History Enthusiasts Share What They Think Is The Creepiest/Most Disturbing Unsolved Mystery Ever (21 Stories)

With modern technology, and cameras pointing everywhere all the time, it is much easier to know what happened and prove it.

Not so long ago, there were astoundingly less cameras, and people/things could just vanish.

That happened a lot. Enough times that there are several unsolved mysteries that still baffle experts to this day.

Reddit user u/shayboy444 asked the question, “What do you think is the creepiest/most disturbing unsolved mystery ever?”

Here are the best/creepiest responses.


The murder of Robert Wone is something I think about often.

He was with friends, just staying the night and what happened to him sounds brutal. Even more disturbing to me is the fact that everyone who was in that house that evening seemingly have a pact of silence and are walking around free as a bird.



I am an avid unresolved mysteries reader, and I don’t know why it has stuck with my, but Karlie Guse. 16 year old girl called her stepmother to pick her up from a party, reportedly was too scared to sleep because she thought someone would kill her, and the next day she disappeared. There was some weird interviews and dynamics between step parents and birth parents and a bunch of theories abound.



The disappearance of Zebb Quinn.

He was 18 years old when he went missing in 2000. Was working his shift at a local Walmart and afterwards wanted to look at a new car with a colleague, when he allegedly received a call that made him take off frantically. After that he was never seen again.

The strangest thing is that a few days later his car was found in a parking lot: with the headlights turned on, a pair of lips and an exclamation mark drawn on the back window in pink lipstick – and a live Labrador puppy sitting inside.

In 2017 the colleague was arrested for his murder but all the strange details still make no sense at all…



Missy Bevers.

A suspect in full SWAT armor breaks into a church and smashes windows and breaks opens doors with a hammer, looking for a local fitness instructor. They then find and beat her to death before getting away. There is high quality surveillance video of both them and their car, but investigators couldn’t make out the license plate. There has been a suspect who was cleared because of an alibi, and there’s been no recent updates.



In my opinion, it’s the City of San Francisco train derailment that occurred in Harden, NV on 08/12/1939.

The train, run by the Southern Pacific Railroad at the time, derailed at a bridge over the Humboldt River at a speed range of 60-90 mph. The accident resulted in 24 fatalities and multiple injuries. Days later, Investigators discovered tools at the bottom of the Humboldt River, determining that the wreck was caused by sabotage of the rails.




Jessica Chambers. She was set on fire in her car and had gasoline poured down her throat. Paramedics found her walking down the lane on fire. The only part of her body that wasn’t burned was the bottom of her feet. She did not survive. Police found a suspect but did not have enough evidence to charge him. Paramedics were so traumatized by what they saw, they had to go through therapy, and broke down on stage during interviews. She tried to name her attacker, but her throat was so destroyed, she couldn’t be understood.



In the early 80s, all within 18 months of each other three paperboys in the Des Moines, IA area all went missing during their morning route. The cases have never been solved. There are theories ranging from a pedophilia ring, an ex-employee who was a creeper kidnapping them, and even a lone wolf type situation.

It’s a bizarre case that has baffled Iowa for years.



The murder of the Swedish prime minister Olof Palme. He was killed over 30 years ago and no one have found the murderer.



In 1969, a student was killed in the stacks of the library at my old college (Penn State) and was found with a singular stab wound on her chest. It wasn’t even late or anything, and while there were many suspects, no one was ever arrested for it. It’s insane how someone could kill a person in broad daylight at a major university, and get away with it.

It’s not really anything super crazy(in comparison to other stories here), it’s just weird to me personally because I would always study there and I didn’t find out about it until after I graduated.



The disappearance of the Beaumont Children The Beaumont Children are siblings who disappeared in 1966, there are still to this day investigations on going to try and find the remains of these children. There have been foundations of sheds and houses dug up.

The children have never been found and the suspect(s) has never been identified.



The West Mesa Bone Collector:

The bones of dozens of women were found at a construction site, no other clues.



The Setagaya family murder.

Late on the night of December 30th, 2000 in Setagaya, Tokyo, a man broke into the house of a family of four, strangled the son in his bed, stabbed the father, and brutally killed the mother and daughter. The killer then spent hours in the house eating their food, using their toilet, and going through their paperwork like he owned the place, and eventually left, never to be found since.



What happened to Pedro Lopez

He is one of the most prolific serial killers in history, and claims to have murdered over 350 women and girls.

Since his release in 1998, his whereabouts are currently unknown




Honestly the cape intruder isn’t disturbing just weird as hell. During the night in cape Maine in like 2005 people who kept their doors unlocked would wake up to find a man staring at them and he would quickly flee. No people were ever injured and nothing was ever stolen. They just watched people sleep apparently.



The Yogurt Shop Murders that took place in Austin, Texas in late 1991. It’s been the subject of a couple episodes on ’48 Hours’ and a book devoted to the case was published around five years ago: Who Killed These Girls? by Beverly Lowry.




The axeman of New Orleans

Guy was murdering people but wrote a letter that he wouldn’t kill anyone who played jazz in their home. Never caught



The Death of Rebecca Zahau has stuck with me.

Zahau’s nude body was found hanging from a balcony, with her wrists and ankles bound and hands behind her back. Her death was ruled a suicide. As if that wasn’t strange enough, 2 days prior to her death, the 6-year-old son of her boyfriend fell down a staircase and died. His death was ruled an accident.

There’s a lot to read about this case, and I highly recommend it if you’re into true crime.



The case of ‘Adam’ immediately came to mind: ‘unidentified male child whose torso was discovered in the River Thames in London, United Kingdom, on 21 September 2001. Dubbed “Adam” by police officers, the unidentified remains belonged to a black male, around four to eight years old, who had been wearing orange girls’ shorts. The post-mortem showed that Adam had been poisoned, his throat had been slit to drain the blood from his body, and his head and limbs had been expertly removed. Investigators believe the child was likely from southwestern Nigeria, and that several days before his murder, he was trafficked to the United Kingdom for a muti ritual sacrifice. To date, nobody has been charged with Adam’s murder, and his true identity remains unknown.’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_(murder_victim) RIP little dude.



Asha Degree. What made that young girl leave home in the middle of a storm with a backpack?


There’s so many weird things about the case to me. She went missing on her parent’s anniversary, she ran into the woods when approached, and likely left home in her pajamas. It feels like she left on her own, I just can’t begin to imagine why.



The Cleveland Torso Murderer.

From 1935 to 1938, there was a serial killer who chopped off the heads and appendages of 12-20 people and left their torsos for people to find. The famous detective Eliot Ness was on the case, and the killer taunted him by leaving two torsos within full view of his office.

The killer was never identified, nor were the majority of the victims.


My grandpa wrote a book on this case. The killer will never be identified and the victims especially. The victims seem to be mostly homeless, prostitutes etc. They weren’t exactly traceable people. The killer was surgical. Like literally surgical in the cuts. Nobody will ever know who did it but Elliot Ness was tortured with solving the case. Though, not as much as the victims were undoubtedly tortured, sadly. It’ll remain an unsolved serial killer case. It’s very interesting.


Ness narrowed down a suspect, interrogated him secretly in a hotel room for a couple of days. He was a surgeon, who was the nephew of a prominent politician of Cleveland at the time. Something Sweeney I think. Forgot the name now



The Hinterkaifeck murders always freaked me out. I’ve read quite a bit about it, and it sounds like it was probably a neighbor. But the creepy part is that the killer was probably living/hiding out in the attic for multiple days beforehand.

I read about this for the first time when I went on a multi-night hiking trip. I stayed in cabins. The first night, there was a loft above where we were sleeping. I stared at it all night.