Top 10 Most Enigmatic People and Groups in History

To give a definition of enigmatic, enigmatic is defined as a mysterious person or as someone who was heard from only once and then never found again

The Top Ten

1 Green children of Woolpit Green children of Woolpit

In 12th century, two children, brother and sister, having unusual green skin suddenly appeared in the village of Woolpit in Suffolk. They spoke unknown language and ate nothing except the beans only. Soon, they learned the English language and started to eat other foods. The green color of their skin also gone away with time. The boy was sick and died, but the girl claimed they came from a place called St Martin’s Land which is located underground world. The sun never shone there and everything there is green. Nobody ever found their origins. Did they come from some alien world? It is still a unsolved mystery. - jack2244

2 D.B. Cooper D.B. Cooper

On November 24, 1971, a man, who called himself Dan Cooper, hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft by warned of having a bomb in his briefcase. He demanded for $200,000 and four parachutes. After having his demands met, he parachuted from the plane at mid-night. He never been found or seen then. His origin and destiny, both are still a mystery. This name, D.B. Cooper, was given to him by media who mistakenly miscommunicated his name. - jack2244

3 The Man in the Iron Mask

There was a prisoner arrested in 1669 who was kept in number of jails under the custody of same Jailer. He was held in the prison for almost 34 years. No one had ever seen his face because it was hidden by a mast of black velvet cloth. On 19 November 1703, he died under the name Marchioly. There are many stories about him but neither confirmed the actual identity of the face behind that mask. - jack2244

4 Jack The Ripper Jack The Ripper "Jack the Ripper" was the alias of an unknown serial killer in Whitechapel, London who brutally murdered 5 women (mainly prostitutes) between August and November of 1888. To this day, he has remained a mysterious and popular phenomena among serial killers and popular media.

In 1888, five prostitutes have been brutally murdered as a part of serial killing. Killer cut down their throats, abdominal and took out their internal organs. The way victims has been killed suggest that the killer may have anatomical or surgical knowledge. At the time of investigation, police and media received many letters supposed to be from the murderer itself with the name of Jack the ripper. But who was he and why targeted only prostitutes? These are the questions never answered. - jack2244

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5 Tank Man

In the morning of June 5, 1989, when the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protest, a man protested against them by stood up against the column of tanks. Though a newspaper claimed that his name was Wang Weilin and he was a student, but the Communist party of China rejected this news. They declared the man didn’t arrested and have no idea about him. Still, there is no reliable information about that man and its fate. - jack2244

6 Babushka Lady

In 1963, at the time of assassination of President John F. Kennedy, an unknown woman was present in the ground. According to the witnesses and films captured that time, she wore a headscarf and captured the assassination in his camera. After shooting, she joined the crowd and disappeared. That lady never came forward despite of FBI request. In all the photographs or films of her, she was either facing away from the camera or covered her face with her own camera. Who was that lady and why she never came forward is still a question. - jack2244

7 Kaspar Hauser

On 26th May, 1828, a boy appeared in the street of Nuremberg. He carried a letter addressed to the captain of the 4th squadron of the 6th cavalry regiment. The boy claimed that his name is Kaspar and he grown up in a dark isolated cell which was about 2 meters long, one meter wide and one and a half meters high. The boy didn’t know much about his past except that his father was a cavalry soldier. The boy ate only black bread and water and grab all shiny objects like he had never seen any light in his life. Though, there are several stories, his real identity has been discovered. - jack2244

8 Gil Perez

In Mexico City, 1593 a Spanish soldier appeared out of nowhere. He was just in the Philippines and had no idea how he had gotten to Mexico. He tried to explain to people that he was from the Philippines but nobody believed him, and thought he was talking nonsense. It wasn’t until the assassination of the Governor of Manila that people started to believe, because he had predicted it before hand. However by then he had already disappeared. - jack2244

9 Adam Rainer

Adam Rainer is the only person in the world, to be both a dwarf, and a giant. He spent the beginning of his life as a dwarf. He was around three feet tall, by the age of eighteen. He then had the biggest growth spurt in recorded history. It’s believed to be caused by a pituitary tumor. By the time he was 31 years old, he was 7 ft 2 in. By the age of 51 he was 7ft 8 in. He died soon after reaching this height. - jack2244

10 Arnold Paole

In the 1700’s accounts of real life vampires began appearing all over eastern Europe. People in Transylvania started seeing dead bodies come to life, and start attacking people. Four deaths were attributed to vampires. As word spread, two military doctors came to Transylvania came to investigate the strange phenomenon. What they found was shocking. They dug up the body of someone who was seen walking the streets after death. His body was undecayed, and had fresh blood coming from his nose, eyes, mouth, and ears. The two doctors firmly believed he was a vampire, and stabbed him in the heart before burning his body. And that concludes our list of the most mysterious people from history. - jack2244

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