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How about a historical mysteries thread? I don't think it's too necessary to draw a line of significance. We can trust each other to know what's appropriate for /his/.

Also, I think we can agree that we don't need to hear about the Dyatlov Pass incident again.

I'll start with one that's pretty known but still interesting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taman_Shud_Case
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I found it interesting that a few others were found dead in Australia with the book near them. The brother of the opposition leader in Singapore was also found killed with the Talmud Shud.
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I'll help

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript
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>>508836
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_Masks_Case
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>>508857
IT'S JUST A PRANK BRO
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>>508870
I think it's likely these guys were a couple of kooks who poisoned themselves. Based on the note, they probably would have found something in their system had their organs not decomposed before the autopsy could occur.
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>>508884
Do you have any idea how elaborate that would be?
I mean just imagine having to fake something like that.
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>>508897

Probably some turbo-autist making a personal fan fiction. A fan fiction of language itself.
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https://youtu.be/bcToNxPvZAE

Anyone here like MIB-type stuff?
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>>508909
So long as it's not strictly alien related I think it's appropriate. Else it should go to /x/ for the sake of staying on topic. Wouldn't want this thread moving toward trying to prove the existence of aliens instead of discussing mysteries and more likely explanations.
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>>508917
I'm just posting it here for the sake of it being such a widespread and bizarre phenomena.

Also, I personally don't think aliens have ever visited earth.
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>>508836
probably a spy that was assasinated
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>>508944

Yeah I think this is the most plausible account. Most of the evidence points to him being some sort of Soviet spy who was probably killed via poison in his cigarettes.
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>>508897
That's exactly what JRR Tolkien, Gene Roddenberry, and George Lucas did.
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>>508870
They were in a weird UFO cult and killed themselves as part of a ritual to make contact. Basically, a smaller-scale Heaven's Gate thing.
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what happened to the mayans?
who did the the nazca lines? what purpose did they have?
what happened to the roanoke colony?

any one have any theories?
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>>510094
>what happened to the roanoke colony?

They went to Croatoan, really as simple as that.
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>>508870
I suspect that this was the final stage of some kind of scam.

>okay
>you've given me all of your money
>just put on the masks and take the pills
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What happened to Amelia Earhart?
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>>508968
They didn't do it 600 years ago, tho
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>>510212
Probably crashed and died
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Soviets reportedly manufactured a series of suitcase nukes, none of which are accounted for today after the breakup of the USSR. Spooky stuff.
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>>510094
>what happened to the mayans?

> No universally accepted theory explains this collapse, but it is likely to have resulted from a combination of causes, including endemic internecine warfare, overpopulation resulting in severe environmental degradation, and drought.
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Footprints

The Devonshire Hoofprints, which appeared overnight in the town of Devon, covering a distance of 40 to 100 miles, always in a straight line and crossing over walls, roofs and several obstacles, did not correspond to any known animal and were strange enough to puzzle famous naturalists like Richard Owen.
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>>510364
it was a cat with deformed paws.
next?
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>>510371
A cat that travelled 40 miles on a single night leaving footprints in a single straight line?

Nope.jpg
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>>508904
What what the Sonic the Hedgehog of the middle ages?
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>>510388
Arthurian legend. Not joking. So many fucking King Arthur and Knights of the Round Table fanfics. That's what they were, FANFICS.
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>>510212

there's this really crazy claim that she landed on some southeast asian island and was executed for being a spy

but probably she crashed and died
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>>510376
Yes, the cat was possessed with the spirit of an old German adventurer so it was used to walking such distances in the cold, and Germans are notorious for being perfectionists thus the straightness of the line.
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>>510405
Then again paradise lost was a good fanfic, The Inferno was a SUPER edgy fanfic, Frankenstein was like a sci-fi adaptation...
The bible is probably the best source of fan fiction ever.
Also Greek myths, The Aenid, The Oddessey ect.
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>>508884
>>508968

>The argument for authenticity is that the manuscript appears too sophisticated to be a hoax. While hoaxes of the period tended to be quite crude, the Voynich manuscript exhibits many subtle characteristics which show up only after careful statistical analysis. The question then arises as to why the author would employ such a complex and laborious forging algorithm in the creation of a simple hoax, if no one in the expected audience (that is, the creator's contemporaries) could tell the difference.
-Marcelo Montemurro, a theoretical physicist from the University of Manchester

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0066344

The writing itself fits Zipfs law and is written without pauses and any major changes to the handwriting, which implies the author understood the meaning of the words and didnt just make stuff up.
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>>510488
In other words, Quenya, Klingon, or Huttese
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>>510324
desu if they've been missing that long they're probably either non-functional, genuinely lost, or sold to the Iranians by now
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>>510094
>what happened to the roanoke colony?
abandoned the colony and the few that survived assimilated with the natives
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>>510488
It's probably some language isolate that left no writings other than that one, or it is some kind of cryptograph.
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always found this to be a curious one
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Celeste

