The Atacama Skeleton
In 2003, a man by the name of Oscar Munoz stumbled upon this six-inch-long skeleton in the Atacama Desert. The skeleton’s strange alienesque features caused quite a buzz among those still hopeful for proof of extraterrestrial life. After extensive analysis, it was determined that the skeleton does in fact, belong to a human. Scientists could confirm this with absolute certainty through DNA extraction. Naturally, this probed further mystery regarding how and why a human could be so small.
After successfully confirming that the Atacama was not an alien, researchers had a different mystery to unravel. Scientists immediately began working on plausible theories that would explain a six-inch-long human skeleton.
Initially, the skeleton was believed to be a mummified aborted fetus. Alternative opinions believe the skeletal remains belonged to a young child with severe deformities. The mystery remains unsolved but continues to intrigue mystery fans.
The Codex Gigas
The Codex Giga, otherwise known as the “Devil’s Bible,” is the largest medieval manuscript in the World. Weighing in at over 165 pounds, this mysterious book was believed to contain all human and medieval knowledge.
Within this book, you will find a version of the old testament, the new testament, and several secular works. The manuscript was produced in the 13th century and is steeped in rich history and mystery, all of which, cannot be explained.
Besides the enormous dimension of the Codex Gigas, the book is fashioned in animal skins, which would have required the use of 160 animals.
The text within the book suggests a single author, although the scribe remains unknown. Perhaps, the most prominent feature is the large illustration of the devil in the middle of the book. Today, the book remains one of the most mysterious Ancient texts in the World.
Ulfberht Viking Swords
Imagine finding a sword that was virtually unbeatable in battle, and crafted from the purest metals on Earth. The Ulfberht Viking Swords is just that; it was the ultimate weapon.
These swords were found between 800 and 1,000 A.D, and the discovery has since confused the archaeological community. All the swords were made of a pure metal, yet the technology used is unknown.
Since the discovery of the swords, experts have attempted to recreate the manufacturing process, but remain baffled. One theory regarding these swords suggests that the methods and materials come from the Middle East. There is even talk of Norse gods having an impact on the craftsmanship. Some believe that an alien race might have helped in their creation, and others believe that a time traveler is the key to their existence. Even with today’s modern technology, it is still a mystery how blacksmiths made these swords, and they are almost impossible to reproduce.
The Nampa Figurine
In 1889, well workers found a tiny artifact, which appeared to be in human form. Little did they know this clay figurine would become a baffling mystery that would challenge history and evolution for years to come.
The artifact was formed in clay in a 300-foot well, placing its age far beyond the arrival of man. Further analysis dated it at two million years old, thereby, challenging evolution as we know it. Though we know our ancestors lived before the two million year mark, we have no evidence that these hominids had the skills to do this.
The Shroud of Turin
Do we have physical evidence that Jesus actually rose from the dead? If you believe this next item, we might. Many people believe that the Shroud of Turin provides physical evidence of the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The authenticity of the shroud is a constant source of debate among theologians.
The Shroud of Turin is a piece of linen cloth, which bears the image of a man, believed to be Jesus of Nazareth. Despite several different recovery methods, the image on the Shroud remains muted.The shroud, believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus, measures in at 14 feet by 3.5 feet. Upon detailed analysis, the image features a man who has been tortured, beaten, and crucified.
Also, the cloth features over 100 whip marks, which coordinate with the wrists and feet, as well as a possible crown of thorns. The similarities between this item and the Biblical story are remarkable, making it the most analyzed religious relic in the World.
The Coso Artifact
The Coso Artifact was found 4,300 feet above sea level in Owens Lake, CA, and is considered an out-of-place artifact.
The object was first discovered covered in a piece of hard clay in 1961 and has since been a mystery. If the ancient relic was in fact, what people thought it was, it could provide scientific evidence of a historical anomaly.
After the discovery of the Coso artifact, it was clear that it was much more than a rock. In fact, it is believed to be an ancient spark plug, created long before the technology was available.Within the layer of rock, was a two-millimeter shaft of bright metal with no signs of oxidation or corrosion. This is so puzzling because you know that most metal always rusts eventually. Further studies led researchers to believe that this is some form of machinery.
