Can You Solve A Detective Mystery Using Just One Picture?

In order to exercise your brain, you don’t necessarily have to multiply ten-digit numbers in your head. Sometimes, all it takes is one picture with a hidden explanation behind it.

We at CHAOSTROPHIC recommend trying to solve this unusual brainteaser right now.

It was a hot summer day, and a police detective decided to catch a little sun by the banks of a river. Suddenly, he heard a woman crying.

“What’s happened?“ he asked the sobbing girl. ”Please calm down and tell me everything one step at a time.“

“That’s easy for you to say,” said the girl between sobs. ”You can’t even imagine how dear that bracelet was to me. I come here every day. Today I took off my bracelet while sunbathing, placed it on top of my book, and accidentally fell asleep. I woke up and my bracelet wasn’t there anymore.”

The inspector fell into deep thought. There were no footsteps left by other people in the sand around where the girl had been sitting, apart from her own. There were no other people in the vicinity. It followed that only one of the regular visitors to the beach could have taken the bracelet. These people had now formed a thick wall all around the inspector. He looked at them and within a moment understood who could have taken it.

So have you worked out who stole the bracelet?

Think about it then scroll down to see if you are correct…

The only person who could reach the bracelet without leaving any footsteps in the sand is the one with the fishing rod. He was the first person to fall under suspicion.

Was that one too easy? How about three more?

Below we present three mysteries with some clues. Everything you need to solve the mystery is right there under the photo. To find the answers, just scroll to to the bottom of this page. Don’t scroll through until you’ve read all three though — you don’t want to spoil the game for yourself.

Once you’re done, let us know how you did.

Mystery One

A crime happened at Freemont Street. The main suspect is a man named Sean Baker. It was said that a man had been walking along the pathway when he was suddenly shot in the stomach. The suspect had brown hair, blue eyes, and wore a baggy suit, just like Sean Baker’s.

Sean was asked to tell the story right from the beginning. “Well,” said Sean, “I was just hanging around the park when I saw this man walking along the pathway. Suddenly, a guy came up from behind him and shot him! I ran home as fast as I could.” The policemen asked him to give a description of the murderer.

Sean said, “He had a red moustache, red hair, and a baggy Armani suit on.”

“I think this man is telling a lie,” said one of the policemen. How did he know?

(Keep reading. The answer is at the end of the article.)

Mystery Two

Poor Mr. Teddy was found dead in his study by Mr. Fiend.

Mr. Fiend recounted his dismal discovery to the police:

“I was walking by Mr. Teddy’s house when I thought I would just pop in for a visit. I noticed his study light was on and I decided to peek in from the outside to see if he was in there. I walked through the snow towards the window, and I had to wipe the condensation off the window to see inside. That is when I saw his body. I kicked in the front door to confirm my suspicions of foul play. I called the police immediately afterward.”

The officer immediately arrested Mr. Fiend for the murder of Mr. Teddy.

How did he know Mr. Fiend was lying?

(Keep reading. The answer is at the end of the article.)

Mystery Three

A man was found murdered Sunday morning. His wife immediately called the police. The police questioned the wife and staff and got these

The wife said she was sleeping. The cook was preparing breakfast. The gardener was gathering vegetables. The maid was getting the mail.

The police instantly arrested the murderer. Who did it and how did they know?

Ready for the answers?

1. The knew Sean was lying because he said saw “the guy run up behind him,” but the victim was shot in the stomach.

2. Condensation forms on the inside of the window in the winter, not on the outside. So Mr. Fiend could not have wiped it off to discover Mr. Teddy’s body.

3. It was the Maid. She said she was getting the mail but there is no mail delivery on Sunday.

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