Update 1/04/2020 I know for a fact, just the title of this post on reddit would get not just one, but many, complete, absolute up their own behind redditers. Commenting saying something similar to the following. “Reddit isn’t the worst place on earth. It’s not even a place, it’s just a website. You’ve posted this on the wrong sub reddit, Mods help”. Followed by an array of down votes and more negative comments. It’s safe to say I’m not a fan of the reddit community. But why oh why is reddit so toxic.
Why is reddit so toxic
I spent just over a month as a reddit user, Ive since deleted it, and I’ll never be using it again. I imagine these reddit users to be very lonely and had bad 3xperiences in life. These bad experiences (that could be still happening today) people have had. Has then made them become a recluse. But luckily for them the internet has more than porn for them, it has reddit. A place to rebel and fight back at the world, it also gives them a slight, tiny, little bit of insignificant power. There’s also the anonymity, to be able to post negativity on whatever the hell they feel like.
I’ve not had one good experience on reddit, (although I’m sure they can be had) . Granted I was new and a few of my posts would be in the wrong sub, which there seems to be a million of. But oh my God, to the toxic reddit user, that’s a sin. I would never advise anyone to post on the wrong sub reddit. Especially if you don’t want to lose your sanity.
Know that I’m not an aggressive person, I’m pretty chill really, kinda moody at times but funny with it. But omfg, the toxic reddit community brought the worst out in me. So instead of wasting my time getting angry, I just deleted it.
Examples of the toxic community
Bare in mind I’m going of memory with this, I don’t have reddit as a reference for exact quotes. I’ll start of with one of my first posts, which was, to be fair, in the wrong sub reddit but not malicious in anyway.
I thought reddit would be a good way to promote my blog and store. So I was looking for a sub reddit that this could be done on. I read the rules on a few sub reddit and noticed straight away that self advertising was not permitted.
I then carried on looking and found another sub reddit. Which allows the self advertisement of stores. So I thought I’d try my luck in there. In my mind there was no real harm, I mean, I knew it might be unaccepted but what the hell.see how it goes.
Upon checking my post the next day, I saw that it had not been very well received. You’d of thought I’d just stolen a poor homeless kids only Christmas present. The outrage it caused was unreal. If they could of had me arrested for it, I’m pretty sure they would of. I’ll never understand why everyone was so defensive of the sub reddit. And to be honest I don’t really care, It’s just the weirdest thing. That one encounter really got me wondering. Why is reddit so toxic.
More examples of why reddit is so toxic.
After posting one maybe two more, not very well received posts about clothing. Like a tshirt with a link back to the source, on a tshirt sub reddit *confused*. I decided to give up on the whole self advertising on reddit, the reddit community really doesn’t take to Kindly to it. They’re very outspoken and defensive people, to put it nicely.
So after dealing with all the insecure, defensive and small minded reddit users. I decided I’d just get involved. By that I mean just post a few memes etc, usefull comments. Kind of use it abit like quora. Except reddit is abit bland, and mainly used for boredom, like memes or cat pictures. There’s nothing educational on reddit, in my opinion.
Anyway, I made a meme and carefully looked for somewhere it would be accepted. I found a sub reddit, Which I’ll call ‘A’ for this article. I read the rules and it said, only posts about ‘A’ are accepted. Even in the title it says sub reddit ‘A’ for all things ‘A’. So I posted my meme, which was all about ‘A’ and totally acceptable. As anyone would, being a new person to a toxic community, I was eager to see a positive comment for once.
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However this so called, ‘A’ sub reddit for all things ‘A’. Was misleading, or atleast the users of the sub reddit were very narrow minded about what ‘all things’ meant. I was swiftly told by the toxic users of the reddit community, in a not so nice manner. That my post should be in the sub reddit ‘A memes’. Which yeah, I can’t argue with that, sounds like a perfect place. But I didn’t know about this sub reddit, I only knew about, ‘A’ for all things ‘A’.
By this time I was pretty fed up with reddit. it seemed like everything I post only brings negativity. I allways left reddit angry because every sub reddit had some weird self appointed defence army. I really didnt understand, why reddit was so toxic.
