10. Bermuda Triangle
Many people think that the Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is one of the most mysterious places in the world. Over several hundred years, many reports of ships and planes vanishing without a trace in this area. People who think something strange is going on have come up with many explanations, with aliens and paranormal activities being the most common. But many scientists have shown that this argument is wrong and given good reasons for why the phenomenon is happening. Electromagnetic interference is one of the few scientific ideas that have been put forward to explain compass problems, and it is also the one that most people agree with. Even though no one has come up with a theory that explains the exact cause of the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, accidents still happen in the area every year.
9. Lake Abraham
What does a lake have to do with anything on this list?! These cute ice bubbles are dangerous balls of flammable methane gas that form when the lake’s dead plants and animals break down. During the summer, Lake Alberta won’t be on this list. However, during the winter, the lake is a great candidate for this list because of the white orbs that hang in the frozen lake and look like Christmas magic. Even though the frozen bubbles are pretty, they hide an unsettling secret. Methane is a strong greenhouse gas that is also easy to start a fire with. In fact, over a hundred years, its ability to trap heat is about 25 times greater than that of carbon dioxide. If the amount of methane keeps going up, the temperature of the Earth could also keep going up.
8. Suicide Forest
People call the Aokigahara Forest the “suicide forest,” which is a well-known name for it. It is near Mount Fuji, which most people agree is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. People say monks used to walk to the Aokighara forest and starve themselves. Others say that it was also used for the practice which means leaving older women to die in the woods. In modern times, it is well-known as the wooded area where people go to kill themselves. In Japanese folklore, it is said that the souls of people who have killed themselves in the woods will wander aimlessly among the trees for the rest of their lives. It is said that they never stop trying to make other people have the same bad luck that they did. People in the middle of the forest say they heard terrible screams and cries coming from the area. People say that the high iron levels in the soil here, which are caused by the volcanic ground, make it hard for compasses and GPS devices to work in this area.
7. Bran (Dracula’s) Castle
Many people think Bran Castle is one of Romania’s most important places to see. This place is very popular with tourists worldwide because of the strange story that goes with it. Everyone wants to learn more about Count Dracula’s past and visit his estate. Bran Castle is the most famous castle in all of Transylvania, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula has the most to do with it than any other castle. Queen Marie of Romania liked to stay at Bran Castle, and the museum there honours both her and the fact that the castle has become associated with the Dracula legend, no matter how false those connections may be. In the 1300s, Bran Castle was built. Even if the castle isn’t as scary as some stories say, the legends of the area that say undead souls visit the villagers at night and the castle’s bloody history during the Middle Ages are enough to say that it is haunted.
6. Pine Gap (Australia)
Pine Gap is a top-secret facility that opened in 1970 and is about 20 kilometers southwest of Alice Springs. Even though the government doesn’t like to admit that Pine Gap exists, it is known by its real name, the Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap. The United States and Australia work together to run Pine Gap. Pine Gap is a tracking station for satellites. It was put in the middle of nowhere on purpose so that other countries couldn’t easily pick up the signals being sent from the facility. Many people think that Pine Gap is where all of the United States spy satellites are controlled and that the United States and Australia use the 14 antennas hidden under white domes at Pine Gap to “listen to Asia.”
5. Richat Structure (Mauritania)
In some places, the Eye of the Sahara is another name for the Richat Structure. NASA says that the large circular feature in the desert stands out like a bull’s eye in what is usually a very featureless area. This information comes from the research that the agency has done. Many think the structure, about 30 miles in diameter, looks like a huge fossil. Since the Richat formation is very circular, an old theory said it was caused by a meteorite hitting the Earth. Even so, it is now thought to be nothing more than a symmetrical uplift that erosion has revealed.
4. Island of the Dead Dolls, Mexico
No other story can compare to the ghost story that goes with this place. On this quiet island near the canals of Xochimilco in Mexico City, dolls are hung from the branches of the trees. The story about it says that Santana Barrera, a native of the island, was the one who found the body of a young girl washed up on the shore. After that, he made a memorial for the young woman by hanging a doll from the branches of a tree. Soon after, he started to hear what he thinks is the girl’s hushed whispers. He started hanging more dolls from the trees to make the girl’s ghost feel better. Santana drowned in the same spot where the girl had died. This turn of events caught everyone by surprise. Before he died in 2001, many dolls were hanging from trees. Guests and tourists have seen the dolls’ eyes move, and the dolls talk to each other, so the story goes.
3. The Nazca Lines
You can only see them when you are at a very high altitude. The Nazca Lines are some of the world’s most interesting carvings on rocks. They can be seen in the Nazca Desert in the south of Peru. These are huge, and no one knows why they were made more than 2,000 years ago. It’s a mystery to all of us why they were made. One has a hard time believing that people back then had the tools and skills to build something big and in perfect alignment.
2. Easter Island
The huge stone statues on Easter Island have been a source of wonder for explorers, researchers, and people worldwide for many years. On Easter Island, also called Rapa Nui, there are more than 300 megalithic platforms. Different groups of people may have built each one. The earliest one is considered to have been built in the 13th century, and you can find several along the shore. Before, no one knew why the monuments were put where they were. It is thought that they were connected to rituals and were the centre of communities. People also think that the monuments look like their ancestors. Researchers say they have looked at the locations of the megalithic platforms, also called ahu, on which many of the moai statues sit, as well as the places where the island’s resources are located. They have found that the structures are usually close to sources of freshwater.
1. North Sentinel Island
North Sentinel Island in the Andaman Islands is one of the islands that can’t be reached. It is home to the Sentinelese tribe. The people who live on the island haven’t been exposed to the modern world, so they don’t know about the rest of the world or the latest technological advances. When people try to go to the island, they often get angry and start hurting the people who live there. Foreigners are not allowed to step foot on the island because the Sentinelese people have lived there for more than 50,000 years and have been protected by the Indian government the whole time.