American Myths and Mysteries Essay

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Throughout the many decades that America has been in existence there have been many interesting mysteries that have not been solved and myths passed down from generation to generation. No one knows what caused these myths to come about or why these mysteries were never solved, but they are a very interesting part of American history. From mysteries involving serial killers to myths about mysterious creatures, there is a wide range of the unknown that many people, except for witnesses, have never heard about. Now let’s take a look into some of the most fantastic myths and mysteries in America. The mystery of the Zodiac Killer was never solved; it was one of the greatest serial killer mysteries of all time. He was called the Zodiac killer…show more content…
The legend of the Bermuda Triangle probably started some time around 1945, when a squadron of five Navy Avenger airplanes disappeared on a training flight out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There are many theories to why these planes and boats have gone missing, but the true mystery might never be solved. Theories include enormous rogue waves, methane gas explosions, human disorientation and human error, crazy weather patterns causes intense storms, magnetic fields that causes compasses to be thrown off, the original UFO and Aliens, fog, and pirates. The best-known document in America, the Declaration of Independence, contains a very large myth that has finally been proven wrong. John Hancock, president of that Continental Congress, signed his name largely and boldly at the center of the place in the document for signatures to demonstrate his defiance of the British Crown and to encourage others to sign the document as well. After people spent years with new technology and research examining other documents, they were able to conclude that the myth was wrong. It ended up that his signature was very large in the first place, that is just how he signed his name.
John Wilkes Booth will forever go down in history as the man who killed our most beloved president, President Abraham Lincoln. The story that he was hiding in a barn and was shot may not be entirely true. Booth might never have died that night, and it could have been a way for America to
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