Planet Earth is full of mysterious places that present phenomena not yet very well explained by science. Some are known, such as the Bermuda Triangle, Nazca Lines, Stonehenge, among others. There are the lesser-known, no less crazy. Meet some of these super-bizarre places!
10 attractions of Planet Earth that attract tourists because of the beauty and the phenomena they produce:
1- Energetic Chapada dos Veadeiros - Brazil
Chapada dos Veadeiros is located in the northwest of the state of Goiás, Brazil. It is a place considered by mystics as a kind of sanctuary because the region lies under a gigantic quartz crystal plate that is capable of channeling energies. It is very common to find these crystals sprouting from the ground, near the course of their crystalline waters. People say, by the way, that these are healing waters because of the special vibration of their molecules.
2- Hot Gates of Hell - Turkmenistan
In the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan, near the 350-person village of Darvaza, is a hole 230 feet wide that has been on fire for exactly 50 years (1971). Though technically called the Darvaza gas crater, locals know it as “The Gates of Hell.” Its fiery glow can be seen for miles around. It has emerged when a Soviet drilling rig accidentally hit a massive underground natural gas cavern, causing the ground to collapse 65 feet (20m) into the earth. Pretty weird!
3-Weird Catacombs of Paris - France
This macabre ossuary arranged in galleries simply exists in the underground of Paris. They are catacombs that are 65 feet below the surface of the French capital. This odd maze full of stacked bones contains the bones of millions of Parisians. It all started because of a long period of the epidemic in France, when cemeteries were full and forced the French Government to carry out - between 1786 and 1788 - the transfer of the bones from the cemetery to the catacombs.
4- Mysterious Serra do Roncador (Snoring Mountain) - Brazil
In this wonderful and still sinister place, there is a legend that points a direct portal to Atlantis and where spaceships and mythical entities get attracted by the place’s strong energy. The mountain’s name was coined “snoring” (“roncador”) because of the encounter of the strong wind of the region with the immense rocky walls of more than 500 miles long, giving rise to a sound reminiscent of the snoring of a person.
5- Swimming Jellyfish Lake - Palau Rocky Islands
Jellyfish Lake is a marine lake located on Eil Malk in the Rock Islands, a group of small, rocky, mostly uninhabited islands in Palau's Southern Lagoon, Pacific Ocean. There are about 70 other marine lakes located throughout the Rock Islands. This amazing lake is the habitat of over 10 million jellyfish. They are not harmful to humans, because, over the years, they have lost their stingers.
6- Macabre Hill of Crosses - Lithuania
This sinister hill turns out to be a collection of over 200,000 wooden crosses erected on a small hill in Šiauliai in Northern Lithuania. It is one of the most spectacular sights in the Baltic countries. There are more than 100,000 crosses and various images of saints and rosaries. Pilgrims from all over the world who pass through there leave a cross that multiplies to other sacred figures that ominously decorate the eerie place.
7- Mystical São Thomé das Letras - Brazil
São Tomé das Letras, in the south of Minas Gerais, is the Brazilian capital of mysticism and legends. A legend that surrounds the city tells that the famous Gruta do Carimbado (Carimbado Cave) is a portal to Machu Picchu (almost 2,000 miles from there), in Peru, which happens to be the symbol of the Incan Empire and built around 1450AD. Not to mention the countless sightings of strange lights that keep flashing in their skies. They say it's "ET stuff." The fact is that the mysterious town is wedged in a mountain range, on the quartzite, the so-called "Pedra de São Thomé" that is super-energetic. Too crazy!
8- Sailling Stones Racetrack Playa - USA
This odd place is a scenic dry lake feature with "sailing stones" that inscribe linear "racetrack" imprints. It is the most enduring mystery ever in the Death Valley region. Littered across the flat, dry surface of this dry lake, also called a "playa', are hundreds of stones – some weighing around 700 pounds - that seem to have been dragged across the ground. These stones move every two or three years and are still able to roll by themselves, showing their other side. What powerful force could be moving them? Researchers have investigated this question since the 1940s, but no one has ever seen the process in action so far.
9- Sinister Bran Castle - Romania
Bran Castle originally dates back to the year 1212, where it was constructed on the site of a Teutonic Knights stronghold. In the late 19th century, Bram Stoker, the famous Irish author, while researching European mythology to write a novel involving vampires, found a picture of Bran Castle in Transylvania. Attracted to its sinister beauty, he decided that there would be the "home" of his main character, Count Dracula. Since then, in 1897, the castle has become the favorite attraction of the "vampires freaks of the world". Bats love the place, So they say.
10- Magnetic Rua do Amendoim - Brazil
In this bizarre street known as Rua do Amendoim (Street of Peanut) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, as soon as a car stops without the emergency brake it will slowly begin to roll uphill, gaining speed as it goes, instead of going backward. There are lots of folk explanations, including that the hill is haunted or that a massive deposit of iron ore lies beneath the street, drawing vehicles up to its magnetic pull. Though the street appears to be on a steep incline, there is actually a slight dip in the road. Anyway, the magnetic attraction doesn’t stop curious people from making videos about the strange sight of cars moving back like a ghost was driving them uphill.