Unsolved Mysteries That Will Leave You Chilled To The Core

Last updated: Oct 22, 2023

When we hear fascinating news stories, we want to know what happened. We wait impatiently for the conclusion. But sometimes, there is no conclusion. Whether it’s a missing person, an unexplained event, or some other phenomenon, we want to learn all the details. If we don’t, it’s frustrating yet also intriguing.

Read on and learn about some mysteries that you will be thinking about for a long time.

Loss and More Loss

On Christmas Eve night, 1945, the Sodder family home burned down; parents Jennie and George Sodder and nine of their ten children were inside. Only four children escaped.


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Authorities never found the bodies of the other five children. The Sodders believed someone had set fire to the house and abducted the five children. In 1967 Jennie received a cryptic note about her son, but it led nowhere. The parents spent their lives searching for their children. 

Do Not Move In

Before moving into a beautiful new home in Westfield, New Jersey, a family received letters warning them not to do so. The writer, who called himself “The Watcher,” claimed to be the actual owner and said he would spy on, stalk, or kill anyone who moved in. 


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The family sued the previous owners, claiming that they knew all about this “Watcher” and still sold the home. The house remains empty, and the stalker has never been identified.

“If Anything Happens to Me…”

A British UFO watcher announced that he was about to publish details about UFOs. Soon after, he was discovered dead in his home. 


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Investigators reported that he died of natural causes. However, his mother claims that his death was no accident, and she has proof. Just before his death, he sent a text to her that said, “If anything happens to me, investigate.”

The Disappearing Doctor

A promising Ohio State University medical student, Brian Schaffer, was taking a break from his studies on April 1st, 2016. He walked into a local bar. He never walked out. 


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Police interviewed all of the bar patrons and people outside the bar and watched hours and hours of CCTV, but there was no sign of the student anywhere. Despite all of their efforts, there were no leads, and Brian Schaffer’s disappearance has never been solved.

Where is DB Cooper?

The story of D.B. Cooper has been the stuff of books and movies. In November 1971, D.B. Cooper hijacked a plane mid-flight over Oregon. During the hijacking, he claimed he had a bomb and demanded $200,000. While the plane was airborne, he opened the aircraft door, deployed the staircase, and jumped out.

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Cooper has never been found. This hijacking is still a mystery, while all other hijackings in the history of American aviation have been solved. 


The Disappearing Airplane

A Malaysian airline flight disappeared on March 8th, 2014, with over 240 passengers and crew aboard. According to air traffic controllers and transportation specialists, the flight disappeared into thin air, never to be found. A vast global search was carried out but found only a few pieces of airplane debris. 

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The aircraft went off the radar somewhere over the Indian Ocean. $160 million was spent on the search.


The Missing Prime Minister

On December 17th, 1967, Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared during an afternoon swim off the coast of Cheviot Beach, Australia. Swimming conditions were unsafe at the time, but Holt still wanted to swim.

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He was seen going beneath the surface and never resurfaced. Hundreds of people searched for him, including diving teams and helicopters, to no avail. Many people believed rumors that the CIA assassinated him because he aimed to pull out of the Vietnam war. 


The Dangerous Patient

 In February of 1994, Gloria Ramirez, a cervical cancer patient,  was admitted to a California emergency room. She was incredibly confused and had an oily sheen across her body.

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Just after the hospital staff began to treat her, they began to feel ill, and some fainted. Ramirez was given CPR for 45 minutes but was pronounced dead. During that time, 23 people became ill. No one knows what happened, although some theorize it was mass hysteria. 


A Skull in the Hollow Trunk of a Wych Elm Tree

In April of 1943, a group of four boys uncovered a human skull in the trunk of a wyche elm tree in Worcestershire. Upon investigation, police found the rest of a female skeleton, but were unable to identify her.

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The next year, someone put graffiti around the tree saying, “Who put Bella down the Wych Elm?” The unidentified skeleton was thus named “Bella” but the mystery has never been solved.