Unexplained and fascinating curiosities, mysteries and phenomena

Unexplained and fascinating curiosities, mysteries and phenomena


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Aokigahara – The Japanese Suicide Forest.
There exists a forest in Japan where people go to kill themselves basically. One man has the job of cleaning up after the suicides, which are rarely messy and typically quite orchestrated/structural. Documentary and further reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aokigahara / http://www.vice.com/en_uk/video/aokigahara-suicide-forest-v3

The backwards bicycle.
This man is my hero. Dustin from Smarter Every Day shows us a backwards bicycle. What is interesting is that it is damn near impossible for an adult to learn how to ride it, but kids can pick it up no problem, as documented in this little tidbit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzDaBzBlL0

The Black Knight Satellite.
This one might raise some eyebrows from naysayers, I’m not claiming this is real, but it is definitely worthy of the list and maintains a decent cult following online. This ‘satellite’ apparently has orbitted earth for thousands of years and is constantly emitting radio waves. More here.

El Chupacabra! AKA The Goat Sucker.
A mexican tale of a strange creature that will suck goats dry of their blood and organs, but has never been found/documented. More here.

The Ice Woman of Minnesota (Jean Hilliard).
Jean Hilliard had a bad car accident and hiked to her friends house, only to be found six hours later frozen solid. She recovered. Yes, you read that right. She recovered. More here.

The Babushka Lady.
This woman is recording the exact moment JFK was assassinated from an angle that nobody has seen it from. The reason for this is that the woman claims that the FBI confiscated her camera. This footage has never been seen. More here.

The Dyatlov Pass Incident.
This is about the mysterious deaths of nine hikers in the Ural mountains in the late 50s. What is curious about their deaths is that something made them physically tear their way out of their tents and flee their campsites in sub-zero temperatures and wearing inadequate clothing. More here.

The Phoenix UFO Lights.
On March 13th 1997, some mysterious patterned lights appeared over the skies of Phoenix, AZ. The lights were reported to be visible as far as mexico, with many reports coming about the phenomena. Still to this day, this remains unexplained. More here.

The Hessdalen Lights.
This strange light formation can be dismissed as a faulty camera lens or an effect of the light, which would be plausible IF this only happened the once. Apparently, these lights have appeared since the 30s with investigations still going on to this day. More here.

The Mysterious Death Of Elisa Lam.
In 2013, a body was found in the water tank of the Cecil Hotel in downtown LA. Whilst not entirely suspicious, no murderer was ever found, and their is some footage of Elisa acting very peculiar moments before her death. More here.

Kowloon Walled City.
Kowloon Walled City was a densely populated, largely ungoverned settlement in Kowloon City, Hong Kong. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became an enclave after the New Territories were leased to Britain in 1898. Its population increased dramatically following the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II. By 1987, the Walled City contained 33,000 residents within its 2.6-hectare (6.4-acre) borders. More here.

The Tunguska Event.
The Tunguska event was a large explosion that occurred near the Stony Tunguska River, in Yeniseysk Governorate (now Krasnoyarsk Krai), Russia, on the morning of 30 June 1908. There appears to be no origin for the explosion, with theories ranging from early weapons tests, to a meteor exploding above the earths surface.