The Bermuda Triangle, is the most well known hot-spot for weirdness. With planes and ships mysteriously going missing. But its not the only place on earth with strange happenings, nor is it the only triangle for that matter. (see numbers 10, 14 and 15 on the list) These 15 mysterious and weird places on earth, will make the bermuda triangle seem like child’s play.
I’ve compiled this list. Complete with a few of the reports of the Strange, scary, weird, unexplained and paranormal activity that has occured. So get comfy and prepare yourself for nightmares.
Leave a comment with your favourite place or any different mysterious and strange places you know of. ?
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15 mysterious and weird places on earth
#1. The devil’s sea
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If you thought that the Bermuda Triangle is the only place in the ocean with mysteries surrounding it, you would be wrong. The devil’s sea, which is located 100 kms south of Tokyo has had its fair share of reported unusual activities as well. The Devil’s Sea gets its name from ancient legends which suggest that dragons used to live off the coast of Japan once upon a time.
Anyways, in the modern day world, there have been numerous disappearances of ships and planes just like in the Bermuda Triangle. There have been reported magnetic anomalies and even unexplained lights over the area. As usual, people are quick to explain the phenomena by saying that alien beings from outer space are responsible for this. Other theories suggest that the region is a gate for some sort of parallel universes or other dimensions!
#2. Lake anjikuni
If this is true, it wins the award for the most mysterious and weird places on earth
If you like horror stories where people disappear without any explanation, then you might find this place very interesting. because this place has witnessed (if reports are to be believed) the disappearance of not just a few people but an entire village. The story dates back to November 1930, and goes like this.
The story of the missing inuits.
There was a person named Joe Labelle who was seeking shelter for a night in a village he knew existed there. But upon arrival he noticed that it seemed abandoned. It was as if the whole village with a population of 2,000 just disappeared.
He had always received a warm welcome from the villagers, now he could see no one around. So then checked each and every hut and found food supplies and provisions. He also found the clothes of the villagers in their houses. Even their rifles were stashed along the sides of the door.
He even saw pots filled with food hanging on long cold fires. The kayaks were also in place outside the houses. There were no footprints on the snow that would have given a clue to where the Inuits had gone.
Updated December 2019
Shocked Labelle went to the nearest telegraph office and he sent a message to the Canadian Mountain Police. The Police arrived and searched the village thoroughly.
Later what they found was horrifying. Every grave in the village’s burial ground was empty. Slightly further from the village they found seven sled dogs that had been starved to death and were buried under the snow.
Inuits of other villages reported seeing a blue light which later faded in the darkness. Many investigations were done. The research revealed that the village was probably deserted about two months before Joe had discovered it empty. No one knew or found any trace of the Inuits.
#3. Area 51
mysterious and weird places on earth.
This place is not strange because of supernatural unexplained phenomena but due to the secrecy that has come to be associated with the place. It is believed that the this place was home to the alien beings captured in the infamous Roswell UFO crash in 1947. Several people have since come out saying that they have worked inside Area 51 with alien technology, and that they have technology centuries advanced than what we have in the mainstream use.
In fact, it’s stranger that the US government has always denied, or rather never acknowledged the existence of Area 51. it was Barack Obama who became the first president to acknowledge it in 2014 and that too was in an off hand comment. People have reported all sorts of crazy things like strange lights, sounds, strangely shaped crafts, and so on.
#4. South Atlantic anomaly
This mysterious and weird places on earth effects space
The South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA). Is a region in the Atlantic Ocean, around 300 kms off the coast of Brazil. Where the Earth’s Inner Van Allen radiation belt comes closest to the Earth’s surface. This is also sometimes called the Bermuda Triangle in space. This is the cause of several anomalies in the area as experienced by satellites, astronomers and spacecrafts.
NASA satellite have to go into safe mode when crossing this region as the levels of radiation is so high that it could damage them. Even the International Space Station requires extra shielding to deal with the radiation in this region.
NASA once reported that a modern laptop had completely stopped working when a Space Shuttle flight passed through this region!
#5. Sargasso Sea
This mysterious and weird places on earth, is also kind of disgusting
The only “sea” without shores. The Sargasso Sea is a region in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean that is surrounded by ocean currents. These currents deposit marine plants and garbage into the Sargasso Sea. Causing it to be full of Sargassum, a genus of dense, brown, invasive seaweed. Because of the seaweed buildup and the isolation created by the currents, the sea remains eerily warm and calm. Despite being surrounded by the freezing and choppy waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
This eerie calmness contributes to the area’s mystery. As several ships have been found drifting crewless through its peaceful waters. In 1840, the French merchant ship Rosalie sailed through the Sargasso Sea and was later discovered with its sails set but without any crew members on board.
