Weird History

Mysteries From History We Didn’t Realize Actually Had An Answer

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Vote up all the historic mysteries with answers that satisfy your curiosity.

One of the most exciting and enjoyable aspects of studying history is taking a deep dive into those mysteries that have piqued the collective public's imagination for years. Who, after all, hasn’t wondered about what happened to the Romanov princess Anastasia, or thought about the mysterious and murderous beast that haunted France in the 1700s? 

However, while many of these mysteries have excited the imaginations of filmmakers, novelists, and conspiracy theorists for years - and in some cases centuries - the truth is often much more pedestrian. In fact, many of history’s most compelling mysteries have actually been solved, though this hasn’t kept them from continuing to exert a hold on the popular imagination.