These are the 16 strangest unsolved mysteries of all time.
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The Uninvited Party Guest
One night a group of adults was having a dinner party. There were six of them, and they had all just taken their seats when they heard an unexpected knock at the door. The woman hosting the dinner party opened the door to see who it could possibly be, but there was no one there. “Somebody must have realized they had the wrong address,” she explained to her guests. But when they all turned their attention back to the table, there was a seventh plate set. “Was that there before?” one of the men asked. “I… I must have set an extra place by mistake,” said the hostess. She took it back to the kitchen, but when she returned another plate was there, this time with a glass next to it. The other guests had been talking amongst themselves and hadn’t realized, but when they did, they were so shocked that they didn’t know what to do. At this point, they realized the best strategy was to play along, so they filled the empty glass and plate, so as not to upset their mysterious uninvited party guest.
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The Lonely Ferris Wheel
The carnival came to town every summer, and this year was no different. But Charlie just started working there, so he didn’t know what the rest of the workers knew about the Ferris wheel he was in charge of operating. The first night of the carnival was bustling with people, but as it came time to close, it was practically a ghost town. However, there was one boy who showed up at the last minute. “One for the Ferris wheel, please,” the boy said, giving Charlie a ticket. Charlie looked around. “Where are your parents?” he asked the little boy. The boy just took his seat and didn’t answer. Unsure of what to do, he let the boy go on the ride. But when the ride was over, the boy was no longer in his seat! Charlie ran to his boss to tell him the story. The boss casually said, “Oh, that’s Thomas.” He handed Charlie a cutout piece of an old newspaper. It had the boy’s picture and the headline: “Boy falls from Ferris wheel, eight-years-old.” paranormal,paranormal,paranormal