8 Unsolved Mysteries of the World That Still Need Answers (PHOTOS)

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There are some things that just can’t be explained — things that remain unsolved forever. These are the stories that have the weight to captivate.

The unsolved mysteries of the world are easy to get lost in, such as tales of paranormal events, inexplicable history, cryptic messages, and reincarnation.

While most folks like to believe that anything can be logically figured out or given an answer, these eight mysteries have left people baffled for decades. Despite the efforts of history’s most respected researchers, historians and scientists, these unsolved mysteries have only led to even more puzzling questions.

What’s an unsolved mystery that still stumps you? Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.

The “Black Knight” Satellite
Back in 1960, a strange satellite was seen in polar orbit. The satellite was of unknown origin. Some believe it was of extraterrestrial origin. Before disappearing forever, operators received radio waves from the 1920s and 1930s, as well a series of coded messages. When one of the transmissions was decoded, it corresponded to a star chart that was allegedly plotted from Earth 13,000 years ago.

Hessdalen Lights
For many years, luminous aerial phenomena have occurred over the Hessdalen Valley of Norway. Some people think these lights are from UFOs, but researchers claim they are some kind of plasma, formed from ionized gas in the atmosphere. Another theory is that the sightings are powered by a decay of radon.

Cicada 3301
In January 2012, an encrypted message was posted on 4Chan.

The puzzle read: “Hello. We are looking for highly intelligent individuals. To find them, we have devised a test. There is a message hidden in the image. Find it, and it will lead you on the road to finding us. We look forward to meeting the few who will make it all the way through. Good luck.”

If solved, the puzzle promises an “epiphany.” This sent people all over the world in a frenzy to try and break the code, which requires someone to have knowledge of obscure medieval literature and Mayan numerology. No one has ever discovered the identity of who’s behind Cicada and it will probably never be revealed. Although, some believe a government agency is behind the stunt.

Alien Base on the Moon
Why haven’t we returned to the moon? Have you ever wondered? Allegedly, there’s an alien base on the side of the moon never visible from Earth.

The Pollock Twins
In 1957, twin sisters Joanna and Jacqueline were tragically killed in a car accident in England. A year later, their mother gave birth to another pair of twins, Gillian and Jennifer. After a revered psychologist, Dr. Ian Stevenson, examined their case in-depth, he concluded that they were the reincarnations of their deceased siblings.

The younger twin, Jennifer, had birth marks located on the same part of her body as Jacqueline. When they learned how to talk, they began asking for toys that belonged to their siblings — toys they had no idea even existed.

Devil’s Gate Dam
Some people believe the location where Devil’s Gate Dam, the first flood control dam in Los Angeles County, was constructed is one of the seven portals to hell. For decades, there have been mysterious disappearances and murders of children in this area, the majority of which went unsolved. There are theorists who claim the portal was first opened with Jack Parsons, a rocket scientist, co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Lab and infamous occultist, came into the picture in the 1940s. Parsons, along with English occultist Aleister Crowley and L. Ron Hubbard (the founder of Scientology), were rumored to have tried to create an anti-Christ in this area due to its mystical energy.

There are even claims that Native Americans avoided visiting because it was a gateway to the afterlife.

Deep Space Signal
On August 15, 1977, a sign of intelligent life in the universe was detected; at least, that’s what people believed when Jerry R. Ehman picked up the signal. It came from deep space, nearly 120 light years away, and was only detected once. According to scientists, if the signal was from extraterrestrials, they would have to be a highly advanced civilization because their transmitter was much stronger than anything available on Earth.

The Voynich Manuscript
It was named after the Polish-American bookseller, Wilfrid M. Voynich, who came upon it in 1912. The book is a 240-page manuscript is filled with bizarre diagrams, drawings and written in an unknown language. To this day, no one has been able to decipher it.