7 Unexplained Mysteries That Humanity Has Yet To Solve
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370
On March 8 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 left Kuala Lumpur, heading for Beijing. Some time after take-off, the plane lost contact with air traffic control, before disappearing off the radar completely. All 227 passengers and 12 crew members vanished, along with all traces of the plane itself. Although the plane had dramatically changed direction from its intended route, no distress signals were ever sent.
The search party - which involved numerous different nations - was the largest and most expensive search of its kind, but it has been fruitless. Not a single piece of debris has been found. The story played out like a Hollywood movie, and some of the theories as to what happened are just as far-fetched. They range from a conscious decision on the pilot's part to a government cover-up to - you guessed it - alien abduction! This remains one of the greatest unexplained mysteries of our time - especially in recent history - so only time will tell if we'll ever find out what really happened.
*Update: The search is ongoing, and in fact the search radius is going to double.
The Ourang Medan Mystery
There are stories that in the late 1940s, a Dutch ship called Ourang Medan sent out a distress call. The Morse code message said that the rest of the crew - including the ship's Captain - had died. It was followed by another message that simply read 'I die'. A nearby ship called the Silver Star rushed to its aid, but when the crew boarded the Ourang Medan, they found dead bodies scattered everywhere. None of the bodies showed any signs of a struggle, injury or violence, and there were no survivors.
The story behind why an entire crew of apparently able seamen suddenly died became a mystery. There has been some discussion over the fact that the deaths could have been caused by one of several possible toxic gases. Other suggestions have included supernatural, extra-terrestrial involvement. However, there has even been speculation that the ship never actually existed at all - plunging this story even further into mystery.