There are so many unsolved mysteries that have captured my imagination over the years and that continue to intrigue me.
The Zodiac Ki**er. The Yuba County Five, and I’m also fascinated by legends like the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot.
And the truth is that there is a never-ending supply of unsolved mysteries to scare the hell out of you.
AskReddit users shared the unsolved mysteries that still give them the creeps.
Let’s get spooky.
“The Dardeen Family M**ders. Husband, pregnant wife and young son.
Wife and son bludgeoned in their bed the mother gave birth the perpetrator(s) then bl**geoned the newborn.
They found the husband s**t e**cution style outside. No fingerprints or DNA found at the scene it was completely clean.”
2. Madman on the loose.
“In the area I grew up in on Long Island, there was someone ki**ing prostitutes and burying them in the sand dunes by the beach.
They would sporadically show up.
To my knowledge, the person was never found.”
3. Local story.
“Local bar, missing man from a few years ago. Nowhere to be found.
He was dr**k and had gotten into an argument at the bar. Walked to an Arby’s at some point.
His glasses were found on the ground, but no trace of him otherwise”
4. Who was he?
“Back in the 1930s, there was a serial ki**er called the Cleveland Torso M**derer who would cut off people’s limbs, heads, and genitals, then leave the torsos behind for the police to find them.
Not only did they never figure out who the ki**er was, but they also never figured out who most of the victims were.”
“Mary Shotwell Little has always kept me up at night.
Went missing after shopping at Lenox Mall in Atlanta in 1965. She was a newlywed so she was called the Missing Bride. Reported missing by coworkers the next morning but her car was no longer in the Lenox parking lot.
Her husband was out of town and when he returned and went to Lenox to look for her, her car was now there. The car had her groceries, blood spots, and a folded pair of women’s underwear on the console.
Lots of weird details in this case like the car being returned in daylight, her credit card being used and her being spotted in NC under duress and with two men. Her body has never been found and the case is still unsolved.”
6. Cabin 28.
“The Keddie m**ders.
A quadruple h**icide in 1981 in the Sierra Nevadas. Cabin 28.
Unsolved to this day.”
7. Missing DJ.
“I recently read about one that happened in Winnipeg. This DJ went missing in the early 2000s. The bar he was last seen in and the building next door smelled of sewage in the morning.
After s**king was banned inside, it got worse. They investigated and found the DJ’s body in the wall. There was a spot they thought he climbed in, but they don’t know why.”
8. On rural roads.
“The Santa Rosa Hitchhiker M**ders in 1972-73. I grew up in the area but didn’t hear anything about it until a couple years ago. Seven girls and women were m**dered and dumped along rural roads in Sonoma County.
The case is often overshadowed by the Golden State Ki**er and Zodiac Ki**er. Who m**dered these girls in sleepy Sonoma County remains a mystery to this day.”
9. Still bothered by it.
“Two young girls who disappeared from the Oklahoma state fair in 198.
I don’t know why but this case has always bothered me.”
“Femicides in Ciudad Juárez. Terrible, 1993-present.
There have been mass ki**ings of women in juarez mexico. I’m from El paso so this is pretty common knowledge. To date more than 375 women have been m**dered multiple mass graves have been found. The government won’t investigate and when they do its half-assed. Multiple ki**ers have been tried, most of them walk.
Around 1999 a man in South America claimed to have moved to Mexico at the expense of a cartel and m**dered 150 women, that one was investigated but it was never proven. I find it creepy because it’s still happening.”
“A woman named Gloria who d**d at Riverside Hospital in California in the nineties under mysterious circumstances. She was admitted to the ER because she was having complications of cancer.
Mysteriously, her body smelled like garlic and was covered with an oily sheen. All the hospital staff around her got severely ill. The hospital had to be evacuated. An independent investigation revealed absolutely nothing wrong with the hospital.
Her autopsy report came back inconclusive. Some of the hospital members who treated Gloria ended up with debilitating long term illnesses from treating her that night.
“The Oklahoma Girl Scout M**ders, from the late 1970s. If you let yourself fall into the rabbit hole, it’s a good real-life horror movie with the following elements:
three girls below the age of 10 r**ed and m**dered in their tent on the first night of Girl Scout camp which shuts down for good the very next day,
a mysterious note forewarning of a triple m**der found during prep for the camp,
reports of strange occurrences in the woods the night of the m**ders, allegations that the ki**er knew ancient Cherokee shapechanging techniques that helped them evade capture,
the deaths of two of the three dogs brought in to assist with the search, one of whom inexplicably just walked into heavy traffic; there were rumors that some Cherokee medicine man put a curse on them.
a prosecution where the only person ever charged was acquitted because the defense violated the judge’s instruction not to let the jury know that he would be returned to prison to finish out an earlier sentence he’d escaped from regardless of the verdict,
and then that defendant goes back to prison and d**s of a heart attack while lifting weights … at the age of 33,
evidence that there were multiple perpetrators and that the evidence points to someone other than the one guy tried,
whom the police framed because he was Cherokee,
and speaking of the police, they went inexplicably from saying that they had tons of evidence and would soon be making an arrest to having just one fingerprint and blaming their failure on the media.
and the perpetrator(s) remaining around the area, leaving evidence from the crime behind to rattle the staff who remained after the camp closed.
