The world we live in is full of interesting places. While some are beautiful and gorgeous, others look weird and mysterious. Although science can explain almost everything that happens on earth, there are things which come with a little mystery attached to them.
Here’s a look at some mysterious real world locations around the globe:
1. Overtoun Bridge, Scotland
In the last 50 years, over 600 dogs have jumped off the Dog Suicide Bridge.
Located in a small Scottish village called Milton, the Overtoun Bridge is surrounded by a heartbreaking mystery. In the last 50 years, over 600 dogs have jumped off this bridge from the same spot leaving atleast 50 dead. Hundreds of them jumped and lived but some of them who survived the fall, returned and repeated their attempt.
2. Bermuda Triangle, North Atlantic Ocean
A number of ships and aircrafts are said to have disappeared in this region.
Also known as the Devil’s Triangle, Bermuda Triangle is world- famous for mysterious incidents such as planes getting crashed, magnetic abnormalities, sighting of objects and unexplainable disappearances.
3. Blood Falls, Antarctica
True to its name, the Blood Falls is bright red in colour.
In the frozen world of Antarctica is a waterfall which is bright red in colour. It looks like blood running slowly out of the Taylor Glacier into Lake Bonney. Researchers have found unusually large quantities of iron oxide in the area that is responsible for its blood red hue.
4. Skeleton Lake, Roopkund, India
Skeleton Lake is famous for hundreds of human skeletons found at the edge of the lake.
For months, this lake in Roopkund is frozen but when the ice melts around the lake, hundreds of scattered bones can be seen. This was first found by a British forest guard in 1942. It was believed that the skeletons were those of Japanese soldiers who had died while crossing that route during World War II. But scientists have now found out that the skeletons were of pilgrims and locals as the bodies dated to around 850 AD.
5. Death Valley, California
Rocks weighing around 700lbs appear to move across this dry lake leaving a trail behind.
Experts all around the world continue to remain at a loss to explain the mystery behind the sliding stones of Death Valley. The movement of stones vary from straight lines to curved ones but there is no explanation as to why this occurs.
6. Aokigahara Forest, Japan
Aokigahara Forest is known for having the second highest rate of suicide in the world.
Aokigahara Forest lies at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. This deadly forest is said to be inhabited by ghosts and haunting spirits. There are signs mounted all around the forest reading, “Your life is a precious gift from your parents” and “Please consult the police before you decide to die!”. More than 500 suicides have been reported since 1950s. The forest is also known as the “Sea of Trees” because of its dense vegetation.
7. Isla de las Munecas, Mexico
Isla de las Munecas is inhabited by dolls. People believe that the dolls whisper to each other and also move their eyes.
Isla de las Munecas (Island of the dolls) is a lonely island in Mexico where the trees are strung with hundreds of dolls. The legend is that in 1951 the island’s only inhabitant, Don Julian Santana Barrera started collecting the dolls from garbage bins and hanging them on the trees to calm the spirit of the young girl he found drowned near the island. In 2001, Barrera drowned in exactly the same place where he had found the body of the girl.
9. Superstition Mountains, Arizona
The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine is said to be in the Superstition Mountains.
The legend of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine centers around the Superstition Mountains. According to this, a German immigrant named Jacob Waltz discovered goldmine in the Superstition Mountains and revealed its location on his deathbed to Julia Thomas, a boarding-house owner. However, the mine has never been found and it is believed that the people who lost their lives in the mountains still haunt the place. It is also believed that a passageway to hell is located in these mountains.
10. The Devil’s Sea
Just like the Bermuda Triangle, Dragon’s Triangle is also known for mysterious disappearances.
The Devil’s Sea is commonly referred to as Dragon’s Triangle. Just like the Bermuda Triangle, it is an area where sea-going vessels and aircraft allegedly mysteriously disappear. Not only this, it is also linked with ghost ships, USOs, lapses in time, and electronic equipment malfunctions.
11. Nazca Lines, Peru
These are a series of designs and pictographs carved into the ground whose existence remain unknown.
Visible only from the sky, Nazca Lines are a series of designs and pictographs carved into the ground in the Nazca Desert, a dry plateau located in Peru. They cover an area of some 50 miles and have managed to remain intact for hundreds of years thanks to the region’s arid climate. The reason these drawings exist remains unknown.
12. Jatinga, Assam, India
Hundreds of migratory as well as local birds commit mass suicide in the village of Jatinga.
Jatinga is a small village in the north-eastern state of Assam which is famous for the bird mystery. Birds from different places come here to commit suicide, a natural phenomenon that nobody has been able to explain. It happens every year during the late monsoon months.
13. Stonehenge, England
It is still unclear as to why a ring of standing stones are set within earthworks.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument that was built between 3000 BC and 2000 BC. It can actually be described as the remains of a ring of standing stones. The reason or purpose of this ring of stones remains unclear. One suggestion is that Stonehenge could have been a burial ground.
14. Door to Hell, Turkmenistan
Door to hell is continuously burning since 1971.
Door to hell is a natural gas field in Derweze, Turkmenistan that was lit on fire by Russian engineers to burn excess gas back in the 70s. Since then, it has been burning continuously. The gas reserve found here is one of the largest in the world. It’s been burning for nearly 40 years. The hole is 70m wide, and in the centre boiling mud and flames can be seen.
15. Underwater Ruins, Japan
These submerged ruins were discovered in 1995 by a sport diver.
On the southern coast of Yonaguni, Japan, lie submerged ruins which are estimated to be around 8,000 years old. Some people believed that it was carved by geographic phenomena but it is now confirmed to be man-made as the intricate stairways, carvings and right angles suggest. It was discovered in 1995 by a sport diver who strayed too far off the Okinawa shore with a camera in hand. Its history is still unknown.