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If you could solve just one of history's biggest mysteries, which would it be?

Asked by ibstubro (18636points) July 15th, 2014

From the demise of the dinosaurs, to the death of Jesus, to the shooting of JFK, what mystery grabs you attention enough that you want to finally give the world the definitive answer, with proof?

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FlyingWolf's avatar

What happened to Amelia Earhart.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Who was Jack the Ripper?

Followed by a few other crime related mysteries.

chyna's avatar

Who killed Jon Bennet Ramsey.

Pachy's avatar

How was Malaysia flight 370 lost and why can’t we lose Justin Bieber?

Esedess's avatar

Atlantis or Roswell

cookieman's avatar

Are any reported alien sightings real?

Mimishu1995's avatar

The true reason why the Titanic sank.

anniereborn's avatar

This is interesting to me on a personal level. How did Glenn Miller really die? There are several theories. And there is a general idea, but nothing exact.

Paradox25's avatar

Was there a conspiracy or not involved in the murders of John and Robert Kennedy?

CWOTUS's avatar

It won’t be a big mystery to anyone else in the world, and in fact, no one knows who I’m talking about, but I would like to know…

What’s the story with Dhanraji, anyway? Could there have been a way to make that go right?

SQUEEKY2's avatar

How they get the Caramel in the Caramilk bar.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Mimishu1995 The watertight compartments only went part way up to the roof. There was room for the water to fill the compartment then spill over to the next room.

Blondesjon's avatar

I would like to see the Voynich Manuscript translated.

ninjacolin's avatar

What really happens when you attempt to traverse a black hole.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Flight 370 tops my list right now. My first thought was Earhart and then Hoffa.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@ninjacolin The gravitational force sucks you in and crushes you. Worm food.

talljasperman's avatar

What really happens when you die?

Aethelwine's avatar

The D.B. Cooper Hijacking

dxs's avatar

How many licks does it take to get to the Tootse-Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?

ibstubro's avatar

I think I would choose being at the death of the man that was known as Jesus.

Results made public.

JLeslie's avatar

The Malaysian flight would top my list right now too.

SavoirFaire's avatar

The full contents of the lost Library of Alexandria.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

Why do the wealthy elite need to have all the money and need to make all the people into slaves.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Hey, thanks for the info.

Well, how about if the Atlantis was real, and if it was, then how it disappeared?

rojo's avatar

How were the Americas populated? Did a contingent come from Europe?

ZEPHYRA's avatar

The allegations that Hitler did not die when he was said to have and that he lived for many years in another country.

zenvelo's avatar

What happened to the Roanoke colony?

Adagio's avatar

The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.

stanleybmanly's avatar

The fate of Jimmy Hoffa.

ucme's avatar

Does the Queen wipe her own arse & if so, does she look at the paper to check when “the brown” stops?

Incoherency_'s avatar

If Mike Hawk and Mike Hunt had sex could I become a pregnant father?

ragingloli's avatar

Who the true perpetrator of 11/9 was (hint: inside job).

CWOTUS's avatar

Truly, I would like to understand more of the history behind the Antikythera mechanism. How it was developed, designed and built as much as what it does.

I’d like to find and understand other advanced technologies have been lost from that time and since.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

Where the hell is my other sock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who put the bop in the bop shew wop?
Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?
Is this
really ten inches?
And what about Naomi?

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

@Paradox25, and what about that box which was supposed to contain the answers to all that, but could not be opened so long as John John lived?

@SQUEEKY2, frozen caramel.

@dxs, one, two, three, CRUNCH! Three.

@rojo, my ancesters walked across the ice from Asia.

@Adagio,sea monster.

@ucme, she always uses so much bath oil, she is too slippery for anything to stick.

@Incoherency_ , yes.

@ragingloli, If you mean 9/11, a threat was issued, “Help us, or we ..”. GW didn’t take it seriously, so he knew it was comimg, but he didn’t beleve it.

rojo's avatar

@Jonesn4burgers Are you sure? It is much more likely that they came around on a coastal route. This could be done without having to wait for the ice to melt and land corridors to form inland. It would also explain the earlier sites in the Americas that are coming to light.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

Gee, that is new for me. So someone greeted my ancesters when they got here? Maybe the human race started in more than one part of the world?

GloPro's avatar

I want a clear shot of the Loch Ness Monster.

ibstubro's avatar

It would be interesting to watch them place the capstone on the largest Egyptian pyramid.

rojo's avatar

Watch the delivery and erection of the Sarsen stones at Stonehenge.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

^^^ And the Easter Island giants!

