10 Most Mysterious, Creepy, Dangerous, And Bizarre Places Around The World That Are Hard To Explain… Even For Scientists…
#10. Mining of Madness, Arizona
The Superstition Mountain in Arizona has left people going crazy and even dying while searching for its fabled treasure. In 1891, German miner Jacob Waltz claimed to have discovered a gigantic gold mine that would make anyone who mined it rich beyond their wildest dreams. Waltz fell sick and died before he could strike it rich.
The Native American legends claim the lost treasures are guarded by little people who live deep within the mountains. Explorers claim they hear unexplained noises, like people laughing, when they set off down into the depths of these mountains. The Apaches believe somewhere in these mountains, along with the gold, is the entrance to hell. People who set out to find waltz lost treasure trove never return home.
#9. The South Atlantic Anomaly, Brazil
Known as the ‘Bermuda Triangle of Space’, it is the point where the Van Allen radiation belts — rings of charged particles that surround Earth — come closest to the planet’s surface. While the Bermuda Triangle causes planes to disappear when they cruise over it, one of the most dangerous areas of radiation ever encountered causes NASA laptops to crash when space shuttles pass through it. Passing through the South Atlantic Anomaly is also thought to be the reason for the early failures of the Globalstar network’s satellites.
#8. Angikuni Lake, Canada
Lake Angikuni is located in Kivalliq Region, Nunavut, Canada. According to the legend, a Canadian fur trapper Joe Labelle went to the Anjikuni village nestled on the rocky shores of Anjikuni Lake seeking respite from the bitter cold in November 1930. But Labelle, who had been to the village many times for shelter during his travels, found food supplies, clothes, rifles, pots filled with food hanging on long cold fires, half-cooked dishes, and kayaks in place, but nobody in sight.
Shocked Labelle informed the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who searched the village thoroughly but couldn’t find the inhabitants. Every grave in the village’s burial ground was empty. Witnesses claimed the Earth around the grave was frozen as hard as rock. The officers at the scene reported odd, bluish lights pulsating on the horizon above the village. Till date, the case of the vanishing Anjikuni village is stacked below the files of unsolved cases.
#7. The Devil’s Sea, Japan
Also known as the Dragon’s Triangle, the Formosa Triangle south of Japan resembles the Bermuda Triangle. Just like the Bermuda Triangle, ships have been disappearing here under mysterious circumstances. Japan has officially declared it a danger zone for all ships. In his 1989 book The Dragon’s Triangle, Charles Berlitz stated that Japan lost five military vessels with over 700 sailors in this volcanically active area between 1952 and 1954. Some believe there are forces beyond science and laws of nature that are acting on the Devil’s Sea.
#6. Skinwalker Ranch, Utah
Skinwalker Ranch, in a remote area of northeastern Utah, is known worldwide for tales of sometimes-graphic paranormal and UFO-related activities stretching from the mid-1800s to the present day. Named after the skin-walker of Native American legend, the 480-acre haunted ranch is infamous for anecdotal sightings of UFOs, bigfoot-like creatures, crying wolves, mutilated dead bodies of animals, crop circles, glowing orbs, and poltergeist activity reported by its former owners.
#5. Point Pleasant, West Virginia
On December 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge, a suspension bridge connecting Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Gallipolis, Ohio, collapsed killing 46 people. While a defect in one of the eye-bar links caused a crack that led to the tragedy, citizens of Point Pleasant blamed Mothman – a seven feet tall strange visitor with large red eyes and a 10-foot wingspan sighted several times during the months leading up to the catastrophe. Some cryptozoology theorists claim the Mothman has been sighted prior to many more large scale tragedies around the globe, even 9/11.
#4. The Lake Michigan Triangle, Michigan
In 1891, The Thomas Hume, a schooner, set off across Lake Michigan for lumber. But The Hume disappeared, along with its crew of seven sailors. Not even a trace of the boat was ever found. Strange events continued occurring. In 1937, Captain Donner vanished from his cabin, after guiding his ship through icy waters. In 1950, Northwest Airlines flight 2501, carrying 58 passengers, crashed into Lake Michigan. To this day, the plane wreckage has not been found, and the cause of the crash remains unknown.
Many have reported seeing a strange red light hovering over Lake Michigan, leading some to believe a UFOs are to blame for boat sinking, sudden mysterious fog, and aircraft disappearing in the weirdest most unexplained ways.
#3. Mountain of the Dead, Russia
In 1959, nine young Russian hikers wandered up a mountain in the Ural Mountains and came back dead. The mountain pass where the incident occurred was named the Dyatlov Pass after the group’s leader, Igor Dyatlov. Russian investigators determined “a compelling unknown force” had caused the deaths, after they found one hiker had a fractured skull, another had brain damage but no sign of an injured skull, and the tongue and eyes of a third hiker were missing.
The dead were only partially dressed; some had only one shoe, while others wore only socks; some were found wrapped in snips of ripped clothes. Their corpses were radioactive and abnormally colored. The mysterious deaths of nine ski hikers remain unsolved. Many believe Russia tested secret weapons on its own people; the suppression of files by investigators has been interpreted as evidence of a cover-up.
#2. The B3212 Road, England
In the 1920s, a stretch of road in Dartmoor in the English county of Devon saw an unusually high number of deadly car crashes. In 1921, an army Captain claimed a pair of hairy hands had taken hold of him and forced his motorcycle off the B3212 road, which runs between Postbridge to Two Bridges.
Later, journalist and author Rufus Endle claimed “a pair of hairy hands gripped the driving wheel and I had to fight for control” but he “managed to avoid a crash and the hands disappeared as inexplicably as they had come”. The legend of the Hairy Hands attribute the hands to an unnamed man who died in an accident on the road.
#1. Overtoun Bridge, Scotland
The Overtoun Bridge near Dumbarton, Scotland, is called the “Bridge of Death” for a reason – in the past 50 years, 50 dogs jumped from the exact same spot on the bridge to the rocks 50 feet below. All of the dogs that jumped have been long-nosed breeds such as collies, Labradors, and other retrievers. Of the animals that survived their leap, some returned and attempted to jump again. The canine deaths have prompted claims of paranormal activity at the bridge.