Nessie is the fabled creature that famously inhabits Loch Ness in Scotland. This monster might well be the oldest of the unexplained mysteries on our list as the earliest reports of sightings date back to 565 AD.
Since that time, plenty of people have claimed to see the monster of the Loch but there have also been many false sightings, hoaxes and misidentifications that have included everything from trees to natural gases.
During the 19th and 20th Centuries, spiritualism took a grip on society with many people believing that mediums could help communicate with the dead. Fraudsters took to manipulating their audiences with a variety of tricks and illusions aimed at duping them out of their hard-earned cash.
Strong favourites at the time came in the ability to produce convincing ectoplasm, apparitions and manifestations that couldn’t easily be explained by the average person. In this photo, Marthe Béraud apparently conjures an inexplicable light between her hands and ectoplasm above her head.
Bigfoot is a legend that dates back as far as 1867 with several people reporting seeing giant, “wild men” wandering the forests and mountains of the Pacific Northwest parts of the United States and Canada.
In 1967, filmmakers Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin captured the most famous and well-known footage of Bigfoot in existence. Its authenticity has been in much dispute in the decades that followed, but there’s certainly something compelling about it.
NASA Lunar Pyramid (1972)
In 1972, Apollo 17’s mission to the moon came back with several photographs from near Geophone Rock. This photo was marked by NASA as “blank” but when enhanced appears to show what looks like a pyramid on the moon.
This later led to many conspiracy theories that NASA was hiding what was really up there.
Juvenile Bigfoot (2007)
In September 2007, Rick Jacobs placed a motion sensing camera in a tree along the game trails of Pennsylvania. This camera later captured multiple images which appear to show some bears being chased off by an ape-like creature which resembled a juvenile Bigfoot.
Several witnesses have claimed to see Juvenile Bigfoot over the years, describing them as walking on four legs (unlike Bigfoot who is usually seen on two legs) which have led to them being dismissed as fake or likely to be another animal misidentified.
The Hubble Pyramid (2008)
From around 1999, the Hubble telescope was pointed at the moon and captured a number of images. One of these photographs, never officially released by NASA, appears to show a pyramid on the surface.
This is the second sighting of a pyramid-like object on the moon, the first being captured during Apollo 17’s mission, but neither has been accurately explained or had its authenticity confirmed by the authorities. Thus, the mystery of the moon pyramids continues.
The Portuguese Chupacabra (2016)
The legend of the Chupacabra finds it roots in the Americas, where a creature is said to wander the lands attacking and killing livestock and drinking the blood from their remains. Reports of Chupacabra have since come from all over the world and in 2016 a video was captured in the Portuguese desert.
The video appears to show a man-like beast walking through the desert and then disappearing behind a bush. Much like all the videos of Bigfoot, the footage is long-distance and low quality, so we’ll leave it up to you to judge its validity.