Everyone enjoys a good mystery However, is it a problem when a novel doesn’t have a satisfying end?
Everyone enjoys a good mystery. What happens when a story doesn’t have a satisfying end such as the Scooby-Doo revelation of the culprit? The cases that are not solved by the police are bizarre, disturbing and frustratingly devoid of an end. They’re among the most confusing unsolved mysteries that we have ever encountered.
Let’s begin by examining one of the best well-known mystery cases that’s so popular that there’s an entire web site dedicated to locating this murderer.
1. THE ZODIAC KILLER
A majority of people are quiet about their crimes “Zodiac”, as he called himself, was anything less than. From 1968 to 1969 He terrified San Francisco with his murder streak, threatening the police with his secret letters to the local newspaper. There were at the very least five murders that were directly linked to him, but the man claims to have killed 37 persons. His terror started with the moment Betty Lou Jensen, 16 along with David Arthur Faraday, 17 were found dead on the ground outside their car that was shot. Jensen was discovered dead on the spot having suffered five wounds from gunshots on her back. Faraday passed away from a gunshot to the head while en route for the hospital. A year after, a couple that had their car parked just four miles from the crime scene was shot down, one of them injured, and one dead. The one who survived, Michael Mageau, was capable of giving a description of the murderer. He described a tall white man who was five feet eight inches”. It was Zodiac Killer himself. Zodiac Killer himself that would provide the police with the rest of the evidence.
at 12:48 a.m. the same night police got a bizarre phone call:
“I wish to report a double murder. If you go one mile east in Columbus Parkway to a public park, you will find the kids in a brown car. They have been shot with a nine-millimeter Luger. I also killed those kids last year. Good-bye.”
The following month newspapers got the initial letter of The Zodiac Killer. He demanded that they put the message on their front pages, or the killer would go on a murder rampage. The letter outlined the murders and was in cryptic ciphers with a mysterious design that appeared to be the code. This was a theme that was common for the letters he sent that were signed with a crossed-circle sign. One of the letters was decoded by an high school teacher as well as his wife. The message was written:
“I LIKE KILLING PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH FUN IT IS MORE FUN THAN KILLING WILD GAME IN THE FOREST BECAUSE MAN IS THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL OF ALL TO KILL SOMETHING GIVES ME THE MOST THRILLING EXPERIENCE IT IS EVEN BETTER THAN GETTING YOUR ROCKS OFF WITH A GIRL THE BEST PART OF IT IS THAT WHEN I DIE I WILL BE REBORN IN PARADISE AND THEY HAVE KILLED WILL BECOME MY SLAVES I WILL NOT GIVE YOU MY NAME BECAUSE YOU WILL TRY TO SLOW DOWN OR ATOP MY COLLECTION OF SLAVES FOR MY AFTERLIFE EBEORIETEMETHHPITI. “
It was believed that the Zodiac Killer would go on killing and leaving a trail of evidence for police-coded letters unidentified phone messages, crossed-circle on the victims’ vehicles sending blood-stained shirts, reports from survivors, but police were never able to locate the man.
2. THE TAMAN SHUD CASE
It’s true that the Zodiac Killer wasn’t the only person who was fond of using codes. In the early first day of December 1 1948, a body was discovered in Somerton Beach in Adelaide, Australia. The body was found in excellent condition and there were no marks to be discovered. He was dressed well however all labels on his clothing were missing. The pocket of his was filled with a ticket to train Henley Beach, never to be used. It was a full month later and they found the suitcase that was linked to him at the Adelaide Railroad Station. The label was taken off and the same was removed from the clothes in it. It turned up nothing, much like the autopsy that revealed there was no foreign substance found within his body that could link his death to poisioning. One month later, they’d find the most significant, but puzzling evidence in a hidden pocket inside the man’s pants. It was a note that read “Taman Shud.”
Public library staff members contacted to translate the term. They determined it meant “ended” or “finished” as it is described in the collection of poetry that is titled “The Rubaiyat,” written by Omar Khayyam. Immediately police conducted an extensive search across the country for the book that the scrap of paper was taken from. One man came forward, saying he discovered this book hidden in the back of his vehicle that was not locked within a week or two prior to when they found the body. On the back was a code that had been scribbled with a pencil. A number that was linked to an employee was found, even though the nurse claimed she had handed over the Rubaiyat to an officer in the army identified as Alfred Boxall. Both the person who found the book as well as her denied that they had any connection to the deceased man. They did not pursue more information about the case and many speculate that the book was suicide because the theme of the book was not having regrets after life comes to an end. Some believe he could be an agent of the government. As long as there aren’t any gaps in the investigation, his tombstone will read, “Here lies the unknown man who was found at Somerton Beach 1st Dec. 1948.”
3. THE TARA CALICO CASE
The first day of September 1988, in Belen, New Mexico, it seemed like the perfect day to go for a ride on a bicycle. Tara Calico borrowed her mother’s pink bike to take a spin. Active and exuberant, she was a bank teller as well as pursuing a degree to be a psychiatrist or psychologist. She had planned to play tennis in the afternoon and asked her mother to accompany her in the event that she had an oil leak and couldn’t return before noon. She didn’t return. Every avenue led to an end the year after, when the photo was found to show an 18-year-old woman and a missing boy both gagged.
The Polaroid image was discovered in a parking area outside the Junior Food Store in Florida. The nine-year-old Michael Henley, went missing in the same location as Calico in the month of April, 1988, while fishing with his dad. The two were spotted in the back of a van with the publication composed by V.C. Andrews the author that Calico adored and a close friend of the girl. At first, Tara’s mom wasn’t sure if the girl was her, however the girl was a victim of the same scar as Calico. Yet, because of the absence of evidence, numerous experts deny the image. The body of Michael Henley was discovered in 1990. remains was discovered in the Zuni Mountains where he was hunting. This strongly disproves the idea of the pair being kidnapped and transported to Florida. The parents of Calico’s would diewithout knowing who had taken their daughter.
