Ciphers, puzzles and public messages encoded tease us with their intrigue: Why is the message encrypted? What great secrets it may hide in yourself? Despite the efforts of the best historians, brilliant cryptographers and most dedicated treasure hunters, history is full of mysteries that continue to embarrass us today. Fictional stories, such as those described in the book "The Da Vinci Code" and the film "National Treasure" have nothing to do with these secrets from real life. Take a look at our list of the ten most mysterious unsolved mysteries and unsolved ciphers.
Voynich manuscript h4>
Named in honor of the Polish-American antiquarian book dealer Wilfrid M.Voynicha, who acquired it in 1912, "Voynich Manuscript" is a detailed 240-page book, written in a completely unknown language. Its pages are also filled with colored drawings and strange diagrams, pictures of incredible events and plants that are unlike any known species that only adds intrigue to the document, which is impossible to decipher. Author manuscript unknown but radiocarbon analysis showed that his page made somewhere between 1404 and 1438 years. The manuscript has been called "the most mysterious manuscript in the world».
s an many theories about the origin and nature of the manuscript. Some believe that it is a pharmacopoeia, describing different knowledge of medieval and early modern medicine. Many pictures of herbs and plants also raises the possibility that it is a sort of tutorial for the alchemists. The fact that many of the charts seem to represent astronomical phenomena, combined with unidentifiable biological sketches, even led some of the most intricate theorists to suggest that the book has an extraterrestrial origin.
But one opinion converge almost all theorists - that this book is hardly a practical joke, considering the amount of time, money and rigorous work it took to create it.
Kryptos - a mysterious cipher covered sculpture, created by artist Jim Sanborn, which is located in front of the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia. It is so mysterious that even the CIA could not decipher it until the end of the code.
kulptura contains four encryption, and although three of them managed to decipher the code to open the fourth is not possible until now. In 2006, Sanborn gave a hint that the first encryption provides clues to the fourth, and in 2010 opened another: 64-69 NYPVTT characters in the fourth part of the word means BERLIN.
Maybe you'll be able to decipher it?
Code Bale h4>
Cipher Bale is a set of three ciphers which allegedly reveal the location of one of the greatest treasures buried in American history: the many thousands of pounds of gold, silver and precious stones. Treasure was originally produced a mysterious man named Thomas Jefferson Bale in 1818 during the gold mining development in Colorado.
Of the three, only the second cipher is decoded. What is interesting, it seems that the key to the cipher is the American Declaration of Independence - a surprising fact, given that the name matches the name of Bale author of the Declaration.
The transcribed text pointed to the area where the treasure: Bedford County, Virginia, but its exact location, apparently hidden in one of the remaining ciphers. To date, treasure hunters searched thoroughly (often illegally) Bedford County hills in search of Undeniable Wealth.
Phaistos disk h4>
Riddle of the Phaistos disk is similar to the story in the spirit of Indiana Jones. Discovered by the Italian archaeologist Luigi Perna in 1908 in the ruins of the Minoan palace at Phaistos disc is made of baked clay and contains on itself mysterious symbols, which may represent an unknown form of hieroglyphics. It is believed that it is made somewhere in the second millennium BC.
Some scientists believe that these characters resemble the characters "Line A" and "Line In", written languages, which were once used in ancient Crete. Then what is the problem? The fact that the "Line A" indecipherable.
To date, the disk is one of the most famous mysteries of archeology.
Encryption of Shaboro h4>
Take a look from afar at the Shepherd's Monument to the 18th century in Staffordshire, UK, and you can take it for a sculptural reproduction of a famous painting by Nicolas Poussin's "Arcadia Shepherds." But look closer and you'll notice a strange sequence of letters DOUOSVAVVM - code that can not be decrypted for over 250 years.
And although the author of this cipher remains unknown, some believe that this code can be a clue left by the Knights Templar on the location of the Holy Grail.
Many of the greatest minds of our world have tried to decipher the code and failed, including Charles Dickens and Charles Darwin.
Case Tamam Shud h4>
Case Tamam Shud considered one of the greatest mysteries of Australia, and revolves around an unidentified man who was found dead in December 1948 on Somerton Beach in Adelaide, Australia. Aside from the fact that the person has not been able to identify, case became even more mysterious when in a secret pocket sewn into the pants of a man was found a tiny piece of paper with the words "Tamam Shud».
This phrase is translated as "finished" or "complete" and is used on the last page of a collection of poems "Rubaiyat" of Omar Khayyam. In addition to this puzzle was soon found a copy of the "Rubaiyat", which contained a strange cipher left by these supposedly dead man.
Due to the content of Omar Khayyam poems, many believe that the message was a kind of suicide note, but it still remains unsolved, as the case itself.
Wow! signal h4>
One summer night in 1977, Gerry Ehman, a volunteer program SETI (widespread program of searching for signals of extraterrestrial intelligence; approx. Mixednews), may become the first person to receive a message from another planet. Eman scanned the radio waves from deep space in hopes of accidentally stumble upon a signal that carries the signs sent by sentient race, when he noticed a jump in their measurements.
The signal lasted 72 seconds - the maximum possible duration of the measurement, which allows the equipment and scanning range Emana. He was loud and apparently transferred from a place that has never been one of these men: from the point of the constellation Sagittarius next to the star called Tau Sagittarius, 120 light years from Earth.
Eman wrote the word "Wow!" Printed on the original signal, and therefore it was called, "Wow! signal ».
All attempts to once again catch the signal failed, which led to a great debate about the nature of its origin and its meaning.
Letters Zodiac h4>
Letters Zodiac - a series of four encrypted emails that are believed to have been written by the famous Zodiac, a serial killer who terrorized San Francisco residents in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s. The letters were probably written as a way to tease journalists and police, and although one letter deciphered, the other three remain unsolved.
Personality Zodiac also never been established, although the Zodiac murders was no longer identified with the 1970s.
Ground breaking stones Georgia h4>
Ground breaking stones Georgia, sometimes referred to as "America's Stonehenge", is a granite monument in Elbert County, Georgia, in 1979. The stones contain engraving in eight languages - English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese and Russian - and each contains ten "new" commandments for "Age of Reason." Stones also installed subject to certain astronomical considerations.
Although the monument contains encrypted messages, its purpose and origins remain a mystery. It was erected by man, whose identity has not managed to establish exactly and who was hiding behind a pseudonym R.C.Kristian.
Of these, the first of the Ten Commandments is perhaps the most controversial: "Maintain humanity number below 500 million in the age-old balance with nature." Many believe that this calling to reduce the human population to the number, and criticism guiding stones even demanded their destruction. Some fans of conspiracy theories even believe that they were created "a secret society of Lucifer", calling for a new world order.
Rongorongo a system of mysterious signs inscribed on various artifacts found on Easter Island. Many people believe that they are a lost writing system or proto-writing, and may be one of the three or four independently invented writing systems in human history.
Naki still remain undeciphered, and their true value - which as some contain clues about the fate of a lost civilization that built the statues on Easter Island - is likely to be lost forever.