The fact that many of the secrets of being carried to the grave, there is nothing new. Some secrets in connection with historical consequences or because of attention to them over the years, turned into a sort of puzzle. The following list consists of the mysteries ...
Axel Erlandson (1884 - 1964)
Axel started out as an ordinary farmer whose hobby was to form the trunks of trees. Later, during the decades he "taught" trees grow on the forms of his own design. He experimented with birch, ash, elm, willow trees, creating a loop of their trunks, heart, spiral staircases, zigzags, rings, birdcages, towers, photo frames and so on. D.
Soon he realized that his trees are popular, and decided to create «Tree Circus». Erlandson nobody reveals the secrets of its technology, carefully protecting against spyware "recipe" for vaccination, he makes the tree. Axel died in 1964, together with its unique procedure.
Interesting fact: in 1985, after the «Tree Circus» has ceased to exist, the trees were purchased by millionaire Michael Bonfante. He put them in the amusement park Gilroy Gardens in Gilroy, Calif.
"Jerome" (1840 - 1912)
September 8, 1863 light-skinned stranger a little older than age 20 years, was found by two fishermen in Canada. Both legs were amputated man, and beside him was a jug of water and a piece of bread. This man was not able to talk, and the stories, he said, no more than 2-3 words after he was found.
One of the words, he said to them was Jerome, so it is well named. Jerome full of anger when certain words were heard, and that has led many to believe that Jerome knew some secret that he was forbidden to voice.
Jerome behaved very decently, and when he was offered money, he looked humiliated. There are many theories, telling about who really was this man, but none of them has been proved. Jerome died April 19, 1912.
Interesting fact: Jerome continues to be part of the collective psyche of the society in which it was found. Residence permits for people with disabilities named in his honor, as it were written the songs, he appeared in films and paintings.
The Stranger (1793 - 1816)
In the fall of 1816 in Alexandria, Virginia, two men, a husband and wife, went to the tavern at Gadsby. The woman was ill and believed that she was suffering from typhoid fever. Status of women continued to deteriorate, despite the presence of a number of the doctor. The husband then called the doctor, staff, and even the wife of the hotel owner for the sole purpose, he asked all those present to swear an oath never to reveal their identity.
Everyone agreed and everyone took the secret to his grave. A few days after the "oath" the woman died, and to this day no one knows who these people were. Before disappearing, the husband buried her in the cemetery of St. Paul, creating an extravagant headstone.
Leather person (approximately 1839 - 1889)
Leather man was wandering vagabond who traveled the endless round of 584 km between Connecticut and Hudson Rivers. He was fluent in French, but communicated mostly with gestures, thus, he was dressed in a hat and boots made of coarse leather. Throughout his journey he smoked cigarette butts and gratefully took a fresh tobacco or cigars from people who lived in the villages encountered on his way.
He was so accurate in its circular journey that people were preparing for a meeting with him every 34 days, they fed and watered him. It is not known where he got the money, but one store even gave them the goods purchased, one loaf of bread, can of sardines, a kilogram of crackers, two cakes, two liters of coffee, a bottle of cognac and a bottle of beer.
After a snowstorm that raged in March 1889, the body of leather man was found in a cave at Sing Sing, New York. He died of cancer of the oral cavity, most likely due to tobacco use. Next to him lay his bag, which has been operating equipment for treatment of the skin (scissors, awl, wedges, a small ax and a small prayer book in French).
Interesting fact: in the leather man's gravestone is written: "The final resting place of Jules Bourglaya (Jules Bourglay) from Lyon, France," leather man. '" However, later the newspaper published a story about the fact that it was not his real name. According to researchers, his identity is still unknown.
Arne Berling (1905 - 1986)
Arne was a Swedish professor of mathematics. In 1940, the mathematician broke the German code used for strategic military communications. This achievement is considered by many to be one of the greatest in the history of cryptography. Using just the tape teletype and cipher text, he deciphered the code that the Germans considered the most tamper-proof, for the entire two weeks.
Berling has created a device that enabled Sweden to decipher German data traffic passing through Sweden to Norway. Berling When asked about how he broke the code, he said, "the magician does not reveal its secrets».
Interesting fact: using a system of code breaking Berling Swedish authorities were able to learn about the plan Barbarossa before its implementation.
