You know what sucks about the time before the Internet? We have no clue what happened. As soon as mankind has been able to write things down, they’ve written the most insane and useless stuff down, just in case someone in some distant future might need that information to save our universe. But what if the information we need is no longer available? How do we cope with the fact that that knowledge might be forever lost?
Most of mankind’s big feats have been made in a time when there was no smartphone to record it on. When there was no Facebook post to tag a friend in that helped an entire race leap forward. And when there was no American Idol on the television to help us ignore that we were in fact improving as a species. Here’s some of the mysteries from our past that’ll probably never get solved. But hey, it’s fun to speculate! It’s also fun to watch Breaking Bad on Netflix. And you’re sitting here, reading this. You’re making bad choices in your life.
Jack The Ripper’s Identity
Ol’ Jack was terribly fond of killing women. Well, prostitutes. And while he was doing it, he taunted the police with letters. The true identity of Jack The Ripper was never found, and many dozens of theories have been brought forward since those days in 1888.
The Copper Scroll Treasure
In 1952, a copper scroll was found that described an impossibly huge amount of hidden gold and silver treasure. It dates back to the early A.D. years, when the body of Jesus Christ was still luke-warm. In those 1900-or-so years that this treasure has allegedly been around, however, not a single piece of treasure was found.
The JFK Killer
It’s pretty much assumed that Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK and Lee was killed by Jack Ruby. Jack then died of lung cancer a few years later, in 1967. Some people don’t believe that theory, however, since Lee Harvey Oswald was never brought to trial. Whether or not Lee Harvey Oswald really was the only person responsible for JFK’s death, we’ll never know.
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
There’s been so much written about these amazing gardens in Babylon, modern day Iraq, that it seems weird that no proof has been found of their existence. Whether or not that will ever change, is anybody’s guess.
Seems kinda weird that someone who was such a known figure in Egyptian times wouldn’t have a tomb that has been exploited commercially, right? Well, it’s because up until today, no one has discovered where Cleopatra’s tomb is.
The Oak Island Money Pit
For over two centuries, people have claimed that this pit left by pirate William Kidd is filled with buried treasure. Yet until now, no treasure has been found. I guess William’s treasure was learning perseverance and dealing with disappointment.
The Ark Of The Covenant
The biggest mystery in Catholic history, the Ark of the Covenant has been missing since, well, since its first appearance. It was captured in 587 BC when the First Temple in Jerusalem was conquered, and pretty much hasn’t been seen since. Well, apart from that one time the Nazis found it and Indiana Jones had to save the day.
Ah, the mystical city of Atlantis that was swallowed by the ocean. It was supposed to be located in the Atlantic (you don’t say) Ocean and ruled by Aquaman, but no proof of its existence has ever been found so far.
Who Was Jesus?
Seems weird that the first written texts of our messiah were written almost 100 years after he’d died, doesn’t it? It’s almost as if we have no clue what Jesus was really like. And that’s exactly the case. The only thing we know about him is that he did in fact exist, but that’s pretty much it. Whether he was a superhero son of God or just a good street magician, we have no clue.
How Were The Pyramids Built?
A mystery that fascinates many people around the world, the building of the pyramids is still a huge question mark in our history. Even with modern building techniques, it’s literally impossible to build the pyramids that are currently all over Egypt, let alone build them with the precision they have. Whether science will ever discover how the ancient Egyptians built such constructs with nothing more than basic tools, seems like a long shot.