For my final post on reddit, which was a couple of weeks later. I thought I’d try some more self advertising, but this time do it properly. I have a store on depop, that is ONLY for depop. They allow links and actively promote users sharing their depop store on the sub reddit. Perfect, so I posted my store using the ‘share to’ feature from the depop app to the depop sub reddit.
Within seconds, one smart fellow commented, and the interaction went as follows.
Smart fellow: dropshiper alert MODS MODS HELP
Me: and? I’m not promoting my website, I’m just doing as everyone else does. posting my depop store.
Smart fellow: dropshipers are not permitted to promote their stores here, your bound to be not very well received.
Me: I’m not promoting my website, no nut November’s over. Go and have some me time.
After that, the comments were deleted by the Admin but not my post. Confirming to me, that i was in fact OK to post there. After all depop get a percentage of all sales, they don’t give a hoot who’s selling it. It was just another small minded, self appointed toxic sub reddit user.
But, this pushed me over the edge, I don’t want to be involved with such a disgraceful and toxic community. If you want to ask questions, and get an actual response use quora instead.
Here’s some posts from reddit about people asking same thing. Why is reddit so toxic?
The Oregon Vortex and House of Mystery. Is as advertised “a glimpse into a strange world, where the improbable is the commonplace and everyday physical facts are reversed”. Whether or not the Oregon Vortex is paranormal or an optical illusion, It is an area of naturally occurring visual and perceptual phenomena.
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Which can be caught on camera, unlike many weird things. So no matter your education or profession you will find a challenge to what you think is real.
located on Sardine Creek in Gold Hill. it’s one of Oregon’s oldest and most original examples of Roadside Americana. Opened to tourists in 1930 (by the fella in the pic above) , the attraction is the earliest documented mystery spot or gravitational hill in the United States.
The Phenomena that gives The Oregon Vortex its name are evident throughout the entire area. Nowhere in the circle do you normally stand erect (oi oi) .
There’s also a plank of wood that 2 people can stand on, but when they switch position they’re at different heights. That’s not normal, obviously, but why is it happening?
No one really knows the exact reason, other than magnetic pulls from the Earth’s core. This then pulls everything in towards it, or some weird scientific jargon, that I don’t really care about. There’s allways someone around trying there best to debunk it.
It looks cool, a broom can stand up on its own, enough said, I’m sold. I would pay money just to experience it for myself, I’m not arsed if its bullshit or not. I mean look at lister in the picture above, I want to try that. Who wouldn’t?
The Oregon Vortex probably isn’t paranormal and is more likely to be an optical illusion. But it does make a broom stand up by itself and balls move uphill. So again, enough said.
The Oregon Vortex, was referred to by the Native Americans as Forbidden Ground. Their horses refused to walk into the affected area (because its weird) , and the natives chose to avoid this place as well (also because its WEIRD) .
More recently, an investigation which was covered at The Oregonian. Who are some oregon loving people I would imagine. talk of investigators trying to ride horses through the site, but before getting to the Vortex they would completely stop and reverse direction. (again because its WEIRD)
A Scottish geologist and mining engineer named John Lister, developed the area in the early 1920’s and opened the Vortex to the public in 1930. Until he passed in 1959, he had conducted thousands of experiments here.
Since the 1930s The Vortex has been drawing thousands of tourists, psychics, scientists, and anyone else intrigued by the explainable.
Herbert Lundy touted the popularity of the Vortex as early as April 1938 in the Portland Oregonian. John Litster detailed his observations in his “Notes and Data Relative to the Phenomenon at the Area of the House of Mystery in 1944.”
After Litster’s death on December 4, 1959, his wife Mildred sold the Oregon Vortex to Irene and Ernie Cooper. Whose daughter Maria and grandson Mark have continued to keep the attraction open.
So is the Oregon Vortex paranormal or an optical illusion?
This particular fella called, James Randi. A reformed magician and illusionist, deconstructed its science in 1998. Using photography and mathematics to describe the claims of the Oregon Vortex as optical illusions.
