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  1. What is the name of the mysterious and highly classified Air Force facility located within the Nevada desert?
  2. What has the Loch Ness monster been affectionately called since the 1940s?
  3. What was the name of the Essex country manor which was the setting of Agatha Christie's first published novel?
  4. What did Winston Churchill define as "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma"?




  5. Jack the Ripper was an unidentified Victorian serial killer active in and around which district of London?
  6. What name is given to the region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean where a number of ships and aircraft are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances?
  7. What nickname was given to the so-called phantom wild cat sometimes sighted in Cornwall?
  8. Richard John Bingham went missing on 8 November 1974, by what name is he better known?
  9. Which city in New Mexico is renowned as the site of an alleged 1947 UFO crash?
  10. What were known in Victorian times as "Little bags of mystery"?
  11. Name the novel by Italian author Umberto Eco which is a historical murder mystery set in an Italian monastery in the year 1327?
  12. What is the name of the Mystery Cat, also called the Hidden Paw, in T. S. Eliot's 1939 poetry book Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats?
  13. "Sweet Little Mystery" is the second single from which group's debut album on 13 July 1987?
  14. Which American merchant ship was discovered adrift and deserted of its crew off the Azores Islands on December 4, 1872?
  15. Overtoun Bridge near Dumbarton in Scotland is infamous for the number of what either falling or jumping from the bridge?
  16. Originally published in 1870, name the final novel of Charles Dickens?
  17. Whose Mysterious World British TV series, first broadcast in 1980, looked at unexplained phenomena from around the world?
  18. In 1937, who disappeared without a trace during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe?
  19. A 1678 news pamphlet entitled Strange News Out of Hartfordshire is claimed by some to be the first depiction of what?
  20. What appeared to have been photographed with two young cousins Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths in Cottingley, near Bradford in 1917?
  21. Aristotle believed that his teacher Plato had invented which island to teach philosophy?
  22. Flight MH370 went missing in 2014 and is amongst the biggest unsolved mysteries of the modern world. This passenger flight was operated by which country's airlines?
  23. In 1594, Sir Walter Raleigh heard of a legend about which "City of Gold" in South America and sailed to find it?
  24. In North American folklore, what alternative name is used for the mysterious ape-like creature known as Bigfoot?
  25. Radiocarbon testing by three laboratories in 1988 dated which cloth to the Middle Ages?




Answers:

  1. Area 51
  2. Nessie
  3. Styles or Styles Court (the novel was The Mysterious Affair at Styles)
  4. Russia
  5. Whitechapel
  6. The Bermuda Triangle
  7. Beast of Bodmin Moor (or the Beast of Bodmin)
  8. Lord Lucan
  9. Roswell
  10. Sausages
  11. The Name of the Rose
  12. Macavity
  13. Wet Wet Wet
  14. Mary Celeste
  15. Dogs
  16. The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  17. Arthur C. Clarke's
  18. Amelia Earhart



  19. Crop circles
  20. Fairies (The Cottingley Fairies)
  21. Atlantis
  22. Malaysia
  23. El Dorado
  24. Sasquatch
  25. Turin Shroud