Friday, April 10, 2015

10 of the Most Mysterious Places on Earth

The world is filled with a lot of mysteries that man has been able to discover and who knows, there just might be so many other mysteries in the world that are still unknown to man.
Here are 10 most mysterious places discovered on Earth. These are places that defy simple logic or scientific explanation. They include:

  • Blood Falls Antarctica
We all know that waterfalls always feature clean, pure and transparent water but the same cannot be said for the Blood Falls Antarctica where the water falls are a deep red color. What makes it even more stunning is that the waterfall is o the Taylor Glacier, which is a snow-white color, making the blood red waterfall even more obvious. There have been several attempts by Microbiologists and Glaciologists to determine the cause of the blood red color of the waterfall and it was concluded that the source of the water, which is the Subterranean lake, is very rich in iron but they have been unable to explain the reasons why microorganisms are able to thrive in the iron and sulfur-rich water without being harmed.
  • Magnetic Hill, Moncton, New Brunswick
For 80 years and counting, no one has been able to solve the riddle of the magnetic hill. This hill simply defies the laws of gravity. If you drive your vehicle down to the bottom of the magnetic hill and take your feet off your brakes, your vehicle would roll back uphill; stranger than fiction huh?
  • Surtsey, Iceland
The Surtsey Island was formed by a volcanic eruption which took place between 1963 and 1967. The Volcanic eruption left behind an island that didn’t exist before the eruption.

  • Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand
These Boulders which are about 12-feet in circumference are scattered across the Koekohe beach. They were formed as a result of hardening of sediments for more than one million years.
  • Longyearbyen, Norway
Ever seen a place where the sun never sets? Then you should visit the Svalbard, a Norwegian Archipelago, between April 20 and August 23 when the sun never sets in this mysterious place. You should really have fun trying to figure out what time of the day it is.
  • Pamukkale, Turkey
A thousand years accumulation of Calcium Carbonate deposits from natural hot springs formed this snowy landscape in the South Western area of Turkey.
  • Racetract Playa, Death Valley, California
In 1915, a couple discovered some traces that indicated that some stones sailed across the surface of the dry earth.
  • Eternal Flame Falls, Orchard Park, New York
A Geological fault in the Shale Creek preserve section of the Chestnut Ridge Park, Buffalo, New York allows for a passage of at least one Kg of methane gas per day to escape the earth, and if a lighter is set to it, it bursts out in flames until the waterfall extinguishes it.
  • Pantanal Wetlands, Southern Brazil
Brazil also has its own fair share of mysteries. The Pantanal Wetlands, which is similar to the Amazon, has vast grasslands and wild animals. If would like to see life Jaguars, this is the best place to visit.
  • Ise Grand Shrine, Japan
This place is regarded as the most sacred place in Japan. It’s a shrine that is always destroyed and reconstructed once in every two decades.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty good list. It includes some places I dream to visit. I'm planning a journey and I think Surtsey will be my next destination.


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