Unsolved Mysteries of the 1970s That Will Give You Chills

By Sarah Norman | June 22, 2023

The South County car bomber struck without warning

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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South St. Louis County, Missouri was rocked with a series of deadly car bombings in 1977, with the lives of Shirley Marie Flynn and Robert Curtis Jackson being claimed on October 18, 1977 and November 3, 1977, respectively. Another attack occurred on October 7, 1977, but the, victim Ronald Sterghos, survived. Authorities searched high and low for the perpetrator but they were never able to solve the seemingly random crimes that they believe were accomplished by a truly unhinged individual.

Carl Doser shot five people and he remains at large

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During Pentecost weekend 1976, five people were shot with a Winchester rifle in a home near the Swiss village Seewen. Carl Doser, the owner of the rifle is the main suspect in this case, but he went missing pretty much immediately following the crimes. The rifle was discovered in Dosser's mother's apartment in 1996, and a witness claims that in 1990 she met Doser and he stated that "he couldn't go back to Switzerland" because he was "being chased for murder." Authorities have never been able to track down Doser or even authenticate the rumors of his existence, which keeps the case open to this day.