These photos and events are among the most well-known inexplicable images on the internet.
Many photographs throughout history have captured moments that cannot be completely described and have since become “famous” mysteries. Their perplexity grew even more strange at a time when there was no photo editing technology, making everyone cringe.
1. An uninvited guest of the Cooper Family’s
The story goes that sometime in the 1950s the Cooper family of Texas bought an old house and moved into it. On their first night there, the father took a photo of Mom and Grandma posing with the two kids at the dining room table. Everyone was happy and smiling. They were living the American dream.
The only other explanation would be double exposure. If the “body” in the picture is that of the photographer from an earlier accidental exposure and is upside down because the camera flipped over as it fell from his grasp, then his body is positioned exceedingly oddly. If one were to invert his form in the picture, as if he were standing up, then he would have both hands raised above his head, which is a rather strange position for taking a picture. It could be anything really. Maybe the uncle was a gymnast and that’s him. 2. The mystery of glowing Norwegian
2. Hessdalen Lights
The presence of strange balls of light hovering over a valley in central Norway has baffled scientists for years. They quickly created a series of fierce debates. both in the scientific world and in the media.
Despite today’s very advanced science, no one has yet been able to explain the cause of these puzzling but brilliant lights. Some people speculate that this is a sign of spaceships. In 2014, a pretty convincing theory was that the light was created as a result of metallic rock in the mountains combining with sulfur gas from a nearby river.
But now scientists think the unusual lights could be formed by a natural ‘battery’ buried deep underground, created by metallic minerals reacting with a sulfurous river running through it.
3. The Mysterious Hinterkaifeck Murders
The Hinterkaifeck murders occurred on the evening of March 31, 1922, in which six inhabitants of a small Bavarian farmstead, located approximately 70 kilometers (43 mi) north of Munich, Germany, were murdered by an unknown assailant.
The previous maid had left 6 months earlier, saying the home was haunted. The new maid arrived only hours before the murders. It is believed that the perpetrator(s) remained at the farm for several days – someone had fed the cattle, and eaten food in the kitchen: the neighbors had also seen smoke from the chimney during the weekend. This photo depicts one of the victims as he lay in the horse barn.
There is a possible explanation: The photo really isn’t unexplained, the events did happen and the photo taken you to see above is authentic…. What’s unexplained is the events that led up to it, and how it all went down.
4. Hook Island Sea Monster
The Hook Island Sea Monster, also known as the tadpole creature, is the name given to a 90-foot sea monster sighted off the coast of Hook Island. It resembles a giant black sperm, has a gaping mouth with small teeth and eyes placed on top of its head.
If the Hook Island monster pictures were taken today, it could be assumed it was photoshopped. However, it was taken on 12/12/1964 by Robert Le Serrec while they were walking on the shores of Stonehaven Bay, Hook Island, Queensland, Australia.
The foreign object cannot be identified as an animal or “object”. The most accepted provisional explanation is that this is a giant tadpole, but either way, the size is absurd.
5. The Phoenix Lights
On Thursday, March 13, 1997, thousands of witnesses witnessed the Phoenix Lights, a series of mysterious flying objects that were visible in the skies across Arizona, Nevada, and Sonora, Mexico. Later that night, orbs of light hung on Phoenix’s southern horizon.
“Those who believe it was an alien craft … have it easy. It’s those trying to find other, less exotic explanations who have it tough,” read an article in The Arizona Republic that June.
An official explanation for (at least part of) the phenomena didn’t surface until July. By then, it was already firmly ensconced in UFO lore.
6. The mystery of the Solway Spaceman
Did a photograph of a family outing capture a mysterious spaceman?
May the 23rd, 1964 was just a normal day for Jim Templeton, his wife Annie, and their daughter Elizebeth. What he didn’t know was he was about to be in possession of the most famous photograph in the world.
The trio was picnicking on Burgh Marsh, a local beauty spot overlooking the Solway Firth in Cumbria, Northern England, and Jim was taking pictures of his 5-year-old daughter.
When they got home to take pictures, Jim and his wife were dumbfounded when they saw a suspicious figure behind with a costume like an astronaut. Mr. Jim confirmed that no one was there when he took the picture and did not feel anything strange when taking the photo. Many “sane” people explained the photo that it was simply her mother in the background, but the film image quality was so poor that it was blurred.
7. The Time Traveler
People say that this photograph, taken in 1941 at the re-opening of the South Forks Bridge in Gold Bridge, Canada, depicts a man dressed and styled in a way that is much ahead of his time, using a camera that is far ahead of its time. A man with a camera, typical of the time period, is seen in the circle on the left.
8. Black Knight Satellite mystery
According to legend, there is a mysterious, dark object orbiting the Earth that dates back possibly 13,000 years. Its origin and purpose are unknown; called the “Black Knight,” this enigmatic satellite has purportedly been transmitting messages towards the Earth and has been investigated by NASA astronauts, but only a few people on Earth are aware of its existence.
The frightening name’s origin is part of the mystery; it’s hard to know who first dubbed it that or why. What is the logical explanation for reports of an alien intruder on our doorstep when humans have only had the technology to launch a man-made object into space for the last 60 years?
9. The Skunk Ape
Two photographs said to be of the Skunk Ape were taken by an anonymous woman and mailed to the Sarasota County, Florida, Sheriff’s Department In 2000. The photographs were accompanied by a letter from the woman in which she claims to have photographed an ape in her backyard. Most skeptics believe it’s nothing other than a black bear.
10. The pyramids on the moon
The photo, taken by the US Apollo 17 during its final flight to the moon, features a figure that looks like a mountain or pyramid. Some people believe that there may be large pyramids or even castles on the moon that NASA has not made public. But despite years of skepticism, NASA or related experts have not provided an explanation for the object in this image.