In the early 1930's, a cultural anthropologist found hundreds of andesite stones containing depictions of prehistoric dinosaurs. The burial stones were estimated to be between 500 and 1,500 years old.
The mysterious stones also feature images that depict open-heart surgeries, brain transplants, and some sexually graphic content. The most surprising of the etchings featured representations of a stegosaurus, brontosaurus, and other prehistoric dinosaurs. This is quite puzzling, as we have no other evidence that man lived at the same time as dinosaurs.
Each of the Ica stones depicts a different scene, which leaves room for a lot of interpretation. The mystery shrouding these artifacts prompted scientists to unravel the scenes behind each narrative.
Over 200 years of research has been dedicated to understanding the origin and function of these stone objects. To date, with over 100 of these artifacts discovered, the mystery surrounding them is no closer to being solved.
The Roman Dodecahedron are objects with a geometrical shape, usually ranging between four and 11 centimeters in size. The greatest mystery behind these artifacts is how they work, what they do, and why exactly they were made.
The Gate of the Sun
Located in Bolivia, the Gate of the Sun is a 13,000-foot astrological and archaeological mystery. The gate, also known as Pumapunku, forms a part of a monument group known as Tiwanaka. This archaeological site is so complex, the engineering techniques puzzle even the Aztecs. Additionally, the structure dates back to the time before Columbus.
The stone blocks located on the site have no chisel marks, or signs of craftsmanship, which makes their shape and design a complete mystery.
The mystery behind the Gate of the Sun only gets stranger. The stone used to build the temple, came from two separate mines, one was 10 miles away, and the other was 50 miles away. How did the ancients get the stone that far without modern tools?The stone hedge shows signs of producing blocks weighing upwards of 400 pounds, which would require the use of many stones. The process used to build them also suggested modern technology.
The Yonaguni Monument
Historians, researchers, and even scuba divers have sought to find Atlantis, the lost underwater city for centuries. When divers discovered the Yonaguni Monument in 1987, many people believed they had found it.
The Yonaguni Monument is a set of 100,000-year-old ruins submerged off the coast of Japan. Many experts have attempted to identify the site, which has only led to controversy and more unanswered questions.
After researchers had attempted to uncover the identity of the ruins, they found what appeared to be a giant archway. The arch included intricate carvings, paved streets, and grand staircases. While scientists persist in their research, the belief is that the remnants are from an old city that existed nearly 10,000 years ago that has sunk into the sea. Other theorists believe in a massive underwater world, which scientists are still trying to unravel.
In the city of Peru, you can find a complex stone wall known as Saksaywaman. The precision used to create the wall is found nowhere on Earth, which has puzzled scientists for decades.
Each stone fits with rounded corners, interlocking shapes, and are tightly fit together without a single form of sealant. The shape of each stone perfectly fits with the adjacent stone like a perfect puzzle.
In Turkey, you will find the oldest known archaeological site, which provides significant evidence of advanced construction. Gobekli Tepe is a series of temples constructed over 13,000 years ago, during the Neolithic period. The site is well preserved and appears to have been created with advanced tools and methods. Per historians, the Neolithic man was not skilled in hunting or construction; thus, many theories suggest that beings from another planet aided in the building of the temples.
After archaeologists had studied the site of the Gobekli Tepes, evidence suggests that the temples were most likely used as a site for religious gatherings. Although that mystery was unraveled, historians are still unable to figure out how ancient man built the 40-60 ton pillars using primitive tools.Also, after the site was built over 12,000 years ago, it was active for 3,000 years, only to be meticulously covered up around 8th century BC.
The Siberian Sinkholes
Scientists are baffled about a massive crater that appeared out of nowhere in the middle of Northern Siberia, near Yamal. The giant black hole is hundreds of feet wide and just appeared one day. Scientists have ruled out a meteorite strike, but the cause of the hole remains unknown.
While speculation among the extra-terrestrial community is a buzz regarding a possible UFO, it turns out it could be the area’s geology. So, there is a hole in the middle of Siberia for no known reason, and scientists everywhere want to know why. Well, according to one polar scientist in Australia, it could be the result of a melted polar formation, known as a “pingo.”
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