10 Strange Unsolved Mysteries – The following ten mysteries are weird, silly and just plain scary. From alien sightings to unsolved disappearances, these are the things that will make you want to stay awake tonight. Just understand that what you are about to read is a list of strange and unsolved mysteries. This is not a news broadcast.
10 Strange Unsolved Mysteries
10. The Murder of Maoma Ridings
Hotels are seen as a place like home away from home, but they have their share of mysterious disappearances, murders and related events. One such is the murder of President Franklin Roosevelt’s favourite nurse Maoma Ridings whose body was found half nude in the hotel room but the motive and the murderer could never be confirmed.
9. The Haunting of Biltmore Hotels
Thomas Fatty Walsh was a notable underworld figure of the early 20th century who was shot to death by the manager of Biltmore Hotels. The manager fled to Cuba and was never charged with murder. The ghost of Fatty Walsh is suspected to haunt the hotels and it specially targets attractive females. People travelling through the elevator are taken to the 13th floor for unexplained reasons and against their will. This ghost even targeted Bill Clinton himself!
8. The missing of Jessica Kinsey
14-year-old Jessica Kinsey went missing from the Dollar Inn in Indiana, during 1995, where she was staying with her boyfriend and his friend. They fled from the inn in the friend’s car and only her boyfriend Jimmy Hopkins turned up few months later. He gave conflicting stories about Jessica but the police lacked enough evidence to file charges. In 2008, Hopkins murdered his wife and committed suicide probably taking the truth about Jessica to the grave .
7. The resort of La Posada
La Posada in Santa Fe was a six acre estate that belonged to a popular couple with seven children. The wife died of depression at the age of 52 because of one dead baby and subsequent pregnancies that didn’t work out. To this day there are reports of her ghost being sighted in Room 256 (that was her bedroom) and phone calls being made from the room. Also, glasses are knocked off shelves and candles are blown out through gusts of wind.
6. The abduction of Joan Gay Croft
One of the most unusual abductions took place in 1947 when Joan was taken from the hospital basement by two men dresses in Khaki uniforms. She was never seen again. Joan was staying at the hospital with her sister Jerri after an F5 tornado hit Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas in April that year. The men had specifically asked for Joan and had left her half sister Jerri behind.
5. The disappearance of Benita Chamberlin
Benita Chamberlin gave birth to a premature daughter on February 13, 1978. On the day her daughter was to be taken home, Benita checked into the hospital and shared the news with a friend. However, she never took the infant home and was not seen nor heard of after the phone call. Her abandoned car and purse was found near a bottling factory and the hospital’s parking lot respectively.
4. The Murders of Joyce McFadden and Patricia Matix
Both ladies were research assistants and worked at Riverside Hospital Columbus in Ohio. They were both strangled and stabbed to death, with slits in throats, when their bodies were found in two separate rooms of the research facility. Whilst their husbands were robbers and reported criminals after their deaths, it was never proved whether they did it or not.
3. The Fairy Circles of Namibian Desert
In the desert of Namibia lie millions of evenly spaced circles with grass growing along the circumference while nothing grows in the centre of these circles. Even when fertilized soil is added, there is no sign of life within. Each Fairy Circle has a lifespan of up to 75 years and grows from 2 to 20 meters, after which it mysteriously disappears.
2. Louis Le Prince and his bizarre disappearance
Louis Le Prince boarded a train in 1890 and then disappeared on his way to Paris. Nobody knows what happened to him and it is absurd to think of someone having disappeared from a moving train. To this day, this remains an unsolved mystery related to trains.
1. St. Louis, Saskatchewan and the Ghost Train
The village of St. Louis, Saskatchewan has been of interest for the past century because of the “Ghost of Moving Train”. According to witnesses, train lights approach from nowhere on the tracks and head towards them. They also have a red light in between. The lights then suddenly disappear. Legend has it that it happens in memory of a decapitated conductor that was beheaded by a train. The red light represents him according to a story.