright sparks in another room. This is not the end. The Frost family began to notice strange things in their home, knives and forks floated through the air, as if they were in the open Cosmos. The Reverend El Gardiner and Dr. Herbert Lemerle witnessed an unusual and frightening phenomenon.
There were several versions regarding the devilry happening in Frost's house.Skeptics blamed all the blame on the sons who allegedly decided to play the parents. Others were convinced that these were tricks of the miners who had added dynamite to the coal (later this version was tested and refuted). Still others believed that the blame was on the raging spirit of the dead miners, rested in coal and disturbed by Frost.
The latest news about Frost is disappointing. April 1 of the same year, allegedly from a fright seen by a poltergeist, five-year-old Muriel Frost died. Her brother Gordon was so shocked by the death of his sister that he was hospitalized with a nervous breakdown in the hospital. The further fate of the family is covered in mystery ...
9th place. Raining seed
The case of coal is not the only curiosity in England. For example, in 1979, it rained from seeds in Southampton. The seeds of watercress, mustard, corn, peas and beans fell directly from the sky, covered with an incomprehensible gel-like shell. Struck by what he saw, Roland Moody, who was in the home mini-conservatory with a glass roof, ran out into the street to get a better look at what was happening. There he met his neighbor, Mrs. Stockley, who said that it was not the first time that this happened last year. As a result of seed rain, Moody’s entire garden, as well as the gardens of its three neighbors, were seeded with seeds.What was the cause of the strange atmospheric phenomenon, the police did not figure out.
The unusual rain repeated several times, after which it no longer occurred. Only one Mr. Moody gathered on his territory 8 buckets of watercress, not counting the seeds of other plants. Later he raised a watercress from them and claimed that he was excellent in taste.
This incident is dedicated to one of the series of the series "The Mysterious World" by Arthur Clarke, aired in 1980, the year. Until now, an adequate opinion about the strange rain does not exist.
8th place. The mysterious death of Netta Fornario
The main character of the next strange story is Nora Emily Edith "Netta" Fornario, a writer who considered herself a healer, a resident of London. In August or September 1929, she left London and went to Iona, an island off the west coast of Scotland, where she died under mysterious circumstances. Among the versions of her death are psychic murder, heart failure, the action of hostile spirits.
Arriving at Jonah, Netta set about exploring the island. During the day she traveled, and at night she searched for traces of the island’s spirits, whom she tried to contact in every way.Her search lasted for several weeks, after which, from November 17, her behavior changed dramatically. In a hurry, Netta gathered her things and set out to go back to London. She told her friend, Mrs. McRay, that she was wounded telepathically after receiving messages from other worlds. It happened at night, because Mrs. McRay, apparently looking at the chic silver jewelry of the healer and fearing for her health, persuaded her to go on the road in the morning.
The next day, Netta went missing. Her body was found later, on a “fabulous mound” not far from Lake Loch Staonaig. The corpse lay on a cross made of turf, was completely naked under a black cloak, covered with scratches and abrasions. Next lay a knife. The legs were beaten in the blood as a result of jogging over rough terrain. Netta was killed by a maniac, died of hypothermia, or by ridiculous chance, is unknown. Discussions about this do not end until now.
7th place. Fire poltergeist
After breakfast, farmer William Hackler, a resident of Indiana (USA), went outside to get some fresh air. Leaving the house, he felt his clothes smell like smoke. Without paying much attention to this, he went to the barn.A few minutes later he returned to the house, where we find a fire in the bedroom (the house was without electricity) - the walls were burning. The local fire brigade quickly arrived at the scene and extinguished the fire. But it was only the beginning of a hard day for the Hacklers ...
Immediately after the departure of the fire truck, the mattress caught fire in the guest room. The fire center was located directly inside the mattress. Fire occurred in different places (including under the cover of the book) and rooms all day. By evening, the number of extinguished fires reached 28. Having played enough, the fire poltergeist no longer disturbed Mr. Hackler and his relatives. Those, in turn, demolished the old wooden house and built in its place a new, non-combustible lumber.
6th place. Third Eye
Students from one of the universities of South Carolina in the city of Columbia (USA) returned late evening from the theater to Longstreet. At one moment, they froze in place, colliding with a strange man in a silver suit, who then slid the lid of the nearest hatch and disappeared down the drain. Since then, a strange man got the nickname "sewer man."A little later, this "character" again let know about its existence, but more terrible case. In April 1950, in one of the lanes, a policeman noticed a man near a pile of disfigured chicken carcasses. It happened in the dark, the policeman sent a flashlight in the direction of an incomprehensible object, and was stunned when he saw a man with three eyes. The third eye was right on the center of the forehead. While the policeman came to his senses and called up reinforcements on the radio, the mysterious creature disappeared from sight.
