There are many mysterious events from the past that are still waiting to be solved. And who better to uncover these unknown secrets than the Reddit community r/todayilearned? On this platform, users frequently share stories about strange occurrences that have left everyone puzzled. In this article, we have chosen six of these stories and included our favorite theories from Reddit.
1. The Secret Treasure Of Oak Island
Want to hear about a mysterious and exciting tale involving skeletons, pirates, and treasure? Well, we don’t have that, but we do have a story about the supposed mysteries of Oak Island in Nova Scotia. Back in 1799, a settler named Daniel McGinnis stumbled upon a strange circular depression while looking for a spot to start a farm. He believed it could be a chest filled with £2 million worth of treasure buried by Captain Kidd a century earlier. It may sound far-fetched, but that didn’t stop Reddit users from creating their own imaginative theories about what might be hidden there. Some suggest Shakespeare’s lost manuscripts or even the Ark of the Covenant. There’s a belief that the treasure will only be found once seven adventurous seekers have met their demise in search of it. Why specifically seven? Well, who wants to wait for hundreds of bodies to wash ashore?
2. The Disappearance Of The Roanoke Colony
In 1587, a group of 120 English settlers successfully made their way to Roanoke Island, which is now part of North Carolina. However, things took a turn for the worse. Just three years later, they vanished without a single clue, and the mystery has remained unsolved ever since.
If you consult Reddit users, many of them would suggest that zombies were involved in their disappearance, as it would be the most thrilling and terrifying explanation. But the truth is more likely that they either merged with the local Native American tribes or met a tragic fate at their hands.