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Ghosts & Hauntings

Stories of ghostly encounters have been shared as far back as humanity has been around.  Here, we will share stories of known hauntings as well as reader submitted stories, photos and audio (EVP) recordings.  Post your story/media by using the "Submit" feature on the main menu and we will place it online as soon as possible. "Behind every man now alive stand 30 ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living." ARTHUR C. CLARKE

Aliens & UFO’s

Are we alone?  Many will say "NO!" Mathematical calculations such as the drake equation tell us that the probability of life beyond Earth is tremendous.  Most people are familiar with the"Roswell" incident and of the mysterious "Area 51".  But there are MANY more stories than that, and we are here to discuss every one of them.  Post your stories, images and videos so that others may read and learn from your experiences.

Mysterious Places

The lost city of Atlantis, Easter Island, The Sands of Egypt, Stone Henge and many other places around the world tantalize our imaginations and fill us with wonder.  Within this category you will find many stories, images and videos  that will certainly peak your interest.  If you know of mysterious place, make sure and post your story!

Vanished

  Ever wondered what happened to Amelia Earhart, Jimmy Hoffa and a multitude of other people from our past?  What about the people of today that disappear without a trace?  Join us in our research on those who have vanished and the possibilities of where they could be today.   Visit these sites for information on missing persons. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children NamUs -  National Missing and Unidentified Persons System Lets Bring Them Home FBI...

Lost Treasures

Buried Pirate treasures,  secret tunnels, old maps...any mention of the word "treasure" is bound to set our imaginations on fire.  There are riches out there beyond imagining hidden and waiting to be discovered by the right hunter.  Will it be you?

Space & Beyond

Space.  Learn where humanity has gone and where we are going.  Visit frequently to follow the future plans of our space administrations, the goings on of the International Space Station.   Learn more of our stars, planets, our entire solar system and beyond.   Join us on our quest to answer the universal question.  Are we alone? Make sure you visit the SETI@Home program and download their screen saver that allows your computer to analyze packets of information from their radio...

Weird Science

It has been said that the technological advancements of humanity  have progressed more in the last 50 years than it had in the two thousand years before it.  What does this mean?  Many great minds in our history have moved us forward and continue to do so today.  This category is a collective discussion of the great minds of the past and of the present,  of human invention and the possibilities of advanced technologies that are being worked on...

The Occult

OCCULTISM has its basis in a religious way of thinking, the roots of which stretch back into antiquity and which may be described as the Western esoteric tradition. Its principal ingredients have been identified as Gnosticism, the Hermetic treatises on alchemy and magic, Neo-Platonism, and the Kabbalah, all originating in the eastern Mediterranean area during the first few centuries AD. While the word "Occult" actually means "Hidden", it is said that it represents hidden knowledge and magic.  There are...

Strange Relics

Many mysterious objects are said to have existed that are now lost in the sands of time.  Some of these relics still exist and are displayed in museums or held in private collections.   Such objects display unusual construction or  are connected to myths of ancient magics or technology way above their time.   Join us in our quest to examine these Strange Relics and decide for ourselves if they are explainable or part of the Mysteries of The Unknown.

Unsolved Mysteries

Join us in our investigations into some of the most intriguing unsolved mysteries of our time.   Examine the clues, witness testimonies and the evidence to determine.  Post and read information on cold case files, famous court cases and more.

Miracles

An effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause or that of a higher power. Such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God.   Stories of Angels appearing or prayers being answered at moments of severe turmoil have been told by many people.   The miracle is one of the easiest in the world of the unknown for many...

The Human Mind

Do some some or all people have the latent ability to move objects with their minds, or see future events before they happen?  These any many other brain tingling questions will be studied here at Mysteries of the Unknown.  Learn about Channeling, Psychokinesis, Remote Viewing, telepathy and many other abilities are, read the stories and decide for yourself what you believe.

Masters of Illusion

Magic.  It has captured our imaginations for eons.  Through this category you will meet those who have created, entertained and mesmerized us all.  The masters of Illusion.   Post your stories, photos and videos here.  Learn many of the tricks and illusions yourself and demonstrate your magical abilities for us all.

Urban Legends

The urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend is one of the most compelling types of mystery.  Some are clearly false with unknown intent, while others seem to possess that gleam of possibility.  Read and post your own stories of Urban Legend.  If you notice we are missing a well known story, photo or video, feel free to share it with us!

