Le Morne Cultural Landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage site on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. The steep mountain on the peninsula was used as a shelter by runaway slaves (maroons) in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Planet earth is filled with various mysteries. It will never cease to surprise you. Almost every corner of the earth holds something mysterious and surprising, that is waiting to be discovered. Some of the places may be difficult to reach, but that doesn’t deter our thirst to explore and discover unexplained bizarre findings.

Here’s our pick for the top 7 mysterious things found on the earth.

The Island of “Undersea Waterfall”

underwater-waterfall

Along the southwest coast of Mauritius, you will find the natives of the region boasting about a waterfall plunging undersea at the of the island. But in reality, the island’s precarious position is just an illusion. The ocean currents swirl carrying silt and sand that ultimately creates this mysterious pattern.

Ulfberht Viking Sword




Viking Sword

During the years between 800 and 1,000 CE, there were around 170 Viking swords discovered. All the swords were covered with the inscription of “Ulfberht” on them. What is mysterious and intriguing about them, is the incredible craftsmanship available for their time along with its rarity.  Many archaeologists are still baffled with the purity of the metal having thought such craftsmanship couldn’t be done until the Industrial Revolution.




The Boiling Rivers

The boiling river in the amazons

Though once thought as a myth, it is actually true. Found in the deepest part of Peruvian Amazon a boiling river does exist. OK, it isn’t actually boiling, but it does touch a few degrees of that mark. This steaming, mystical paradise can cook clumsy small animals alive.




Racetrack Playa/ Sailing Stones, Death Valley

Sailing Stones, Death Valley

This sailing stone has been a mystery since 1915 when people saw a track which indicated a stone has moved itself in the dry land. This sailing stone has been recorded and studied further so that people can learn about this mysterious travel.

Magnetic Hill, Ladakh, India


Magnetic Hill, Ladakh, India

This mysterious hill is a small stretch road that comes across your way, on the Srinagar- Leh highway.  This curvy and windy road is as mysterious as it looks. While you are driving through the road if you turned off your car and let it stand neutral, your car will slowly start moving on its own and that too at a speed of 20km/hr. Believe it or Not, this hill actually exists.

Eternal Flame Falls, Orchard Park, New York

Eternal Flame Falls, Orchard Park, New York

In the far Shale Creek preserve, there is a section of Chestnut Ridge Park where one can see a flickering flame burning inside a tiny waterfall. You might ignore it first but once you stare at it you will find the flame burning bright. Every day a lot of methane gas escapes from this place making it inflammable. Sometimes the flames get extinguished by the water but don’t worry it lights up again.




Clouds Are Still Alive

At dusk, you may see dark shape-shifting clouds appear near the ground. AS they are swirling and morphing don’t be taken aback because these clouds are definitely alive. Formed by hundreds or thousands of starlings flying in tandem, this phenomenon is known as a murmuration.

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