Every day in the world, people are telling stories about new mysteries who are revealed very fast, but there are few mysteries who are still bothering the great minds.
These are the 10 Biggest unsolved mysteries in the world:
- 1. Big foot
Bigfoot is best known for scaring the climbers and hunters in North America. Those who claim to have seen this thing, described it as a creature with a height of 2.3 meters which looks like an ape, but walks upright like a human. Scientists don’t believe that something so big could remain hidden for so long, but they can’t prove that.
- By Wikipedia: Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch, is the name given to an ape-like creature that some people believe inhabits forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. The term sasquatch is an anglicized derivative of the Halkomelem word sásq’ets.
Most scientists discount the existence of Bigfoot and consider it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, rather than a living animal, because of the lack of physical evidence and the large numbers of creatures that would be necessary to maintain a breeding population. A few scientists, such as Jane Goodall, Grover Krantz, and Jeffrey Meldrum, have expressed interest and some measure of belief in the creature.
- 2. The Loch Ness monster
Well famous Nessie is a mystery which first appeared in 1933. The creature supposedly lives in the Loch Ness Lake which is located in Scotland. People believe that Nessie is a prehistoric creature. Scientists have not yet managed to find solid evidence of its existence, but the majority of the population around the lake, claims that they have seen the creature at least once with their own eyes.
- By Wikipedia: The Loch Ness Monster is a cryptid, reputedly a large unknown animal that is said to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere, though its description varies from one account to the next. Popular interest and belief in the animal’s existence has varied since it was first brought to the world’s attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with minimal and much-disputed photographic material and sonar readings.The most common speculation among believers is that the creature represents a line of long-surviving plesiosaurs. The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a modern-day myth, and explains sightings as including misidentifications of more mundane objects, outright hoaxes, andwishful thinking.Despite this, it remains one of the most famous examples of cryptozoology. The legendary monster has been affectionately referred to by the nickname Nessie (Scottish Gaelic: Niseag) since the 1950s.
- 3. Atlantis, the lost city
Plato described Atlantis as a naval force island that around 9000 BC, it contained most parts of Western Europe and North America, but in one day disappeared below the sea level. Although even in the time of Plato, the story of Atlantis was considered as a myth, nowadays it attracts big attention among adventurers and historians. – See more: The 10 LOST Civilizations and Worlds
- By Wikipedia: Atlantis (in Greek, Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, “island of Atlas“) is a legendary island first mentioned in Plato‘s dialogues Timaeus andCritias, written about 360 BC. According to Plato, Atlantis was a naval power lying “in front of the Pillars of Hercules” that conquered many parts of Western Europe and Africa 9,000 years before the time of Solon, or approximately 9600 BC. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean “in a single day and night of misfortune”.
Scholars dispute whether and how much Plato’s story or account was inspired by older traditions. In Critias, Plato claims that his accounts of ancient Athens and Atlantis stem from a visit to Egypt by the legendary Athenian lawgiver Solon in the 6th century BC. In Egypt, Solon met a priest of Sais, who translated the history of ancient Athens and Atlantis, recorded on papyri inEgyptian hieroglyphs, into Greek. Some scholars argue Plato drew upon memories of past events such as the Thera eruption or the Trojan War, while others insist that he took inspiration from contemporary events like the destruction of Helike in 373 BC or the failed Athenian invasion of Sicily in 415–413 BC.
The possible existence of a genuine Atlantis was discussed throughout classical antiquity, but it was usually rejected and occasionally parodied by later authors. Alan Cameron states: “It is only in modern times that people have taken the Atlantis story seriously; no one did so in antiquity”. The Timaeus remained known in a Latin rendition by Calcidius through the Middle Ages, and the allegorical aspect of Atlantis was taken up by Humanists in utopian works of several Renaissance writers, such asFrancis Bacon‘s New Atlantis and Thomas More‘s Utopia. Atlantis inspires today’s literature, from science fiction to comic books to films. Its name has become a byword for any and all supposed advanced prehistoric lost civilizations.
- 4. The Pyramids in Egypt
The Pyramids in Egypt are perhaps the biggest puzzle that man have ever met. They are about 5,000 years old. The largest pyramid is high as a 40 story building and covers an area on which could be placed 10 football fields. For its construction were used more than 2 million stone blocks, each of which weighs 2 to 5 tons. Scientists believe that this kind of structure in that time took 400,000 workers and 20 years to complete.
- The Egyptian pyramids are ancient pyramid-shaped masonry structures located in Egypt. There are 138 pyramids discovered in Egypt as of 2008. Wikipedia
- 5. The Mayan Civilization
The Mayan civilization is followed by many mysteries that may never be disclosed. Much of their culture is lost with time. Latest actual mystery was their calendar which scared many archaeologists and civilians. Some of them believed that the calendar predicts the end of the world in 2012, while others believed that it is just incomplete.
- By Wikipedia: The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as for its art,architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems. Initially established during the Pre-Classic period (c. 2000 BC to AD 250), according to theMesoamerican chronology, many Maya cities reached their highest state of development during the Classic period (c. AD 250 to 900), and continued throughout the Post-Classic period until the arrival of the Spanish.The Maya civilization shares many features with other Mesoamerican civilizations due to the high degree of interaction and cultural diffusion that characterized the region. Advances such as writing, epigraphy, and the calendar did not originate with the Maya; however, their civilization fully developed them. Maya influence can be detected in Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, and western El Salvador to as far away as central Mexico, more than 1,000 km (620 mi) from the central Maya area. The many outside influences found in Maya art and architecture are thought to have resulted from trade and cultural exchange rather than direct external conquest.
The Maya peoples survived the Classic period collapse and the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores and sixteenth-century Spanish colonization of the Americas. Today, the Maya and their descendants form sizable populations throughout the Maya area; they maintain a distinctive set of traditions and beliefs resulting from the merger of pre-Columbian and post-Conquest ideas and cultures. Millions of people speak Mayan languages today. In 2005 theRabinal Achí, a play written in the Achi language, was declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.