Also, the regional Girl Scout council, when it bused all the campers back to Tulsa the day after the m**ders, told parents that three girls had been m**dered but didn’t tell them which ones, a real mindf**k when the buses returned that got them sued (unsuccessfully).”
13. Who was he?
“The Zodiac Ki**er.
What’s very interesting is that they have 2 prime suspects but can’t legally pin the crime on either one of them. One guy perfectly fits the crime on paper, but DNA evidence disproves that.
The other guy matches all the DNA evidence, but doesn’t fit the paper evidence. It’s really bizarre.”
14. The same name…
“The two Mary Morris m**ders. They occurred near Houston Texas within days of each other.
Police believe they are connected but it is a big mystery as to who did it. It is still unsolved. This happened in the early 2000s.”
15. A weird one.
“The story of Cindy Hack. Had a stalker for 7 years.
Reported many occurrences of the stalker to the police. So many, in fact, they eventually stopped believing her, as they never once saw any stalker activity.
The ordeal put her through hell, and made her into an extremely anxious, paranoid person. She eventually turned up d**d at some random abandoned house, bound and overdosed.
People are split. Some think she did it herself, others think she did have a stalker.”
16. Very scary.
“The Delphi m**ders.
Feb 13 2017, 13 year old Abby and 14 year old Libby were spending the afternoon on some hiking trails. Libby posted a photo of of Abby walking the Monon High Bridge, they weren’t heard from again after this and were reported missing after failing to meet Libby’s father at their designated time. The girls were found d**d the next day about .5 mile from the bridge. The police have not released how the girls were m**dered.
Feb 15 a grainy image was released of a man walking the bridge at the same time the girls were, and he was listed as a prime suspect. Feb 22 law enforcement released an audio recording of the suspect saying “down the hill”. It was revealed that the audio and picture were both found on Libby’s phones.”
17. A mystery.
“Around my area it’s the 3 Skelton Brothers.
Missing since Thanksgiving of 2010. The father has been in prison since then due to possible involvement, but is up for parole again soon. No bodies and no direct evidence linking him to the disappearance of his 3 sons.
He was the last person seen with them, so I think that’s why he’s in prison. He was denied parole last year.”
18. So strange…
“Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
How a very large, top of the line commercial plane operated by a major airline carrier can just… disappear?”
19. The Sodder family.
“In the 1940s it was Christmas Eve and the Sodder family was getting ready for bed. The mother allowed the youngest children to stay up late, as long as they were supervised by the eldest daughter.
A while later there was a phone call and the mother went to go answer, but when she picked up it was just a woman’s laughter. After answering she went to go check on the kid’s but none of them were down there except the eldest daughter that was fast asleep on the couch. The youngest children had went to bed… so it appeared. The blinds were not shut, the door was not locked.
These were regular things the kids had to do, and the mother assumed that they just forgot. She did the chores and then went to sleep. A bit later she was awoken by what seemed to be a rubber ball bouncing on the roof. She ignored it and then went back to sleep. A bit later she woke up again and there was a huge fire that had started and was beginning to engulf the house, the mother woke the father who woke the children and one of the children was in charge of waking up the kids sleeping in the attic.
The entire first floor was engulfed and the boy went up and yelled for the kids sleeping in the attic to come down, he ran after yelling and got out of the house, but the kids never followed. After the entire house was engulfed they began sobbing, realizing the kids were most likely d**d.
The court determined that the fire was caused by faulty electrical boxes. But the most chilling detail in the story, is that no bones were found of the kids. And something that could be even worse, is that in the bushes, behind their house, they found a Pineapple grenade.”
“An autistic 11 year old kid in Omaha, Ryan Larsen went missing.
He walked out of school three months ago and has been gone since.
He did research how to hide from police.”
“The random feet found in shoes on beaches along the Washington and Canadian coasts.
That’s it, just a foot in a shoe.
They’ve found like, 20 feet.”
“My half brother was kidnapped off his paper route, st**ngled, and hung from a door inside a laundromat two blocks from home.
No fingerprints were left, and the ki**er was never found.
For years afterward, somebody hung a noose from my dad’s rearview mirror on the anniversary of the m**der.”
I was friends with his older brother in high school when he went missing. There were search parties out constantly but never turned up anything. Garrett played baseball on my little brother’s team and that whole family is so nice it ki**s me that Garrett is still out there somewhere and that we’ll probably never know what happened.
For those that are unfamiliar with this case. Garrett and his dad were camping up in the Uintas here in Utah on a scout trip. They walked to the lake to go fishing, Garrett got his pants, shoes and socks wet and went to change at the camp site which was only 100-200 feet away and was never seen again.
There were about 15 other scouts and about 5 other adults in the area with them too if I remember correctly. It’s crazy and terrifying and absolutely depressing.”
“Don’t know if it’s been mentioned yet, but those yogurt shop m**ders of four teenage girls in Austin TX back in 1991. Some boys were convicted of them but the convictions were overturned.
Also, I believe that some DNA found on one of the girls didn’t match any of the guys who were charged. A very tragic and convoluted case.
There’s a great book about it called ‘Who Ki**ed These Girls?’ by Beverly Lowry.”
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