Lesson 11 Unsolved Mysteries1
We live in an age of science. That
means most of us believe in the ability
of science to provide answers to what
we do not understand. Still, there are
mysteries in the world around us that
science has not fully explained2. But
these mysteries continue to have
such a strong hold on our
imagination. Let’s look at some of
these mysteries.
Bermuda Traingle
One of the most famous mysteries is the
Bermuda Triangle*, sometimes referred to
as the Seas of Death. The Bermuda
Triangle is an area of the Atlantic Ocean off
the east coast of Florida. For hundreds of
years, ships have disappeared in this area,
leaving no survivors to explain how they met
their fate. Even fighter planes disappeared
without a trace in the Triangle during World
War II. So did the rescue3 planes sent out
to search for them.
Loch Ness
It has been suggested that the creature may
actually be a fish-eating dinosaur7 which has
somehow survived into the modern world. But,
even though scientists have searched the lake
carefully with the most modern equipment8, no
such monster has ever been found. Still, Loch
Ness is 23 miles long and very deep—a good
place for a monster to hide.
Bigfoot and Yeti
The story of the Yeti is similar to that of
Bigfoot, who is thought by some to live in
the wilderness areas of the American
northwest. Campers12 and hikers13 in
the forests there have over the years
reported seeing a huge, shy creature who
immediately ran away when spotted14. In
1967, a photographer15 in northern
California actually filmed what looks like a
tall, hairy, ape-like creature moving away
into the trees. Is he a relative of the Yeti?