The year is almost over, and boy, what a weird one it was. We learned that we can land a spacecraft onto a comet, and that Democrats don’t come out to vote in the mid-term elections. While those are good things to know, it’s the stuff that we still don’t know that has me excited about 2015. From Bigfoot to corpse brides, there are still some really great unsolved mysteries left over from 2014.
1. Portuguese Angel Hair.
These weird white strands keep falling from the sky in Portugal. Some suspect that they are just pieces of spider silk. Others maintain they could be some kind of discharge from extraterrestrial spacecraft. At this point, nobody knows for sure.
2. The Martian Rock That Looks Like President Obama.
One attentive internet user recently found a peculiar shape in the rocks on Mars as captured by the NASA Spirit Rover: President Barack Obama. It’s probably just coincidence, but it is scarily on point.
3. Statue Of Liberty UFO.
This year, a woman spotted and recorded a video of this unidentified speck in the sky above the Statue of Liberty. YouTube commenters suspect it might be a drone of some kind, but who knows? It looks more like an alien spacecraft to me.
4. Where Did Water Come?
For a long time, it was believed that water on Earth was donated, so to speak, over time by comets. However, when we landed on the 67P comet, we discovered that the water there contained more deuterium than the water on Earth. This suggests a different origin for Earth’s water, so where exactly did it come from?
5. The Creature Of New Zealand Bay.
Someone with a sharp eye noticed this snake-shaped wake swimming around New Zealand Bay. It looks too large to be a boat or a shark. So what the heck is it? Will 2015 hold the answer?
6. Bigfoot Pictures.
Although he supposedly shot the Bigfoot back in 2012, Rick Dyer only released pictures of his kill at the beginning of 2014. Apparently, Dyer needed time to get the creature preserved via taxidermy before he could release them. The photos look real enough, but we are still waiting to hear back from Washington State College about the results of their testing on the creature. Will this turn out to be a hoax in 2015?
7. The Corpse Bride.
In Chihuahua, Mexico, there is a bridal shop with an exceptionally beautiful yet creepy-looking mannequin. Some believe that the mannequin is the preserved body of the old owner’s daughter, who died of a spider bite on her wedding day years before. Because the current owner takes care not to let outsiders touch the mannequin or even ask questions about it, we may never know her true origins.
8. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Back in March, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER took off from Kuala Lumpur but never landed at its destination in Beijing. So far, there is no evidence indicating that it crashed. No wreckage or remains from the plane were found, despite months of over-analysis from bored CNN reporters. Perhaps 2015 will hold some answers?
It’s crazy to me that we have the technology to land things on comets, yet still have a lot of stuff we’re still unsure about. It seems like the more answers we come up with, the more questions we need answers for.