The world is full of beautiful places. Many places are so beautiful or unique that you would think that it is something from a storybook. Here are 30 scientifically impossible places that actually exist!
Sea Of Stars
The shores of the Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives actually glow blue at night. The water at the shore glitters, as though there are stars under the water. The island has a population of just 500 people, and tourists come from all over the world to see this wondrous sight. According to scientists, the water sparkles due to a chemical reaction called bioluminescence.
Lake Hillier in Australia is proof that not all water is blue. This lake was discovered in 1802 by a British navigator and cartographer named Matthew Flinders. The lake is bubblegum-colored, and thee color of the water remains pink all year long. Even if you put water in a plastic bottle, it will stay pink. Scientists don’t know exactly why the lake is pink; however, they have a theory that it is the type of bacteria that causes the water to be pink. Tourists from all over the world visit the lake to see it up close.
The Door To Hell
Derweze, Turkmenistan is home to one of the most terrifying tourist destinations on the planet. This gas crater is known as the Door to Hell. It is 226-feet in diameter and 98-feet deep. A group of Soviet engineers discovered the hole back in 1971, and at the time, they believed it was oil. When they started drilling the hole, the ground collapsed. When the crater was discovered, scientists decided to keep it burning to prevent poisonous gas from coming out of the hole. This is a very popular tourist destination, especially for the people who believe in the supernatural.
Hum Of Taos
Strange, unexplained sounds are nothing new, but there is an eerie hum that lingers in the small town of Taos that has left people puzzled for years. The sound was first reported in 1993, and a group of locals mentioned it to Congress. To figure out where the sound was coming from, Joe Mullins, a professor of engineering at the University Of New Mexico, was sent to survey the area. When Joe went to interview the citizens, only 2 percent claimed to have heard the sound. Joe searched for the source of the sound, but he never figured it out.
Circles Of Nambia
On the Atlantic side of South Africa is a strange collection of red circular patches. They are located on the sandy floor of the Namibia desert. Scientists have been trying to find the source of the peculiar patches known as “fairy circles.” The circles range from 5-feet to 130-feet wide, and can only really be seen from a bird’s eye view. What makes these circles even more bizarre is the low-level magnetism. If you were to drag a magnet across the circle, it would pick up soil from inside the circle. Some scientists believe that a toxic bush called Euphorbia Damarana is responsible for the circles, while others believe that it is caused by hungry termites called Hodotermes Mossambicus.
The Nazca Lines Of Peru
A geoglyph is a large designed that consists of lines carved into the ground. It can also be an arrangement of materials. The Nazca Lines in Peru are the most well-known collection of geoglyph. They are located in the Nazca Desert, and scientists believe that they were made between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D. The designs are of animals, plants, and a series of lines. It is believed that the Nazca people created them for astrology purposes.
For 5.5 million years, this cave has been closed off to the world. It was opened up when the Socialist Republic of Romania workers were out searching for a place to build a nuclear power plant in 1986. Based on the fact that the cave has been sealed off for so many years, you would think that it is uninhabitable. Scientists were shocked when they found 48 different species living in the cave. Of the 48, 33 are unique to the cave. In the cave life spiders, centipedes, isopods, scorpions, and leeches. Since it is so dark in the cave, the life inside is unable to see. Although the cave is incredible, only 100 people have ever seen the cave.
The Ringing Rocks of Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, there are rocks called sonorous rocks, and they actually make a musical sound when struck. The sound is so unique that many people question whether they are rocks at all. The Ringing Rocks are located in Ringing Rocks County Park in Pennsylvania. The stones are made of iron and other hard minerals. What makes these rocks even more unusual is that they are located at the top of a hill, and fields of rocks often occur at the bottom of a hill, after an avalanche.
