We are all fascinated by true crime stories. Who knows why, but reading about how different criminals were able to commit certain acts fascinates all of us. It’s just something that’s fascinated people.
We read about legendary figures like Al Capone with revulsion, but with a certain inquisitiveness as to how they were able to pull off such a brazen life of crime.
This article changes things up – these are some of the strangest unsolved mysteries in the world. While it is clear that a crime has been committed in every case, in none of them do we know who the killer was. Which is something that more than likely strikes a little fear in all of us.
In fact, in some of them, we don’t even know who the victim was! All of these stories share a common thread that the cases have not been solved to this day, and such they are sure to pique your interest.
Here are 10 of the most bizarre unsolved crimes in no particular order.
10 Charles Morgan’s “Meaningless” Death
This crime is much more recent—in 1977, Charles Morgan owned an escrow company, living a simple life with his family in Tucson, Arizona. Suddenly, he vanished on March 22, returning three days later. He told his wife he couldn’t speak, but wrote a note that someone had smeared a hallucinogen on his throat and urged her not to get in touch with the police.
After recovering, Morgan refused to talk any more about it, other than saying it had to do with his work as a secret agent of the Treasury Department. He disappeared once more two months later, only to be found dead in the desert with a bullet in the back of his head.
The mystery deepens. His death was ruled a suicide, despite the fact that he had been shot in the back of the head and was found wearing a bulletproof vest. He carried one of his own teeth in his pocket, along with a $2 in his underwear, on which he wrote “Ecclesiastes 12:1-8”.
Before he was discovered, Morgan’s wife received a call from an anonymous woman who identified herself as “Green Eyes” and said only “Ecclesiastes 12:1-8”. This passage reads “’Meaningless! Meaningless!’ says the Teacher. ‘Everything is meaningless!’” “Green Eyes” later told the police that Morgan had shown her a briefcase containing $60,000 in cash to pay off the hitman following him—obviously he was unsuccessful.