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10 Places Science Just Can't Explain

October 8th, 2018

While science has taken great leaps of advancement in the past few decades, there remain some things that it still just can’t explain…at least just yet. There is a long list of mysteries that even baffles the best and most of logical of scientists.

Here are some of them:

#10 Devil’s Kettle | Minnesota, USA

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The Devil’s Kettle Waterfalls’ mysterious and seemingly endless hole has long left both geologists and hikers scratching their heads.

Plenty of experiments have been done to determine exactly where the Devil’s Kettle hole leads and ends. Scientists have dropped a variety of objects in the hole from ping pong balls to dye hoping they will eventually turn up in Lake Superior which is believed to be where the hole leads. Nothing has turned up yet.

#9 Fire Eagle Nest | Siberia, Russia

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Also known as the Patomsky Crater, the Fire Eagle Nest is an unusual rock formation found in a dense taiga in a remote part of Siberia.

Scientists theorize that the large and crater-shaped formation of shattered limestone is aftermath or footprint which resulted from an ultra-dense meteorite. This hasn’t been confirmed yet leading to various other theories with some even believing it was a product of a UFO landing.

#8 The Devil’s Sea | Pacific Ocean

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Considered to be the Bermuda Triangle of the Pacific, The Devil’s Sea is a part of the Pacific Ocean located between the coast of Japan and the Philippines. It is also one of the 12 ‘vile vortices’ in the world. A vile vortex is a place where the pull of electromagnetic waves is stronger.

The Devil’s Sea is truly the stuff of nightmares for sailors as it is infamous for mysterious disappearances of vessels and sightings of ghost ships. It is also believed that it was in this area where the historic wiping out of Kublai Khan’s ships happened during one of his attempts to invade Japan centuries ago.

#7 The Boiling River | Amazon Rainforest

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While this river’s name is kind of a misnomer since its temperature is not quite boiling point levels yet, it’s still hot enough to poach an egg and kill all things that fall into its waters.

Found in the Peruvian section of the vast Amazon rainforest, the river is still being studied by scientists to find out the origins of its unusually hot temperature. Is it a volcanic and natural occurrence? Is it manmade? Is it a result of an oil field accident as one geologist believes?

Perhaps we will learn the truth someday.

#6 Fairy Circles | Namib Desert, Namibia

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A fairy circle is a circular patch of barren land usually surrounded by a ring of grass, typically found in grasslands in the Namib Desert.

Why do they appear? Even scientists are still scrambling for an answer. But you bet there are people who believe that these are alien-related and are similar to crop circles found in the US.

#5 Hessdalen Lights | Hessdalen Valley, Norway

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The Hessdalen Lights are ‘floating’ lights observed to appear in Norway’s Hessdalen Valley throughout the day and the night.

Their origins remain unexplained to this day although sightings have been recorded since the 1930s. Research dedicated to these unusual light formations has been going on since the 1980s, but no conclusive findings have been determined. Some think they are part of a portal to another world.

#4 Twin Town | Kodinhi, India

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South Asians have been recorded as having the least twin birth rates in the world, but the little town of Kodhini in India defies that.

Dubbed as the Twin Town, Kodhini’s 2,000 families have given birth to 220 pairs of twins. While scientists haven’t arrived at any satisfactory explanations for this phenomenon yet, they theorize that the high twin birth rate is a result of the chemicals present in the local drinking water.

#3 Dancing Forest | Curonian Spit National Park, Russia

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The Dancing Forest is a portion of the Curonian Spit National Park where a forest of twisted pine trees is found. The place got its name due to the odd twists and rings that the pine tree trunks have grown to contort in.

While the trees were planted by people, their eventual twisting wasn’t planned and is speculated to be the effect of the activity of a certain type of caterpillar.

#2 The Zone of Silence | Durango, Mexico

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The Zone of Silence is a desert patch in Durango, Mexico where radio signals or any type of communication signal cannot be received. The place has been the site of many local myths which includes alleged extraterrestrial sightings.

Its mysterious reputation is further helped by the presence of a US military base near the zone. We might have to leave this one to the men in black.

#1 Temple of Jupiter | Baalbek, Lebanon

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While the Romans were known for their relatively sophisticated engineering, the exactness of the Temple of Jupiter’s foundation in Baalbek, Lebanon still baffles scientists of today.

The humongous rocks that make the foundation are cut and arranged so exactly that it’s almost impossible to insert a needle between the slabs. What’s more mysterious is how the ancient builders were able to transport these large and heavy rocks from the far away quarry site to their current location.

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