9 Great Unsolved Mysteries of History

The world is full of mysteries. Even with the great advancements we’ve made in technology, there are still some left unsolved. Our need to uncover the truth leads us to discover more about the world and inspire us to believe in the impossible. What is your opinion on these unsolved mysteries?  


StonehengeThe origins of this prehistoric stone formation in Wiltshire, England are unknown. The stones date back to sometime around 2000 and 3000 B.C. The blocks weigh several tons each, creating the question how and why would people move these large stones? It has been estimated that it took 1,500 years to build. The stones used to create the inner ring are from 200 miles away in Wales – that’s a long haul. There is no written record to indicate why the formation was created or how, so that is left open for interpretation.

Aluminum Wedge of Aiud

In 1974, workers in Aiud, Romania found a 4-pound wedge shape piece of aluminum 35 feet down in a sand trench next to prehistoric elephant bones dating back at least 11,000 years. Shockingly enough, metallic aluminum was invented in 1825 making it incredible and puzzling to find the material buried with bones much, much older than that.

Jack the Ripper

Jack is known as one of the most infamous serial killers mainly because he was never caught. Even after 120 years no one knows who he was and how he got away with it. His identity remains one of the greatest crime mysteries of all time.

 The Lost Colony of Roanoke

Roanoke Island was established in 1587 by John White and his English settlers. White returned to England to get his family and more supplies, but when he returned in 1590, the entire colony was empty with only the word “Croatoan” carved on a post. There has been no solid explanation for the settlers’ disappearance.

Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda TriangleMany airplanes and ships have gone missing within the infamous triangle on the Atlantic Ocean between the points of Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. Pilots report their instruments stop working as they pass through the area and numerous ships have been lost without a trace at sea. Unexplained disappearances have been occurring since 1950.

Zodiac Letters

Another famous serial killer made our list but for a different reason. The still unidentified killer sent coded letters to the police and press as a means to taunt them. To this day only one of the four letters/cryptograms sent were able to be cracked.

Big Foot

Good ole Sasquatch is supposedly living in the snowy mountain areas of the United States and Canada. This creature is believed to live in seclusion and has been seen walking on two feet. Countless photos and videos have been taking claiming they found Big Foot, but no direct contact has ever been made.

The Wow Signal

Jerry Ehman was working on the SETI Project in the Ohio Wesleyan University’s Perkins Observatory when he picked up a 72 second radio frequency from deep within space coming from the constellation Sagittarius. No one has been able to pick up the signal again and the origin of the signal cannot be explained.

The SS Ourang Medan

In 1947 an SOS message was sent out that said the captain of the SS Ourang Medan along with the entire crew were dead. When the Silver Star was able to receive and respond to the distress call they found that to be true. Everyone on board was dead, including the person who sent out the distress signal. There is still no conclusion as to what happened on that boat.

A Mystery You Can Solve … Maybe

Test your wits and make discoveries of your own at Paranoia Quest. Here you can see if you can solve our mysteries, at least these have an explanation. Explore a long lost ancient Aztec temple in The DIG or investigate hidden secrets in Area 51. At Paranoia Quest we are all about helping you have the perfect experience. Book your room now for our Buford or Atlanta location and see what mysteries you can solve. Book Now or call us at: (678) 828-4410.

Beating the Summer Heat With an Escape Room

Summer Has Arrived You Need An Escape Room Plan to Beat the Heat!

Summer has arrived! Who wants to stay inside their house when there is so much to explore right? Of course everyone who can be making the most of outside but sometimes you need a break. We have a few reasons why you should be seeking an escape room to beat the heat! Read more

Escape the Same Old Graduation Party

Graduation is such an exciting time, no matter your age. You deserve to celebrate all that you have achieved. Celebrate your accomplishments in a memorable way by booking your graduation party at Paranoia Quest Escape Room. Enjoy one last night with all your classmates or friends before you go your separate ways for the summer.

Attention Graduates

Elementary Graduation PartyElementary School Graduate – Headed to Middle School

You are headed to middle school and that sometimes means you are being separated from some of your closest friends. Enjoy a graduation party that will help you prepare for the uncharted territory of middle school.

