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The most mysterious places around the world

Around the Black Hills, the Devil’s Tower is one of the most mysterious places you can find in the world.

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The planet Earth is a mysterious place that never ceases to amaze.

You don’t have to look far to find a number of natural feature for which science sometimes offer a theory. However, many places are a complete mystery.

Getting to these locations is often difficult; sometimes you will find that you really don’t want that there – depending on whether you believe the rumors about ghosts and aliens.

Scientists continue to search for answers and are often surprised by the lack of clarity they find.

How can you explain why there’s blood-look, it falls in the driest and coldest place in the world, or why your car flip over when driving through a part of New Brunswick?

Some places fascinate people more than others. Take the Eternal Flame Falls in New York, the Bermuda Triangle, or the Nazca Lines, one of the archeology of the largest puzzles, for example.

The inability to understand the real story behind some of these phenomena, attracts a lot of people. They are so permeated by intrigue that there is not to explain.

  • 1.

    Blood Falls, Antarctica

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    How is it that the coldest and driest place on the planet has a blood-red waterfall flowing down slowly in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, one of the most extreme desert lands on Earth?

    What is the cause of the mysterious flow was only recently “discovered” in a study.

    Scientists believed for many years red algae gave the creepy color.

    But now research has shown that iron oxide is responsible for the color. The waterfall contains even odd bacterial life forms.

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    Magnetic Hill, Moncton, New Brunswick

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    Be very careful if you choose to drive to the bottom of this iconic hill.

    Stories about what happens since the beginning of 1900.

    As impossible as it sounds, your car will begin to “roll” uphill. “And it is not only work on cars, vans, trucks and even buses roll up in total defiance of the natural law,” according to Tourism New Brunswick.

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    Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand

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    The Moeraki Boulders were originally formed in the sea floor sediments around 60 million years ago, are large spherical “stones” scattered on Koekohe Beach near Moeraki on New Zealand’s Otago coast.

    They are deposits which have been exposed by erosion of the coastline cliffs that back the beach.

    Each boulder weighs several tons and is six metres high.

  • 4.

    Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, California

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    Located in a remote valley between the Cottonwood and Last Chance Ranges, the Racetrack Playa is a place of spectacular beauty and mystery.

    The Racetrack is a dry lakebed, best known for its strange moving rocks. It seems that they “sailed” through the valley.

    “Although no one has actually seen the rocks move, the long meandering tracks left behind in the mud surface of the playa witnesses of their activities,” said the NPS.

    The most logical explanation is that ice forms the cover of the stones, causing them to move.

     

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    The Eternal Flame Falls, Orchard Park, New York

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    If you go to the waterfalls of Shale Creek in the southeast corner of Chestnut Ridge Park, you can see a strange orange-red light behind the water and think it’s just your eyes playing tricks on you.

    Can you really burn under water? You’ll actually smell the scent of the golden flame, because it is fired by methane gas escaping through the cracks.

    Sometimes the water extinguishes the flame, but you can easily start it up again with a lighter.

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    Inuit village near Lake Anjikuni, Canada

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    The residents of the entire village disappeared without a trace.

    Legend has it that a trapper who had been many times before, and met with the local population, was completely deserted one night with a number of fires still burn. There was no sign of human life, but all their weapons and supplies had been left untouched. The dogs were found frozen and starved to death, even though there was food scattered around.

    There are no logical theories about what happened here. Some people have speculated there was a massive alien abduction.

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    The Bermuda Triangle

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    The Bermuda Triangle – also known as the Devil’s Triangle – is perhaps the most well-known place of mystery in the world. It has an area of about 500,000 square miles between Bermuda (once known as the Island of the Devils, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Ships pass and planes fly over the Triangle is said to have disappeared in the air, or sunk in the deep sea, without any explanation. Many hypotheses have been offered over the years by what happens– some are geological or hydrological. Very scientific.

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