5 Disturbing Unsolved Mysteries In Washington That Will Leave You Baffled
Unsolved mysteries are always unsettling, but it’s especially scary when you hear about the cases that are close to home. Washington has been home to plenty of unsolved crimes and incidents, some of which are downright baffling. These five unsolved Washington cases remain a mystery to this day.
1. Mystery Rock.
In 1988, a 13-year-old boy, Trevor Johnson, and his friend Jamie found a bizarre rock in the woods in Northern Washington close to the Canadian border. The rock was covered in cryptic, alien-like drawings. Trevor took it home and showed his parents. Soon after, the Johnson family experienced a sudden stroke of good luck. They became very wealthy and credited the "mystery rock."
2. The Cowboy Bandit.
Since 1987, an anonymous man has managed to rob at least nine banks in the Spokane area, getting away with over $400,000. His photo was once captured on a security camera, earning him the nickname "The Cowboy Bandit." But even with a photograph and many witnesses, police have been unable to identify him.
3. The Oakville Blobs.
In August of 1994, rain began to fall in Oakville… but it wasn’t water. It was a strange gelatinous substance that would end up falling from the sky six times over a three week period. During that time, many people in Oakville became violently ill, experiencing terrible flu-like symptoms for up to two months. The substance was tested and was found to have human white blood cells. It was proven not to be human waste from an airplane. The mystery remains unsolved today.
4. The disappearance of Julie Ann Weflen.
On September 16, 1987, Julie Ann Weflen vanished from her work at Bonneville Power Administration in Spokane County. Her personal items were found near her truck later that day. Police believed she was abducted and murdered, but her body has never been found and there are no suspects in the case.
5. The murders of Michael Johnston and Rochelle Robinson.
Michael and Rochelle were two friends who were allegedly in a secret relationship (Michael was married). In June 1994, they were found murdered in Tacoma about six hours after they’d played "Magic: The Gathering" with some of their other friends. Michael’s body was found near Rochelle’s car. He had been shot in the head and had his throat cut. Rochelle’s body was found five miles away with her throat slashed. She was wearing Michael’s t-shirt. Police think a jealous lover interrupted a tryst in the car, and friends say Rochelle had complained of a stalker for months. But some believe they were murdered over Michael’s involvement in black magic and the occult.
How many of these stories had you heard?
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