There are many crimes that were so brutal they shocked people beyond belief and so mysterious that there seemed no logical reason for them. Especially at a time when we did not have the resources we have now, crimes were not solved and over time evidence was lost. Sometimes these crimes even gave rise to haunted stories. Here’s a list of 10 of the most mysterious unsolved crimes around the world.
10. White chapel Killings
In 1888 eleven prostitutes were brutally murdered in the Whitechapel District of London’s east end. The killer became known as “Jack the Ripper”, his identity has never been discovered.
9. The Axe man of New Orleans
He first appeared in 1918 when a local butcher and his wife were found dead in their sleep next to an axe covered with their blood. He became known as “the boogeyman” and killed at least 8 more people before he disappeared.
8. Jack the Stripper
A copycat of “Jack the Ripper” killed eight prostitutes in 1964 and 1965 and dumped their bodies in the River Thames. He was never found and the panic simply decimated over time.
7. The Zodiac Killings
Between December 1968 and October 1969 he had killed seven people and continuously taunted the police with coded messages that he sent to the San Francisco newspaper. Over 2500 suspects were interrogated but the case was never solved and is still open.