But who cares what he thinks, there’s a broom standing up by itself. The only downside I can see with the Oregon Vortex is that there’s no aliens, that would make it awesome.
For those of you that don’t know, the mariana trench is the deepest part of the world. It’s located in the western Pacific ocean, near the mariana islands. It’s a crescent-shaped trough in the Earth’s crust averaging about 2,550 km long and 69 km wide. The maximum known depth is 10,994 metres, although there have been reports of 11,035 metres.
Some comparisons, to get an idea of how deep the mariana trench is.
The current, deep sea diving world record is 332 metres.
Navy submarines report they can go more than 800 metres deep.
At 1,000 metres it becomes completely dark, known as the midnight zone.
The ocean floor is registered at 3,682 metres.
Its that deep, it could fully submerge mount everest (8,848 metres) with about 2km to spare, = HUGE.
What is a megalodon?
Basically a massive shark. Megalodon, meaning “big tooth” is thought to be an extinct, species of shark. (Meaning it was once living or still is) Estimated to of grown between 15 and 18 meters in length, three times longer than the largest recorded great white shark. ?
Without having a complete megalodon skeleton. Scientists base their estimates on the size of the megladons teeth. Which is 18cm in length, hence the name “big tooth”.
Snack time for a megalodon
Grizzly shark: volume 1 by Ryan ottley The bite force of a megalodon is estimated to be around 108,514 newton’s (N) and 182,201N. For comparison, humans have been measured with a bite force of around 1,317N. While great white sharks have been predicted to be able to bite down with a force of 18,216N.
With 276 teeth and a jaw that spanned 2.7 by 3.4 metres. Easily big enough to swallow two whole humans at once. This pretty much means they could eat whatever the hell they wanted.
Although it’s thought that a megalodon would of fed on other large fish (obviously) . With the smallest being the size of a dolphin and the largest a hump back whale. Probably other sharks for good measure too, why not.
Is it possible? are megalodon living in the mariana trench?
Well probably not anymore, but with more people landing on the moon, than have been to the bottom of the mariana trench, there’s allways a chance.
Plus they weren’t really a deep sea kinda shark. As mentioned before, they need to eat alot of big fish and you don’t really get alot of that at the bottom of the ocean…Or at least it hasn’t been proven ?.
Although a sperm whale would be a pretty good meal for any megalodon. Sperm whales can be found upto 8,000 feet deep, but even then they’d have no place being there. So that’s probably not happening.
What about giant squid? They’re believed to dive deep into the ocean and be prey for sperm whales. Could megalodon be having a cheeky giant squid for tea? Who knows.
But why are megalodon messing around at the bottom of a trench?
So how would this coastal predator go from munching on whales and dolphins. To having deep diving creatures for tea at the bottom of the mariana trench?
One possibility is that a small population of Megalodon Sharks had already evolved to live at those depths before the larger population of Megalodon went extinct. Therefore, when the environmental changes occurred that led to the perceived extinction of the Megalodon Shark, the population that lived at great depths continued to thrive while the sharks who lived in shallower water died off.
What about that other shark no-one knew about?
That would be the Megamouth Shark. It’s a massive fish reaching 20 feet in length or more. Despite its impressive size, it remained unknown until 1976. One of the reasons is because it is vertically migratory, meaning it only comes anywhere near the surface at night. In the daytime, it dives down to 500 feet or deeper.
The Megamouth Shark remained hidden for so long simply because it dove to 500 feet for most of the day. What chances do we have of finding a Megalodon that may live at 11,000 metres?
Are there any other deep sea sharks?
Well there’s The Portuguese Dogfish it’s a species of Sleeper Shark known to survive at depths of up to 12,000 feet.
The Pacific Sleeper Shark and Greenland Shark are huge animals reaching over 20 feet in length which can live at depths of up to 9,000 feet.
Even the Great White Shark has been recorded diving to depths of 4,000 feet.
So, there seems to be nothing preventing a Megalodon from living in the dark of the ocean, should it have reason to do so. However, this also tells us that Megalodon doesn’t need the depths of the Mariana Trench to stay hidden.
