Human nature has always been fond of mysteries and has been following the unknown and mysterious for its answers. Discover the real life stories of top ten mysterious people of the world who have amazed people by their unique presence and their unique characteristic and appearances.
GREEN CHILDREN OF WOOLPIT
In 12th century, two mysterious children appeared in Woolpit, a village of Suffolk, UK. They were brother and sister and their skin was green in color. They were normal otherwise in all other areas except that they spoke an unrecognized language which could not be understood by the people living in Woolpit. Gradually their skin lost the green color and they also learned English language for their living and communicating. They told others that they belonged to the Land Of St. Martin and there sunlight didn’t touch the ground because the sun never rose much above the horizon. About their strange presence in the village of Woolpit, they exclaimed that they were tending their father’s herd when they started following a river of light and found themselves in Woolpit.
On October 26th, 1593, a Spanish soldier, Gil Perez suddenly appeared in Mexico city wearing uniform of the guards of the Del Gobernador Palace in the Philippines. He explained to the people there that he had no idea how did he appear there out of a sudden. He said that before appearing there in Mexico, he was doing duty in the Manila at Government’s Palace and to make his claim of being in Manila moments before, he reported that the governor Don Gómez Pérez Dasmariñas had been killed.
The same news of governor Don Gómez Pérez Dasmariñas’ killing arrived two months later when a ship from Philippines arrived. The passengers on the ship not only verified the news of Governor’s killing but also verified other related news that Gil had been telling. A passenger on the ship also recognized Gil and confirmed his presence in Manila on 23rd October, 1593.
MAN IN THE IRON MASK
A prisoner held in a number of Jails, including the Bastille jail, during the reign of King Louis XIV of France, wore an Iron Mask during his entire stay there, that included his death time because he died there in the prison in November, 1703. It has been reported that no one ever saw his face because it was always covered with black velvet mask. The story tellers refer to his mask as Iron Mask and to the man as Iron Mask Man. The records show that the prisoner was from 1669 when Louis XIV’s minister placed the prisoner in the care of the governor of the prison of Pignerol. A latter came with the prisoner in the Jail which told that the original name of the prisoner was Eustache Dauger and it also instructed the governor to prepare a cell with multiple doors especially to prevent anyone outside from listening in. Only Governor was to meet the prisoner and he himself delivered the food at meal times to the prisoner. He was not to talk to anyone except when he needed something urgent and for his life. When he died all of his possessions and belongings were destroyed and till the present day no one knows who this mystery man was.
COMTE ST GERMAIN
A courtier, adventurer, inventor, amateur scientist, violinist, amateur composer, and a mysterious gentleman–The Count of St. Germain is also known for his skills associated with the practice of alchemy. His other name was ‘Der Wundermann’ meaning ‘The Wonderman’. He is named so because his origin was unknown and who also vanished without leaving any mark. Horace Walpole, in 1745, wrote about him:
“…the other day they seized an odd man, who goes by the name of Count St. Germaine. He has been here these two years, and will not tell who he is, or whence, but professes that he does not go by his right name. He sings, plays on the violin wonderfully, composes, is mad, and not very sensible. He is called an Italian, a Spaniard, a Pole; a somebody that married a great fortune in Mexico, and ran away with her jewels to Constantinople; a priest, a fiddler, a vast nobleman. The Prince of Wales has had unstated curiosity about him, but in vain. However, nothing has been made out against him; he is released; and, what convinces me that he is not a gentleman, stays here, and talks of his being taken up for a spy.”He died on February 27, 1784 and in recent years several people have claimed to be the Count of St. Germaine.
D. B. COOPER
“Dan Cooper” is a false name given to a hijacker who ,after receiving a ransom payout of $200,000, leaped from the back of a Boeing 727 as it was flying over the Pacific Northwest somewhere over the southern Cascades, on November 24, 1971. The man has not been seen since then and people wonder whether he survived the jump or not. An eight year old boy found $5,800 of $20 bills washed up on the banks of the Columbia river. Their numbers matched the numbers on the money that Cooper stole. This incident lead airports to use metal detectors for the first time and the air plane designs were also amended to prevent this from happening again.
Fulcanelli is also a false name for a French Alchemist in 19th Century and was also an unidentified author. Many fascinating stories are popular about him including one that his devoted student Eugene Canseliet successfully transformed 100 grams of lead in to gold with the use of a small quantity of “Projection Powder” given to him by his teacher. Abwehr, German intelligence service was in active pursuit of Fulcanelli because of his knowledge of the technology of nuclear weapons on the start of World War II. Canseliet, student of Fulcanelli, reported that his last encounter with Fulcanelli happened in 1953,years after his disappearance, when he went to Spain and was taken to a castle high in the mountains for a rendezvous with his former master. Canseliet reported that at that time his teacher papered to be younger than his age when he had disappeared before and after the brief encounter he again disappeared leaving no traces of him behind.
A teenage boy appeared in the streets of Nuremberg, Germany, on May 26, 1828 with a letter which was addressed to a captain of 6th cavalry regiment. The author of the letter had said that the boy had been given into his custody when he was an infant on the 7th October 1812. And since then the boy had not seen anything living or dead outside the house. The boy at that time wanted to be a cavalry man. He said that he had not seen anything his whole life till then except a straw bed and a wooden horse toy. According to the rumors, Hauser was a prince of Baden, was born on September 29, 1812 and had died within a month. And that this boy was switched with a dying baby. Hauser died after receiving a stab wound to the chest which was possibly self-inflicted. He claimed he had been stabbed by the man who had kept him as an infant.
In the film footage of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, a mysterious woman was spotted. She was wearing a brown overcoat and a scarf on her head, and she is named after that scarf because those scarves are called Babushkas. She shot the whole scene of the assassination and even when most of the people had left the scene she was seen there in the video footage. Later Police and FBI requested the woman in the footage to come forward and give the video evidence to them but she did not come forward and has remained unknown till present.
THE POE TOASTER
This is the nick name given to a man/woman who appears at the Poe’s grave and raises a cognac toast, and upon leaving leaves three roses and half bottle of cognac on the grave. This ritual happens every year at Poe’s birthday and no one has ever disturbed this event till yet mainly out of the respect of the tradition.
According to Wikipedia: “In the early hours of the morning on that date, a black-clad figure, presumed to be male, with a silver-tipped cane enters the Westminster Hall and Burying Ground in Baltimore, Maryland. The individual proceeds to Poe’s grave, where he or she raises a cognac toast. Before departing, the Toaster leaves three red roses and a half-bottle of cognac on the grave.”
A nickname of an anonymous and mysterious Jewish teacher who taught students including Emmanual Levinas and Elie Wiesel in Europe after World War II. Very little is known about this man and his gravestone in Montevideo, Uruguay where he died reads: “The wise Rabbi Chouchani of blessed memory. His birth and his life are sealed in enigma.” This text was written by his student Elie Wiesel who also paid for the gravestone.Chouchani dressed like a vagabond but was a master of vast areas of human knowledge, science, mathematics, philosophy and especially the Talmud.