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7 Chilling Unsolved Mysteries America Is Obsessed With

North America is big and full of mysteries. After all, we all love mysteries, and do you know what is better than regular mysteries? Unsolved mysteries! If we give it a second thought, “The Da Vinci Code” made a lot of money not because people loved the Mona Lisa, right?

Since the beginning of time, people have been fascinated by the unknown. We are curious about all the things that we can’t understand, and because of this, we like to hear all about mysteries and missing puzzle pieces.

Stay here, and let’s discover together some of the most unsettling unsolved mysteries in America!

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1. What happened during those 18 and a half minutes?

Here in the United States, presidents and their stories are big. A really big thing, if you ask us. And where there is passion and countless stories, you can also find some good mysteries. From the assassination of JFK to the numerous conspiracies that make us wonder every day, there are a lot of things that will probably remain unknown.

On August 8th, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned and left behind one of the most controversial unsolved mysteries in American history: those 18 and a half minutes that are missing from the Watergate tapes.

The Nixon’s tapes are a bunch of secret recordings that the former president made of every discussion that took place in the Oval Office. To this day, no one knows what was really on those tapes. Maybe there were private conversations between Nixon and Bob Haldeman, his chief of staff, or maybe it was completely something else.

At some point, the secretary of the former president said that maybe he erased something from the tapes by mistake when he was transcribing them, but he claimed responsibility for only five minutes. But what happened to the rest of the 15 and a half minutes?

2. The Phoenix Lights

Pheonix, March 13, 1997. The people of Arizona have seen some bizarre lights in the sky above the capital city. They looked like a big V that was upside-down and were also extremely bright. Standing in this unusual formation, the lights were moving slowly, sometimes stopping and hovering in one place. All of this without making any sound.

Was it the military? Was it a UFO and some alien visitors? No one can know for sure. So, we have a bunch of people who were witnesses to this strange occurrence. Now, you might wonder what the authorities’ explanation was, right? Well, they said that there was nothing, just some military flares.

In the end, we can’t know for sure what happened, and because of this, the Pheonix Lights remain an intriguing and unsolved mystery. Do you know anything about it?

3. The Taos Hum

Taos is a small and beautiful town that is located in north-central New Mexico. This town is very popular in the artistic community, and sometimes it is considered an artists’ hub. But besides the pueblos and the warm weather, there is something strange going on in there.

Since the early 1990s, people in this town have been fascinated or annoyed by an eerie buzzing sound that can sometimes be heard around the town. But what is this sound? Well, from the stories of the people who heard it, the sound is a low buzzing that has an unknown source. They say it seemed like it was coming right from the sky. But how is this possible?

In 1993, the people of Taos complained to Congress, and after this, there have been some studies conducted in the area to find out what is going on. Unfortunately, all of it remains a mystery since the studies found nothing.

Is it a low-frequency drone? Is it electromagnetic radiation? Is it a top-secret experiment led by the military? Until now, there have been no clear answers to these questions, and all of them remain unknown.

4. The Moon Landing

Hold on, we know that this one comes straight from the land of conspiracy theory, but why not bring it up just for fun?

The “giant leap for mankind” took place on July 20th, 1969, when Neil Armstrong put his foot on the moon. This is indeed a big step for humankind, but there are some folks out there who don’t want to believe that this is true.

These people think that it was all an act and that nothing really happened. Now, please buckle up, because the following theory is wild. So, those who refuse to believe that the Moon Landing is true think that all of it was made in Hollywood; all of it is a film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Do you remember 2001: A Space Odyssey? This film has some pretty amazing and realistic outer space landscapes, making many Americans wonder if the moon landing is a movie.

What do you think- is it all a movie, or is it real?

5. Arkansas and the dead birds

It was 2010 and New Year’s Eve when, in the small town of Beebe, Arkansas, a very strange event that terrified the entire nation took place. Are you ready? More than 5,000 blackbirds, which were extremely scared, slammed into every object that was standing in their way: buildings, trees, and telephone poles. This killed the birds instantly and freaked out the whole town.

But even if this event was so strange and seemed to not have a logical explanation, the authorities managed to find one, and it seemed plausible. Since it was the New Year, the fireworks might have scared the birds, making them fly all over the place. They said this was a rare occurrence and would probably never happen again.

The fireworks were banned in the town of Beebe, and everybody lived happily until the next year. On New Year’s Eve 2011, the birds went crazy one more time, but hopefully, this time only 200 died. Kind of strange, right?

6. The Zodiac Killer

You’ve probably already heard about the Zodiac Killer. This person terrified the entire San Francisco Bay area, and after investigating more than 2,500 suspects, the police couldn’t find the Zodiac Killer. So, if they are not dead, they are roaming freely on the streets. Unsettling, isn’t it?

According to the authorities, they have killed at least seven people, but they claim they have more than 37 victims. Zodiac is known to have sent numerous letters and encrypted messages to the investigators, trying to taunt them.

It’s been more than 40 years since the case was opened, and we still have no clue about the identity of this killer. In 2014, there was a man who claimed that his deceased father was Zodiac, but there is no clear evidence to support this piece of information.

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7. Bigfoot

This is a classic, but the ape-like creature that lives in the forests of the United States and leaves a huge footprint everywhere they step is one of the biggest mysteries of our country. There have been sightings all around the US, except Hawaii.

The creature seems to love the Pacific Northwest, but since it is known to be camera shy, there are not many pictures of Bigfoot. We know that it is a huge picture, but until this day, nobody managed to take a non-fuzzy picture of it.

In 2014, Rick Dyer, a Bigfoot hunter, said that he shot the animal, and now he is ready to take its body on a national tour. In the end, it turned out that all of this was an elaborate hoax, and the body of the beast was just a prop made from latex, camel hair, and foam.

If you are eager to find out some of the weirdest geographical facts about the United States, you should also read: Most Americans Don’t Know These 10 US Geography Facts

One Response

  1. Correction one the Nixon commentary, the bugging of the phones took place at the Watergate Hotel. It was the democratic party HQ.

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