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10 'Unsolved' Mysteries That Have Been Solved


Grand Duchess Anastasia (with her arm around her brother) is shown with the rest of the Russian royal family in 1913. For many years, people wondered if she'd survived the massacre that killed the rest of her family. Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images
Grand Duchess Anastasia (with her arm around her brother) is shown with the rest of the Russian royal family in 1913. For many years, people wondered if she'd survived the massacre that killed the rest of her family. Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images

People love a good mystery. We wonder who Jack the Ripper really was or what happened on Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 or what is the secret of the Bermuda Triangle.

Wait ... that last one was solved.

Certain mysteries are mysteries no more. Thanks to scientific tools that perhaps didn't exist at the time of the occurrences, investigators have been able to figure out the solutions to many earlier puzzles. Sometimes the researchers simply get lucky, thanks to a deathbed confession or stumbling across a clue that everyone else missed.

Yet, in some cases, people don't believe the proof, particularly if it is a disappointingly simple explanation, lacking a dash of exotica. Books and TV shows may still look for clues to a "mystery" that really isn't there. But you don't have to always fall for them: Here are 10 former unsolved mysteries for which we now have a solution. You're welcome.


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