Many people wonder why unsolved problems exist, and it's no wonder that there's no need to be apprehensive about why. After all, it's fun to speculate. Some of the stories that remain unanswered are quite frightening.
The Lady of the Dunes 'Jaws' (1975)
A body was discovered on a beach near Provincetown, Massachussetts, in 1974, shortly after Jaws' filming was finished. Her injuries clearly indicate murder, yet no culprit was ever identified. What's more, she has never been identified and no one ever filed a missing person report for anyone who matched her description.
Joe Hill, the son of noted horror author Stephen King, noticed an additional in Jaws that matched the police drawings of the murdered woman extremely well. Not only that, but she was wearing the same blue jeans and bandana as the film's filmmaker. Provincetown is situated only 160 kilometers from where the film was shot.
Who Wants Chowder?'Titanic' (1997)
One of James Cameron's Titanic filming locations was in rural Nova Scotia. The closest hospital had only one doctor and one nurse. This did not bode well for the cast and crew one fateful day. During a meal break, 75 staff members were served clam chowder, including Cameron himself. It didn't take long before everyone in the room began to feel very, very ill.
All of the affected persons were promptly admitted to the hospital, with the doctor believing it to be a case of improper preparation. However, forensic testing determined that someone had spiked the whole pot of chowder with an entire pound of a drug known as PCP. No one has ever claimed responsibility or been accused. Some speculate that one of the several fired crew members was unhappy and did it in some way of retaliation.
The Curse 'The Exorcist' (1973)
The Exorcist was cursed during filming, and many people were hurt, some due to mysterious events, from family members to the main cast, who passed away during postproduction.
Many people dismiss these claims as being a matter of extreme bad luck, but the filmmakers believed that other forces were at play, so much so that they brought a priest to the set to bless it.
The 'Poltergeist' Trilogy of Supernatural Forces (1982-1988)
The original Poltergeist trilogy, which included a child actor named Heather O'Rourke, died of Crohn's Disease during post-production of Poltergeist III. This would not have been the case had it not been for the series of other unlucky events that took place during the trilogy's run.
Other cast members died during production as well, and some were severely injured. Many attribute this to the fact that actual human skeletons were used instead of props during one of the scenes, because real skeletons were cheaper. The filmmakers were so afraid of this apparent haunting that they had a real exorcism performed on set to remove them from the tragedies.
Heather O'Rourke's Ghost 'Ghost' (1990)
Ghost isn't a horror film, but it may as well have been filmed by the people who acted on it. Many of the actors and crew to this day believe that Heather O'Rourke, the star of the Poltergeist trilogy, haunted the set of Ghost. Happy Days is a family sitcom set in the same studio as Ghost.
This is only made worse by the fact that O'Rourke seemed to enjoy to play on the catwalks. Whether or not the film set was ultimately haunted is a mystery.
Natalie Wood's 'Brainstorm' death (1983)
Natalie Wood, an iconic actress, died unexpectedly two years after its filming and post-production. Wood and her husband, Robert Wagner, took a yacht for a brief vacation. A few days later, Wood's body was discovered floating in the water, drowning.
Wood's death has been ruled an accident because to slipping and hitting her head while trying to board the yacht's dinghy, but others have speculated this is something Wood would never do on her own, as she was terrified of water. Several reports have suggested that Wagner and Wood had an altercation the night before she was discovered dead. It remains one of Hollywood's most terrifying mysteries.
The Death of Brandon Lee 'The Crow' (1994)
Brandon Lee, the son of martial artist Bruce Lee, was killed right in the middle of his role as the Crow's primary photographer, and this appears to be fairly straightforward and completely accidental. Not all are convinced that this was the case.
Brandon's father died in a narcotics accident, leading some to believe the Lee family had been cursed. Others believe that the Lee family was targeted by Chinese Triads because Bruce refused to pay them protection payments. Whatever happened, Brandon's death still raises the question: why did there ever be a live bullet in a prop gun in the first place?
'Libra' Sabotage 'JFK' (1991)
JFK wasn't the only film about the former president planned for the early 1990s. There was a second, called Libra, which was based on a 1988 book of the same name, and told the story of John F. Kennedy's assassination from the perspective of the alleged killer, Lee Harvey Oswald. Libra, however, was never made public.
The reason for this is presumably because JFK's director wanted the competition for the box office. Both films were shot on the same topic; the story goes that Stone hired Hollywood strongmen to intimidate and pressure cast and crew members working on Libra to pull out, causing a mass exodus of employees. As a result, Libra was canceled. Though, Stone has never publicly admitted to this, nor has he ever been found guilty of it.
Johnny Stompanato's Death 'Another Time, Another Place' (1958)
Lana Turner and Sir Sean Connery both began filming The Other Time, Another Place in 1957. During their time in London, Turner was visited by Johnny Stompanato, whom she had previously dated earlier in the same year. Stompanato was a member of the Los Angeles mob, and was denied access to the film set the following year.
Stompanato appeared at Turner's home in a jealous outburst, and he threatened her and her daughter, Cheryl Crane, but he never returned. Many argue that she murdered Stompanato in her mother's defense. The evidence is fragmentary, and it is unlikely that Turner died in 1995.
Brittany Murphy's'Something Wicked' Death (2014)
Brittany Murphy's last film appearance was marked by Something Wicked, which was released five years before the film's release. The title would provide a grisly clue to what may have happened to her. She was 32 at the time, and she was very healthy at the time. Simon Monjack was found dead in the same house the following May, of the same causes.
Both were also severely anaemic at the time of their deaths, and Murphy had an enormous amount of cough medicine in her system, according to conspiracy theories. More recently, Murphy's father allegedly discovered a toxicology report detailing indications of poisonous chemicals after she died. This has not been verified.