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10 Mysteries that Remain Unsolved to this Day

6. The Disappearance of the Beaumont Children

The Beaumont Children were three siblings, Jane Nartare Beaumont, Arnna Kathleen Beaumont, and Grant Ellis Beaumont, all of whom went missing on 26 January 1966 from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia. It has been suspected since then they were all abducted and probably even murdered, but no clear evidence or facts have ever been found concerning this case.

Beaumont Children
Jane, Arnna, and Grant Beaumont. Image credit: SA police/ BBC.com

This occurred during a time when it wasn’t considered unsafe to leave children unsupervised. The father of the three children entrusted the eldest with the responsibility of taking care of the other two and left them on Glenelg Beach, not far from their house. When they didn’t return home at the stipulated time, the parents got worried and eventually filed a report. 

After their disappearance, several leads were obtained, significantly one with many witnesses recalling seeing these children with a tall middle-aged man on the day of their disappearance.

This disappearance was a crucial game-changer in Australian history because it caused a major uproar in parenting and lifestyle with most parents convincing themselves that it is unsafe to leave their children unsupervised in public. (1, 2, 3)

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7. The Death of Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein was an infamous American financier and sex offender who was known for having very high-profile friends and running an illegal island for sex trafficking which could have implicated several powerful political figures. However, on 10 August 2019, Epstein was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his cell in the Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York.

Jeffrey Epstein
Jeffrey Epstein (on the right). Image credit: Jae Donnelly via dailymail.co.uk

Jeffrey Epstein’s death was officially ruled as a suicide by the New York City Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Barbara Sampson, after an autopsy was conducted. However, several details surrounding the circumstances of his death have surfaced since and thickened the plot beyond recognition.

Several surveillance videotapes of the time of Epstein’s death were accidentally deleted for no apparent reason by the correctional center. Also when Epstein’s family hired the renowned forensic pathologist Michael Baden, he determined Epstein’s death was a murder, and that some of the injuries he suffered were extremely unusual in suicide hangings.

To this day, several people question the ruling of his death and claim that it was a conspiracy to bury the data Epstein had on several high-profile people. (1, 2, 3)

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8. The Murder of Jeanette DePalma

Jeanette DePalma was a 16-year-old resident of Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey, and went missing on August 7, 1972. Her body was found six weeks later on September 19 and was subject to a lot of controversies as several witnesses claimed that the spot where her body was recovered from showed signs of occult sacrifice and black magic.

Jeanette DePalma
Jeanette DePalma. Image credit: thesun.co.uk, weirdnj.com

Jeanette DePalma left her home in Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey on the afternoon of 7 August 1972 to go to her friend’s house.

But when she didn’t arrive at her friend’s place nor did she come back home, a report was filed in the Springfield Police Department. It was around six weeks later, when a dog brought the remains of her forearm to its owner, that her body was eventually discovered. 

While the police have denied most claims by witnesses that her body was found at a site that was indicative of the occult and Satanic rituals, there have been a lot of speculations about her mysterious death.

Some witnesses have also claimed that her body was found surrounded by a pentagram and several crosses made out of wood, indicative of some ritual sacrifice. The cliff that her body was found in has also been referred to by locals as the “Devil’s Teeth.” (1, 2, 3)

9. The Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript, named after a Polish book dealer who purchased it in 1912, is a strangely written and illustrated book consisting of details and diagrams that are not of any known natural language. The origins and its author remain a mystery to this day.

The Voynich Manuscript
The Voynich Manuscript. Image credit: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University/ britannica.com

It has been studied for a long while by historians, codebreakers, and linguists, but its actual purpose remains unknown to this date. It was carbon-dated and was proved to have been written in the 15th century.

It consists of several images of weird people, astronomical figures, fictitious beings, vegetables, fruits, and much more. The writing is in a script that is not known to be from any human civilization, but it is speculated that it might be anything from a lost language to an elaborate hoax.

However, there are also some familiar writings closely matching languages like Latin and High German. (1, 2, 3)

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10. The Disappearance of MH 370

The Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 was an international flight that was supposed to fly from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia to Beijing Capital International Airport, China but disappeared during its journey on 8 March 2014. 

MH 370
MH 370. Image credit: Shutterstock

The Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members, none of whom were ever found. The majority of the passengers, about 153 in total, were of Chinese origin.

The plane departed from the Kuala Lumpur Airport as scheduled at 12:42 a.m. MYT and was on its course before its signal was lost. It was last spotted on radar at 1:21 a.m. both by Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh air traffic control. Eventually, several systems would pick up signals from the plane, but eventually, it was confirmed to be lost.

The search for the missing plane is reportedly the most expensive one in the history of aviation. The search initially began only in the South China Sea, but later included the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean. Several possible subsequent sightings of the MH 370 have been reported, but the aircraft was never found. (1, 2, 3)

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