A Snopes Collection of Spooky 'Unsolved' Mysteries

Creepy clowns, ghosts, UFOs, and even a former U.S. president make up this collection of mysteries, some of them perfect for storytelling on Halloween.

Published Oct 24, 2022

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Since the founding of Snopes in 1994, we've seen our fair share of spooky stories, many of which have been passed around for years as "unsolved mysteries." Over time, we've been able to finds answers for some of these supposed mysteries. For others, however, we came to a dead end, as did some of the victims in these tales.

This collection of frights is perfect for storytelling around a campfire or on Halloween. Dive in below, but beware, as some of these mysteries remain unsolved to this day ...

This purportedly paranormal figure or ghost or demon or alien in the woods was supposedly caught on a trail camera or trail cam.
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The faces in the closet viral video is on TikTok and might be a Japanese horror film.
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Frederick Paul Valentich was an Australian pilot who flew in 1978 and disappeared after claiming to make a UFO sighting to Melbourne Flight Service Unit.
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A clown was caught on a trail camera photograph in the woods also known as a game camera.
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man from tuared man from parallel universe
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The Ryugyong Hotel picture of the pyramid building in a sand dune or dirt hill originally came from an illustration from Nicolas Moulin.
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Teddy Bear, Toy, Leaf
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Was a Ghost Caught on Camera in the Hallways of an Irish School?
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Person, Human, Head
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Jordan Liles is a Snopes reporter with expertise in investigating misinformation, inauthentic social media activity, and scams.

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