Genetic Maladies

Our DNA, chromosomes and all the cells in our bodies are parts of an intricately balanced system of building blocks to our physical form.  The basis of our bodies, our very lives.  It only takes the slightest of errors, the tiniest of deviations in our genetic code to wreak havoc on our bodies.  In this category read about the people who have been touched by just such maladies, unusual diseases and more.  The intention of this category isn't to...

Beyond Explanation

There are happenings in this world that simply defy categorization, that are utterly beyond classic explanation.  In this area you will find such stories, see and experience their images and video and come to the realization that some things just cannot be labeled.  If you have a story of your own that you are not sure what category it belongs to, post it here and we will place it appropriately for you.

Breaking The Code

There are many codes and cyphers that have been left throughout history that have still not been broken, such as the Beale Cypher, the Voynich Manuscript, the Phaistos Disk and many many more.   If solved, some of these unbroken codes could contain history changing information, or lead to long hidden artifacts or treasures.   Take a look and try to crack them yourself if you have the gumption.  Who knows, maybe you will be the one who makes the difference.

Cryptozoology

cryp·to·zo·ol·o·gy The search for and study of animals whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the Loch Ness monster and the yeti. There seems to be a lot of evidence of their existence, but is the evidence authentic or a series of well orchestrated hoaxes?  You decide.

Conspiracy

For as long as there have been humans, there have been theories of conspiracy.  Through the ages these stories have accumulated, grown and awakened our minds to better perceive the fine lines between deception and reality.  Are the events and questions we have, the product of our imaginations, or are there truly forces out there that seek to control our economies, our technologies and our lives?  One thing is for sure ,  the truth is out there.

Infamous

Join us and gain insight on the most atrocious members of the human race.  The serial killers, Tyrants, and overall insane killers in human history.  Learn what motivated them to commit the horrors they did and how they were stopped - if they ever were.  

Welcome to MOTU!

Posted 25 Jul 2011 in Announcement
Site Announcement

Mysteries of the Unknown is a relatively new site and still being fleshed out with content.  If you are interested in the paranormal, supernatural and the otherwise unknown then you have found the right place!  Thanks for visiting and come back often! To submit your story, images or sound files, just click on "Submit" in the above menu.  I will also be adding stories and media as time permits.  Please feel free to use the comment system and send me feedback on any ideas or questions you have.   Check back frequently for new content and make sure to tell your friends about us!  

‘Angel’ Priest prays with crash victim then disappears!

Posted 10 Aug 2013 in Miracles
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Katie Lentz, 19, was trapped in her mangled car for nearly an hour and asked the emergency workers to pray aloud with her, just then a priest suddenly approached her, anointed her and her rescuers in oil and holy water. Once emergency workers pulled the teen to safety the holy man had vanished without a trace .  Every one saw him, heard him speak and watched as he blessed the victim and the rescue efforts but after searching through over 80 images that were taken that day, the mysterious priest was not in a single photo.   The question remains, was this an earthly priest who happened upon a terrible car accident or is he an angel sent to protect Katie...

Mermaids: The Body Found

Posted 10 Mar 2013 in Cryptozoology
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  Through the ages of recorded human history there have been discoveries many of cave paintings, writings and first hand accounts of an unknown race of beings that we only know by the name "Mermaid". The idea that mermaids could actually exist may sound absolutely absurd but imagine the idea from a scientific perspective.  Perhaps somewhere along the path of human evolution a group of early humanoids split from the pack and evolved into the aquatic life.  The video below is very fascinating and contains photos, video and very plausible explanations to why these creatures just may actually exist.  Enjoy and leave your comments below.    

The Dyatlov Pass incident

Posted 07 Jan 2012 in Unsolved Mysteries
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The Dyatlov Pass incident refers to an event that resulted in the deaths of nine ski hikers in the northern Ural mountains on the night of February 2, 1959. It happened on the east shoulder of the mountain Kholat Syakhl  (a Mansi name, meaning Mountain of the Dead). The mountain pass where the incident occurred has since been named Dyatlov Pass (Перевал Дятлова) after the group's leader, Igor Dyatlov. The lack of eyewitnesses has inspired much speculation. Soviet investigators determined only that "a compelling unknown force" had caused the deaths. Access to the area was barred for skiers and other adventurers for three years after the incident.  The chronology of the incident remains unclear due to the lack of...

