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8 Of The World's Creepiest Unexplained Mysteries

Who doesn't love a good mystery? To celebrate the Halloween season, we've searched the world over to find the most chilling stories that defy explanation. Read at your own risk...

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1. THE HINTERKAIFECK MASSACRE (Germany, 1922)

Via paranormalpeopleonline.com

Ill-fated farmhouse home to a family - parents, children, maids - all butchered with a mattock and laid around the house by an unknown assailant. After investigating 100 suspects without finding the culprit, authorities are left wondering: Who could have done such a thing?

2. TAMAM SHUD (Australia, 1903)

Via ciphermysteries.com

One of the country's most gripping mysteries: The body of an unidentified "Somerton Man" washed ashore in Adelaide - reportedly killed by an unknown poison. In a hidden pocket, he held a coded message: "Tamam Shud", meaning "finished." Who was this man? Who wanted him dead? And what was the meaning of his cryptic last message?

3. OURANG MEDAN (Indonesian waters, 1948)

Via theoverworld.tumblr.com

A terrifying ghost ship with the entire crew found dead under disturbing circumstances -- a final SOS message reading "I die". A fire broke out during the rescue investigation, and all evidence went down with the ship. Some blame chemical substances or paranormal interference -- some believe the ship never existed at all...

4. DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT (Russia, 1959)

Via beforeitsnews.com

9 hikers were found dead high in the Ural mountains - frozen solid, their tents ripped open, fractured skulls, even tongues ripped out. Soviet authorities found no explanation. Theorists suspect paranoia, government experimentation or even supernatural creatures may have been involved.

5. MOTHMAN (Point Pleasant, WV, 1966)

Via mysteryoftheiniquity.com

Multiple accounts of a bizarre human-sized creature with big red eyes and giant wings who chased motorists out of the county. The enigmatic creature has become a local legend - the Loch Ness monster of the area. Was it simply a large bird? An alien? A hoax? Or a creature mankind doesn't know about yet?

6. HORNED SKELETONS (Pennsylvania, 1800s)

Via thecadaverousportrait.tumblr.com

While excavating ancient burial grounds, archaeologists unearthed 7-foot-tall skeletons with strange horn-like protrusions on their skull. Allegedly, the skeletons vanished while in transit for further investigation. What was the explanation for these horned giants, and what happened to their remains?

7. RED GIANTS / SOLOMON ISLAND GIANTS (Early 1900s)

Via socioecohistory.wordpress.com

Near Lovelock, Nevada, miners digging through bat guano uncovered the mummified remains of a giant - with red hair somehow still embedded in its skull. Ancient Indian tribes in the region recall being enemies with these "red haired giants." Even to this day, some island tribes tell stories of 15 foot men running wild through the jungles...

8. THE SUSCON SCREAMER (Suscan Road, Susquehanna Railroad Bridge, Pennsylvania)

Via theppa.yuku.com

As the urban legend goes, a bride left at the altar hung herself off of this bridge - letting out a blood-curdling scream as she died. Now, if you visit the bridge at night, turn the lights off and wait, you can see her in the rearview mirror. The area is also abound with sightings of strange creatures lurking in the night. Could her spirit still be roaming the earth?

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