Some of these sites are challenging to get to; others are busy tourist destinations. They keep natural scientists searching for answers and the rest of us astounded by the secrets and mysteries the world continues to reveal…
1. Blood Falls, Antarctica
Most people won’t see Blood falls in person, but even in photographs, the site is arresting : a blood red waterfall staining the snow white-face of Taylor Glacier. Galciologists and microbiologists have sought to determine what causes the mysterious red flow. They’ve concluded that source is subterranean lake rich in the iron that gives the water its red hue…
2. Magnetic Hill, Moncton, New Brunswick
What could possibly cause an automobile to roll backward uphill without power? A magnetic force from within Earth? Something even more fantastic? Since the 1930’s, when the phenomenon of magnetic hill was discovered people have been trying to figure out its riddle….
3. Surtsey. Iceland
When people try to convince you there’s nothing new under the sun, direct them to the Icelandic island of Surtsey. Before 1963, it didn’t exist. Then an underwater volcano in the Westman Islands erupted, and when the activity settled down in 1967, what remained was anarte island where no island had been before..
4. Longyearbyen, Norway
From April 20 to August 23, the sun never sets over Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelego that lies north of Greenland in the Arctic sea. The phenomenon plays havoc with everyones body clocks. Is it noon? Is it midnight? After a day or two, its hard to tell.
5. Eternal Flame Falls, Orchard Park, Newyork
Behind the cascade of a small waterfall in the Shale Creek Preserve section of Chestnut Ridge Park in Suburban Buffalo, NewYork, you might see what appears to be an optical illusion : a flickering golden flame. Actually you will smell it before you see it,and amazingly its real, fueled by what geologists call a macroseep of natural gas from the Earth below..
A Geologists fault in the shale allows about 1 kilogram of methane gas per day to escape to the surface, where, at some point, possibly the early 20th century, a visitor had the idea to set it alight. The water occasionally extinguishes the flame, but there’s always another hiker with a lighter to reignite it…
Neil Armstrong once rightly observed, “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand. “So we have mentioned some information regarding mysterious places…. Do you agree with our list??.. Comment below..