In an effort to explain the mysterious disappearances, nineteenth-century lore told of the Sargasso Sea’s carnivorous seaweed, which was believed to devour sailors whole, leaving only the ship.
#6. Superstition mountains
As per the legend in 1800s. A German immigrant named Jacob Walts discovered a gold mine inside the mountains. But did not discuss the whereabouts of that mine with anyone. Until his deathbed, Upon which he may or may not have told a single person the secret.
Although the mine has never been found, despite many expeditions.
It is believed that the spirits of people who’ve lost their lives in these expeditions, still haunt the mountains.
It is also believed that the mine is protected by creatures called Tuar-Tums. (“Little People”). That live below the mountains in caves and tunnels. (Not strange and creepy at all!) Some Apaches believed that the entrance to hell is located inside the mountains.
The legends and lore of the Superstition Mountains can be experienced at the Superstition Mountain Museum, on the Apache Trail. Where artifacts of the Lost Dutchman are on display.
#7. The door to another world
Located in the northern desert region of Turkmenistan. The Door refers to a mysterious crater that appeared more than 40 years ago.
Though some speculate that a drilling accident caused the crater to appear. No one is sure why it has caught on fire. Turkmenistan holds the sixth largest reserve of natural gas in the world, explaining how such a place could still be on fire to this day.
However, what originally caused the fire, especially because the land is so barren, is a complete mystery to scientists. Many of the locals believe that this could be a doorway itself, referring to the fire as eternal flames from below.
#8. Great pyramids of giza
The Great Pyramids are a well-known set of ancient pyramids located in Egypt. Although these structures are well known throughout the world, many people do not realize how much work would have been needed to create such magnificent structures.
Being built over 2000 years ago, the technology for such creations is a scientific anomaly for such times. With thousands of stones used for each pyramid, and each stone weighing over 2 tons, the advanced technology to create such magnificent structures seem to be lost on modern-day archaeologists. How were such amazing giant pyramids able to be produced way back then? We may never know.
#9. Island of the dolls
Weirder than the bermuda triangle, or any kind of triangle by far
Island of the Dolls is a remote island off the coast of Mexico. Its name hails from all the creepy and mysterious dolls that hang off the trees grown on the island. The urban legend states that the dolls are there to honor the soul of a young girl.
However, some claim paranormal events take place nightly on the island, causing no humans to inhabit the island. Some say that the dolls will move on their own, heads will spin and limbs will move at the most random of times. What is causing such things are unknown, but to this day the citizens of Mexico stay away from the deserted island.
#10. The michigan triangle
The Michigan Triangle, similar to the bermuda triangle. Is an area on Lake Michigan in which planes and boats often mysteriously disappear. What makes this place much scarier than the Bermuda Triangle is the realization of how close this area is to land and civilization.
It does not lie in the middle of an ocean like the bermuda triangle, but rather in a high traffic area that is still able to remain a mystery for centuries now. What continuously causes people and their boats or aircraft to vanish with the blink of an eye? How have such phenomena not been witnessed or understood yet?
2 cases from the michigan triangle.
Captain Donner: On April 28, 1937, Captain George R. Donner of the O.M. McFarland was on his way from Erie, Pennsylvania, to Port Washington, Wisconsin, and had to pass through the triangle. As the story goes, he was exhausted and retired to his cabin, leaving the second mate to wake him when they neared their destination. About three hours later, when the second mate went to do so, Donner was not in his cabin. Nor was he in the galley. An exhaustive search of the ship was conducted, but he was never found.
Flight 2501: On June 23, 1950, Northwest Airlines Flight 2501 was on its way from New York to Minneapolis at the hands of experienced pilot Robert C. Lind, and was carrying 58 passengers. Due to bad weather, when the flight was near Chicago it changed course and turned over Lake Michigan. Around midnight, Lind requested permission to drop altitude from 3500 ft to 2500 ft, without ever specifying a reason. His request was denied, and that was the last communication Flight 2501 ever had. It’s last known position was supposedly within the Michigan Triangle.
#11. The oregon vortex
What Native Americans have referred to as “forbidden ground”, the Oregon Vortex is known for its strange perceptual and visual phenomena. This area found in northern Oregon forests, is a circular area in which people feel an increased perception of vertigo.
For some unknown reason, people are drawn towards the magnetic North in this area, causing feelings of dizziness and imbalance. This area causes people to not be able to stand straight and people will appear in different sizes. Often, animals such as horses will refuse to enter the area. This phenomenon has perplexed citizens for over 90 years.
