The 5 Creepiest Unsolved Crimes Nobody Can Explain

Large and colorful Toynbee tile found in downtown Washington D.C., with closeup of its bottom tab. Taken by en:User:Erifnam in 2002 (GNU License)

Thought this would be right up Disinfo’s alley. Via Cracked:

‘The Toynbee Tiles are cryptic messages found embedded in asphalt in various cities. The messages are thought to be layers of linoleum and asphalt crack-filling compound, and all tiles are found with variations of the same short message, referencing 2001: A Space Odyssey and suggesting we resurrect the dead on planet Jupiter.

Other than that, the only things setting these abnormally permanent acts of vandalism apart: They’ve been showing up out of nowhere, with no explanation for 30 damned years.’

You can see the word “Toynbee” at the top, which is referring to a famous historian. And if you’ve seen 2001 you know that the planet Jupiter is involved. And… that’s as much sense as we can make of it…

[more at Cracked]

Large and colorful Toynbee tile found in downtown Washington D.C., with closeup of its bottom tab. Taken by en:User:Erifnam in 2002 (GNU License)

, ,

21