These Are the Greatest Unsolved Mysteries Of 2017

Posted by on December 27, 2017 in Mysteries, Reality's Edge with 0 Comments

By Matt Young |

WE MIGHT have uncovered the answers of a few mysteries this year, but if we’ve learned anything, it’s that we still know very little, about a lot.

Despite our technological ability in this modern world there are many mysteries that continue to haunt us. How did Sherri Papini survive her kidnap? Why were these medieval bones buried in such a puzzling way? How did this NFL player defy gravity?

These are the greatest unsolved mysteries of 2017.


An international team of scientists made the first baffling new discovery inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza for the first time since the 1980s.

A hidden chamber was discovered above the pyramid’s Grand Gallery but the purpose for the room is unclear — scientists are yet to get access inside.

Mehdi Tayoubi, a co-founder of the ScanPyramids project and president of the Heritage Innovation Preservation Institute said the team plans to work with others to come up with hypotheses about the area.

“The good news is that the void is there, and it’s very big,” he said.

“It could be composed of one or several structures … maybe it could be another Grand Gallery. It could be a chamber, it could be a lot of things.”

Scientists have found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza.

Scientists have found a hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza.Source: Supplied


When a dolphin tour group discovered a species of octopus marching out of the ocean en masse on a seeming suicide mission, scientists were stumped. Thousands of octopi were found dead on various mornings in October — and it’s not the first time it’s happened.

“It sort of brings out this mothering instinct. You just want to save them,” Brett Stones of the SeaMor group told National Geographic.

“It’s quite emotional to see them flailing.”

Experts are divided by two theories. One group believes the octopus, who only live for a year, are preparing for their end of life after laying their eggs. Though none of the corpses have been examined to determine if that was in fact the case.

But others believe the octopus are looking for shelter.

But the reality is, no one quite knows.


Unexplained booming sounds were heard everywhere from Alabama and Australia this year but curiously, no one is really able to explain how or why these strange noises have appeared across the Earth.

On October 10, a similar sound left Cairns locals confused. Many suggested it was an FA-18 Hornet plane was heard flying but a meteor research centre nearby captured an image of a fireball lighting up the sky at the same time.

Two weeks later, another boom was heard over the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia at the same time a blue meteor passed across the sky.

Some experts say causes could range from supersonic aircraft to meteors exploding in the atmosphere but after reported 64 locations reporting the strange sound, NASA’s Bill Cooke admitted the origins remain unclear.

If you listen to conspiracy theorists, an unnamed geologist who “works for the government” told Earthfiles that “something is going on in the inner core of the Earth”.


The curious case of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance during her attempt to fly around the world 80 years ago has long remained legend as researchers hunt for her remains to this day.

This year, we may have gotten closer than ever before, in fact National Geographic said the mystery “of what happened to Amelia Earhart may be as close as it’s ever been to being solved”.

The publication used four bone-sniffing dogs who each detected human remains in the same spot on a remote island in the Pacific, Nikumaroro, Kiribati, which many believe is where Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan crashed on July 2, 1937, en route to Howland Islan, an uninhabited island north of the equator in the Pacific Ocean..

“The signals were clear: Someone — perhaps Earhart or her navigator, Fred Noonan — had died beneath the ren tree,” according to the publication.

Still, Fred Hiebert, National Geographic’s archaeologist-in-residence, said the odds of actually extracting DNA from a tropical environment such as Nikumaroro’s are slim.

This is the last known still pic of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan, taken at Lae, New Guinea after leaving Darwin, never to be seen again. Picture: Courtesy of Remember Amelia, the Larry C. Inman Historical Collection on Amelia Earhart

This is the last known still pic of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan, taken at Lae, New Guinea after leaving Darwin, never to be seen again. Picture: Courtesy of Remember Amelia, the Larry C. Inman Historical Collection on Amelia EarhartSource: Supplied 


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