7 Unexplained Mysteries That Humanity Has Yet To Solve
The Overtoun Bridge Dog Deaths
In 1944, in a small Scottish town called Overtoun, a man threw his baby off the side of a bridge, claiming that it was the Anti-Christ. The same man tried to commit suicide at the same spot. Since then, the bridge has been home to one of the most bizarre, mysterious phenomenon ever seen. Since the 1960s, more than 50 dogs have jumped off the side of the same bridge, with many choosing to do so in exactly the same place. A few have even survived the fall, only to return to the top and throw themselves off a second time.
Investigators have put this spooky behaviour down to the minks that live on the ground below the bridge. Their scent is very attractive to long-nosed breeds of dog, who apparently try to reach the minks by leaping off the edge. Could this be true, or could the bridge be haunted by the ghosts of a man and a baby, who lure dogs to their deaths?
Jack The Ripper
Jack the Ripper was a prolific serial killer who plagued Victorian London. His exact number of victims is uncertain; it could be as few as five or as many as eleven. However, the victims that have been confirmed all appeared to be prostitutes who had their throats cut, torsos mutilated and internal organs removed.
Despite lengthy police investigations, the true identity of the murderer was never discovered, and remains a mystery to this day. There was some speculation that the killer was involved in the medical profession due to an apparently extensive knowledge of human anatomy, but this was never confirmed.
Since the killer's identity remained anonymous, he was nicknamed 'Jack the Ripper' by the media. The name first appeared in a letter to a British newspaper; the letter claimed to be from the mysterious man himself. However, it is widely believed that the letter was a hoax, written by journalists in order to increase hype and speculation around the case. It worked - the name stuck, and so did Jack the Ripper's memory!