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10 People who took Biggest Secrets with them to the Grave!

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Everyone keeps secrets but most of them are of no concern to others. However, there are many people in the world who died withholding secrets that could have been beneficial for the human race. We may discover some of them with the passage of time while others might have been buried forever in the grave of the deceased.

1. Arne Beurling

Hitler’s plan to invade Russia was revealed well before time because of Arne Beurling, a mathematician. He cracked the severely unreadable code sent from machinery ‘T52’. He never revealed how he solved the code and scientists, even today, are unsuccessful in finding his theory.

2. Maurice Ward

Maurice Ward was an English inventor who designed a material that could withstand 10,000 degrees Celsius and had a power to resist the impact of 75 Hiroshima bombs. He named it ‘Starlite’. After realizing that he may not get any credit or remuneration for his invention, he never disclosed formula of his creation.

3. Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla, the greatest electrical engineer from America, was working on bringing free wireless electricity to the whole world. Unfortunately, the same could not be completed as economic instability hit the US and wireless electricity died with the death of Tesla.

4. Jan Sloot

One of the revolutionary data transfer techniques was developed by Jan Sloot who created a coding system that was capable of compressing a 10 GB movie into 8 KB without compromising on quality. A bad luck for all of us, he died of a heart attack, just a day before signing the deal with Philips.

5. Antonio Stradivari

Antonio Stradivari is a popular name associated with classical and symphonic music. He was an Italian craftsman who made around 1,100 instruments including the most expensive ones. Nobody has been able to find out what gave his instruments their finely tuned notes and heavenly harmonies.

6. Johann Bessler

German entrepreneur Johann Ernst Elias Bessler invented a device that was capable of lifting several pounds in the air without any fuel or outside forces. He demanded £20,000 to reveal the secret to perpetual motion but later, he destroyed the machine fearing theft.

7. Arsene Goedertier

Ghent Altarpiece is the most magnificent yet controversial paintings as it has been stolen many times. The last piece of this 12-panel painting is still missing. Arsene Goedertie, one of the thieves, was the only one to know the location of the panel. Just as he pointed towards his wardrobe to reveal the secret, he died immediately.

8. Ghent Altarpiece

Ghent Altarpiece is the most magnificent yet controversial paintings as it has been stolen many times. The last piece of this 12-panel painting is still missing. Arsene Goedertie, one of the thieves, was the only one to know the location of the panel. Just as he pointed towards his wardrobe to reveal the secret, he died immediately.

9. Edward Leedskalnin

Edward Leedskalnin was an amateur sculptor and self-taught engineer who single-handedly built Coral Castle in Florida. Nobody saw him working except two teenagers, who revealed that the blocks appeared floating like helium balloons. It is believed that he discovered a device called as “perpetual motion holder” to lift the blocks effortlessly but unfortunately he never shared the secret.

10. Texas Gov. John Connally

As per the Warren Commission, a single bullet killed President John F. Kennedy and seriously injured Governor John Connally who was seated in front of the President. However, the events depict that it is not possible for the bullet to move zigzag to injure Governor. The examination of Governor’s body after his death could have solved the mystery but his family refused and thus, the secret remain buried whether it was a single bullet or two.

11. Axel Erlandson

Axel Erlandson was a Swedish American farmer who was best in shaping trees into unusual forms. He was better known as ‘Tree Sculptor’. He used to carry out grafting behind the screens so as to save it from replication. He died in 1964 along with his unique techniques.

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