If you are visiting the Hessddalen Valley in central Norway, you might be lucky enough to see the Hessdalen Lights, which are unexplained orbs of light that show up in the night sky. The lights are about the size of a car and are bright white, yellow, or red. On some days, they last a few seconds, on others, they last for up to an hour. The lights were first reported in the 1930s and were spotted most often during the ’80s. Back then, the lights could be seen up to 20 times a week. Since then, the frequency has declined. Since 2010, the lights have been reported to have been seen 10 to 20 times a year.
Lake Karachay is located in the Ural mountains of Russia. It is also one of the most polluted places on Earth. In 1990, just standing near the lake could be deadly. For years, the Russian government was throwing the remnants of their nuclear meltdowns in the river that came from the Mayak Production Association. This was one of the biggest nuclear facilities in Russian. The Russian government wanted to keep the pollution a secret, but in 1990, the secret was out, and people were already sick. By this point, cancer diagnoses in the area increased by 21 percent, birth defects increased by 25 percent, and 41 percent more leukemia diagnoses were made. Around 65 percent of the locals had become sick due to the radiation, but doctors called it “special disease” because they wanted to conceal the existence of the facility.
Grune Sea, aka Gruner Lake, is located in Styria, Austria. Every year, it performs a magic trick that shocks most people. Most of the year, the sun shines down. During the month of June, things get crazy. In June, the park is enveloped by 36-feet of water. In the spring, the snow on the mountains starts to melts and fills the entire basin. This water drowns the tree trunks, park benches, and even a bridge. Divers used to visit the area when it was underwater, but since 2016, the park’s tourist office has prohibited diving in the area.
This is a river located deep in the Amazon that actually boils. For a long time, scientists couldn’t understand why the water boiled because the river isn’t located near any volcanoes. Finally, a Peruvian geothermal scientist named Andres Ruzo decided to visit the lake to get some answers. Ruzo believed that the river was located in the healing site of Mayantuyacu, which was under the control of a powerful shaman. The four-mile-long river is said to be boiling because of the spirit of a giant serpent that can bring both hot and cold water.
The Double Tree of Casorzo
This tree is located in Piemonte, Italy, and is also known as the Bialbero di Casorzo. This tree is incredible because the bottom of the tree is a mulberry tree, and on top, there is a cherry tree growing. The cherry tree portion of the tree is much larger than the mulberry tree. Scientists aren’t quite sure how two trees were growing as one, but they have a theory. They believe that a bird dropped a cherry tree seed on the top of the mulberry tree, and the rest is history.
The Petrifying Well
Mother Shipton’s Petrifying well turns objects to stone. This may sound like something from a fairy tale, but it actually exists. For a while, people believed that Mother Shipton performed witchcraft. They thought that anything dark or tragic that occurred in the area was her and her magic. People visit the well and put things like hats, stuffed animals, toys, and other items in the well. When they return three to five months later, the objects have turned to stone.
The Beacon of Maracaibo
There is a small area in Venezuela that experiences over 1.2 million lightning strikes each year. The storm lasts for 160 days per year, and the storms light the sky with red, orange, blue, and pink lightning. The storm is so quiet that you cannot hear the thunder.
The Blue Pond of Hokkaido
This brilliant blue pond is located in Hokkaido, Japan. When a photo of the pond was used for iOS wallpaper, many people believed that it didn’t actually exist. To see for themselves, many tourists visited the pond to see for themselves. Scientists believe that the pond is so blue due to the high levels of aluminum hydroxide in the water. Because of the high levels, swimming is too dangerous, but it is incredible to look at.
This crater is located on the island of Java in Indonesia. It has blue lava-like rivers that flow through the crevices. Most people think that it is lava, but it isn’t. The dazzling blue glow comes from the combustion of sulfur-rich gases. When the sulfuric gas comes up through the cracks at high temperatures and pressure, it is exposed to the air, which causes the gas to ignite. It can send the flames up to 16-feet in the air. If the gases liquefies, it resembles lava.