So, are megalodon alive the mariana trench or what?
Is it really possible, are megalodon living in the mariana trench? Could small populations of Megalodon Sharks evolved to feed on prey in very deep water, and because of this managed to avoid extinction? Could this remnant population of Megalodon Shark still thrive today. Far out of sight of humans?
Maybe. But, while it may be true that Megalodon lives in the upper part of the water column over the Mariana Trench, it probably has no reason to hide in its depths. There’s no food for it down there, and no other shark species are known to thrive that deep.
Of course it’s also possible there is another piece of the puzzle not yet considered. If Megalodon has managed to remain hidden from modern science, isn’t it also possible that another large unknown animal lives in the ocean depths as well?
If a large, unknown prey item lives in the Mariana Trench. Is it possible Megalodon followed it down? and now lives deeper than any shark species every recorded?
Now that’s an interesting idea. But unfortunately not one with any scientific merit, as of yet anyway. This is all theory, and food for thought. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what you think is possible. Does the Megalodon Shark still live, deep in the Mariana Trench?
The haunted Island of Dolls is not a natural island, but an artificial one. It is a chinampa (sometimes referred to as a ‘floating island’). An agricultural innovation developed by the Pre-Columbian Mesoamericans in the Valley of Mexico. The Island of Dolls is located on the Teshuilo Lake, in the canals of Xochimilco. one of the 16 boroughs of Mexico City.
The story of the Island of Dolls begins in the 1950s. At that time, there was a man by the name of Julián Santana Barrera. Who decided to live his life as a recluse. He left his wife and family and moved to the island to live in solitude.
While on the island, Santana Barrera alleged that he was haunted by the ghost of a little girl. That drowned in the nearby canal. He claimed to have heard the tormented cries of the girl and the sound of her footsteps in the night.
Some believe that that a girl did drown in the canal and that Santana Barrera found her body. But when he did it was too late and he was forever tormented by the fact that he couldn’t save her. But others are of the opinion that this incident never happened and that it was merely a figment of the hermit’s imagination.
Regardless of what others thought, Santana Barrera decided to do something to appease the spirit of the girl. He decided to create the haunted island of dolls. Some accounts claim that not long after the body of the girl was found, Santana Barrera saw a doll floating in the canal. The doll may have belonged to the girl and Santana Barrera took it as a sign from the girls spirit. He fished the doll out of the water and hung it on a tree as a sign of respect to the dead girl.
Why are there So Many Dolls?
Santana Barrera did not stop there and continued to collect dolls for his island. The recluse collected dolls that were floating in the canals and looked for them in the rubbish heaps near his home. Moreover, he is said to have traded with locals. In exchange for their dolls, he gave them the agricultural produce he was growing on his island. Once the dolls were obtained, he would hang them on the island’s trees. A number of dolls were also kept in his cabin.
Santana Barrera displayed the dolls as he found them. He did not make any effort to clean them or to fix them up. Thus, many of the dolls are visibly damaged, some missing their heads, others a limb or two. Furthermore, exposure to the elements also caused the dolls to become disfigured over time. As a consequence, the dolls imparted a spooky aura to the island. Soon, stories were attached to these eerie dolls. For instance, some believe that the dolls were possessed by the spirits of small girls and that they come to life at night.
Living on the Island of Dolls
Santana Barrera was not afraid of the dolls and even regarded them as his protectors. In time, the unusual island attracted attention, and Santana Barrera was glad to show curious visitors around the Island of Dolls. Santana Barrera died in 2001. According to some reports, he died of a heart attack. The more common claim, however, is that he drowned in the same area where he believed the little girl had died.
After Santana Barrera’s death, locals decided to maintain the Island of Dolls. The island has been featured in articles and television programs, making it famous. The Island of Dolls is a tourist attraction today and those who visit the island often leave their own dolls there, which, in a way, is a continuation of Santana Barrera’s work while he was still alive.
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.
Lests start of the mysterious and weird places on earth with a triangle
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!
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.
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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.
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.