The scientific community is still having a headache when they have not found the answers to these 10 most mysterious codes in the world.
1. Voynich Manuscript
The manuscript is named after antiquarian bookseller Wilfrid M. Voynich. He collected this book in 1912.
Voynich is a 240-page book, written in a language that is completely incomprehensible to anyone.
Each page of the book contains many strange and colorful diagrams, odd events and trees that do not seem to belong to any species, making it even more difficult for scientists to decipher this manuscript.
Many theories about the origin and nature of the book have been put forward.
Some opinions were given such as: this is a document for the pharmaceutical industry; documents of alchemists or some even claim that the book is from aliens.
The Voynich manuscript was once known as “the most mysterious manuscript in the world”.
Kryptos is a mysterious encrypted sculpture in America consisting of four ciphers. Artist Jim Sanborn designed it.
The sculpture was erected right outside the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
To date, the first three code copies of Kryptos are still a mystery.
3. Beale’s Code
Beale’s cipher consisted of three ciphers, one of which was said to indicate the location of the greatest treasure trove in America.
This treasure hides gold, silver and jewelry worth more than 60 million USD.
A man named Thomas Jefferson Beale buried the treasure in a secret location near Bedford County, Virginia, in 1820.
The remaining two codes, one describes the value of the treasure, the other is a list of relatives of the treasure owners.
Of the three ciphertexts, only the second ciphertext is decrypted. It’s interesting that America’s Independence Day is the key to decoding this code.
To date, all attempts to decode the remaining two parts to find the treasure have failed.
4. Phaistos Disc
The Phaistos disc was discovered by Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier in 1908 in the Phaisots palace, belonging to the Minoan civilization.
The plate is made from terracotta and contains many symbols that appear to be hieroglyphic.
It is believed that the disc was created in the second millennium BC.
Some scholars believe that the hieroglyphs resemble the letters A and B, once used in ancient Crete (Greece).
However, the stroke of the letter A cannot decode this mystery. To date, the Phaistos disc is still an unanswered question among archaeologists.
5. Engravings on the Shugborough Works
The engraving on the Shugborough monument is a series of letters including the letters DOUOSVAVVM, engraved on the Shepherd monument built in the 18th century in Staffordshire, England.
Although the identification of this code remains mysterious, some speculate that the sequence of numbers may be a hint left behind by the Templars, indicating the location of the Holy Grail.
Many talented people around the world tried to decode this sequence of characters, including Charles Dickens and Charles Darwin, but they all failed.
6. Taman Shud case
The Taman Shud case is considered one of Australia’s greatest mysteries.
The case revolves around an unidentified man who died in December 1948 on Somerton Beach, Adelaide, Australia.
In addition to the mystery of this man’s identity, a deeper mystery was discovered when a small piece of paper with the words “Tamam Shud” was discovered in the victim’s pocket.
The phrase “Taman Shud” is translated as “finished” or “finished” and is a phrase used in the last page of Omar Khayyam’s collection of poems called “The Rubaiyat”.
Based on the content of this collection of poems, many people speculate that the above piece of paper could be a suicide note. However, it has not yet been decoded.
7. Wow signal!
Dr. Jerry Ehman, a scientist at the SETI Institute, was the first person to hear strange signals coming from space, at the Big Ear observatory station on the campus of Ohio University, USA in 1977.
This signal lasted 72 seconds and when he combined these sounds, he got a signal with the sound “Wow!”.
Scientists believe that this rather loud sound is coming from a place where humans have never been before, such as the Sagittarius constellation, about 120 light years from earth.
All attempts to re-identify the location of this signal have failed, causing scientists to debate a lot about the mystery of the origin and meaning of the “Wow” signal.
8. Zodiac character sequence (Zodiac)
The Zodiac Letters consist of four coded messages that many believe were written by the Zodiac Killer, a serial killer who murdered people in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late ’60s and early ’70s.
Scientists have only decoded part of this message. To this day, the identity of the Zodiac Killer remains a mystery.
9. Georgia Guidestones Monument
The Georgia Guidestones, sometimes referred to as “America’s Stonehenge,” is a granite monument erected in Elbert County, Georgia in 1979.
The statue is engraved in eight languages: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese and Russian and each language is a “new” commandment.
Although the statue does not contain encrypted messages, its purpose and origin remain a mystery.
Some theories suggest that this monument may have been built by a “Luciferian secret society”, calling for a new world order.
Rongorongo is a system of mysterious characters written on many artifacts on Easter Island.
Many believe they represent a lost writing system and may have been one of three or four independent inventions of writing in human history.
These characters have not yet been deciphered and its real message – possibly related to the collapse of the Easter Island civilization – may be lost forever.
According to Song Tu – DSPL