The Devil’s Kettle
The Brule River is located in Judge C.R. Magney State Park, and it splits in two. The waterfall continues to flow down the river, while the other side drops off in a deep, dark hole, and then vanishes. The vanishing waterfall is known as The Devil’s Kettle, which lies along the northern side of Minnesota. Many tourists drop objects into the vanishing waterfall, hoping to see them downstream. A scientist named Jeff Green, who specializes in hydrology, gathered a team to get to the bottom of the mystery. They found that the water wasn’t being distributed anywhere. This led people to wonder what happened to the objects they threw in the waterfall.
The Crooked Forest
The Crooked Forest is located in West Poland, and it contains about 400 trees that have a 90-degree angle at the base. They grow sideways for three to nine feet before bending straight up. Scientists aren’t sure why the trees are bend this way, but they have a theory. It is believed that they were intentionally deformed to build boats and furniture. Others believe that a massive snowstorm caused the bases to bend.
The Sargasso Sea
The Sargasso Sea is 700-feet wide and 2,000-feet long and runs along the Atlantic Ocean. It has currents on both sides, and it is very warm, which is strange because it is located near the harsh, cold conditions of the North Atlantic. Also, seaweed often lays on the ocean floor, but in this sea, it lays on top.
The Michigan Triangle
Most people don’t know this, but Michigan has its own version of the Bermuda Triangle. It is located in Lake Michigan and stretches from Ludington to Benton Harbor, Michigan, and to Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Strange things have been happening there since 1891 when a boat disappeared. The vessel and its crew were never found. Over the years, many other odd things occurred there, and there is no scientific explanation.
The Baltic Sea Anomaly
Ocean-X, a team of Swedish divers, were shocked when they discovered a Millennium Falcon-like structure on the bottom of the Baltic Sea. A 2011 dive led the divers to discover that it wasn’t a sunken ship. The structure contains stairways and a series of ramps. Further investigation will be necessary for the team to figure out precisely what the structure is.
The Julia Sound
For decades, scientists have been trying to figure out what was causing the sounds known as the Julia. The sound was first recorded on March 1, 1999, and it lasted for 15 seconds. It was so loud that it was picked up by the Equatorial Pacific Ocean hydrophone array. The sound resembled a human moan, and scientists have no idea what is causing it. Some believe that it is an iceberg breaking.
The Devil’s Pool of Australia
There is a creek in north Queensland, Babinda, and there is a sign posted that reads, “This creek has claimed many lives.” So far, there have been 17 deaths in the creek. According to the legend, a young bride fell into the water and died, and she now haunts the swimming hole.
The Black Forest
The Black Forest is located in Germany, and it looks like something that you would see in a fairy tale. It covers about 2,320-square miles and stretches for about 100 miles. This is one of Germany’s most picturesque tourist attractions, and in the middle of the forest is the Baden-Baden spa, which is the most popular spa in Germany.
It is estimated that these mountains are 300 million years old. The sandstone peaks are tower-shaped and look like something from James Cameron’s Avatar. He says that he got inspiration from these mountains. Due to years of erosion and weathering, they look like alien skyscrapers.
The Mendenhall Caves are located in Alaska, and tucked inside the 12-mile-long glacier are blue caves that you have to see to believe. They were formed when the water flows through the crater, which created the hidden caves. The glacier has been around for close to 3,000 years, and the caves are one of Juneau’s most popular tourist attractions.
The Rainbow Mountain Of Peru
The Ausangate Mountains, also known as the Rainbow Mountains, are one of the most unbelievable mountain ranges in the world. They are maroon, lavender, and gold, and are said to be holy and sacred. It takes days of walking to get to the mountains, but they are so spectacular that it is worth the trip.
The Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle is a section of the North Atlantic Ocean where unexplained disappearances have occurred. Planes and ships have gone missing in the area, and many people believe that there is something supernatural in the waters, causing these disappearances.
This glacier is located in Antarctica, and it is blue ice. The ice is blue because it is so thick that light cannot pass through to the other side. It is an amazing phenomenon, which is incredibly gorgeous.