Everyone loves a good mystery. It leaves your brain buzzing for an answer and will compel you to dive deeper into the rabbit hole. If you also love solving mind-wracking riddles, then take a look at these top 10 unresolved mysteries from the Middle Ages.
Some of these are downright creepy while others will surely leave you pondering for hours. Do you have what it takes to solve these age-old unresolved mysteries? Find out in the list below:
1. Greek fire was a weapon used to set fires enemy’s battleships way back in 7th century. Apparently, the fire started by this mixture wouldn’t go out – even if you doused it with water. Centuries later, experts are still baffled about what its main components were – which allows fire to blaze atop the ocean.
2. In the middle of a siege in 1483, young royalty brothers Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury were evacuated. However, on the way to the infamous Tower of London, the two princes vanished. Years later, their whereabouts are still unknown.
3. Villagers of Woolpit, England were baffled by the mysterious appearance of two green children, a boy and a girl – during the 12th century. When the boy’s complexion resumed its natural brownish skin color, he mysteriously died. The girl went on to learn the local language and claimed that they are from St. Martin’s Land, which remains unknown.
4. The mysterious Shroud of Tourin is believed to be the cloth Jesus was wrapped in after he died. Some people believed that this cloth was only used for church plays during 1260 and 1390.
5. In the past, Greenland was inhabited by the Norse. However, a mysterious incident caused their population to decline in 1420. Soon enough, the rest of them were gone without a trace. No one knows where did they went.
6. The Norsemen were also believed to have inhabited America prior to the appearance of Christopher Columbus. They were believed to have established colonies in Minnesota. If there’s an evidence to prove that these legendary seafarers indeed made it to America, it remains unknown today.
7. The Vinland Map drew a debate when it resurfaced. Although it is believed to be the original creation of Norse, experts revealed that it was made in the 20th century.
8. In 1518, many people from Strasbourg, France died a mysterious death after dancing uncontrollably in the middle of the streets. Once the 400 villagers started dancing, nobody could stopped, which led to their tragic and untimely deaths.
9. The Voynich manuscript is filled with illustrations of bizzare plants and astrological symbols, but until today, nobody can still decrypt its secrets.
10. Caliph Al-Hakim is a famous ruler from Africa – particularly South Africa and Egypt. At the age of 36 years old, the lone ruler travelled using his donkey outside of Cairo. Later on, his bloody garments were discovered, but his death or demise still remains unsolved.
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