20 Mysterious Photos That Cannot Be Explained

Have you ever looked at a photo and been completely confused by what you were seeing? These types of photos can be mysterious, daunting and even mind-boggling. Some mysterious photos from the past that simply cannot be explained include:

  • Possible UFO sightings,
  • Sasquatch sightings,
  • Pictures of ghosts.

You may find yourself searching for an explanation for some of the photos in this list, only to realize that you’re unable to find one.

Here are 20 mysterious photos that cannot be explained.

1. This photo was taken in the mid 90’s in a cave in Ras al-Khaimah. The two friends who entered the cave saw a creepy creature and took a photo. The friends also apparently heard a boy shrieking right after the picture was taken. They contacted the police, who searched the cave and found a human body. To this day, the two friends swear that what they saw was not a human body, but a scary, alien-like creature.

2. If you look closely at this picture, you can spot a strange, floating presence to the left of the photo. Could it be a ghost, an illusion, or simply a smudge on the camera? 

3. The woman in this photo can be seen hanging onto the ledge of the World Trade Center on 9/11, waving for help. What’s so mysterious about this photo is that she survived. No one knows how this woman managed to escape from one of the highest floors in the World Trade Center without dying.

4. Peter Berthelot took this picture of his wife, and it wasn’t until he developed the film that he noticed what looks like a ghost sitting behind her. Legend says that the ghost is named the “White Lady”.

5. While on vacation in London, England, Reverend Ralph Hardy took a picture at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. When he developed the film, he noticed a strange shadow climbing the stairs.

6. A woman took a photo of her husband in a car when she visited her mother’s grave in 1959. She developed the photo and noticed a person in the back seat. Later she claimed that the person was the ghost of her mother.

7. In 2013, Elisa Lam went missing after checking into a hotel. She was later found in a water tank on the roof of the hotel. Video footage of her acting very strange and speaking to an unknown presence was later found on the hotel’s security tapes. The video footage cannot be explained, and no one knows who or what Elisa was talking to and why she was acting so strange.

8. This man, known only as the Somerton Man, was found dead on an Australian beach in 1948. Inside his pocket was a strange note which read “tamám shud.” This phrase means “ended” or “finished” in Persian. The story of the Somerton Man is considered to be “one of Australia’s most profound mysteries,” according to Australia’s The Advertiser.

9. This photo of a woman on the day of the JFK assassination in 1963 has raised suspicions for years. The lady, called the Babushka Lady, is seen pictured in several photos at the JFK assassination. While others run for cover, she can be seen snapping pictures with her own camera. The Babushka Lady was even recorded on film and is also seen in many photographs taken on the day of the assassination. Investigators were never able to find her identity.

10. In this photo taken on Mars, a bright light is seen in the distance. Scientists have not revealed what the strange light might be.

11. In 2015, a 17-year-old boy went missing after he went hiking at a popular hiking destination called the Haiku Stairs in Hawaii. In one of the last few photos he texted to his family before he disappeared, a man can be seen lurking in the bushes. The family and police have continued to try to find the identity of this mysterious man, but the whereabouts of the boy and the man in the photograph still remain unknown.

12. This photo of the San Pedro Mummy shows mummified remains which were discovered in a cave in Wyoming in 1932. The mummified remains resemble a miniature human being, and to this day scientists have been unable to explain what exactly the figure is.

13. These photos were taken by the Mars Rover, just 12 days apart. In the second picture, an unexplained stone appears in the middle of the rock formation, and no one has been able to explain  it.

14. A couple visited Colorado for some exploring and took a photo. When they zoomed in on the photo, they noticed a strange figure lurking in the distance. The couple says that they were the only ones there at the time, and cannot explain what or who the strange figure in the background is.

15. The Baltic Sea Anomaly pictured here is a mysterious object located at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. First discovered in 2011, the discovery has baffled experts from all over the world.

16. This strange wooden idol was found in Russia and dates back to 11,000 years ago. The idol contains a code which researchers have been unable to decipher.

17. This photo, taken from a video recorded outside of Squamish, BC, shows a large, dark creature which can be seen running through the snow in the mountains. Many people believe it could be Sasquatch because of its size and remarkable pace.

18. In this photo taken in Big Otter, West Virginia, a strange dark shadow can be seen lurking near the edge of the forest. Some people think it is Sasquatch, while others believe it could be a man, or possibly even a shadow.

19. This photo taken from the inside of an airplane shows a weird, mysterious object floating alongside the plane. Could it be a bird? A piece of garbage? Possibly an unidentified flying object?

20. The parents of the child in this photo claim that the child who appears in the background of this picture is not their child, nor is it a doll. 

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