If you could know the truth behind any mystery, which mystery would you choose? — Mike Leach (@Coach_Leach) July 12, 2020
What a great question Mississippi State football Head Coach Mike Leach. There are some really good mysteries out there. We still don’t know who the Zodiac Killer is, it could be Ted Cruz though, we don’t know who killed Jonbenet Ramsey, no clue who Jack the Ripper was. If you want to get all philosophical with the question you could learn the mystery of “are we alone in the universe,” or “what is the meaning of life.” I can answer the first question myself, probably not, an infinitely expanding universe being completely devoid of life outside planet earth seems unlikely. As for the second one, I don’t think you can ever get a straight answer there because it is different for everyone. Before I finally decide which mystery I would solve lets look at all the mysteries that would be cool to solve, but it’s just not quite the mystery I want solved.
Lots of good responses to this question. Knowing the identity of the Zodiac Killer was a very popular response. I do have to admit that would be a very interesting mystery to solve. Several of the murders the Zodiac killer takes credit for could have been another killer. Plus all the cyphers and clues that the Zodiac left for police makes the mystery all the more interesting. For all we know the Zodiac was, or still is, the guy could be alive, a genius. Still not interesting enough for me. There are so many books that theorize who the killer was. Plus the movie with Johnny Depp and Jake Gyllenhaal, which isn’t technically accurate, solved the story enough for me, where I’m not going to waste my one solved mystery on the Zodiac.
Solving Jack the Ripper would be pretty cool. That was another response I saw a lot. That mystery has to be in the top five for unsolved murderers. The reason it doesn’t move the ticker at all for me is because what good would knowing the answer be? The Jack the Ripper murders happened in the 1880’s. I may not ever know the answer to who Jack the Ripper is, but I do know one thing, that fucker is definitely dead. Even if I know who Jack the Ripper was I wouldn’t be able to prove that I’m right. Half the fun of knowing the answer to a mystery is being able to prove the answer and solve it. Plus it wouldn’t be a mind blowing mystery solver. Some dude that is dead killed a bunch of people a hundred something years ago. Big whoop. Murder was a lot easier before DNA and all that.