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10 of the world's biggest unsolved mysteries

Voynich Manuscript

Named after the Polish-American antiquarian bookseller Wilfrid M. Voynich, who acquired it in 1912, the Voynich Manuscript is a detailed 240-page book written in a language or script that is completely unknown. Its pages are also filled with colorful drawings of strange diagrams, odd events and plants that do not seem to match any known species, adding to the intrigue of the document and the difficulty of deciphering it. The original author of the manuscript remains unknown, but carbon dating has revealed that its pages were made sometime between 1404 and 1438. It has been called "the world's most mysterious manuscript."

Kryptos

Kryptos is a mysterious encrypted sculpture designed by artist Jim Sanborn which sits right outside the headquarters of the CIA in Langley, Va. It's so mysterious, in fact, that not even the CIA has completely cracked the code.

The sculpture contains four inscriptions, and although three of them have been cracked, the fourth remains elusive. In 2006 Sanborn let slip that there are clues in the first inscriptions to the last one, and in 2010 he released another clue: the Letters 64-69 NYPVTT in part 4 encode the text BERLIN.

Beale Ciphers

The Beale Ciphers are a set of three ciphertexts that supposedly reveal the location of one of the grandest buried treasures in U.S. history: thousands of pounds of gold, silver and jewels. The treasure was originally obtained by a mysterious man named Thomas Jefferson Beale in 1818 while prospecting in Colorado.

Of the three ciphertexts, only the second one has been cracked. Interestingly, the U.S. Declaration of Independence turned out to be the key

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Hm... Voynich Manuscript sounds pretty interesting... I'd actually never heard of that one before. You'd think it would have been the focus of at least one conspiracy special or something. LOL

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What about the Toynbee Tiles

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Hm... Voynich Manuscript sounds pretty interesting... I'd actually never heard of that one before. You'd think it would have been the focus of at least one conspiracy special or something. LOL

It has been.

I've heard of the following, the majority through documentaries, etc:

Voynich Manuscript

Kryptos

Phaistos Disc

The Wow! Signal

Zodiac letters

Georgia Guidestones

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Voynich Manuscript is believed by some to be trolling instead of being an actual crypto. Which, frankly, just adds to the mystery.

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Interesting stuff. I love a good mystery.

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Voynich Manuscript is believed by some to be trolling instead of being an actual crypto. Which, frankly, just adds to the mystery.

What if it isn't, I think the reason they can't understand the language, script or decrypt it is because it comes from an alternate Earth.

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What if it isn't, I think the reason they can't understand the language, script or decrypt it is because it comes from an alternate Earth.

Are you Hum in disguise?

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Oh, so because I have my beliefs, I must be Hum, so everyone on the planet who shares the same beliefs must be Hum as well!

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Shugborough inscription

Look from afar at the 18th-century Shepherd's Monument in Staffordshire, England, and you might take it as nothing more than a sculpted re-creation of Nicolas Poussin's famous painting,

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The meaning of life is pretty deep as well.

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That is one of the most stupidest comments, besides all the postings from Shane Nokes, that I've read on neowin. We used the same alphabet back then, and even before that, that we are using now!

Riiiiight.

There is evidence, documented in history books.

Also I Happen to live in Wolverhampton, and it took me 30-40 minutes to get to Newport, where there was a tour that took me and my wife around the area.

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Tamam Shud case

Considered to be one of Australia's most profound mysteries, the Tamam Shud Case revolves around an unidentified man found dead in December 1948 on Somerton beach in Adelaide, Australia. Aside from the fact that the man could never be identified, the mystery deepened after a tiny piece of paper with the words "Tamam Shud" was found in a hidden pocket sewn within the dead man's trousers. (It is also referred to as "Taman Shud.")

The phrase translates as "ended" or "finished" and is a phrase used on the last page of a collection of poems called

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Voynich Manuscript is believed by some to be trolling instead of being an actual crypto. Which, frankly, just adds to the mystery.

This!

Or someone who's been trying to describe what he's seeing when stoned.

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Are you Hum in disguise?

A lost twin -- separated at birth ... poor Edgar ...

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Oh, so because I have my beliefs, I must be Hum, so everyone on the planet who shares the same beliefs must be Hum as well!

Just teasing you. Sorry if I offended.

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