James Blake (1800 - 1872)
James Black was a blacksmith from Arkansas, as well as the creator of the original Bowie knife, Jim Bowie design. Bowie was already famous for his duel with knives in 1827. His murder of three people in Texas and his death at the Battle of the Alamo, have made him a legend and his knife. Knives Black is known to have been extremely tough, but flexible.
Black kept all methods of creating their knives under the greatest secret, and all work carried out for the leather curtain. Many claim that Black rediscovered the secret of Damascus steel production, which was used in the manufacture of swords of the Middle East (1100 - 1700 gg.), And which could easily cut the European opener poor quality. Thus, James Black knives can not be duplicated even today. Black died June 22, 1872 in Washington, Arkansas.
Interesting fact: in 1839, shortly after his wife's death Black, his house raided his former partner and father in law, almost blinding him. At the same time, he did not mind when a few years ago his daughter was married to Blake. After the attack Black was no longer able to create new masterpieces.
Edward Leedskalnin (1887 - 1951)
Edward was a Latvian immigrant in the United States, as well as a sculptor - an amateur. Lindskalnin single-handedly built the monument known as Coral Castle in Florida, and he became famous for his unusual theory of magnetism. Height Edward was only 150 cm and weight less than 50 kg.
All the stones he used to work, and he astronomically integrated into its grand architectural plan, takes its place is no accident, because the carefully all proschityval using mathematical data. He used only simple tools to cut, cut and collect more than half a million kilograms of dense coral blocks for the building of his castle.
When asked how he manages to build something like this, he replied that in fact this is no big deal for a person who knows the secret. When transporting your Lindskalnin coral castle, he asked the driver of the truck look the other way when there was the loading and unloading of coral stones. Edward died from malnutrition because of stomach cancer in 1951 at age 64, never revealing his secret to anyone.
Interesting fact: Billy Idol (Billy Idol) wrote the song «Sweet Sixteen», inspired by the history of the great love Lindskalnina, and removing the same video. It is believed that the main reason for the building of the castle is also considered his love for Agnes.
Johann Bessler (1680 - 1745)
Johan was born in Zittau, Germany, and built a machine which, according to him, self-propelled. In 1717 he persuaded thousands of people, from the ordinary to the most important, that he actually managed to discover the secret of self-sustaining mechanism. The car passed numerous tests and a thorough check. It took a lot of time, because in the official tests it worked continuously for 54 days.
Internal structure of the machine is always closely guarded by the inventor. Plagued by paranoia and without any patent that could protect his child, Bessler destroyed in a fit of anger the car and took the secret of its creation to the grave.
So it became clear that served as a source of energy. Obviously, the car breaking the law of conservation of energy which states that energy can not be created or destroyed, but then another question arises as Bessler managed for such a long period of time to deceive so many people?
Interesting fact: recently found a number of features encoded in various articles published Bessler. He built the codes from the very simple to the very complex, which must be brought together to reveal his secret. Some of these codes deciphered, but others have so far remained a mystery.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
Benjamin Franklin is one of the most famous founding fathers of the United States. He was also a writer, satirist, political theorist, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman and diplomat.
In 1730, Franklin acknowledged illegal and only son of William, who was brought up by him and his common-law wife Deborah Rea (Deborah Rea). Some theories believed that the reason for which was not disclosed William's mother, was the fact that at the time of the birth of William, the couple had not been painted, and Franklin wanted to take the blame upon themselves to avoid dishonor Deborah.
Other evidence suggests that his mother was a prostitute. Until now, formal identity of the mother of William is not installed.
Interesting fact: in 1752, when William was 21, he helped his father in the famous experiment with snakes. Later, William became a firm loyalist throughout the Revolutionary War, in spite of the father's role as one of the most prominent Patriots during the conflict, and it separated them from each other.
Antonio Stradivari (1644 - 1737)
Stradivari was a famous Italian master of creation of stringed instruments such as violin, cello, guitar and harp. For centuries, scientists and historians have tried to find out the secret of Stradivari.
Recent studies of its advanced tools and devices using laser scanning led scientists to assume that all the matter carefully shaped plates that are "tuned" resonant frequency. Glues and varnishes used by Stradivari, have also been carefully analyzed, and also contributed to improving the quality of its tools.
Experts recognize that there is still no consensus on the most probable reasons for the superior quality of the musical instrument, most likely a combination of many factors that have not yet been clarified.
Interesting fact: it is believed that Stradivari made around 1,100 instruments. To have survived 650, including about 500 violins.