The Most Mysterious Places in the World
Besides the usual gorgeous places to visit, there are a number of mysterious places, fact or legend, which intrigue scientists to this day. From strange strings of disappearances, to random lights, to enormous statues… nobody has the answer. Perhaps one of you folks will visit and make the discovery that changes history! Here are some of the most mysterious places in the world:
1. Area 51
Zone 1 is located 100 kilometers northwest of Las Vegas and is a secret military base. Its fame grew after The Roswell Event in 1947. It is said that Area 51 is where the government took some aliens found in a ship crash. Also, people say that many secret projects are being developed here. However, the reality seems to confirm only that Area 51 is a secret military base where Americans develop prototype aircrafts and there is no proof for beings from other planets being held here. It is though, one of the most mysterious places in the world.
The City of Pyramids, Teotihuacan declined 1,400 years ago, and the ruins were so affected by time that no one knows for sure who built them. The Aztecs gave its modern name, which means "the place where the gods have been created". Teotihuacan was a major urban area with 20 square kilometers and was home to over 100,000 people, many living in structures with multiple floors, like the apartments from today.
3. Bermuda Triangle
It’s said that this place, nestled between southern Florida, Bermuda and Puerto Rico would make ships and planes disappear. However, the story is not necessarily true because most disasters occurred during storms. Journalist Larry Kusche investigated the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle and found that most disasters happened due to a series of factual mistakes or they’re just pure inventions. However, many new books about the Bermuda Triangle still consider this area one of the most mysterious places in the world.
4. Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments, its highlights being the artwork and special architecture. The temple town, located in modern Cambodia, was built between 1113 and 1150. Its towers recall the mythological mountain of Hinduism, Meru, and the temple itself was built in honor of Vishnu.
Between 1050 and 1200, this town from current Mississippi was among the largest in the area. Cahokia was 16 square miles and housed 20,000 people. Their homes were highly developed, and archaeologists discovered coffee based drinks and complex games. The town also included a wooden temple, and another wooden structure, similar to the monument at Stonehenge.
6. Nazca Lines
In Peru there are several field lines and huge illustrations that appear to be drawings of spiders, monkeys or plants. These markings are very old (around 500 BC) and because of their size, they can be seen much better from the air. Nobody knows why the Nazca civilization made those, although they were discovered in 1927. Some writers such as Erich von Daniken, think the markings were made to help visitors from outer space to land. However, the Nazca desert wouldn’t be a good place for landing and despite the fact this theory isn’t supported by facts, the Nazca Lines remain one of the most mysterious places in the world.