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We are here to share with you interesting facts regarding strangest natural places on earth. The new stories with a mysterious theme. Thus they have turned our lives to a different angle. These mysterious stories would take you to the place itself. You will enjoy feeling your presence there.

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Here are some best mysterious places in the world.

1. Bouvet Island


It may be owned by Norway, but the most remote island in the world is halfway between South Africa and Antarctica! It’s arguably the most difficult place in the world to visit, and fewer than 100 people have ever set foot here.

2. Bermuda Triangle


Also called the Devil’s Triangle, the well-known Bermuda Triangle also makes it to the list of weird places. All of us know how mysterious ships and aircraft have disappeared from the region. All these disappearances have happened in a way that cannot be explained by equipment failure, human error or natural disasters. According to folklore, it is an activity by extraterrestrial beings.

This region is the part of the busiest shipping routes in the world. Many ships and planes disappeared in this strange region over the centuries. In the 20th century, the mysterious behavior of the Bermuda Triangle came into the attention of the public. In October 2015, a ship of a cargo vessel disappeared after sinking in the Bermuda Triangle.

3. Nazca lines


The Nazca area is made up of strange lines which lie between the Pacific coast of Southern Peru and the Andean foothills. These peculiar lines are in the form of animals and birds. These mysterious lines was named as Nazca lines, and these lines are still a mystery. Some of the theories explain that these lines and drawings was made by hidden extraterrestrial beings like Aliens.

Some of the arguments demonstrate that the Peruvian desert was used as an Astro port by spacecraft thousands of years ago. These lines give a picture of some science fiction novel. This region has not experienced rain for ten thousand years in addition to the incomprehensible lines, but there is a scientific reason behind the rain.

The Peru government has taken steps to avoid spoiling these Nazca lines. Walking and driving over the place is banned except by special permission. The tourists can see the enigma through the roadside observation tower.

4. Padmanabhaswamy temple


Shree Padmanabhaswamy temple is a tall temple in the capital of Kerala, and the mother of all supernatural sites. This gold plated glory is one of the 108 Divya Desams, the principal centers of worship of Vaishnava religion, for followers of Vishnu. For a long time, this temple was controlled by a Trust headed by Travancore royal family which later was divested by Supreme Court of India.

The secrets doors of the temple is made of iron and its wealth is more than the GDP of some countries. There is vault B which is also known as Bharatakkon Kallara which remains unopened. The mystery of Vault B is an accurate example of some things that cannot get solved. It has deep rooted belief that Devas and Sages got devoted to Balarama who resides in Kallara B.

There is a snake on the Vault B which indicates the danger to whosoever will open it. Around 100 years ago, the chamber authorities of the temple tried to open the door, and they heard the sounds of gushing ocean waves behind the door.

5. Ram Setu Floating Stone


The mystery of Ram Setu Floating Stone of Rameshwaram is still going on for many years. Though scientists have validated the magic of these loose stones, even then people do not believe this explanation. The discussions over the loose rock have to led to various discoveries.

According to scientists, this floating stone bridge is a natural bridge which was formed by limestones, but Hindu mythology says that this bridge was made by Lord Rama and his Vanara Sena. This bridge was walkable until 1480 AD. However, according to scientific studies, there are some volcanic rocks which float in the water.

According to science, these loose stones can be the pumice stones because these stones can float in the water. These pumice stones is made up of a hardened form of lava which comes out when a volcanic eruption takes place. Some of these stones are found on the coastal site of Rameswaram. These stones may look like they are made up of corals.

When everything was examined, it was found that these stones were neither a coral not were they floating pumice stones.

6. Howland Island


This uninhabited island halfway between Hawaii and Australia was obtained by the United States in 1856. It has it’s own time zone, only shared by its neighbor Baker Island, only four hours earlier than California despite its remote location. Only employees of the US Fish and Wildlife Service are allowed to visit once every two years, making the long and slow boat trip from Hawaii!

So yes, it would be very unusual if you included this on a vacation, or even obtained permission to visit. There is evidence of a civilization that lived here as far back as 1000 BC. It was designated as a landing site for Amelia Earhart, and US forces were attacked here by the Japanese the day after the Pearl Harbor siege.

7. Baker Island


This uninhabited island is a grueling multi-day boat ride from Hawaii. Only a handful of US government workers are allowed to visit.

8. Dragon Blood Tree, Socotra


Socotra is a part of Yemen, a fascinating Arab nation. Socotra definitely has to be one of the most interesting islands in the world. In the middle of the Indian ocean at the mouth of the Gulf of Aden, where the continents of Africa and Asia approach each other, lies a small archipelago consisting of four islands. This is the Socotra Archipelago, also known as the most alien place on Earth.

Lets begin with the name Socotra. There are different theories about the origin of the name Socotra. The more common one is that the name is derived from the ancient Sanskrit language, meaning the Island of Bliss. This theory makes the origin of it’s name quite interesting as India is over a thousand miles away from Socotra.

