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!


  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.


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.


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.


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.


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.  

Teleportation Is Real

Posted 13 Aug 2011 in Weird Science

Physics and magic aren't often mistaken, but increasingly, physicists themselves seem to be trying to change that. Last year, a team at the University of California, Berkeley, announced that it had developed materials that could lead to an invisibility cloak. Last month, a group of researchers at Harvard University and the National Institutes of Health reported that it had accomplished something not unlike levitation, causing a microscopic sphere of gold to rise above a glass surface. Now, according to a paper published in the Jan. 23 issue of Science, a team of scientists from the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) at the University of Maryland and the University of Michigan has joined the fun. The current bit of legerdemain? Teleportation....

Smallest girl in the world

Posted 30 Jul 2011 in Genetic Maladies

The British toddler who stands at 22in and may not grow much taller   Young Charlotte Garside loves playing with her cuddly toys and dolls like any two-year-old girl. But at just 22 inches tall, the toddler is smaller than many of her playthings. The youngster, who lives with her family in a small seaside village near Hull, has a rare form of primordial dwarfism that affects only 100 people in the world. She is currently half the height she should be and doctors have told her parents, Scott and Emma, they don't know if she will grow much taller.   Charlotte, 2, plays with her nursery friend Dexter. At 23 inches tall she is far smaller than her...

The Chemtrail Conspiracy

Posted 30 Jul 2011 in Conspiracy

In 1996, a chemtrail conspiracy theory began to circulate when the United States Air Force (USAF) was accused of "spraying the US population with mysterious substances" from aircraft "generating unusual contrail patterns." The Air Force says these accusations were a hoax fueled in part by citations to a strategy paper drafted within the Air Force's Air University entitled Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025.  The paper was presented in response to a military directive to outline a future strategic weather modification system for the purpose of maintaining the United States' military dominance in the year 2025, and identified as "fictional representations of future situations/scenarios." The Air Force further clarified that the paper "does not reflect...


Posted 30 Jul 2011 in Beyond Explanation

It's Raining Fish & Frogs! Throughout the strange history of America, there have been many bizarre instances recorded when things have fallen from the skies that simply do not belong there. There have been showers of frogs and toads, along with fish, snakes and worms. Blood has been said to fall from the heavens, as well as meat, muscle and flesh. Reports of these things and others have plagued those who search for a logical meaning in the world for centuries. The stories of such things range in believability from the logically possible to the downright incredible. And for those who believe such things only date back to recent times, it should be noted that the earliest reports of...

Don’t worry kids, you can still be an astronaut

Posted 25 Jul 2011 in Space & Beyond

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — When the space shuttle Atlantis came to a halt for the last time, so did the dreams of all who had fantasized of riding on a space shuttle someday. That doesn't mean, however, that astronaut hopefuls should give up the goal of flying in space. They just have to adjust their idea of how they plan to get there. "I think the opportunities are still there" for kids to become astronauts, STS-135 mission specialist Rex Walheim, who landed on Atlantis' last mission Thursday, said before the flight. "We'll get back there. There's no question, it may take a few years, but for young kids today, it should be a blink of an eye." Bright future...

The lost treasure of Agrihan Island

Posted 25 Jul 2011 in Lost Treasures

In 1817 there was a Scotsman by the name of Roberton. He was a pirate who worked for the Chileans in the fight against the Spanish. He was known not only for his ghastly sight, which was of average height and shocking red hair, he was also known for his cruel and torturous ways. A couple of years later, a bandit known as Benavides appeared and began to stir up real trouble. Roberton took as his prisoner a friend of the bandit and demanded to know where Benavides was. Remembering Roberton’s reputation, the friend told him where the bandit was hiding.   Robertson gathered up an army of men and went to catch Benavides by surprise. While Roberton and...

Earhart’s Final Resting Place Believed Found

Posted 25 Jul 2011 in Vanished

Legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart most likely died on an uninhabited tropical island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, according to researchers at The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR). Tall, slender, blonde and brave, Earhart disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937 in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator. Her final resting place has long been a mystery. For years, Richard Gillespie, TIGHAR's executive director and author of the book "Finding Amelia," and his crew have been searching the Nikumaroro island for evidence of Earhart. A tiny coral atoll, Nikumaroro was some 300 miles southeast of Earhart's target destination, Howland Island. A number of artifacts recovered by TIGHAR...

Lost city of Atlantis believed found off Spain

Posted 25 Jul 2011 in Mysterious Places

  NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — A U.S.-led research team may have finally located the lost city of Atlantis, the legendary metropolis believed swamped by a tsunami thousands of years ago, in mud flats in southern Spain. "This is the power of tsunamis," head researcher Richard Freund told Reuters. "It is just so hard to understand that it can wipe out 60 miles inland, and that's pretty much what we're talking about," said Freund, a professor at the University of Hartford who led an international team searching for the true site of Atlantis. To solve the age-old mystery, the team analyzed satellite imagery of a suspected submerged city just north of Cadiz, Spain. There, buried in the vast marshlands of the Dona...

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!  

Levelland UFO Case

Posted 25 Jul 2011 in Aliens & UFO's
Aliens & UFO's

The Levelland UFO Case occurred on November 2-3, 1957 in and around the small town of Levelland, Texas. Levelland, which in 1957 had a population of about 10,000, is located west of Lubbock on the flat prairie of the Texas panhandle. The case is considered to be one of the most impressive in UFO history, mainly because of the large number of witnesses involved over a relatively short period of time. The incident The incident began late on the evening of November 2 when two immigrant farm workers, Pedro Saucedo and Joe Salaz, called the Levelland police department to report a UFO sighting. Saucedo told police officer A.J. Fowler, who was working the night desk at the police station,...

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