The third meeting with the "sewer man" occurred in the 60s in the tunnels under one of the universities. After the tunnels were carefully examined, but no clear evidence of the existence of a three-eyed man was found. Who or what is he? Person? Ghost? Alien? No one knows, but casual meetings lasted until the beginning of the 90s.
5th place. Connecticut stiletto
For several months, women from Bridgeport (Connecticut, USA) were intimidated by the "phantom stylet", striking the breasts and buttocks and hiding afterwards in an unknown direction. The victims of the unknown, but very real criminal, were 26 persons, whose bodies felt all the pain and agony from the powerful blows of a sharp weapon.
The attacker did not adhere to a certain type of victim, women were chosen spontaneously and by chance. While the victim screamed in pain and came to himself, the criminal quickly ran away, not allowing himself to be identified. Police investigations did not lead to anything, the identity of the “stylet torturer” was never identified. In the summer of 1928, the attacks changed dramatically and did not recur. Who knows, maybe the maniac has aged and he was tortured by artosis ...
4th place. Electric girl
Do you think the people "X" - fiction? Wrong, some of the characters are very real. At least one. A fourteen-year-old resident of La Perriere in Normandy began to frighten her comrades with unusual abilities: when people approached her, they received electric shocks, chairs moved as she tried to sit down, some objects soared into the air, as if they were light and weightless floats. Later, Angelina got the nickname "electric girl".
From the unusual abilities of the body suffered not only the surrounding, but the girl herself. She was often tormented by convulsions. In addition, attracting to her various items, Angelina received painful injuries.Parents considered the daughter obsessed with the devil and took her to church, but the priest convinced the unfortunate that the reason for the abnormality of their child lies not in spirituality, but in physical characteristics.
After listening to the head, the parents took the daughter to the scientists in Paris. After examination, the famous physicist Francois Arago concluded that the unusual qualities of the girl are associated with electromagnetism. Scientists suggested that Andji participated in research and testing that should have made her normal. In April 1846, a few months after the start of the program, the "electric girl" forever said goodbye to her amazing abilities.
3rd place. Another fire poltergeist
Mrs. Charlie Williamson from Blandenborough (North Carolina, USA) was in a wild terror when her calico dress flashed bright flames for unexplained reasons. At that moment she did not stand near the fireplace, stove or other heat sources, she did not smoke or use any flammable substances. Fortunately, the husband and teenage daughter were at home, stripping off her flaming dress before it caused the unfortunate burns.
On this adventure, Mrs. Williamson did not end. On the same day, the pants in her closet were burned to the ground. The tests with fire continued the next day, when, in the presence of witnesses, for some unknown reason, the bed and curtains in another room caught fire. The spontaneous combustion continued for three days, after which the Williamsons surrendered to an unknown element and left the house. Housing was surveyed by firefighters and police officers, no reasons for what was happening were identified. On the fifth day, the fires stopped by themselves and no longer disturbed the owners of the house. Fortunately, no one was hurt by fire.
2nd place. Blind reading
Immediately, we note that we are not talking about blind people who have learned to read special books, moving their fingers along the bulges on paper, but about a completely ordinary girl, sighted and healthy. Margaret Fous's eccentricity was that she could read ordinary books blindfolded. Her father called this phenomenon extrasensory vision through the skin. He taught his daughter this incredible skill and hurried to prove the uniqueness of the method to scientists.
In 1960, Mr. Fusse and his daughter arrived in Washington DC to participate in scientific research.At the time of the experiment, psychiatrists put Margaret on "protection from the fool" - a tight bandage. For the purity of the experience, the father was taken to the next room. Blindfolded, using only the fingers of her hands, the girl was able to read the pages of the Bible, kindly provided by scholars. After that, she was offered to play checkers, to recognize different pictures, with which Margaret successfully managed.
Despite the fact that the girl managed to pass all the tests, psychiatrists could not explain how she managed to do it. They insisted on their own, claiming that it was impossible to see without eyes, that what was happening was a hoax.
1st place. Ghost sniper
For two years, the mysterious "ghost of a sniper" terrorized the inhabitants of Camden, New Jersey. The first case occurred in November 1927, when Albert Woodruff’s car was fired from a weapon. The windows of the car were riddled with bullets, but the investigation did not produce any results - not a single cartridge case was found at the scene of the incident. Later, two city buses, house windows and shop windows suffered from the mysterious shelling. As in the first case, the guilty and shells were not found.The good news is that no one was hurt by the actions of a ghost or a real criminal.
The mysterious sniper hunted not only in Camden, but the residents of Lindenwood and Collingswood, New Jersey County, as well as Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, suffered from his pranks. The most frequent victims were private cars and urban transport (buses, trolley buses), residential buildings. Only in one of many cases the witness heard the shots, but did not see anything and no one.
The attacks abruptly ceased in 1928. Later, people suffered only from abnormal imitators who wanted to play the role of the famous "ghost sniper."