  • Organization – You’re going to need more organizational skills as you head to middle school. An escape room can help you practice organizing clues, evidence, and ideas.
  • Relationships and Changes– Friendships change quickly in middle school especially as new ones form, so you have to learn to be flexible. Things are always changing in an escape room, so practice your flexibility and build strong bonds with your friends.
  • Have Fun – Make sure you make the most of your summer break. It’s time to kick back and relax but don’t let your mind go to waste. An escape room is the perfect blend of fun for the kids and the mind.

Middle School Graduate– Start High School off Right

Heading to high school means you’re finally one of the big kids. Middle school was tough; everyone always says it’s the hardest and possibly most awkward time of their life. Celebrate making it through those three years with a super cool graduation party at an escape room.

  • Discover New Passions – Murder Mystery may unlock a new found love for detective or forensic work or The Dig might inspire you to take a science class in archeology. You can explore all of these subjects in high school before settling on a college major.
  • Friends – Friends are important in a new place. Have a fun time at your graduation party and make memories you can talk about all year long.
  • Mind Games – Again keeping your mind sharp over the summer is the best way to not be overwhelmed the first week back. Why not start the summer off right with a test of your wits.

High School Graduate– Warm-Up Your Brain for College

Now is the time to pat yourself on the back treat yourself. Celebrate all you have accomplished in the 12 years of schooling with a thrilling adventure for your graduation party. Everyone has a cookout, stand out by taking your friends and family to an escape room.

  • Spend Time with Hometown Friends – Escape rooms are the perfect way to spend quality time with your friends from home before leaving to go to college. You’ll make memories that will last the distance and have a lot of fun while doing it.
  • Enjoy the Fun –Planning a fun grad party or night at an escape room lets you enjoy the fun of summer before the reality of college sets in.
  • Find a Major – If you’re still undecided, exploring your sense of adventure at any point, even during your graduation party could be beneficial. Escape rooms like The Dig could awaken the inner Indiana Jones in you.
  • Test Your Skills – Make your party a fun competition between rival colleges you’re attending or boys vs. girls. See who really developed better escape skills in those 12 years of school.

College Graduate– Grab Your Friends for a Night of Fun

College Graduation PartyCongratulations grad, you hit a major milestone in your life. Graduating from college is no small feat and deserves to be celebrated. A dinner party or cookout probably seems a little dull compared to the fast paced week you just had with finals – an escape room graduation party can keep up with the times.

  • Celebrate – You did it, now it’s time to celebrate you and all your accomplishments. Go up against the clock and show everyone just how college educated you are.
  • Let off Steam – Graduates usually already have a job or internship lined up and work can be stressful. And if you don’t, we know the job search is stressful too. A grad party at Paranoia Quest will get your mind out of work and into the escape.

Celebrate with Paranoia Quest

You can achieve whatever you want in life. All you have to do is believe that you can. You graduated, but do you believe you can escape the room? Who knows, maybe you’ll even set a record you can brag about in your new stage in life. At Paranoia Quest we are all about helping you have the perfect experience no matter the occasion. Book your room at our Atlanta or Buford location now or call us at (678) 828-4410.

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Tips for A Buford Game Night That Rocks

Taking Your Buford Game Night to a Whole New Level

If your family and friends don’t currently have a designated Buford game night, you probably should get around to organizing one. Game nights can be a great way of bringing together families and friends in a fun and entertaining way. In today’s world of smartphones and tablets, it is more important than ever to encourage people to put down the electronics and engage in actual conversations. As parents this can provide opportunities to connect with kids and open up dialogues on daily life. For friends, both new and old, a game night can allow for bonding and learning more about each other. Read more

Inspiring your Non-Profit Team with an Escape Room

A lot goes into having a strong and successful team. In order to have a strong non-profit team, team members need to know how to create and achieve collaborative goals, work out issues, and respect each other. Success is dependent on the team and its people. Team building activities can bring people together from all departments of a non-profit organization. An escape room provides an opportunity for employees to learn more about other members of the team, such as their problem-solving skills, communication style, interests, etc., in a fun and exciting informal setting.Non-Profit Team Building

Challenges Faced by Non-Profit Teams:

  1. Inability to see the big picture
  2. Lack of shared goals, values or priorities
  3. No accountability or performance check
  4. Ineffective communication
  5. Differences are not understood or valued

With a good team building experience, a team can learn how to put the pieces of the team together to fit perfectly and work like a well-oiled machine. Placing your staff in an escape room with people they don’t normally interact with or people they see every day is a great way to jump start building you’re A team.

