5 Creepy Unsolved Mysteries

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Damn, do I love a good mystery. Reading about a strange occurrence that has gone unsolved for years by teams of experts is more addictive than the bluest of meth.

Please join me in visiting some of my favorites. I have to say, the further you read, the higher the body count. And warning, there are some crime scene photos involved near the end. Nothing gory, just unnerving.

So read on, or don’t, I’m not your mom.

5. Is the Comte De Saint Germain immortal?

Could immortality really be achieved? If so, how? One man may know the answer.

Saint Germain is thought to have been born in the late 1600s (there are no official records), but some think he may have even been around during the same time as Jesus Christ.

There have been many accounts of his existence throughout history. He was acquainted with several well known historical figures including: Voltaire, Madame de Pompadour, Casanova, Catherine the Great, King Louis XV, and Anton Mesmer.  One account with Madame de Pompadour began the notion that he may be immortal:

"It might have been his extraordinary learnedness that led acquaintances to see that he was a remarkable man, but an anecdote from 1760 most likely gave rise to the notion that Saint-Germain could be immortal. In Paris that year, Countess von Georgy heard that a Count de Saint-Germain had arrived for a soiree at the home of Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France. The elderly countess was curious because she had known a Count de Saint-Germain while in Venice in 1710. Upon meeting the count again, she was astonished to see that he hadn’t appeared to age, and asked him if it was his father she knew in Venice. “No, Madame,” he replied, “but I myself was living in Venice at the end of the last and the beginning of this century; I had the honor to pay you court then.” “Forgive me, but that it impossible!” the perplexed countess said. “The Count de Saint-Germain I knew in those days was at least forty-five years old. And you, at the outside, are that age at present.” “Madame, I am very old,” he said with a knowing smile. “But then you must be nearly 100 years old,” said the astonished countess. “That is not impossible,” the count told her matter-of-factly, then continued to convince the countess that he was indeed the same man she knew with the details of their previous meetings and of life in Venice 50 years earlier. -Stephen Wagner “Saint-Germain: The Immortal Count”"

Saint Germain was known to be very talented in the art and pseudo-science known as alchemy. Allegedly he discovered how to create a Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter fan know what’s up). A Philosopher’s Stone can turn any metal into silver or gold, and could also grant the creator immortality. He claimed to be able to fuse diamonds together and to make pearls grow to enormous sizes.

Most recently, there was a claim in the 1970s by a Parisian man named Richard Chanfray that he was the famous count. Chanfray committed suicide in 1983. Or did he fake his death to throw us off?

I’ve also heard a story about some hikers meeting a mysterious man who had a striking resemblance to Saint Germain on a mountain in California. The man told them stories about Nero and Dante, as if he had known them.

I don’t know if any of it is true. Even if it isn’t–it’s enough of a mystery why so many men would want to impersonate one man who is virtually unknown to history.

If you are still out there, Count Germain, I would love to have a chat.