The Island of Socotra is actually not of volcanic origin. Rather it was once a part of the continental body before breaking apart. It was once part of the Gondwana continent before breaking apart during the Miocene epoch. That is what ended up making this island so interesting.

That means that for over 5 million years, the plant and animal life on this island (once the same as the main body) evolved completely isolated from the continent under very different conditions. This resulted in the creation of some of the most interesting and bizarre plants and animals that you will ever see.

Over one third of the plant life found on this island is found nowhere else on the entire planet. The mix of geographical isolation and extreme climate conditions have resulted in the formation of truly alien life on this very island. Lets begin with the plant that Socotra is known best for. The Dracaena cinnabari or more commonly known as the Dragon Blood Tree.

The reason this plant has such a cool name is because of the red sap produced by this tree. When the tree is wounded, its sap leaks out almost as if the tree itself is bleeding. A dried form of the sap was sought after in the ancient world, as people believed it to have magical properties. They believed it to be the blood of dragons. It was commonly used in ritual, alchemy and miracle potions.

As the world modernized, the resin of this tree was used for different reasons. It was used as a dye and in medicine. The Arabs, Greeks, Romans used it in medicine for various things. Even today it, the locals use the various parts of this tree for many different reasons. Some of these being medical purposes, for abortions and as a dye.

It’s no surprise that there is an interesting origin story behind this fascinating tree. According to the story, god made a new world surrounded by a endless ocean on all sides. The new world was extremely beautiful and filled with all sorts of wonderful plants and animals. The god then made a king of this new world, the dragon. A power and frightening creature on the outside but kind, wise and calm on the inside.

God left the world in the care of this dragon and returned after countless year. Only to found the world burned down and all beauty destroyed. All forms of life were extinguished save the dragon, still sleeping atop the mountain peacefully. He blamed the dragon for destroying this paradise and turned him into a tree to make it suffer. Now every time the tree is cut, the dragon bleeds. This is it’s eternal punishment.

It should be pretty clear why Socotra is such an interesting island. An island that looks partly from the pre-historic times and partly like it is on an alien planet.

Well-known Dragon’s Blood Trees and 700 other species attract hundreds of people to the Socotra every year. It is an attraction that is weird but worth visiting.

9. Koiluoto


The smallest island divided by actual agreement and not a current dispute between two nations is Koiluoto. It’s area is only 0.03 km2. However, it is unihabited and off limits to both Russians and Finns.

10. Area 51, Nevada, USA


It is an extremely secret army testing base that is kept out of reach of outsiders as very confidential matters are dealt here. Troops and army personals always surround that place and security is ensured in a very efficient way. They have full rights to shoot anything that tries to come near that place.

In the past, UFOs were seen crashed there. It is a highly prohibited area and only authorised persons can get access to that. This is to ensure the security of that place as it is a confidential and sensitive matter of the entire country.

11. Tristan da Cunha


This is one of the most isolated places on earth with the nearest country to this overseas British territory being South Africa. Amazingly, this island has a population of about 250. The locals speak English, but have also invented their own dialect with words derived from English, Afrikaans, Dutch, Italian, and Irish reflective of their various places of origin.

There is no airstrip of any kind here, meaning the only way of travelling in and out from Tristan is by a boat, six-day trip from Cape Town in South Africa, nine times a year. In case you wanna move and settle there it is virtually impossible to do it. Why? It’s because you need approval of every permanent citizen in Tristan.

Fly for numerous hours to Johannesburg. Stay overnight, and catch your next flight to Cape Town. Stay overnight. Wake up early. Take a taxi down to the port. Look out for a blue and white ship. Show your ticket and step aboard. Welcome to your new home for the next week.

Lying at an extraordinary 2432 kms from Cape Town, this island is home to only 248 people! You have arrived at your destination. In a world growing increasingly small, having to spend 6 days getting to an island is quite an experience. It is the most remote settlement in the world. Its 248 residents (Tristaners) all live in the official settlement Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, or as it is know locally, The Settlement.

12. Miracle Village, USA


The small, sleepy and tightly-knit community that is made up entirely of convicted sex offenders and their families. Located near the city of Pahokee in Florida, it is home to 200 people. It is deliberately placed in a very isolated location in the poorest part of Palm Beach County so they remain out of public view and under the radar. Makes sense since nobody will bother them and disturb the peace.

Miracle Village does not accept violent offenders, serial offenders, or pedophiles since there are children present within the village. The place is so popular with ex-offenders convicted of these particular crimes, it receives over 20 applications for residency a week.

13. Death Zone, Mount Everest


The death zone is an altitude of 8,000 metres above sea level where there is not enough available oxygen for humans to breathe. Most of the 200+ climbers who have died on Mount Everest have died in the death zone. Sane humans shouldn’t go there yet they do. They do it in high enough numbers that there are traffic jam issues at the top of Everest! People spend thousands of dollars to risk their lives to stand on the roof of the world.

