The world is full of mysteries

Things that we can’t explain that puzzle us and make us want to search for answers.

But some things just can’t be explained.

Check out these stories from AskReddit users about their own personal unsolved mysteries.


“I fly helicopters for a living.

I was working on a powerline one year and was going back to our landing zone and noticed an opening in the trees what appeared to be a leg. I came back and tried to get as low as I could into the clearing, thinking, it was a person, it was a full grown cow that had been completely skinned.

There were no farms around and the animal didn’t appear to be cut up in anyway. I went back to the landing zone picked up one of my Ground crew members and flew back with him just so he could verify that I wasn’t crazy.

The flight back, we were both kind of in awe because we have no idea how that animal got to where it’s at. Even more so that it had no skin on its entire body, it looked like a perfect cow sans skin.”

Orange light.

“Was talking on the phone to my dad in the garden, about 15 years ago.

Saw an orange light slowly come up over some trees behind my house then take off straight up at a ridiculous speed. Stood there in silence and so did he.

Explained to him what I’d just seen and he said he’d just seen the exact same thing. He was over 100 miles away in Manchester at the time.”

Out of the sky.

“I was walking along a park sidewalk blowing off grass clippings.

Got under some pine trees and through a break in the canopy an 8-10 pound rock came tumbling out of the sky, bounced and chipped the sidewalk and rolled down into a creek.

Weirdest thing I’ve ever seen.”

Are you a superhero?

“When I was ~19 or 20 and first living on my own, I woke up in the middle of the night once to a pitch black room, but realized I could “see” as if everything in my room was subtly outlined in a reddish glow.

I closed my eyes and could still see the exact same thing. I then covered my eyes with my hands, but could still “see.” I even got up and tested it by walking around my house with my eyes closed and was able to navigate around all obstacles and even see things like cups on the counters and able to pick them up without missing them.

After a little bit of this, I turned on the light to confirm everything was where it was, and when I turned the lights back off the effect was gone.

Overall it lasted about 10 minutes and has never happened again.

My best guess is that I was still half dreaming and my brain was just able to very accurately represent my memory of where everything was.

But even if that’s the case, I’m very impressed with my brain’s half asleep ability to form a full 3d representation of my environment as I’m moving and manipulating small objects.

Either that, or I discovered a latent superpower.”

You heard it.

“A voice sounding like my friends sister calling out his name from a tree line in a park, me and friend were walking home near the middle of the night, both of us heard it.

He was called out 3 times.”

Strange days.

“I still don’t understand the concept of Deja Vu.

It happens to me about twice a year since I was around 18 years old (I’m 44).

Just random places or experiences that I swear I have seen and been through before. It’s so strange.”


“I was staying the night with a cousin on his ranch and in his front yard there was a basketball hoop on a homemade wall like concrete bricks stacked upwards, and we both to this day swear on god we saw what looked like a 8 foot tall coyote standing up against the wall tugging on the hoop.

We closed the blinds quick and that was the night we established the existence of the ranch’s very own cryptid. I think we called it like “doom dog” or some shit (we were 9-10)”

Nothing there…

“In my old town house, the bedrooms had L-shaped door handles.

I lived alone and it was a two story town house with the bedrooms upstairs. Had multiple nights where I’d be laying in bed watching YouTube videos on my IPad, when my door handle would twist and the door would slowly open. The first time, I thought someone broke in.

Each subsequent time, I’d go through the town house and no one was there. The hallway light which was also the stair light, had a switch at the bottom of the stairs and top that controlled the same light. Multiple times while in bed, the light would turn on.

So I’d get up, do a search of the entire town house. Nothing there. Then the TV would turn on in the living room at some point, and I’d wake up and walk downstairs to the tv being on. This went on for months and I eventually moved.

Nothing like this occurs in my current apartment. But could never explain what was happening.”

What a coincidence.

“In college my girlfriend had a nightmare that her pet iguana (at home with her father) had frozen to d**th after being left outside.

She woke up sobbing and that woke me up. I calmed her down and told her it was just a dream. We both eventually got back to sleep.

The next morning her father called to say that her pet iguana had been left outside overnight and had frozen to d**th.

This wasn’t a recurring dream or worry for her. This was the only time it happened. Nether of us can explain the events without the aid of religion or one in a trillion coincidence.”


“I think I was 14 at the time, living in a nice part of a very busy city. I woke up, had breakfast and waited for my parents to come downstairs. They didn’t come.

I looked for them but couldn’t find them, couldn’t find my sisters either. I went outside an there was no one. Literally zero people in an incredibly busy area on a weekend. I panicked fully. I looked everywhere for people but they just weren’t there??

I fully freaked out thinking everyone disappeared. I even checked if there was something on tv about. There was live tv with people so i calmed a bit, other people still existed. I think it was around afternoon when I stopped looking around and walked home. When I got home my parents and sister were luckily there.

They insisted they were in and around the house all day and I even saw them at breakfast, I broke down crying because it was simply not true. To this day I swear people disappeared for half a day.

After my break down we went for icecream and my city was busy again, hundreds of people doing their thing. I have no clue what the f**k happened but I feel gaslighted by life.”

Have you had an experience like this?

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