Unsolved Mysteries of the 1970s That Will Give You Chills

By Sarah Norman | September 6, 2023

The Dechmont Woods Encounter was either a UFO encounter of an epileptic seizure

The 1970s were full of glorious parties at Studio 54 and post Vietnam celebrations, but it was also a decade full of chilling crimes that remain unsolved to this day. From gruesome murders to raucous heists and supernatural sightings, the mysteries chronicled here will leave you scratching your head and wondering exactly what happened in each of these stories.

Many of these stories are too upsetting for younger readers, so keep younger eyes shielded from the gruesome stuff. Keep in mind that many of these unsolved mysteries are cases that remain open, if you or someone you know can shine a light on these eerie crimes from the '70s don't be afraid to reach out... you could change everything.

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On November 9, 1979, a forester named Bob Taylor claims that he was abducted by a large spheroid object while he was parked along the M8 motorway. Taylor notes that the object was a "a dark metallic material with a rough texture like sandpaper" with a set of propellors. Along with the ship Taylor claims that he smelled an odor similar to that of "burning brakes" before passing out. When he awoke the craft was gone. In spite of an actual real deal criminal investigation into this sighting skeptics believe that Taylor simply suffered an epileptic seizure, but does that count for the propellor laced ships? We may never know if this story is science fiction or science fact.

The Stonehenge incident brought UFOs to New Jersey

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As much as the actual Stonehenge monument is an alleged hotspot of UFO activity, this unsolved case involves the Stonehenge is a residential apartment building in North Bergen, New Jersey. So less druids and more people working on their Sunday sauce. On January 12, 1975, George O'Barski was driving home that night when he heard static on his radio before a disc shaped "spacecraft" zipped by and hovered over the ground. O'Barski claims that he saw ten hooded creatures get out of the craft, collect some soil in a bag before returning to the UFO and take off. He says that when he returned to the site the following day he found the holes dug by the humanoids. A doorman for Stonehenge claims that he also witnessed the craft, but no one has ever been able to nail down exactly what happened that night.