14. North Sentinel Island, India


North Sentinel Island is the home to the Sentinelese, people who violently reject any contact or approaches from the outside world and remain virtually untouched by modern civilization. It’s one of the Andaman Islands, an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal.

The island is part of India, and the Indian authorities recognize the islanders’ right to be left alone and restrict themselves to remote monitoring and also don’t prosecute the Sentinelese for killing unwanted visitors. The Sentinelese have repeatedly attacked approaching vessels. This resulted in the deaths of fishermen and missionaries. They don’t want outsiders there. Leave the Sentinelese people alone like a good sane person.

15. Lake Nyos, Cameroon


Lake Nyos is a crater lake in Cameroon on the flank of an active volcano. It’s one of only three known lakes which experience what’s called a lake overturn where dissolved carbon dioxide suddenly erupts from deep lake waters and forms a deadly gas cloud capable of suffocating all living things including humans, wildlife and even insects.

Because the carbon dioxide is heavier than air, it descends and pushes oxygen away, suffocating everything within the cloud. Two eruptions in the 1980s killed over 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock leaving it an eerie and completely lifeless area before the carbon dioxide dispersed. Why do sane people avoid it? Because the gas levels are rising again and the natural wall holding the lake back is weakening.

16. Wrangel Island, Hawaii


Wrangel Island is a geographic Cassandra. Russia has many islands with sordid pasts and dire warnings. For example, the USSR opened its first gulag on the Solovetsky Islands - and the prison there is still one of the most chilling places to visit in the world. On Severny Island, the Soviets detonated the most powerful nuclear explosion in history (the Tsar Bomba) - leading to abnormal levels of radiation that endure till today.

But Wrangel Island is different. It is another sort of warning, a hidden one, dug deep beneath layers of absolute beauty. Tucked away as it is in the Arctic North, lost between Russia and Alaska, Wrangel Island is one of the most northern pieces of land in the world - and as of such, is both frighteningly cold and horribly inaccessible.

To give you an idea of just how remote it is: the main way on and off the island is by helicopter. Very few people can claim to have ever seen this island, let alone set foot on its shores. Unsurprisingly, wildlife has absolutely thrived there. Name any animal with Arctic in the name, and this island has it. Arctic foxes, geese, owls, hares and terns - they’re all here.

It is a sanctuary that has allowed populations of endangered species to recover and grow. Wrangel Island even hosts the largest number of polar bears in the world. So many cubs grew up on Wrangel that it gained the moniker the world’s polar bear maternity ward. Groups of over a hundred bears feasting together on prey have routinely been spotted on the isle.

But being a wildlife sanctuary is actually an integral part of Wrangel Island’s history. In fact, the island was also home to the very last giant woolly mammoths. While the mammoths had completely disappeared from the mainland some 6,000 years ago, a small pocket actually continued to thrive on Wrangel for another 1,600 YEARS!

The island, in a way, protected them. Its position kept it cold despite the waning Ice Age, and its isolation kept humans at bay. There, the very last of these woolly mastodons peacefully traveled across their kingdom of icy plains and snowy peaks. The small population meant that the woolly mammoths quickly began to feel the effects of in-breeding. Genetic defects proliferated. Their genome melted down and numbers dwindled.

So bad were the genetic flaws that the first researchers who discovered the mammoths’ remains thought they had found a sub-species of dwarves. Of course, today, there are no more woolly mammoths on Wrangel Island. This island and its history, just like Cassandra, merely serves as a prophecy that no-one heeds.

17. Niihau Island, Hawaii


Niihau islands are located in the USA and are part of the great Hawaiian Islands. The island was bought by a super-rich Robinson family who made it their own private property and limited outside access. They did this to preserve the rich culture of that small part of land as well as its wildlife, flora and fauna.

They only offer limited access to the tourists in the form of half day helicopter trips to the beach to see its beauty. There is no accommodation available and tourists are not at all allowed to meet the people who are residing there. The population there is about 200 people who live happily in their rich culture and are isolated from the rest of the world.

They don't have electricity, shopping malls, hospitals but they have their own small world. They have made that island their home by true means.

Well, these mysterious stories have turned us to think exceptionally about these strangest places on earth. Now visit these most mysterious places on earth.
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9 comments:

  1. I had never heard of the Nazca Lines before, this is a very interesting post!

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  2. Ohhh so interesting. I have always been obsessed with mysterious places! I love hearing stories about the Bermuda Triangle since I was a child, and I've always wanted to visit Easter Island. I had no idea about the other places on the list!

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  3. Interesting, I wish to explore Ram Setu Floating Stone, where is it located?

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  4. Interesting stories. I visited the Padmanabha swamy temple long time ago, but didn't know the story behind it. I have Rameshwaram on my list :)

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  5. Interesting article. I found Nazca lines the most interesting. Why didn't you add any pictures? Pictures would have provided the visual explanation to all these places.

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  6. The Floating Stones is crazy! I love crazy things about our planet like that

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  7. This is such an intriguing post. Loved reading it .

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  8. Such a cool post. Very interesting to know.

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