18 Of The Most Chilling Unsolved Mysteries To Creep You Out.
This article is based on "23 Creepy Unsolved Mysteries Nobody Can Explain". If you're interested in reading more, check out the link at the bottom of the article. Sources for each individual fact are found under each fact.
1/18 In 1996 Zach Ramsay disappeared on his way to school in Great Falls, Montana. Known child molester Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was suspected of kidnapping him but there wasn't enough evidence to obtain a warrant and eventually the case went cold.
Later when Bar-Jonah was arrested for impersonating a police officer the authorities searched his home and found a list of boys' names which included previous victims and Zach Ramsay with the word "DIED" beside it. They also found a number of recipes using children's body parts with titles like "little boy pot pie" and "french fried kid". Neighbours remember that after Zach's disappearance Nathaniel began to hold cookouts where he served burgers, meat pies, and casseroles from deer meat despite the fact that he didn't have a rifle, a hunting license, and hadn't been deer hunting at the time.
A meat grinder in the basement had human hair in it and the bones of a child were found but neither match Ramsay. The identity of the bones and Ramsay's fate are still unknown.
2/18 In 2013, Elisa Lam was found dead inside of a hotel's rooftop water tank. Surveillance video was found of her the night she disappeared but it only caused much more confusion. She is last seen walking into an elevator and hiding as if someone is following her. She peers out the door looking for some odd entity that never shows its face. Her body was found weeks later.
3/18 On June 30, 1999, the body of Ricky McCormick was found in a field in St. Charles County, Missouri. McCormick had been missing only 72 hours but his body was already badly decomposed. In 2011, the FBI revealed they had found two notes in McCormick's pockets written in a complex cypher. McCormick was a high school dropout who could barely write his own name.
4/18 In 1943 four boys found a human skeleton in the hollow trunk of an elm tree while they were poaching in Hagley Woods, UK. One of them reported the discovery to the police. Upon investigation it was revealed that the corpse's mouth was stuffed with taffeta and a gold ring was hidden with her body. No arrests have been made to this day.
5/18 In 1922 a gruesome murder of a family of 6 happened at Hinterkaifeck, a small farm 70km north of Munich, Germany. Months earlier the maid had left the house in a hurry, saying it was haunted. A few days prior to the murder the homeowner Andreas Gruber noticed footprints in the snow leading from the forest to the back of the home but none leading out. After the family heard strange footsteps in the attic and discovered newspapers they had never bought. On the day of the murder a new maid arrived and, along with the family, was killed by someone using a pickaxe. The killer was never caught despite a large-scale investigation.
6/18 The Long Island Serial Killer was responsible for at least ten murders between 1997 and 2013. Most of the dead were identified as sex workers but the victims also include a female toddler who remains unidentified. In 2009 the NYPD triangulated one of the killer's calls to the tourist area but he never stayed on the phone for more than three minutes and soon stopped calling.
7/18 The Axeman of New Orleans terrorized the Louisiana area for two years in the early 1900s during which he butchered twelve people to death for no apparent reason other than raw psychopathic insanity. He taunted police with a letter in which he claimed to be a demon, unholy, and a fan of jazz music... He vowed to not attack any house in which a jazz band was hired to sing. He was never caught though it was suspected he was an out of work jazz musician.
8/18 Ken McElroy was accused of assault, child molestation, statutory rape, arson, hog and cattle rustling, and burglary but escaped conviction each time. This made him unanimously hated in his small town of Skidmore, Missouri - so hated that when he was gunned down in the middle of the street no one came forward to identify the killers. There were 30-45 witnesses and each of them claimed they were ducking for cover at the time and didn't see a shooter. The killers were never caught.
9/18 Four children from the Detroit area, aged 10-12 years, were murdered by an unknown serial killer between 1976 and 1977. After they were killed their bodies were left out in the snow in public areas. The parents of one victim told the media they'd give their son his favourite meal, KFC, when he was returned. When his body was found an autopsy revealed that the killer fed him KFC before he was murdered.