#12. The lost city of Atlantis
If no one on earth knows of the exact location, do we still count it as a ‘mysterious place on earth’? Many are convinced that there was once a really peaceful utopia that sank deep into the waters, earning it the name The Lost City Of Atlantis. Feeding speculation, Google earth had a data glitch that created a grid-like pattern on the ocean floor (but has since been deleted)– which was then concluded as the lost streets of Atlantis. Coincidence? That’s for you to decide.
#13. San Luis valley
San Luis Valley, in southern Colorado, is an area high in inexplicable phenomena including UFO sightings and hundreds of unexplained farm animal mutilations.
UFO sightings are so common that a woman named Judy Messoline has even set up a UFO watchtower on her property, which has witnessed over 50 UFO sightings since 2000 alone. Some of these are observed by dozens of people at a time.
For the UFO skeptics out there, far more chilling are the tales of animal mutilations from the region. They began in 1967, with a horse named Snippy. Snippy was found one morning with her brain missing, and her neck bones completely cleaned.
Since then, hundreds if not thousands of inexplicable animal mutilations have occurred in the region. Sharing several things in common. Firstly, There is never a trace of blood around the animals, and secondly, the animals are all damaged with precise cuts. Distinctly not the work of predators. Finally, all of the mutilations happen overnight to otherwise healthy creatures.
Investigations into the incidents haven’t wielded any results, yet they continue to this day. Some farmers report seeing strange lights in the sky the nights before finding a carcass, leading some to believe that extraterrestrials are involved.
Though it’s hard to imagine aliens caring so much about farm animals in Colorado, the alternative isn’t much more appealing—that humans are the so-called “Phantom Surgeons of the Plains”. Personally, I’d rather it was aliens.
#14. Bennington triangle
The site of 5 mysterious and unsolved disappearances between 1945 to 1950, the Bennington Triangle is definitely not on your vacation destinations list. This one doesn’t quite beat the bermuda triangle, just on the short time span.
Middie Rivers, 75 years old, was out leading a group of hunters on November 12, 1945. On their way back, he got ahead of his group and was never seen again. Only a single rifle shell found in a stream was recovered as evidence.
Two on the same date, curious
Paula Welden, an 18 year old from Bennington College, went out hiking on December 1, 1946 and never returned. Fast forward exactly three years later (on the exact same date), James E. Tetford meets the same fate. During a bus ride home, he mysteriously vanishes leaving his luggage on the bus.
Eight year old Paul Jepson disappeared on October 12, 1950, while his mother was busy feeding the pigs. Despite having a highly visible red jacket, none of the search parties formed were able to find the boy.
The last disappearance was a woman named Frieda Langer. On October 28, 1950, she was hiking with her cousin on Glastenbury Mountain when she slipped in a stream. She decided to go back quickly and change her clothes, and, if you’ve been paying attention so far, you’ll surmise that she was never seen again. Well, not exactly—she’s the only victim whose body was ever recovered, though it was only found on May 12, 1951 (about 6 months later), in an area that had been thoroughly searched after her disappearance. The body was in such a mangled shape that no cause of death could be determined.
With so many bizarre disappearances left unsolved, accompanied by a million and one theories, the sign is very clear – stay away from triangles!
#15. Bridgewater triangle
No, seriously—stay away from triangles. Especially this one. The Bridgewater Triangle, an area of about 200 square miles in Southeastern Massachusetts just south of Boston. It’s like an all you can eat buffet of the supernatural. Yum yum
Among other things, the area has been subject to numerous cryptozoological sightings. Since the 1970’s there have been several reports of tall, hairy, ape-like creatures roaming the swamp.
There have also been numerous sightings of Thunderbirds, giant Pterodactyl-like creatures that have been seen fighting in midair. In 1976 there was a report of a man who saw a giant, ghostly, red-eyed dog rip the throats out of two of his ponies.
Besides these cryptids, there have been numerous reports of mutilated animals (mainly cows and calves) in the region. Some credit these mutilations to satanic cults, but no one has come forward and no one even knows where the animals came from.
As if all this weren’t enough, the Bridgewater Triangle is a hotbed of UFO sightings, dating all the way back to 1760, when a “sphere of fire” was reportedly seen hovering over New England.
Since then there have been numerous sightings of unexplained objects in the sky—including mysterious black helicopters. One from 1976 describes two UFOs landing along Route 44 near the city of Taunton, and another from 1994 recounts a strange triangular object with red and white lights seen by a Bridgewater Law Enforcement Officer.
In 1908 on Halloween night, two undertakers who were traveling to Bridgewater noticed in the sky what looked like a “giant lantern”. They watched it for almost 40 minutes before it disappeared.
The Bermuda triangle isn’t looking so bad anymore, is it? There’s deffinetly more mysterious and weird places on earth, just don’t visit them.
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