The world is full of mysteries. Every corner of the world offers sort of curiosity which leave us wondering about its secrets and mysteries. While some of these places are popular tourist spots, others are even challenging for science to explain. The following list of top 10 mysterious places in the world might make you believe that there is more to this world than just heaven and hell.
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1) Mount Roraima, Brazil
Mount Roraima is not just any other mountain. Instead of having a towering peak like other mountains, Mount Roraima actually has a flat top resembling the structure of a large plateau. The flat top is mainly due to winds and rains over the years. Another mysterious fact is that Mount Roraima has endemic species of flora and fauna in abundance which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
2)Area 51, USA
Is it a US military base or a storehouse for alien spacecraft and maybe alien bodies too? There has been all kind of conspiracy theories regarding Area 51. Be it the secrecy around the region or UFO sightings, Area 51 is alleged to be a research centre for extraterrestrial technologies. This highly confidential structure is said to build 40 stories deep into the desert floor. Also, no one is allowed to enter or even approach the area making it hard to gather information about Area 51.
One of the oldest examples of architecture from the Bronze Age is a ring of standing stones called Stonehenge located in Wiltshire, England. Who built it? How was it built? and its purpose still remains a mystery. The structure was built roughly 5000 years ago and includes stones which weigh 25 tonnes on average and up to 30 feet high. This old age monument has now become a major tourist attraction in the United Kingdom.
4)North Sentinel Island, Indian Ocean
Known as the land of the lost tribe, North Sentinel Island in the Indian Ocean is home to an isolated indigenous tribe who have lived on this island for an estimated 60,000 years! The tribe has almost no contact with the outside world and is believed to be extremely aggressive and hostile towards outsiders.
5)The Devil’s Sea, Japan
The Devil’s Sea or Dragon’s Triangle is a region located near Japanese coast in the Pacific Ocean. Many planes and ships have disappeared mysteriously in the Devil’s Sea. Sailors have also reported problems using electronic devices and sightings of unmanned ghosts’ ships. While the authorities believe natural forces to be the reason for disappearances, there are many who still consider UFOs and aliens to be the cause.
6)The Sailing Stones of Death Valley, California
For years the Sailing Stones of Death Valley remained a mystery. No one knew how ordinary stones managed to sail over the surface of Racetrack Playa. Many believed it to be some sort of cosmic intervention or terrestrial forces which moved the stones. But the current theory presented by a team of physicists explains that the ice which formed around the stones causes them to move, thus, shattering the hopes of a more mystical explanation.
7)The Underwater City of Shicheng, China
This city rest at the bottom of Qingdao Lake. Built more than a 1000 years ago, the entire city was purposely submerged in 1959 to build the power station. Amazingly, the city which is of the size of 62 football fields, still remains perfectly preserved even after 50 years. It has now become a popular tourist attraction for visitors looking to scuba dive.
8)The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
The Great Pyramid of Giza has truly earned the title of “Wonder of the World”. Researchers believe that this pyramid was built around 2500 BC and it took 15-20 years to complete the construction. Unlike other ancient monuments, the purpose of the pyramids was well known; to serve as an enormous tomb for kings. However, the actual method of construction is still not known.
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9)Blood Falls, Antarctica
The Blood Falls of Antarctica is termed as one of the most bizarre and weird places in the world. The stream flowing from Taylor Glacier in Antarctica appears to have the same consistency and colour as blood, thus resulting in the name of Blood Falls. But researchers now know that blood like water appearance is due to the presence of oxides.
10)The Bermuda Triangle, Atlantic Ocean
No list is complete without the mystifying Bermuda Triangle in the Atlantic Ocean. The three-cornered region lying between Bermuda, Miami and Puerto Rico is highly infamous for disappearances of dozens of ships and aeroplanes. No one knows the truth behind disappearances. While some blame the weather conditions, others give the bizarre account of UFOs and alien abduction.