>Mary Celeste was an American merchant brigantine that was found adrift and deserted in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Azores Islands, on December 4, 1872, by the Canadian brigantine Dei Gratia. She was in a disheveled but seaworthy condition, under partial sail, with no one on board, and her lifeboat missing. The last log entry was dated ten days earlier. She had left New York City for Genoa on November 7, and on discovery was still amply provisioned. Her cargo of denatured alcohol was intact, and the captain's and crew's personal belongings were undisturbed. None of those who had been on board—the captain and his wife, their two-year-old daughter, and the crew of seven—were ever seen or heard from again.
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>>508836
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OkgaCRII7I
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Jack the ripper
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>>512095
>he doesn't know Jack was a chaos cultist killed by inquisitor doyle
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>>508836
Soviet spy
>>508870
UFO cult
>>508857
Most likely some bored noble
>>510212
dead
>>510364
legit don't know, but then again they were never photographed, might just have been mass hysteria
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._B._Cooper

This guy. What a based man.
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>>512107
>Most likely some bored noble
Lolno, it's a real medical text written in an extinct language
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>>510364
IT says right on the page that it was just a bunch of badgers.
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>>512160
>extinct language
No it's not, it's most likely a fictional one he invented.
Shit, barring Enochian, it might be the oldest surviving constructed language
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>>510488
>>508884

The voynich manuscript is a codex. Scientists back in those times never had the luxury of patents protecting their discoveries and so some of them opted to writing them in a code only they will understand
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>>510212
They literally found her bones and belongings. It can't get any more definitive than that. The biggest mystery is why this information failed to become common knowledge.
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>>508944

This makes most sense given the oddities involved.
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Spring-Heeled Jack is a nice mystery

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring-heeled_Jack
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>>512887
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Gasser_of_Mattoon

Mind if I piggy back?

Kind of similar occurrence where people got gassed randomly.

Though, they didn't have a glowing light or the ability to jump high.
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>>510324
The sheer number of lost nuclear weapons is genuinely alarming. I have no idea how somebody hasn't at least detonated a dirty bomb.
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>>512957
>I have no idea how somebody hasn't at least detonated a dirty bomb.

Dirty bombs aren't as big a deal as people make out, I recall reading.
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>>510364
>town of Devon
no
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>>508968
>JRR Tolkien, Gene Roddenberry, and George Lucas
Lucas doesn't belong in that list, he even hired a ghost writer to write the novel behind Star Wars.

Lucas is a Hack who stole the concept of Star Wars, FOX hired Lucas to make that film undermining DUNE.
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>>510094
>what happened to the mayans?
They're still around. Seriously, there's tons of them in the Yucatan and Guatamela. They didn't disappear, they just stopped making pyramids and shit. Why they did that is still a matter of debate (but it was probably the result of abandoning a self-destructive political system), but asking "what happened" to them is pointless.

>>510094
>who did the the nazca lines? what purpose did they have?

The Nazca culture made them, and they would have been fairly easy to make. The current most popular theory for their purpose is that they marked locations of underground water sources, although they could have had alternate purposes.

>>510094
They went to neighboring islands and were assimilated into native tribes. The Lumbee in particular have oral histories and being descended from them.

Most of the classic historical mysteries have explanations. Shit sources like the History Channel just don't want you to know so they can sell more programming about mysteries.
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>>510757
That is somehow a bit scary, people just dissapear, nothing to explain it.
Yeah, they did probally take the lifeboat, but why..and why did they didin't take anything with them.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_Plague_of_1518

An all-around interesting case of dancing mania which unsettled me a little.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shroud_of_Turin

An enduring mystery on how the shroud was actually made.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattle_mutilation

Lots of possible explanations for the multitude of cases that natural predation alone can't explain. I remember reading a file on the FBI report that said certain counties' laboratories showed the presence of tranquilizers in some cows, showing that some cases might really have been caused by wackos. Intriguing.
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>>510757
>Bringing a woman aboard a sailing ship
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>>513573
>An enduring mystery on how the shroud was actually made.

The first historical record of the shroud is from a bishop who claims he had a confession from the person who painted it. Over the years, several people have made convincing replicas through various means (including painting). It's important to note that the image today probably looks very little like how it originally appeared, because it's been consistently fading. It's also almost impossible to find information on it (and the recreations/explanations) that isn't heavily influenced by people desperately trying to make it seem authentic; the wiki article is actually one of the more balanced sources I've seen.
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>>513603
Lets all be honest the only reason women were allowed on ships in the past was to be the crew's fucktoy.
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test
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flannan_Isles_Lighthouse
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>>517732

that was literally solved in 1900
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