Berserker's avatar

I believe that most alien sightings are false due to visual evidence pointing to only one thing; said sightings evolving alongside man’s representation of aliens as years and cultures go by.
I would know the truth of this though. How the psychology behind aliens works.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

D.B. Cooper. Somebody, somewhere knows his identity and whether he survived his parachute jump.

Back then, it was standard policy to comply with a hijacker’s demands and protect the airplane’s crew and passengers alive. Things have changed.

ibstubro's avatar

I can’t believe no one took Adam and Eve, if only to end the debate. Better yet, watch the first animal walk the Earth, 1,000,000 birds with 1 stone. Not a thriller, but think of the questions answered!

dxs's avatar

@ibstubro Let’s just take it to the origin of the universe then. I want to know how we came to be and what was “before” existence and time.

rojo's avatar

How about finding out what your parents saw in each other in the first place?

Or your own conception? Nah, don’t want to know.

ragingloli's avatar

If you are going that route, I want to see Odin slay all the Frost Giants.
That must have been a sight.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar


Jonesn4burgers's avatar

Awwwwww snap! I went there.
(sorry, @ragingloli, but ya really bring it on yuhseff.)

ibstubro's avatar

Actually, I wrote a response to this.
To the effect of, “You might learn more than you realize, @ragingloli, in that Odin might have had an ancestral basis in fact. An actual person that inspired the tale.

A new twist leads me to The Shroud of Turin. I doubt the true premise, but I can’t see art being that precise, either. Perhaps a recreation, with tint?

dxs's avatar

Damn you, Facebook!

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

I think we can pretty safely assume we will never really know who Jack the Ripper was.

SavoirFaire's avatar

@rojo By the way, have you seen this? It’s not a solution, but apparently the mystery is even bigger.

rojo's avatar

@SavoirFaire Yes, thank you for the site, I was reading about this very thing last week maybe earlier this week, it all runs together. On the website I was viewing there were a couple of interesting items such as that the Cursus shown actually has two pathways/entrances through it, both of which point to Stonehenge, and they also discovered a pit/sinkhole that has been filled in that intrigues them because it is (I believe) in line with the heel stone.

Adagio's avatar

@Earthbound_Misfit Only this week I heard this on the radio re: Jack the Ripper, DNA has been used to identify Jack the Ripper…

ibstubro's avatar

I’m satisfied that Jack the Ripper has been identified, but I’ve never invested a lot of time in the case. It’s understandable that people who have spent a lot of time with jack are not satisfied. It’s too late in the game for a definitive answer that will allay all doubt, in my opinion.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Who was the person or group the Tempter bamboozled into thinking the “golden rule” came from men.

Aside from that, I would want to know what actually did land in Roswell, NM?

Brian1946's avatar

WTH happened to Elisa Lam?

Among the many mysterious elements of her case, is how did she place or who placed the heavy lid back over the opening to the water tank after she entered it?

ibstubro's avatar

I remember that, @Brian1946, although I’d not heard that much detail.
Thanks, and thanks for awakening one of my favorite questions.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Brian1946 she sounds like a Vietnamese to me…

Brian1946's avatar

You’re welcome, @ibstubro

I’m tempted to go to the Cecil Hotel to check out some of the aspects of her death for myself, especially that potentially creepy elevator.

There’s a man claiming to be a PI who might go or have been to the Cecil. I’m thinking about contacting him to see if he wouldn’t mind having a totally amateur partner.

Brian1946's avatar


I think I read that her parents, or she and her parents, emigrated from China to Canada.

Was there something about her that seemed Vietnamese to you?

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Brian1946 well it’s just the word “Lam” in her last name. It could make a perfect Vietnamese-American name :D

I was hoping to see a Vietnamese in the spotlight :p

ibstubro's avatar

But she’s dead @Mimishu1995!

Blondesjon's avatar

@ibstubro . . . yeah. the last spotlight she was in belonged to the first police officers on the scene.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

OK, I have one more that has really been at me the last couple of days, did DB Cooper really get to spend the money, or did he end up wolf food in the forest?

rojo's avatar

What was Stantons involvement in the assassination of Lincoln and did he help see to it that Booth escaped and lived out the remainder of his life in relative obscurity?

NomoreY_A's avatar

Who were the perps of 9/11? Arab hijackers my ass.

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