Unsolved Mysteries of the 1970s That Will Give You Chills

By Sarah Norman | August 2, 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.

The Saw-Killer of Hanover's victims have never been identified

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Between 1975 and 1977 some 13 body parts were discovered across the Hanover Germany area. None of the remains have ever been identified, but authorities are certain that they're connected thanks to they were chopped up with a saw or surgical instrument. Chief Detective Günter Nowatius states that the issue with solving this case is that the authorities had, "no crime scene, no time of the crime, and neither the perpetrator's nor the victim's identity."

While similar crimes of this brutal nature have been solved in Germany, this series of slayings has never been truly figured out.