13 Mysterious Places Around The World
The planet earth, is a home to a lot of mysterious places that usually attract millions of visitors year in year out. Nevertheless, if you move from one spot of the world to another, there exist some off-the-beaten paths which many people have never knew their existence. Such places are always full of hidden delights and secrets which are yet to be discovered. Most probably you might be willing to be among those few people who are in the know, then you are on the right track since the list below categorizes the thirteen most mysterious places around the world:
1. Underwater Ruins, Japan.
Even the most popular and passionate scuba diver in the whole world, have never been to these centuries-old ruins which lie in the oceans off the common southern coast of Yonaguni. This spot is among the secret areas on earth and is known to be so mysterious that it has never been entitled an official name yet. It was discovered in the year 1995. They are assumed to be the results of the geographic phenomena.
2. Leptis Magna, Libya.
This country Libya harbors some of the most stunning collections of architectural ruins. Apart from the popularly know Rome , Leptis Magna is can be categorized as a mysterious place by any architecture lover. The site was formerly a prominent city to the Roman Empire. In that case therefore, it is obvious that some of the most spectacular Roman ruins can be acquired there(Image by cmezzabotta).
3. Groom Lake, Nevada.
This lake is known to be mysterious simply because of one reason: Area 51. This hidden military base is always the subject of any conspiracy theories, movies, documentaries and even academic debates for a long time. What happens in there is still not sudden but different conspiracy theorists conclude that this base has some remnants of alien spaceships and is the home for cutting edge UFO research. We may never find out that as the guards are allowed to shoot on sight if you even get closer to the base.
4. Rio Tinto, Spain.
There are other things which a person will think about if they hear about Spain. The least of all, a person automatically won’t relate Spain to the known planet Mars. This is the exact comparison that will ring in your mind when you hear about Rio Tinto in Spain. This river is fed by the red and acidic waters. This river acquires its rusty features to the plenty of minerals which are found at its depths. Its acidity usually puzzles scientists studying Rio Tinto at present time(Image by Daniel Santos Higueras).
5. Woomera Prohibited Area, South Australia.
From the name itself, one can conclude that many people has not discovered this place. Although its big size and location makes it a hard secret to hide, its colossal exclusion zone and the highly restricted airspace are enough to keep the place cloaked in mystery.
6. Ise Grand Shrine, Japan.
Besides the country’s priestesses and the high priests as well as the Imperial Family, no one has access to this shrine. It is considered as one of Japan’s holiest places, This shrine is destroyed and reconstructed once within two decades. Other than peeking into secrets of Ise Grand shrine; one would best concentrate on other less restricted and more accessible temples.
7. Pantanal Wetlands, Southern Brazil.
Wildlife enthusiasts always grub the chance of visiting the Amazon, but they never realize that Pantanal Wetlands in Brazil offers even more exhilarating experience. Unlike the thick vegetation of Amazon, the wide grasslands of Pantanal is more convenient for the enthusiasts to look and take pictures of the wild animals(Image by rosalia c).
8. Easter Island.
Not only were the Rapa Nui, or the persons living in this interior island, they constructed these eight hundred and eighty seven giant Moai rock statues, the lightest one weighs about 86 tons, and they were able to shift them from platform to another around that island.
9. Nazca Lines.
These huge drawings on the ground in Ica city, situated about 150 miles to the south of Peru are known to measure up to 660 feet. Most of these drawings can only be seen from observation towers or on airplanes .The cause of these drawings remains unknown until today though there are a few theories behind it but none is proven.
No one knows anything about people who lived in the city of Teotihuacan. Located about 30 miles to the north of Mexico City, it is known to be one of the greatest cities in the Western Hemisphere in 1400s, the Aztecs and the Mayans, after discovering this city, they named it Teotihuacan, which means “the spot where god was created’ (Image by Deb Stgo)
11. Plain of Jars.
These jars measure about 10 feet heigh, and they are spread out in clusters across in a province known as Xieng Khouang in Laos. In some of the clusters, there are more than 250 jars. Some people believe that they were used as burial areas, some people also say that giants may have used them for storing their alcohol.
12. Great Pyramids of Giza.
This is the only wonder of the world which exists today yet we are not even closer to understanding the information of how the ancient world did and finished such an extraordinary feat.
Stonehenge is in Wiltshire, England. It in known to have been built between 2000 BC and 3000 BC and later modified throughout many stages in the last 5,000 years. Theories explain that it came from the transportation and placing of rocks to the significance of such a central meeting point.
There are a lot of places in this world which are very much shrouded in secrecy. Many of them are just waiting for the people to discover then explore their possibilities. However, there exist other sites which will remain mysterious to this outside world forever and ever.
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