2. The Taos Hum
Residents of Taos, located in north-central New Mexico are plagued with the sound of a low-frequency hum. The hum was first reported in the early 1990s and research has been done not only try to determine where the hum originates from, but to see how many of the town’s inhabitants are affected by it. Based on surveys, it was determined that approximately two percent of the town’s population was able to hear the humming sound. Equipment has been installed in several locations in the town, in the hopes of detecting the source, but nothing unusual was ever discovered.
It’s interesting to note that the descriptions of the Taos Hum seemed to vary from person to person. Some individuals described a low humming sound, while others described a buzzing or whirring sound, leaving researchers to wonder if what the townspeople were experiencing was based on subjective occurrences rather than objective sounds.
Numerous theories about the Taos Hum have been put forth, including low-frequency electromagnetic radiation, high pressure gas lines, buzzing electrical wires, industrial equipment, and even military experiments. There are still no definitive answers and the mystery continues.
1. The Voynich Manuscript
The Voynich Manuscript is a mystery that has baffled scientists since it was first introduced to the public in 1912 when it was purchased by Polish book dealer Wilfrid Voynich. Carbon dating links the book all the way back to the 1400s, and while there are some pages missing, the book still contains approximately 240 intact pages.
The manuscript is written in an unknown language that has never been deciphered, and it is heavily illustrated with a variety of unidentifiable plants as well as astrological signs, cosmological images, astronomical images, as well as human figures – predominantly nude women. It’s speculated that the book was a remedial herbal or pharmacopoeia, but without the ability to translate the text it has proven difficult to identify the true meaning of the manuscript.
Numerous theories have popped up about the Voynich Manuscript. One popular idea is that John Dee or Edward Kelly penned the book and then sold it, claiming that the manuscript was written by Roger Bacon, a 13th century Franciscan friar known for his expertise in a wide variety of topics including astronomy and botany. Others believe that Bacon actually did write the manuscript, including Wilfrid Voynich, who went to great lengths to try and convince others that Bacon was indeed the true author of the book. Finally, there is some speculation that Voynich himself actually penned the manuscript in the hopes of selling it for a hefty profit, but this explanation doesn’t seem to take into account the carbon dated paper and ink used to create the manuscript.
So there’s our list of 5 mysterious events people struggle to comprehend. Can you give a plausible explanation to any of these weird stories? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on any of our socials.