Mysteries in American History
Aliens and UFO's
Creatures & Monsters
Disappearances & Mysterious Deaths
Lost Treasure Tales
Objects & Places
People & Events
There are dozens of unexplained events and
American History. From ancient times to more recent
events, questions remain unanswered, crimes were never solved, strange
creatures lurk in forests and lakes, people go missing and are never
found, the government is suspected of cover-ups, and accepted written
history is often questioned. Some mysteries will, undoubtedly, never
be solved, others prompt new generations, with advanced technologies, to
search for answers; yet more, remain the subjects of intense debates.
Why did the Anasazi people abandon their
cities? What is the Moth Man? Did
Meriwether Lewis commit suicide or
was he murdered? Did the Romans explore America? What mysteries do the
Nevada and Alaska Triangles hide? Does
Bigfoot really exist? What is
the legend of Dudleytown, Connecticut? Where did the people of the
Roanoke Colony go? These, and many more mysteries will be explored in
this new section of Legends'
Mysteries in American History.
Aliens and UFO's
Aliens in Dulce,
New Mexico - Dulce Base
is an alleged secret alien underground facility under Archuleta Mesa
Colorado-New Mexico border. Claims of alien activity there
first arose in 1979.
Levelland, Texas UFO Sightings - Occurring on November 2–3, 1957 in and
around the small town of Levelland, Texas, this case is considered by
ufologists to be one of the most impressive in UFO history, because of the
large number of witnesses involved over a relatively short period of time.
The Roswell Incident
- The hot summer of 1947 brought something new
other than it historic contingent of Indians, Spaniards, longhorn cattle,
and cowboys. That was the summer that
the Roswell skies, as well as the heavens all over America were filled
with unidentified flying objects – UFO’s!
UFO in Aztec, New Mexico - in 1948. This
crash allegedly Taking place not long after the famous Roswell crash
of 1947, another UFO was said to have crashed in Hart Canyon northeast
of Aztec, Mexico in March, 1948.
Creatures & Monsters
The Beast of Bray Road - Labeled as a
werewolf by some witnesses, this creature allegedly seen near Elkhorn,
Wisconsin is described as bear-like,
as a hairy biped resembling Bigfoot, and an intelligent wolf-like
creature which walk on its hind legs.
Boggy Creek Monster - In the area of Fouke,
in Miller County, southeast of Texarkana, there allegedly lives the
Boggy Creek Monster, also referred to as the Fouke Monster, who has
been a legend of the area since the 1840’s.
Cryptozoology and Bigfoot
been sighted throughout the United States, from the 16th Century to
present. The first reported sightings were by
Bear Lake Sea Monster -
In addition to its wonderful sporting opportunities for boaters,
skiers, and fisherman, Bear Lake, Utah is allegedly called home to a sea monster.
Devil's Hole Cave, Arkansas - A strange
and mysterious creature is said to reside within the depths of this
seemingly bottomless cave.
El Chupacabra or the Goat Sucker - This is
a heavy creature, the size of a small bear, with a row of spines
reaching from the neck to the base of the tail and it takes its name
from the fact that it is supposed to attack animals and drink their
blood – especially goats.
in Wyoming - Myth or Reality? - The jackalope is said to be an
antlered species of rabbit, sometimes rumored to be extinct. One of
the rarest animals in the world, it is a cross between a now extinct
pygmy-deer and a species of killer-rabbit.
The Jersey Devil - One of America's Oldest
Mysteries, this legendary creature, described as a flying biped with
hooves, is said to lurk in the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey.
Minnesota Iceman - In the 1960's, a male,
human-like creature was exhibited across America. Described as 6 foot
tall, hairy, with large hands and feet, he was promoted as a
Neanderthal, Bigfoot or Yeti.
Momo the Monster - Local legend in
Missouri says that a strange creature, similar to Bigfoot has been
sighted in the Show-Me State.
The Moth Man - This legendary creature,
described as a man-sized bird, was reportedly seen in the Point
Pleasant area of West Virginia in the mid 1960's.
Murphrysboro Mud Monster - Prowling
Southern Illinois in the 1970's was a huge, wet, hairy, mud-slathered
Mystery of the Thunderbird Photo - A
mysterious creature that was said to have been captured near the town
of Tombstone, Arizona in 1890.
White River Monster -
"Whitey” as the locals call him, has been sighted frolicking in the White
River, outside Newport, Arkansas for more than a century and a half.
Thunderbirds of Illinois - Tales of
strange, monster birds with enormous wingspans that are large enough
to carry away human victims.
Wendigos of the Northeast - This "monster" is a half-beast creature
appearing in the legends of the Algonquian peoples along the Atlantic
Coast and Great Lakes Region of both the United States and Canada. The
creature or spirit could either possess characteristics of a human or
a monster that had physically transformed from a person. It is
particularly associated with cannibalism.
Disappearances & Mysterious Deaths:
Amelia Earhart's Fateful Flight - There
is almost no physical evidence to reveal what happened to Ameila
Earhart or her plane.
Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis - Captain
Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition was only 35 when he
died of gunshot wounds sustained along a perilous Tennessee trail
called Natchez Trace. Two hundred years later, debate continues over
whether the famous explorer committed suicide or was murdered.
The Disappearance of Joseph Force Crater -
An allegedly corrupt New York State Supreme Court judge, Crater
vanished soon after then Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt named him to
the bench. After hailing a cab he was never seen again.
Disappeared Into Thin Air - In 1854,
Selma, Alabama farmer Orion Williams simply vanished while walking
across his property.
The Last Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe - The
death of Edgar Allan Poe on October 7, 1849, has remained mysterious
with the circumstances leading up to it are uncertain and the cause of
death is disputed.
Mary Pinchot Meyer - Assassinated By CIA?
- A socialite, painter, former wife of Central Intelligence Agency
official Cord Meyer and by some accounts, the mistress of John F.
Kennedy, Meyer was shot execution style in broad daylight.
The Riddle of Ambrose Bierce - An
editorialist, journalist, and short story writer, Bierce traveled to
Mexico in 1913 to gain first-hand experience of the Mexican Revolution.
While traveling with rebel troops, he disappeared without a trace.
Was John Dillinger Really Killed By the
FBI? - Though officially shot by the
FBI, John Dillinger who was
Public Enemy No. 1 at the time, may have actually not been the man
blasted down on July 22, 1834 outside Chicago's Biograph Theatre.
Objects and Places:
Area 51 - What are the mysteries
associated with the famous "secret" military base which covers over 80
miles north of Las Vegas,
The Curse of Dudleytown, Connecticut
- Sometimes referred to as the Village of
the Damned, Dudley is said to hold the accounts of ghostly tales,
demons, unexplained events, and curses within its 400 years of British
The Devil's Graveyard or the Alaska
Triangle - Amid the untouched beauty of Alaska's varying landscape,
there is a region where people seem to go missing at an eerily high
rate. Planes go down, hikers go missing and Alaskan residents and
tourists seem to vanish into the largely untouched backdrop.
The Dighton Rock - A 40-ton boulder,
originally located in the riverbed of the Taunton River at Berkley,
Massachusetts, is noted for its petroglyphs and carved designs of
ancient and uncertain origin.
The Grave Creek Stone – Scholars and
archaeologists have been arguing about the authenticity of the Grave
Creek Stone since it first surfaced in 1838. Discovered during the
excavation of the Grave Creek Mound, in West Virginia, the small
sandstone disk could provide evidence of a primitive alphabet.