The world is full of mysteries. But as we push further into our technological age, that shroud is quickly growing thinner. Still, though, there are a few mysteries left — and that is what’s truly creepy.
We asked our readers to comb the Internet for some frightening mysteries that, despite our best attempts, remain unsolved to this day. The following four are just the starters.
1. The Green Children of Woolpit
In the 12th century, two green children suddenly appeared in the town of Woolpit in England. The brother and sister looked normal, that is except for the bright green hue of their skin. Apparently, they spoke an unknown language, wore strange clothing, and the only thing they would eat was raw beans. The boy eventually died, but the little girl grew up, learned English, ate other foods and lost her green coloring. She told others she and her brother came from a place called St. Martin’s Land, an underground world where everyone was green.
The basis for this story is unclear. Some believe it’s merely a fairy tale. Others claim it must be an altered version of a true story. Others still hypothesize that the children were actually extraterrestrial beings.
2. The Borden Murders
On 4th August 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally bludgeoned to death in their home in Massachusetts. Their daughter Lizzie, a quiet Sunday School teacher, was arrested on circumstantial evidence and after only an hour of deliberation, the jury acquitted her. Whether this means Lizzie was innocent or not, we’ll never know, but her defenders have pointed to several other potential killers including her uncle, illegitimate brother, scorned lover and even the local doctor. Whatever happened in that house that day, someone got away with murder.
4. The Mystery of the Vampire Child, Mercy Brown
Mercy Brown was the young girl who died from tuberculosis in New England, 1892. She was exhumed along with her mother and sister who has also died from the disease in 1892 when her father was told a sinister spirit may be at work on his family. When Mary’s body was brought to light it did not show any signs of decomposition, despite being buried for two months. Her skin was well preserved, her hair and nails had grown and she even had liquid blood; even more weirdly her body was said to have moved positions in the grave. While science has tried to explain it, no theories have succeeded completely – perhaps Mercy was, as suggested at the time, a vampire child, sucking the life out of her family?
5. The District Attorney who disappeared
There was a District Attorney who had the opportunity to charge Sandusky’s ass long before he got arrested. They later found his car abandoned and laptop in the Susquehanna River.
And to just make things more confusing he had his (personal or work laptop? I read conflicting things) with him and that was found without its hard drive (later obtained and completely destroyed) in the Susquehanna River. When investigators searched his home they were able to obtain some information regarding his internet searches, basically indicating that he wanted to learn how to destroy a hard drive.