Unsolved mystery

Jack the Ripper mystery: Back to square one

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You’ll recall last month this blockbuster story “Jack the Ripper identity confirmed by DNA”. Well, as we suspected… meh. Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has ‘made serious DNA error’ – The Independent. A 23-year-old Polish immigrant barber called Aaron Kosminski was “definitely, categorically and absolutely” the man who carried…

Mystery boom heard Monday afternoon in Louisiana (UPDATE: Something on radar?)

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See an update below on something odd caught on weather radar that could be related to this story… A big boom was heard throughout the Shreveport Louisiana area Monday afternoon around 4:27 pm. The source of the boom remains unknown. Source of boom heard around ArkLaTex not identified – KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana.  The…

Mystery object falls from sky in New Jersey, nearly hits plant workers

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A strange square. Could it be a heat-resistant tile from something? Falling Metal Object Mystifies New Jersey Plant Workers. Workers at a New Jersey treatment plant say they saw a heavy, metallic object fall from the sky Wednesday, and they want to know where the potentially deadly projectile came from. The workers said the object…

Bear mystery: How did a dead bear cub end up in NYC’s Central Park?

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An unexpected find in one of the largest cities in the world leaves investigators with a mystery. In a Mystery, a Baby Black Bear Is Found Dead in Central Park – NYTimes.com. The furry black mass lay hidden under a bush near Central Park’s main loop, unnoticed, unmoving and partially concealed by an abandoned bicycle.…

Has Jack The Ripper’s identity finally been determined?

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Another claim to have “definitively” solved one of the world’s most enduring mysteries. This time using modern technology. ‘Jack the Ripper was Polish barber called Aaron Kosminski’, new book claims. Jack the Ripper was a 23-year-old Polish immigrant called Aaron Kosminski, according to an author claiming to have exposed the serial killer’s true identity using…

Interceptor network for spying, hacking, or a marketing ploy?

ESD's map over the mysterious cell towers they have discovered up to now. Photo credit: ESD America

Well, this story is all over, making people paranoid. Les Goldsmith, the CEO of ESD America, who makes the $3500 Cryptophone tells Popular Science that the device, running a customized, higher security version of Android has detected phony cell towers called “interceptors” across the country that have turned off encryption. Mysterious Phony Cell Towers Could…

Huge surface fracture in Mexico worries locals and surprises scientists

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A nearly one kilometer long gash has appeared in a remote farm area of Hermosillo Mexico leaving locals concerned and the rest of us amazed at the footage. Giant crack in Mexico seen by drone raises earthquake fears | News.com.au. The eight-metre deep trench opened up last week and severed Highway 26 between Hermosillo and…

Valentich mystery mongering fueled by UFO group

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A young, rule-breaking pilot disappeared over Australia decades ago. Yep, UFO. (roll eyes) Farmer may hold UFO clue to 36-year Valentich plane mystery. Almost 36 years to the month that Victorian pilot Fred Valentich vanished without a trace, an independent researcher says there is evidence suggesting the 20-year-old’s Cessna was spotted in the sky over…

Mystery lake appears in Tunisia, may be radioactive

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It’s not everyday that a lovely lake appears in the middle of the desert. For good reason… Mystery as ‘lake’ appears in middle of Tunisian desert and becomes overnight tourist attraction. A mysterious lake that appeared suddenly in the Tunisian desert has created an impromptu “beach” in the drought-ridden country. No explanation has been given…

Auckland NZ booms reported (UPDATE: Solved)

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See update below. Originally published 18 Jun 2014 Mystery booms in New Zealand rattle residents. Mystery bangs and shaking in Auckland – national | Stuff.co.nz. A series of mysterious “explosions” have been reported across west and north Auckland, but police are mystified. Reports of loud ‘‘bangs’’ followed by houses shaking began about 5pm, in the…

AL the Anomallama finds this shark story alarming. Here’s why he shouldn’t. (Hint: STUPID TV)

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What a bunch of baseless assumptions, speculation and fear mongering! Sploid has posted this story without ANY critical thought whatsoever because MONSTERS! And now it’s getting a ton of attention from people who are not thinking about it whatsoever, just passing it on. It’s making the rounds on mystery mongering sites where the commentators have…

Dyatlov Pass and Mass Murdering Yeti? A DN Exclusive

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Doubtful News is pleased to present this EXCLUSIVE piece by author and researcher, Benjamin Radford, on the Discovery Channel’s presentation airing TONIGHT! [Warning: Spoilers] Dyatlov Pass and Mass Murdering Yeti? A Closer Look at Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives A new two-hour Discovery Channel “documentary,” Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives, revisits the curious case of…

Dolphins signaled researchers to aid in unexpected rescue

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A very interesting story about dolphin behavior from researchers. One day, a research team was following a school of bottlenose dolphins in the waters off Los Angeles, California. Then, something unexpected happened. Dolphins Guide Scientists to Rescue Suicidal Girl – News Watch. The dolphins were still feeding in circle near shore, when suddenly, one individual…