In early 2013, a woman named Geraldine Vargas and her husband were walking through the desert near their home in Tucson, Arizona, when they came across a phenomenon that, so far, has completely baffled scientists. They discovered a large patch of land covered in strange, purple spheres with no perceivable explanation for what they were or how they came to be.

They appear to be a jelly-like fungus, but botanists in Arizona have so far been completely stumped as to their cause or composition. The spheres ooze a liquid substance and some people have speculated that they must be of an extraterrestrial origin considering nothing like them has ever been seen in the area, and no one has the slightest clue how they came to be there in the first place

Dorothy Eady was a toddler just like any other. She ran, played, and laughed all day, and was a treasure to her doting parents. Then, the unthinkable happened. One morning, Dorothy was running down the stairs at her home near London when she slipped and fell. So severe was the fall that the three-year-old was pronounced dead on the scene. But then something very unexpected happened: Dorothy woke up. For another four years, her parents had their beautiful daughter back. In 1908, however, everything changed. On a regular outing to the British Museum, Dorothy’s parents first became aware that the girl was behaving strangely. As soon as they reached the Egyptian section of the museum, Dorothy was transfixed. She couldn’t get enough of the artifacts and sat with a glass-enclosed mummy for a long time, refusing to go home with her parents. Her parents even caught a glimpse of her running around the statues and kissing their feet.After this incident, things took a turn for the worse. Dorothy became almost depressed and would stare at photos of ancient Egypt insisting that the country was her home and she needed to return to it. A picture of the “Temple of Seti the First at Abydos” got her especially excited one day. She rushed to her father and shouted that this place was her former home. Before she found the picture of the temple, Dorothy had dreams in which she saw the buildings and greenery of ancient Egypt. Her interest and love for Egypt skyrocketed, and she joined study groups to learn more about reincarnation and spirituality.She finally moved to Cairo after marrying an Egyptian man and gave birth to a baby that she named Seti. She herself would now be known as Omm Sety. Omm’s marriage didn’t last. Her habit of going into a trance and scribbling random hieroglyphics at night about her spirit guide completely freaked her husband out. Her writings eventually amounted to around 70 pages and detailed Omm’s life in ancient Egypt. It stated that she was a priestess at the Kom El Sultan temple and had a child by Pharoah Seti at the young age of 14. However, she had broken a priestess vow by losing her virginity and took her own life to prevent the Pharaoh from being punished for this crime. The hieroglyphics also contained accounts of spiritual encounters with Seti and plans to reunite with him in the Egyptian underworld. This fantastical story has been discarded by many as the ramblings of a crazy person, up until the day that Omm Sety helped archaeologists find the exact location of the Temple Garden. She also led them to an undiscovered tunnel at the north side of the Temple. Omm Sety died in 1981, after having lived the rest of her days at the Temple of Abydos. No rational explanation for her memories, dreams, and knowledge of Egypt has been offered, and many skeptics find themselves wondering if Dorothy Eady was in fact the reincarnation of the ancient Egypt priestess, Omm Sety.

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10 unexplained Arkansas mysteries

Arkansas is home to many natural wonders and scenic views, but it’s also home to unsolved mysteries.

Listverse’s Brandon Howard put together the top 10 unexplained mysteries of Arkansas.

10. Old Mike - A man only known as “Old Mike” died in the early 1900s in Nevada County. When he died, his embalmed corpse was put on display for the next 60 years hoping someone would know him. He was buried in 1975.

9. Ghost Lights - These have been seen in Crossett, as well as in Gurdon on railroad tracks. Most people who see them describe a glowing, floating white light from possibly a railroad worker who died tragically.

8. The Fouke Monster - Arkansas’ very own sasquatch, this monster has been talked about since the 1940s, but most of the accounts happen in the 70s.

7. Crop Circles - The first of these appeared in 2003 in Peach Orchard and Delaplaine.

6. Disappearance of Maud Crawford - It’s a Natural State’s Jimmy Hoffa. Maud Crawford was a lawyer in the 1950s who disappeared from her home March 2, 1957. At the time of her disappearance, a lawyer with her firm was investigating alleged mob ties to organized labor. No one asked for a ransom and her body was never found.

5. The Guy Earthquake Swarms - A series of earthquakes rattled the town of Guy in 2010 and continued for two years. (Note from THV11: Scott Ausbrooks with Arkansas Geological Survey said in 2011, “There are a network fractures and joints in the rock, cracks in the rock that basically allowed the effects, the influence of the injection well to reach the Guy- Greenbrier fault line and trigger the earthquakes.” Story: http://on.kthv.com/1pRlRUU)

4. The Moonlight Murders - Texarkana was rocked by the murders of five people in 1946 by a white-hooded suspect dubbed the “Phantom Killer”. He attacked eight people over a three week period, killing five. All of his victims were couples.

3. The Edwards Murder - Garland County dispatcher Linda Edwards disappeared Aug. 22, 1976. Supposedly she had an affair with Sgt. Thurman Abernathy with the Hot Springs Police Dept. and they had gotten into a fight the night she disappeared. He was charged after her body was found in 1977. Eventually all charges were dropped against him and her case remains unsolved.

2. John Glasgow’s Disappearance - John Glasgow, an executive with CDI Contracting was last seen leaving his home in January of 2008. His vehicle was found the next day parked on Petit Jean Mountain but Glasgow has never been found.

1. The Boys on the Tracks - Probably the most famous cold case in Arkansas is the deaths of Don Henry and Kevin Ives. Their bodies were found August 23, 1987 mangled next to railroad tracks in Bryant. They were found lying on the tracks with their arms at their sides covered partially with a green tarp. Their deaths were initially ruled accidental, but after the family petitioned for the case to be reopened, new details emerged.

To read more details on all of these stories, check out Listverse’s full story.