Mysteries in American History


Mysteries in American History

Mysteries in American History

Creatures & Monsters

Disappearances & Mysterious Deaths

Mysterious Objects & Places

Mysterious People & Events

Unsolved Crimes

Vanished Colonies & Civilizations

There are dozens of unexplained events and mysteries in 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, while 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 are explored in this section of Legends’ Mysteries in American History.

Compiled by Kathy Weiser/Legends of America, updated January 2020.

Also See:

Folklore & Superstition

Ghostly Legends

Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries

Native American Legends

Twisted History