4. THE SEVERED FEET MYSTERY
The year 2007 was when a young woman was on at a beach in British Columbia when she found an unworn sneaker. In shock, when she opened the sock she saw the footprint of a person within. Since then, several of feet with severed limbs have were washed up on the beach. The feet are linked to five males as well as one woman and three women of unknown sex. Over the years, there has been hoax feet thrown around but the case has not been closed completely, and there are various theories being floated about who the feet belong to.
The Vancouver police were able to locate an individual foot from 2008 and match the DNA of the man said to be suicidal. The police were later able to identify two more feet as belonging to a woman believed to have committed suicide. Due to these findings, many believe that these feet are belonging to people who fell off a bridge, landing in their death. However, due to the fact that feet are the only thing to be found with no body part being found there is speculation that the feet may be linked to the crash of a plane by an island that was nearby. Others suggest that they were who were among the casualties of the Asian Tsunami in 2004, because the shoes was made prior to 2004. Whatever the source these shoes originate from, they’ve caused confusion for a long time.
5. THE DEAD WOMAN WHO NAMED HER KILLER
While the case has been resolved, the method by which it was resolved remains an open question. In 1977 an respiratory therapist from Chicago was killed in her home. Teresita Basa was discovered under the flames of a mattress, with an uncut butcher knife was buried inside her chest. Police tried to trace her jewelry stolen but had zero success. They also failed to connect any suspects with the incident. It was difficult to identify the culprit, that is at least until Remy Chua who was a colleague who had no contact with the victim, decided to become an important resource of details.
Chua began to experience regular nightmares and visions of Basa. It began at the bathroom at her workplace and she saw the face of a man behind Basa. The same thing would happen throughout her nightmares. Chua started channeling Basa’s spirit while conversing to her husband. In channeling Basa’s shirit Chua revealed to her husband the complete story of Basa’s death. She claimed an official in the hospital Alan Showery was helping Basa with her TV when she was attacked by him. He killed her, and set her bed to blaze. The spirit was able to reveal the specifics of the fate of the jewelry she had later given to Showery’s common law-wife. He. Chua convinced his wife to provide the details to the police.
The police were initially skeptical but after they saw Basa’s jewelry on the wife of Showery (Basa’s cousin managed to confirm the claim in the same way that the spirit told her she would) The police were able to sentence the man for 14 years in prison. However, there wasn’t enough evidence to prove his innocence for a longer period of time. Is it Basa’s ghost that claimed to be her killer? Maybe Chua was aware of some details that were relevant to the investigation and concealed the incident as a ghost possessing her? What led to the police finding the perpetrator remains an unsolved mystery.
6. THE BOY IN THE BOX
It was of 1957 Philadelphia where a hunter stumbled upon the battered body of a young boy in an JC Penney box. The boy, who was four to six years old, was naked and was wrapped in flannels. It appeared that he had died due to head injuries. As he was afraid that his muskrat traps would be confiscated by police the hunter did not declare the body. Two days later, when a student from college found the body that police were able to begin investigating the investigation that was “America’s Unknown Child.” The case immediately caught the attention of the media, and posters of the boy were spotted all over Pennsylvania.
Though police had a wealth in leads but unsuccessful in identifying his identity. boy. They tried tracking back to the JC Penney box, and also looking up the boy’s fingerprints but all of it led to an end. There were however two promising leads worth noting. One lead was involving an foster home that was 1.5 millimeters away.
A medical examiner who investigated the case until his death, was able to have psychically led her to the family home where he discovered an identical bassinet one found within the packaging. On the clothesline were blankets similar to the ones was wrapped about the young boy. He believed that the boy belonged to the step-daughter of the person who owned the house and was not keen on being seen as a non-wed mother. Police questioned the couple but they ended the case.
In 2003, the police opened the case once more after interviewing a woman referred to as “M” who claimed her violent mother had bought the child in 1954. According her she was killed by her mother in the boy during a fit of anger. Since “M” was mentally unstable and the investigation was concluded and the boy “America’s Unknown Child.”
7. THE JEANETTE DEPALMA CASE
Most people associate witches with Salem, MA, but for this particular instance the witches were located located in Springfield, New Jersey. The story began in 1972 when a pet returned a forearm that was decomposing to its home. The dog’s decomposition triggered a police investigation for the body, which was discovered atop a cliff in Springfield. The body was later identified as the body belonging to Jeanette DePalmer, 16 years old who had been missing for over six weeks. Then, rumors began to spread about the cause of her death. The hill on which she was found was covered with occult symbols , and some believed that her body was put on an altar that was made up. A lot of locals, and even police officers, believe it was witches who were a part of a group and witches, also called Satanists who made use of DePalma as a human sacrifice.
Due to a flood The majority of the investigation’s details have been lost. However, some accounts from local newspapers indicate that the police were unable to identify the cause of her death because of her decomposing body. They also questioned a homeless man, who was believed to be a principal suspect, only to not find any connection to the murder. In the case of the occult theory there is a belief that DePalma might have provoked an enclave of Satan worshipping teenagers in her school while she was trying to help evangelize them. She was a part of an organization that helped addicts to find faith in Christ. The leader of the group suggested that she was chosen as sacrifice for the group due to this. Was she the victim of a human sacrifice? Do these suspicions serve to conceal the killer? Perhaps , no one will be able to tell.