The world is full of mysteries. Mankind has explored the lengths and breaths of it and is now setting sail to far off planets, there are some places that nobody has made sense of. These places retain the mystery and have been impossible for science to fathom! No amount of logic, experiments, or research have been able to put the finger on what causes these instances. All of us might be aware of some such popular phenomenon—for instance, the Bermuda Triangle.
This place has been beyond human understanding for several hundred years now. Scientists are trying to understand what leads to the ships and helicopters that reach this place magically disappear. However, the mystery of the Bermuda triangle is something people have discussed in vain for many years. So, we are not going to talk about it. Instead, let us explore four other such places from across the globe that remain an unresolved mystery to this day and age!
Blood Falls: Antarctica
Blood Falls is a Glacier in the Antarctic. The images of this place would truly amaze you because you would see a streak of redness oozing out of nowhere in the otherwise white sheets of ice. It almost looks surreal. While the sight would take your breath away, experts believe that it could happen, too, if you were to visit this place.
That’s because the red liquid that we see at the Blood Falls is an iron oxide-tainted plume of saltwater that is flowing out of the Taylor Glacier. As there are no permanent residents in Antarctica, we believe this causes no damage to human life. And did you know that these Blood Falls are as old as 5 million years ago? It was caused by an ocean flooded in East Antarctica, which resulted in an inland salt lake creation.
Devil’s Bridge: Germany
Devil’s Bridge is one of the many bridges in Europe. Most of these bridges are made of stone and are a significant achievement in the architectural world. It would take a person over two hours to finish hiking the devil’s bridge. If you are wondering why the Rakotzbrücke is popular as the Devil’s bridge, don’t worry. It is not because it is haunted or has a mystery behind it.
The locals believe that Satan’s bridge was built because the arches in this bridge are dangerous and miraculous that they thought only an evil force could have built it. The steep end is dangerous for the hikers who might slip and wall as no fences guard the edges. But don’t worry, in only these years, the place has seen only two deaths there, so, probably not so devilish, huh?
Door to Hell: Turkmenistan
How would you visualize hell? A pit of fire that rages endlessly? Something that could burn just about anything that even gets remotely close to it? Would you like to visit a place that seems like a recreation of this vivid imagery without leaving the physical world for it? Well, there’s a place called The Door to Hell where you could do that. And no, it’s not an amusement park that’s set in the theme of hell. It’s an actual raging fire that has been burning for several decades now.
In Derweze, Turkmenistan, this place was a natural gas field that collapsed into a cavern, and the local Geologists intentionally set it on fire when the collapse happened in 1971. This was to prevent the spread of the methane gas in the atmosphere. And the fire has been burning since then. The best part is that you can visit it as it has become a tourist attraction that attracts visitors worldwide!
Eternal Flame Falls: New York
The Eternal Flame Falls is a waterfall in the Western New York where you could witness a small streak of flame burning. This despite the waterfall. Wonder what keeps the flame going? Well, there’s nothing supernatural here. The cave-in Chestnut Ridge Park has a small grotto at the waterfall’s base, which emits natural gas.
And that gas keeps the flame going when someone tries to light it. Experts believe that the eternal flame’s lighting was by lightning or piezoelectricity. However, a few of them also believe that it could be a result of human activity.
Do you know of any other place around the globe that’s as surreal on these we just spoke about? Do let us know in the comments section!