The kind of things we all love knowing are things that others are not too familiar with. It means almost all of us have an uncanny fancy for all things obscure and unknown. This passion for knowing ambiguous things is fodder for lists like this one. To satiate our passion for famous people and for knowing the obscure has brought us to this list. Herein we have detailed for your information 7 mysterious people that the world should have known off, but their identities still remain unknown.
7. Dramatic kisser at the Times Square:
The American victory over Japan in 1945 brought the World War II to a halt. The day (V-J Day) was being celebrated with lot of enthusiasm, many pictures are proof of it. There are many exciting pictures of the day, but the picture of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square is the most vivid. The identity of the kisser remains a mystery till date, making it the most iconic photograph ever clicked. The women in the picture is identified as nurse named Edith Shain, but the sailor still remains a secret. Shain claims that when she ran out to the street on hearing the news of the victory, a sailor embraced her, and feeling gratitude for the U.S. armed forces she let him do it, without even knowing his identity.
6. The Tank Man:
How many of us can stand in front of a column of Government tanks? I know the answer! Nicknamed as the unknown rebel, a man in China with two shopping bags in the hand stood firmly in front of a column of Chinese Type 59 tanks. This a day after the Chinese government tanks had crushed vehicles and people in the area. The Tank Man received international recognition thanks to videos and photographs of the incident. Despite all the photos and videos, it is very difficult to identify who it was that stooped the column of tanks when it was most blood thirsty.
5. Zodiac killer:
In the 1968 and 69 there was a serial killer who killed couples on the outside of San Francisco. The Zodiac killer (a pseudo name) claimed that he had killed over a dozen couples. Zodiac had a rare aspect of leaving cryptic notes and letters at the scene of murder, but never got identified or noticed. His way of leaving encrypted clues has been an inspiration for many TV series and movies. Till data no one has been charged for the crimes. On grounds of some investigations in 1991 one Arthur Leigh Allen was arrested, but he wasn’t charged.
4. Babushka lady:
It was in November of 1963 when US president John F. Kennedy was assassinated. He was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald, a local communist from a building across the street where Kennedy’s motorcade was passing. There are various conspiracies of the assassination and it is believed that a shooter was positioned on an embankment called Grassy knoll. A person who is believed to have the best sight of the shooter on the Grassy Knoll was a lady wearing a babushka. Standing across the street where the motorcade was, she was seen taking pictures of the grassy knoll. However, since the unfortunate event, there has been no identification of the women despite numerous color photographs of her.
3. The Poe Toaster:
A man dressed in complete black was seen at the Westminster Hall and Burying Grounds in Baltimore, Maryland where Edgar Allen Poe’s grave lay on Poe’s birthday each year. The man would walk up to Poe’s grave, raise a toast with half bottle of cognac and leave three red roses. In spite of his concealed identity, the man was recognized to be Poe’s fan. According to eye witnesses, the Poe Toaster visited the grave without fail from 1930 to 1998 (when he died).
2. Killer of the Swedish Prime Minister:
Did you know, this assassin is the only killer of a Western president or prime minister ever, who has not been identified? In1986, the Prime Minister of Sweden, Olof Palme was shot dead by an unidentified person when he was getting home with wife from a movie. Being the prime minister, Palme did not like having body guards. Since then the person who shot Palme dead remains unknown.
1. Jack the Ripper:
If there was an official list of the best serial killers of all time, Jack the Ripper would top the list. The serial killer who enjoyed killing prostitutes in London was never identified by the prowess of the CSI in the 19th century. The master of disguise, Jack, like Zodiac Killer (no 5 above) left a number of clues at the crime scene, but there is still no idea who Jack was.