The Flannan Isles Lighthouse is known for the mysterious disappearances of its keepers in 1900. The entrance gate to the compound and the main door were both closed, beds were unmade, and the clock was stopped. The set of oilskins found suggested one of the keepers had left without the others.
In 1943, 4 children found the skeletonised body of a woman inside a wych elm in Hagley Wood. Soon after graffiti that read, “Who put Bella down the Wych Elm?” appeared, along with other messages in the same hand. Similar graffiti has appeared since, changed to “Who put Bella in the Witch Elm?”
Author Barbara Follet, who published her first book at 12, vanished under strange circumstances. Her disappearance eerily resembles the last paragraph in her final book. “She would be invisible forever to all mortals, save those few who have minds to believe, eyes to see, to these she is ever present, the spirit of Nature—a sprite of the meadow, a naiad of lakes, a nymph of the woods.”
Scientists have recently discovered repeating radio signals coming from a mysterious source well beyond the Milky Way. While one-off fast radio bursts (FRBs) have been detected in the past, this is the first time multiple signals have been detected coming from the same place in space.
In 2015 at least 120,000 saiga antelopes died mysteriously en masse. This corresponds to about 50% of the entire population of these rare animals.
In 2004 authorities discovered a fully functioning movie theater in the Parisian catacombs, equipped with a fully functioning restaurant, stocked bar, and projecting equipment. Three days later, when the police returned accompanied by experts from the French electricity board to see where the power was coming from, the phone and electricity lines had been cut and a note was lying in the middle of the floor: “Do not,” it said, “try to find us.”
A mysterious lake, over 10m deep, appeared overnight in the Tunisian desert.
In 2006, a medical student named Brian Shaffer went missing. To this day, he has never been found. The really crazy part is that he was last seen going into a Columbus bar, a popular bar in a crowded part of the campus area that is filled with surveillance cameras. There is video of him entering the bar, but never exiting.