Top 20 Unexplained Photographs in Human History

Ghosts in the hospital, monsters in the ocean deep, fireballs rising from the river… all caught on camera and immortalised in unexplained photographs that make absolutely no sense. This video shows us a collection of 20 super mysterious, super chilling and super thrilling photographs that have no rhyme or reason to them. Looking at the photo alone, you might thing Photoshop or random chance could explain the subject matter, until the narrator explains the context behind the picture.

For stories on other unexplained things that go “bump” in the night, check out Why? Because Science’s post on Cryptozoology: The Study of Hidden Animals.

Video Source: “20 Mysterious Photos That Should Not Exist” uploaded by Danger Dolan on YouTube channel

Author: Thea Beckman

Canadian born and South African raised, Thea Beckman AKA Wander Woman Thea, is an experienced travel, food, and wine writer and (amateur) photographer with a devastating love of all of the above. She is a travel bug, a bookworm, and mildly alarmed by how many arthropods she can be at once. When she’s not writing for a living and for pleasure, she enjoys bird-watching, reading, drinking wine, cooking, and SHORT walks on the beach because the summer southeasterly winds in Cape Town are a real bitch. Thea is the author of the book “Why? Because Science!” Facebook @WanderWomanThea Instagram @wander_woman_thea

7 thoughts on “Top 20 Unexplained Photographs in Human History”

  1. Reblogged this on lovevitalcrunch and commented:
    Time travel may be indeed possible. The mysteries in this world are far more numerous than any of us would like to admit. There are many circumstances and occurrences that are certainly beyond belief


  2. The best is, to be always very skeptical. The human brain tries to see patterns, even if pictures have been created totally randomly. For instance the problem with the UFO’s, which people claim to have seen in the last years.
    Why did nobody publish a series of high resolution photos or videos up to now ? Millions of people have cameras or smart phones with them. It would be easy for them, to take photos.


    1. I’m always very skeptical and you’re absolutely right – people are primed to see patterns, symbolism or mystery where there isn’t really any. However, we also have to bear in mind that we don’t know it all and that there are indeed some mysteries left for us to unearth and unravel. A few hundred years ago, any new ideas were considered radical and nonsensical, especially if they contrasted even remotely with the teachings of the scriptures. We have to remember that the people who presented those ideas regardless were the pioneers of modern science. And considering how vast the field of science is, there is unlimited space for more pioneers, even in the 21st Century! 🙂


  3. I agree with you, that we don’t understand a lot.

    It is also acceptable, if people try to develop a holistic view and use some speculations, because some facts are still missing. But we must insist, that they clearly state, what facts they use and what speculations they use.

    We should also be open minded and study, what religions or wise men and women teach us. Natural science is very successful, to explain a lot, but probably we have to develop also other methods, to get access to the non materialistic reality.

    Buddhists, Yogis and mystics may have got such an access. Budhistic masters of meditation were brain scanned during meditation and they could exactly reproduce the brain wave patterns, which correlated with how they labelled their state of mind at different levels of meditation.

    That is a first good start.


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