Every day seems like a normal day in every part of the world, the sun rises, people wake up and do their everyday routine, animals hunt for food and some other animals get away from predators. There are humans, and the other living things, who die every single day. It is perfectly normal, and then eventually the sun will set.

There are times when it will rain on a particular place, but all sunny and humid somewhere else. However, what people don’t know is that the world is much more than that. Just because we are used to what we usually experience doesn’t mean that’s the only thing the world has to offer. There are actually other natural phenomena that occur in different places from all over the planet Earth, people find them unusual, but they’re actually natural. So here are some of the most unbelievable phenomena that you never thought could happen.

“In a deep metaphysical sense, all that is conditioned is illusory. All phenomena are literally ‘appearances’, the outer masks in which the Reality shows itself forth in our changing universe, the more material, the solid the appearance, the further is it from reality, and therefore the more illusory it is.” – Annie Besant


We usually get thunderstorms that are either pretty light or extremely heavy that it could actually affect the power supply. However, there is actually a particular weather phenomenon that is a combination of lightning and a volcanic eruption. Sounds pretty scary but it is actually real. It is called a dirty thunderstorm but also known as thunder volcano or volcanic lightning. It is basically a type of thunderstorm, but the lighting doesn’t come from the storm clouds, instead, it is actually generated within the ash cloud that comes from the volcano, which is known to be the process of charge separation

According to Martin A. Uman, who is one of the directors from the University of Florida Lightning Research program, the downward plume actually works as if it has a life of its own because it actually produces about 300 lightning bolts. Another study conducted by the Science journal said that when an ash, rock fragments and ice particles generated it produces electrical charges. This volcanic lightning happened in different volcanos all over the world like in Italy, Chile, and Mexico.


This one is actually quite popular since it’s photos once dominated the internet. This particular phenomenon is most commonly known to be the frozen flammable ice or flammable ice bubbles. This was actually from Lake Abraham in Alberta, Canada.

During the winter, when the lake gets frozen, the decaying plants released methane gas, and the bubbles are simply trapped below the surface because it’s frozen. It actually became a tourist spot since it actually looked beautiful and dangerous. Methane can be formed in thousands of lakes throughout the Arctic, so this is technically not the only lake in the world that can produce flammable bubbles. Even if this is a natural phenomenon, it is actually not good for the planet because methane is known to be a more potent greenhouse gas compared to carbon dioxide.


Another fascinating but scary phenomenon is what they call the great blue hole in Belize. It was actually discovered in 1971 by Jacques Cousteau, who declared this place as one of the best scuba diving sites in the world. It was also discovered to be a typical karst limestone formation that is actually formed before the sea rises in sea level. Its initial measured depth was 410 ft.

It is actually a popular spot for scuba divers because of its crystal clear water with different species of fish. However only, certified scuba divers can get into the caving diving and mixed gases. The Great Blue Hole was Discovery Channel’s Top Most Amazing Places on Earth in 2012.

“Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world’s phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.” – Hermann Hesse


Last but definitely not the least is what they call Lenticular Clouds. It is technically a type of cloud that has a shape of a UFO or an unidentified flying object. Which is why most people think that they see a UFO, but it is actually just a lenticular cloud. This type of cloud forms around a mountain most of the time because of the moist air.
Pilots often avoid this particular type of Clouds because of the severe turbulence, but glider pilots don’t seem to have any problem with lenticular clouds at all.

Which phenomenon fascinates you the most? Some may be pretty frightening to even witness, and there are some that are just way too cool to not notice. Isn’t it wonderful that the Earth could actually do these things, beyond brilliant indeed?

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