There is nothing like a good unsolved mystery to get the mind going. From Unbreakable mysterious codes flooding Reddit to Deep Web or Dark Web to Marianas Web or The Internet Black Holes to Oct282011.com and much more. Here are the top 9 weirdest unsolved internet mysteries.
1. Deep Web
From a purist’s definition standpoint, the Surface Web is anything that a search engine can find while the Deep Web is anything that a search engine can’t find.
There’s a lot of misconceptions about the deep web, mostly related to people’s romantic notions of the nature of hidden information. Here’s a handy way to think about the hierarchy and accessibility of information in the deep and it covers detailed information on the Internet:
The surface is what we think of as “the internet”: the indexed, publicly available portions of the web that you can Google.
The First Layer
The first layer of the “deep web” is those pages on “the internet” that are for a variety of reasons unlisted or restricted-access, rendering them inaccessible to most: members-only, password-protected content, pages that haven’t yet been indexed, new pages, and pages that aren’t indexed because of DMCA complaints (those, in particular, can be accessed with a little bit of boolean ingenuity that I’ll not go into here).
The Second Layer
The second layer consists of the sleazy, clandestine, contraband-type stuff that most people think of when they think of the “deep web”, and it trafficks itself through anonymizing software (Tor, e.g.), .onion links, and p2p/p2m networks. This is what most people think of when they think of the “Deep web”. It is difficult to access, is creepy, and is therefore notorious. It consists primarily of pirated software and movies, drugs, guns, gambling, offers of contract murder, and illicit pornography. Avoid it. As a wise man once said, “nothing good happens in that part of town after midnight”.
The Third and Fourth Layers
The third and fourth layers are where you see the bulk of the traffic, and is where the truly interesting stuff lives. Most information on these layers of the “deep web” is hidden primarily because it is proprietary or classified. The bulk of deep traffic is on alternate and private networks (that is to say, corporate and government traffic). Layer three consists of classified information trafficked on alternative networks such as JWICS, SIPRNet, and NSANet. The fourth layer is internal corporate traffic hosted on private PANs, WANs and LANs, inaccessible unless you’re already inside or that network is otherwise connected to the “internet” (the indexed, “googleable” surface web that we use every day).
This information, by and large, is hidden because it is either useless to most people (or would be already indexed), illicit and therefore clandestine, or would be useful for the wrong kind of people, and hence is limited-access only. There are a lot of high-flung notions about what goes on on the deep web, and they are mostly overblown. There is a lot of sleazy shit available on the deep web, and it’s to be avoided, but it represents a relatively small portion of deep web traffic. The majority of traffic is classified and corporate information.
2. Dark Web
Surface Web is anything that a search engine can access and the Deep Web is anything that a search engine can’t access. The Dark Web then is classified as a small portion of the Deep Web that has been intentionally hidden and is inaccessible through standard web browsers.
The most famous content that resides on the Dark Web is found in the TOR network. The TOR network is an anonymous network that can only be accessed with a special web browser, called the TOR browser. This is the portion of the Internet most widely known for illicit activities because of the anonymity associated with the TOR network.
In fact, it’s been said that 96% of the net isn’t accessible via standard search engines.
3. Marianas Web
Ever heard of polymeric falcighol derivation? If yes, ever heard of quantum computing then? Because these are the two things you need in order to access Marianas Web, the darkest and most mysterious place on the Internet. Quantum computing is a technology that supposedly exists in governments.
Because of this, many claims that Marianas Web is the space that deposits the deepest, darkest secrets of humankind. Nobody knows for sure what they are. But people have speculated that Marianas Web contains governmental files, the location of Atlantis or the Holy Grail, or even the answer to ancient conspiracies. Some believe that since it’s so difficult (to the point it’s impossible) to access it, it became the communication network for the Illuminati.
We have the deep web, and then harder to find than that is the dark web. Whats below that the answer is Marianas web…if it exists.
