You know what sucks about the time before the Internet? We have no clue what happened. As soon as mankind has been able to write things down, they’ve written the most insane and useless stuff down, just in case someone in some distant future might need that information to save our universe. But what if the information we need is no longer available? How do we cope with the fact that that knowledge might be forever lost?
Most of mankind’s big feats have been made in a time when there was no smartphone to record it on. When there was no Facebook post to tag a friend in that helped an entire race leap forward. And when there was no American Idol on the television to help us ignore that we were in fact improving as a species. Here’s some of the mysteries from our past that’ll probably never get solved. But hey, it’s fun to speculate! It’s also fun to watch Breaking Bad on Netflix. And you’re sitting here, reading this. You’re making bad choices in your life.
Jack The Ripper’s Identity
Ol’ Jack was terribly fond of killing women. Well, prostitutes. And while he was doing it, he taunted the police with letters. The true identity of Jack The Ripper was never found, and many dozens of theories have been brought forward since those days in 1888.
The Copper Scroll Treasure
In 1952, a copper scroll was found that described an impossibly huge amount of hidden gold and silver treasure. It dates back to the early A.D. years, when the body of Jesus Christ was still luke-warm. In those 1900-or-so years that this treasure has allegedly been around, however, not a single piece of treasure was found.
The JFK Killer
It’s pretty much assumed that Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK and Lee was killed by Jack Ruby. Jack then died of lung cancer a few years later, in 1967. Some people don’t believe that theory, however, since Lee Harvey Oswald was never brought to trial. Whether or not Lee Harvey Oswald really was the only person responsible for JFK’s death, we’ll never know.
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
There’s been so much written about these amazing gardens in Babylon, modern day Iraq, that it seems weird that no proof has been found of their existence. Whether or not that will ever change, is anybody’s guess.