Tremors felt by residents of New Jersey Shore and Long Island today prompted speculation that an earthquake had occurred—but the US Geological Survey confirmed that the rumbling sensations were caused by a sonic boom.
The X-Files is the type of show that breeds odd theories, but we have one that’s not so much odd as it’s obvious: Mulder and Scully were having sex the whole time.
A monthlong Gizmodo investigation has uncovered compelling and perplexing new evidence in the search for Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin. According to a cache of documents provided to Gizmodo which were corroborated in interviews, Craig Steven Wright, an Australian businessman based in Sydney,…
Well, that didn’t take long. Only a few weeks after a team of scientists began a project using novel scanning techniques to analyze Egypt’s major pyramids, they’ve discovered strange temperature anomalies—but it’s still unclear what’s causing them.
In 1900, a ship arrived at the island of Eileen Mor off the coast of Scotland. There, they were to deliver supplies to a lighthouse crew, only to discover that the three men had mysteriously vanished. Mentalfloss looks back on the 115 year old mystery.
The murder of Julia Wallace in Liverpool in 1931 was of the rarest sort: a real-life killing that invoked some of the most well-worn tropes of Golden Age mystery fiction. Her husband, William Herbert Wallace, was the chief suspect, but the case confounded the courts—and enthralled the public.
She was the reigning queen of detective fiction’s Golden Age–but Agatha Christie’s most intriguing mystery remains her unsolved disappearance in 1926.
The internet is a vast, unknowable place. The parts you and I interact with on a daily basis are a very small sliver of what’s actually floating around out there. The web can go deep, and it can get dark.
One woman’s trash is literally everyone else’s super-expensive, rare $200,000 piece of computer history. Most of the time, recycled electronics are too crappy to sell on Craigslist. But one California e-recycling center recently received one of the most coveted gadgets ever: A genuine Apple-1 computer.
The coldest case ever? The discovery of a 430,000-year-old skull in Spain’s “Pit of Bones” may offer “the earliest evidence of lethal interpersonal violence,” a.k.a. murder. Pieced together from 50 fragments, the skull has two lesions above one eye, implying a series of blows and “an intention to kill.”
The people chasing secrets in Grand Theft Auto think they’ve made a breakthrough. They say they’ve found evidence that suggests that maybe there’s a way to get abducted by aliens in-game...without the help of mods or cheats.
Can you fully transform into a werewolf in Bloodborne? The game has been out for two weeks, and it’s still unclear.
In 1981, the United States didn't have the best political reputation vis-à-vis Vietnam. So when the US Secretary of State made allegations that the USSR had sprayed both Vietnam and Laos with chemical weapons, the world went crazy. Then the world got confused.
History is filled with mysteries that can be answered by the position of the moon, the nature of the tides, and the time of year when an event occurred. Here are mysteries of battles, art, and literature, that were solved thanks to astronomical detectives.
Michael Rockefeller was the son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and an aspiring ethnographer. In 1961, he disappeared while researching the people of what was then New Guinea in what has become one of history's most intriguing unsolved crimes. Now, a documentary offers evidence that he was killed by cannibals.
Things that typically emerge from the ocean: cigarette butts, clumps of seaweed, maybe a piece of sea glass. But Cornwall, England resident Tracey Williams' beach strolls took a turn for the weird when she found a plank made from a gutta percha, a rubber-like substance. The word "Tjipetir" was carved into it.
We may never know the truth about the dark forces (or scientific facts) that lurk beyond the Bermuda Triangle, that strange airplane-eating zone of weirdness. But at least pop culture has given us some possible answers. Here are 10 occasions when pop culture ventured into the Bermuda Triangle.
An ominous dash-cam video has captured an extraordinarily bright orange flash in Russia's Sverdlovsk region in the Urals. Though the event was witnessed by many onlookers, there's still no explanation for what appears to be a rather massive blast.