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10 Mysteries Solved By Reddit

10 Mysteries Solved By Reddit

10. Subway Cipher Your mum probably told you not to take gifts from strangers when you were a kid. But apparently reddit user Delverofsecrets never got that particular message. The redditor made a post on July 11th 2012 claiming that a homeless-looking man had given him $50 with markings on it, as well as this …

The world’s most mysterious book – Stephen Bax

The world’s most mysterious book – Stephen Bax

Deep inside Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library lies the only copy of a 240-page tome. Recently carbon dated to around 1420, its vellum pages features looping handwriting and hand-drawn images seemingly stolen from a dream. Real and imaginary plants, floating castles, bathing women, astrology diagrams, zodiac rings, and suns and moons with …

Cicada 3301: An Internet Mystery

On the 4th of January, 2012, a user on 4chan posted this image to the site’s infamous /b/ or random board. The anonymous author, who went by the four-digit pseudonym 3301, challenged users to uncover a message hidden within the image. Unbeknownst to those who stumbled across it, someone had just set in motion one …