History, and the present, is full of some extremely mysterious and suspicious deaths. You might be very surprised just how many there have been over the years. The well-publicised deaths like those of John F. Kennedy, Marylin Monroe, Malcolm X and Princess Diana might be remembered for a while but there are so many more that almost slip by unnoticed. These are the unsolved murders, forgotten assassinations, impossible suicides, inexplicable illnesses and those that just can’t be explained by science or for that matter religion.
Not all strange deaths are mysterious such as a doctor that tripped over his own beard and cracked his skull, A man who thought he could fly from the Eifel tower in a wing suit and a woman who held in her urine for too long during a radio competition. All these deaths may be weird and unusual, but they aren’t unexplained. Not knowing who was responsible for the most recent assassination of an American president or how a six-foot four man could hang himself from a five-foot bed in a highly monitored New York jail is mysterious. Very often, now, as in the past, there are those who knew the truth and kept silent.
So, what makes a death mysterious? Usually it is because there are some or many aspects of the death that can’t be explained and understood. Sometimes it is just because the death of a person is so incredibly convenient and useful that people find the official explanations hard to believe. Occasionally, it is because there are deadly events that just defy all normal logic and tip our imaginations into the paranormal.
This website is about recording the very many mysterious deaths that so many people have conveniently forgotten. A macabre fascination with the unexplained that also serves to keep the memory of what happened alive even if those, be they human or animal, are long dead. Welcome to Mysterious Deaths!