Benefits of Team Building with an Escape Room:

  • Gets everyone away from the stress of work.
  • Employees can relax and get to know each other.
  • Learn each other’s strengths and weaknesses and how to fill in when they need help.
  • Being locked in a room and faced with the challenge of getting out forces the team to set common goals, work together to achieve them, and respectfully create and bounce ideas off of each other.
  • Team members can grow more confident through small successes during the escape.
  • Team Building BufordConstant effective communication between team members is fostered in this kind of environment and encourages active listening.
  • The puzzle style game results in team celebration once it’s cracked and the team has escaped.
  • Camaraderie is built.
  • Benefits extended afterwards into the workplace – more innovation, happiness, communication and comfort.

Paranoia Quest Will Inspire Your Non-Profit Team

Paranoia Quest Escape the Room can enhance your team qualities and bring you closer together, whether you are in Atlanta or Buford, we are just a short distance away. Escape rooms are a less tradition form of team building, but probably one of the most effective. We know how important a strong team is to the success of your organization so call us today at (678) 828-4410 or book online to schedule your team building corporate event.

The Top 8 Archeological Digs and Discoveries

Knowledge and understanding comes after making discoveries, that’s why we know so much about the past. Archeological finds have a way of conjuring up a lot of excitement. Whether they find was discovered on purpose or on accident, the thrill is all the same. Take a journey through time as you look at this list of some of the greatest archeological discoveries of all time.

  1. DiscoveriesTerra Cotta Army: In 1974, a group of Chinese farmers stumbled upon the discovery of the tomb of the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty while digging a well near the city of Xian. After archeologists came in for further investigation, they found 8,000 life size terra cotta soldiers, horses and chariots constructed to guard the emperor in the afterlife.
  2. The Rosetta Stone: Discovered in 1799 by a French soldier sifting through the Egyptian sand, this stone is said to be one of the greatest discoveries to date and the primary source for the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs. The stone is part of a larger stone that contained a decree by King Ptolemy V around 200 BC written in three languages (Egyptian hieroglyphs, demotic script and ancient Greek).
  3. King Tut’s Tomb: Howard Carter and George Herbert discovered the tomb in 1922. The tomb was uncovered in the Valley of Kings still almost completely intact with over 2,000 pieces of valuable antique and Tutankhamun’s mask.
  4. Antikythera Mechanism: Found in a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera at the turn of the 20th The 2000-year-old device has been identified as the world’s first scientific calculator. It can precisely measure the position of the sun, moon and planets simply by inputting a date. It is the most sophisticated device found from that period.
  5. Dead Sea Scrolls: A collection of 93 texts found in 11 caves just a few miles inland of the Dead Sea. These texts are some of the earliest known Hebrew biblical documents and date over a 700-year period around the birth of Jesus Christ.
  6. Staffordshire Hoard: A regular metal detectorist found a hoard of 3,500 buried items in a field in Staffordshire. The discovery altered the perception of Anglo-Saxon England and accounts for 60% of all the Anglo-Saxon items the world has conserved.
  7. Pompeii: After the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the Roman city of Pompeii was covered in volcanic gases and debris killing anyone not able to flee in A.D. 79. In the 18th century, workmen digging a foundation for a summer palace for the King of Naples uncovered the remains of a neighboring city which lead to the excavation of Pompeii shortly after that.
  8. The DigThe Titanic: It took over 70 years for explorers to find the Titanic after its crash. Robert Ballard was asked by the US Navy to find and photograph two sunken submarines in the Atlantic where he realized that when a ship sinks, the wreckage is carried by the undersea currents leaving a trail of debris. By tracking the currents, he and his team were able to find the Titanic.

Brand New Treasure Hunt Adventure Awaits

If you are looking for a way to treasure hunt and make some discoveries of your own, look no further than The DIG in Buford, Ga. Explore a long lost ancient Aztec temple as part of an international archaeologist team where you are sent to retrieve the temple riches before the local government closes it off from the public.

At Paranoia Quest we are all about helping you have the perfect experience no matter the occasion. Book your room at Paranoia Quest Escape the Room now for our Buford location and become a treasure hunter for a few hours. Book Now online or call us at: (678) 828-4410.