I'm kind of stealing this thread idea from Somethingawful.
I'm talking about stuff like mysterious disappearances, unsolved deaths, and just generally weird shit.
Sure most of the 'unexplained' stuff probably have logical conclusions, but it doesn't make some of them any less creepy.
Even if the "weird" subject has mundane explanations, I find that some theories that go along with them are the best part.
To start off:
The Voynich manuscript-
Voynich manuscript - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe Voynich manuscript is a mysterious, undeciphered illustrated book. It is thought to have been written in the 15th or 16th century. The author, script, and language of the manuscript remain unknown.
Over its recorded existence, the Voynich manuscript has been the object of intense study by many professional and amateur cryptographers, including some top American and British codebreakers of World War II fame (all of whom failed to decrypt any portion of the text). This string of failures has turned the Voynich manuscript into a famous subject of historical cryptology, but it has also given weight to the theory that the book is simply an elaborate hoax—a meaningless sequence of arbitrary symbols.
The book is named after the Polish-American book dealer Wilfrid M. Voynich, who acquired it in 1912. Currently the Voynich manuscript is stored in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University as item "MS 408". The first facsimile edition was published in 2005.
The Dyatlov Pass incident-
Dyatlov Pass incident - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe Dyatlov Pass incident refers to an event that resulted in the deaths of nine ski hikers in the northern Ural mountains. The incident happened on the night of February 2, 1959 on the east shoulder of the mountain Kholat Syakhl (Холат Сяхл) (a Mansi name, meaning Mountain of the Dead). The mountain pass where the incident occurred has been named Dyatlov Pass (Перевал Дятлова) after the group's leader, Igor Dyatlov (Игорь Дятлов).
I'm also fascinated by the Tara Calico case for some reason.