Blog: Possible reality show idea?

Posted 07 Jan 2012 in Admin Blog
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After watching  a special on the whole 2012 Doomsday thing,  I started thinking about the Aztecs, South America and the like and realized it would be an AMAZING adventure to actually travel with a a group of researchers though some unexplored areas of the dense forest down there.  I really don't know specifics about the land or what attempts have been made to search for lost ruins, but since most of us will never have the opportunity or resources to travel to the rain forests of central and south America to search, wouldn't it make a great reality TV show?  I don't know what the logistics would be for such an undertaking, but I know I would watch every...

The Legend of Bigfoot

Posted 07 Jan 2012 in Cryptozoology
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Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch, is an ape-like cryptid that purportedly 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 word "sésquac" which means "wild man" in a Salish Native American language. Scientists discount the existence of bigfoot and consider it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, rather than a living animal, in part because of the large numbers thought necessary to maintain a breeding population.   A few scientists, such as Jane Goodal and Jeffrey Meldrum, have expressed interest and belief in the creature, with Meldrum expressing the opinion that evidence collected of alleged...

Aokigahara Forest

Posted 07 Jan 2012 in Mysterious Places
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Aokigahara Forest, also known as "the Sea of Trees" and "Suicide Forest" , is a 35 km2 forest that lies at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. The forest contains a number of rocky, icy caverns, a few of which are popular tourist destinations. The forest, which has a historic association with demons in Japanese mythology, is a popular place for suicides; in 2002, 78 bodies were found, despite numerous signs, in Japanese and English, urging people to reconsider their actions. Due to the wind-blocking density of the trees, and an absence of wildlife, the forest is known for being eerily quiet. ¨The forest is a popular place for suicides, reportedly the world's second most popular suicide location...

Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)

Posted 24 Aug 2011 in Infamous
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Founder and leader of the Nazi Party, Reich Chancellor and guiding spirit of the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945, Head of State and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria, on 20 April 1889. The son of a fifty-two-year-old Austrian customs official, Alois Schickelgruber Hitler, and his third wife, a young peasant girl, Klara Poelzl, both from the backwoods of lower Austria, the young Hitler was a resentful, discontented child. Moody, lazy, of unstable temperament, he was deeply hostile towards his strict, authoritarian father and strongly attached to his indulgent, hard-working mother, whose death from cancer in December 1908 was a shattering blow to the adolescent Hitler. After spending four...

I Saw Two Angels

Posted 24 Aug 2011 in Miracles
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I had just given birth to my first child and was only twenty years old. (Her father had left us when I was four months pregnant). I had fallen into a deep depression. One night, after I had put my daughter to sleep, I laid in my own bed in the dark, talking with God. My desperation was so deep, that I begged him for a sign that things would be alright. I had fallen asleep, and was dreaming (or so I thought) when the air in the room turned quite warm. I saw two angels before me. They seemed to be female and only one would communicate with me. They spoke though their lips did not move. They...

What is Witch Craft?

Posted 13 Aug 2011 in The Occult
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There is no universal meaning for what Witchcraft is. It means different things in different cultures. But here I will try to give as detailed a description as possible, with providing as many views as possible. You may also want to look at the Additional Reading list that expands on some of the information here.   First let's make it clear that Witchcraft is the title of the religion. Not Wicca. Here in the U.S. there is a large debate about this. But if one is open to the historic evolution of the religion; Wicca is a moderately new tradition within the religion and not the religion itself. You can read much more about this in the Is Witchcraft...

The Beale Cyphers

Posted 13 Aug 2011 in Breaking the Code
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The Beale ciphers are a set of three ciphertexts, one of which allegedly states the location of a buried treasure of gold, silver and jewels estimated to be worth over USD$65 billion as of 2010. The other two ciphertexts allegedly describe the content of the treasure, and list the names of the treasure's owners' next of kin, respectively. The story of the three ciphertexts originates from an 1885 pamphlet detailing treasure being buried by a man named Thomas Jefferson Beale in a secret location in Bedford County, Virginia, in 1820. Beale entrusted the box containing the encrypted messages with a local innkeeper named Robert Morriss and then disappeared, never to be seen again. The innkeeper gave the three encrypted...

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