Myth or Reality?
Don’t take anything for granted on the Internet, including the Internet itself.
No one has proven that Marianas Web actually exists, but… no one has proven that it doesn’t exist either. If someone buys into conspiracy theories, they’ll believe in Marianas Web with no second thought. After all, who’s to say the government hasn’t been hiding these quantum computers from us all along?
4. Internet Black Holes.
Yes, You read that right. There is such thing as internet black holes. In networking, black holes refer to places in the network where incoming or outgoing traffic is silently discarded (or “dropped”), without informing the source that the data did not reach its intended recipient.
And like a black hole in space, we only really know they are there because they swallow things up. They are easily explained, however, Tech people have simply described them as “places where packets vanish.”
In 2008, Wired reported that hackers were busy creating these black holes, rerouting traffic towards them, and surreptitiously collecting valuable data. While we can’t say this is an unsolved mystery, we don’t exactly know how many black holes are out there.
In 2011, A website appeared called Oct282011.com. On this site, there seemed to be some cryptic messages, as well as some pictures of Schrodinger’s cat and pyramids. There was also a phone number. When the date of the site passed, the site stayed online, and that is when things got strange. People called this number, reporting that what they heard was very very creepy noises, muffled voices, or the sound of what seemed like something heavy being dragged on the floor. Other said they got voice mail.
You can, of course, check domain information of this site, and that takes you to business to called New Media Investments Inc. located in Kingstown, Alabama, although it seems Kingstown is in the British Virgin Islands. No such company seems to exists though.
6. Who created Bitcoin.
Yes, Bitcoin might be booming. But we still don’t know who created it. Why has this remained such a mystery? We do know that the cryptocurrency was created by an alias that goes by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto. He sound Japanese right? But this person or persons write only in flawless English and uses terms as “bloody” something or other. British tabloids reported in January that indeed this person is a mystery, but whoever is behind the name could be one of the richest people on the planet.
7. Valor por Tamaulipas(“Courage for Tamaulipas”).
Reporting on Mexican drug cartels is no joke, and those that do could find themselves dead. This person or persons use social media to expose the cartels, and the cartels are not happy. They even handed out fliers in Mexico offering almost $50,000/- reward for information on the group.
Numerous threats were made while the group was active, with criminals actually kidnapping, torturing and killing someone who supported the group. Thankfully Valor por Tamaulipas, no one ever found out who they are.
8. Unfavorable Semicircle.
On 30 March 2015, a YouTube account was created with the title UnfavorableSemicircle. It is unknown if any videos were posted before the 5th of April when 1247 videos were posted, all silent. The channel continued to post videos at the incredible rate all titled with the Sagittarius symbol and a random six-digit number. Until early February, Unfavorable Semicircle was uploading videos at a rate of just over one every 10 minutes. But since February 5, 2016, that rate skyrocketed, increasing to almost three videos each minute.
There is no indication that the YouTube channel made any efforts to attract attention, but due to the volume of uploads and strange nature of the videos, observers started to take notice. Blog and media attention followed, including articles on Atlas Obscura and the BBC. Unfavorable Semicircle was going viral. Then, at approximately 15:40 EST, on February 25, 2016, the Unfavorable Semicircle YouTube account was suspended by YouTube for Terms of service violations.
No one has ever figured out what they mean if they meant something or who was behind this channel.
9. Cicada 3301
For over two years, amateur cryptographers have struggled with Cicada 3301, a kind of Internet scavenger hunt that relies on advanced code-breaking — and a working knowledge of things like obscure medieval literature and Mayan numerology — to unlock progressive clues. Who’s behind the puzzle is unclear, although many enthusiasts believe it’s a large, well-funded and shadowy organization trying to recruit into its membership. At this rate, we may never know.
Note For Readers: We don’t claim that all above-mentioned things are true or they exist in reality….but in this article, we just tried to give you information on some of the hot topics of the Internet.
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