In the era of instant gratification, we don’t like having to wait for anything. But as the year draws to a close, there are some mysteries we still need closure on.

Tragically, it looks like 2014 could end with yet another question mark, as the whereabouts of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which went missing yesterday en route from Indonesia to Singapore, remain unknown.

While we cross all our fingers and toes and hope for a speedy resolution — and, against all odds, a happy ending — for the families of the 162 people on board, let’s turn our attention to six other mysteries from 2014 that are still vexing us. Are we any closer to answers? Or are they destined to remain unsolved?

Click through the gallery above for six unsolved mysteries of 2014…