14 Most Mysterious Places in the World

The Earth is full of wonders and mysteries that never cease to astound us. The complicated geographies, disparate climates, and natural unconventionalities all around us make us marvel and seek explanations for mysterious phenomena and spectacles of this home we call Earth. All across the world, the mysterious places that have been discovered through time are just as alarmingly extraordinary. So read on and be flabbergasted by these 14 Most Mysterious Places in the World:

Let’s get into discussing what these most mysterious places in the world are all about!

1. Door to Hell, Turkmenistan

Door to Hell, Turkmenistan

A fiery crater opened up in the desert in north Turkmenistan, around 50 years prior to the present, and became recognized as Derveze Crater.

This is one of the most mysterious places in the world, and it resulted during a Soviet Gas Drilling Expedition when the ground collapsed. Scientists had to light up the colossal hole on fire to stop the natural gas from spreading, and ever since then, it has been burning.

2. Eternal Flame Falls, New York

Eternal Flame Falls, New York

The Eternal Flame Falls, New York prides itself on a small natural gas flame that is lit behind the waterfall. Despite its name having the word ‘eternal’ in it, this flame does sometimes go out when the wind blows the water into the flame, but kind hikers ignite it up again for it to keep lit ‘eternally’. Although on record the flame has been recorded to stay lit for the time span of up to a year.

3. The Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle

This one is seemingly the most popular in the most mysterious places in the world. The Bermuda Triangle is a colossal water region that measures 500,000 square miles in the Atlantic Ocean.

About 20 airplane crashes and 50 shipwrecks have been reported in the area, and people often hypothesize that strange and mysterious forces are the reason for all these unexplained crashes and wrecks.

However, Australian scientist Karl Kruszelnicki, together with the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association have stated the Bermuda Triangle’s supernatural reputation is based on just probabilities and that there is nothing mysterious about it.

4. Reed Flute Cave, China

Reed Flute Cave, China

Reed Flute Cave in China is teeming with stalactites, stalagmites, and other natural rock structures. Historically, it has more than 70 inscriptions engraved in ink, that date back to the Tang Dynasty.

At present, the Reed Flute Cave is theatrically lit by incalculable, multi-colored illuminations hidden in the crevices and splits of the space, that make it look like a painter spilled his color palette across the rock formations.

5. Great Blue Hole, Belize

Great Blue Hole, Belize

The Great Blue Hole is a submerged dive site that scientists deem as the biggest of its class. It is circular shaped and exemplified by its deep and vivid shade of blue color. The sinkhole is notorious for having the highest number of diver mortalities across the globe, with the death toll being between 130 and 200 in the last few years. The reason for the high number of fatalities remains a mystery.

6. Island of the Dolls, Mexico

Island of the Dolls, Mexico

This is a particularly eerie one! Natively known as Isla de las Muñecas, it is famous owing to the large number of dolls of diverse types that can be located all through this landmass.

This island has an unsettling local tale that is linked to the vicinity, which tells the tale of a child falling down from a chinampa and drowning and a local, Don Julián Santana Barrera, who jumped into the water to save her but failed to do so.

7. Lake Hillier, Australia

Lake Hillier, Australia

Lake Hillier has water that looks strawberry milk pink, owing to the presence of bacteria and algae present in the lake.  The lake is so safe to swim in that; you could float in it owing to the lake’s high salt concentration that raises the density of the water. But swimming is not allowed although you could venture out to enjoy the sight of this mysterious lake.

8. Sea of Stars, Maldives

Sea of Stars, Maldives

Vaadhoo, Maldives is known as the sea of stars. This is because the water in this place is full of glowing plankton which makes it look like there are actual stars in the water. Now this is one of the most beautiful, fantastical, and mysterious places in the world you could visit!

9. Richat Structure, Mauritania

Richat Structure, Mauritania

Also known as Guelb er Richât, the Richat Structure is a geological structure in the Sahara Desert’ Adrar Plateau. This geological site has concentric ring formations owing to the gradual erosion of a volcanic dome.

Therefore, one of the out-there theories that surround this structure, insinuates that this structure is the famous lost city of Atlantis, for Plato scripted that the lost city of Atlantis also had these characteristic concentric rings.

10. Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming

Home to extreme thermophilic bacteria and archaea, Grand Prismatic Spring is so popular due to its crazy-vivid colors as well as massive size. Awfully boiling hot water transcends 121 feet from a crack in the Earth to spread across the surface of this huge spring and makes it the world’s 3rd largest spring. It is illegal to swim or wade in this water body.

11. Blood Falls, Antarctica

Blood Falls, Antarctica

This waterfall in Antarctica is one of the most mysterious places in the world because it looks like blood gushing out onto the snow-white land in Antarctica.

The lake where this waterfall is situated is richly saline and has high concentrations of iron, and when the water comes in contact with oxygen, the chemical reaction gives the waterfall its unique blood-red color. This phenomenon works on the same principles as those of rusting.

12. Skaftafell, Iceland

Skaftafell, Iceland

The ice caves of Skaftafell are only discoverable in the wintertime because that is when the glacier withdraws and the water turns to ice.

Skaftafell is a green oasis, a nature reserve burrowed under the frosty vastness of Vatnajökull, which is the largest glacier in Europe. Visit this remarkably mysterious place on Earth and enjoy the breathtaking sights!

13. Zhangye Danxia Landform, China

Zhangye Danxia Landform, China

The Zhangye Danxia Landform Geopark is celebrated for the fantastically flamboyant mountain range of rock formations that portray a range of mixed colors in shades of red, yellow, blue, white, and green.

The sight is a vibrant spill of color, that is so beautiful it will get engraved in your memory when you visit. The colorful rocks are owing to 24 million years of mineral deposition on the terrain.

14. Fingal’s Cave, Scotland

Fingal’s Cave, Scotland

Fashioned by hexagonal columns of volcanic basalt approximately 60 million years prior to the present times, Fingal’s Cave is a scenic place situated in the Scottish Isles. This cave is more than 200 feet in height.

When the ocean’s waves collide with its characteristic columns, the cave’s semicircular crown transmutes the sound into a lurid harmony, making this place more amazing. This place too has earned its way into the list of 14 most mysterious places in the world.

Concluding Remarks:

We hope our list of the 14 most mysterious places in the world will inspire you to travel around to experience and see these wonders. As Janie Lynn Beatty said, “Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul,” we hope you are ready to fill your soul by visiting at least one of these most mysterious places in the world. Safe Travels!

 

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