10/18 In 1985, a metal drum containing the remains of a woman and young girl were discovered near New Hampshire's Bear Brook State Park. The two were related in some way, but they were never identified. Fifteen years later, another metal drum was discovered 100 feet away containing the bodies of two more young girls - one of whom was related to the people found in 1985. The fourth victim bore no relation to the others. It has been determined that the victims were Caucasian and their poor dental health suggests they may have lived a transient lifestyle. The bodies had so badly deteriorated that authorities say they may have died as early as 1977.
11/18 On May 4, 1932, Swedish prostitute Lilly Lindestrom was found murdered in her apartment with her body partially, if not complete drained of blood. A blood-stained gravy ladle was discovered nearby and the police determined that it was used to drink her blood. Despite an intensive investigation the murderer, called the "Atlas Vampire", was never found.
12/18 In 1998 Amy Lynn Bradley mysteriously disappeared while on a Royal Caribbean cruise with her family. Authorities speculated that she had fallen overboard or left the ship voluntarily when it docked at Curaco, Antilles but there have been several sightings since suggesting she was kidnapped and possibly forced into the sex trade. Canadian tourists reported seeing a woman resembling Amy, with her same distinct tattoos, on a beach in Curaco that same year. A member of the Royal Navy said he encountered a woman named Amy Bradley at a brothel there and she begged him to help her. He dismissed her pleas because he didn't know someone by that name was missing and didn't want to be caught at a brothel.
13/18 On Christmas Eve, 1945, the house belonging to George and Jennie Sodder burned to the ground. After the fire five of the nine children were declared missing and presumed dead despite the fact that no remains were ever found and the fire had produced no smell of burning flesh. The fire was ruled an accident due to faulty wiring on the Christmas tree lights but the Christmas lights remained on during the fire's early stages. Over 20 years later the couple received a bizarre note and photo reportedly from their son Louis. The envelope was postmarked from Kentucky with no return address. They hired a private detective to look into the matter but he never reported back to them and they were unable to locate him afterwards.
14/18 Highway 16 in British Columbia has earned the nickname "Highway of Tears" because of the shocking number of women who've been murdered or gone missing from the road. From 1969 to 2006 18 women were found murdered. The youngest victim was 12 years old. American serial killer Bobby Jack Fowler who died in 2006 is suspected of carrying out some of the killings but most of the others, as well as many of the disappearances, remain unsolved.
15/18 On September 9th, 1982 seven people in the Chicago area were fatally poisoned by a series of cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules purchased from various locations. This random act of violence created a nationwide panic that caused Tylenol to pull $100-million in products off the shelves. The murderer and motive were never identified. Tamper-proof seals on bottles are now the industry standard because of this incident.
16/18 Georgi Markov was a Bulgarian journalist who had defected to England where he became a BBC broadcaster and proceeded to openly mock his former communist government. While waiting for the bus one day a pellet full of poisonous ricin was shot into his leg using a hi-tech umbrella gun. He died a few days later. The killer was never found.
17/18 Leroy Carter Jr. was found beheaded in the 1980s in San Francisco. The police also found parts of a headless chicken at the crime scene, some of which was stuffed into the victim's body. Sandi Gallant, a police expert in occultism, proposed a theory that black magic was involved and that the head of the victim would be used as a ritual object by the murderer for 42 days. The other detectives laughed at her idea but the head was returned to the crime scene exactly 42 days later. No police officer was there to make an arrest and the case remains unsolved.
18/18 In 1989 this Polaroid was found in a convenience store parking lot in Port St. Joe, Florida. It's been speculated that the young woman is Tara Calico who vanished from her New Mexico home the previous September. In addition to the physical resemblance she is shown next to a book by V.C. Andrews, her favourite author. The boy has not been identified. The woman who found the photo said the parking space had previously been occupied by a white Toyota cargo van but such a man was never caught.
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