The Hum of the Taos
Taos is a small town in the North-Central region of Mexico. Despite looking normal it harbours a strange secret. Both long-time residents and tourists report hearing a strange inexplicable hum that is present at all times. Scientists and experts have failed to explain why this hum exists, or where it comes from.
The Movile Cave
The Movile Cave in Romania is like another world. The air is filled with methane and carbon dioxide, and it has only one-third the oxygen of normal air. There are lakes filled with ammonia and sulphuric acid, making the cave dangerous and hostile to normal life. But somehow the cave is filled with life, baffling scientists from all over the world. There are worms, water scorpions, leeches and weird fungi that have evolved, separate from the outside world, for 5.5 million years.
The Ringing Rocks of Pennsylvania
In a national park in Pennsylvania is a small region where the rocks sing when struck! Scientists cannot explain why this effect occurs, but it’s a well-documented fact. For some reason, the rocks in this picture behave more like a bell than a normal stone, and when struck they ring like a brass instrument.
This mysterious river flows through the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. For reasons no one can explain the water is between 50 and 90 degrees Celsius, and sometimes even starts to boil. Should you even try and swim across it you will quickly find yourself scalded to death long before you even get close. The nearest volcano is over 600 km away but the river still runs hot all year and no one can say why.
The Petrifying Well
In Knaresborough, England, you can find Mothershipton’s Cave. Just outside the entrance is a water fall with unique properties. Any object hung under the water will, over the course of 3 to 6 months, turn to stone. Locals and tourists take advantage by hanging souvenirs and collecting them once the process is finished. The result is a creepy, but memorable, item of your choice. Local tradition attributes the magical effect to a witch’s curse, but scientists believe it may have something to do with minerals in the water. To this day, there’s no official verdict.
In Judge C. R. Magney State Park in Minnesota is a waterfall that has baffled scientists for decades. There part of the Brule River takes a detour and disappears into a hole that goes… absolutely nowhere as far as we know. Anything thrown into the hole does not come back, nor does it come out anywhere that we know of. It just disappears. Scientists have tried all kinds of advanced tools and gadgets to track the waterfall but they’ve had no luck. Their equipment is simply gobbled up and never returned.
Lake Hillier, Australia
No one knows why Lake Hillier has such a unique and beautiful colour. It looks distinctly like it should come with the label “bubblegum-flavour”. The lake’s strange appearance has confused and confounded scientists ever since it was discovered. Thankfully, the lake is completely non-toxic and safe to swim in. If you’re ever in the area it’d be a great place to go for a swim!
Baltic Sea Anomaly
In 2011 scientists discovered a 60m wide circular disk at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Behind it lies a long stretch of drag marks. Scientists cannot explain what the object is, or where it came from, but theories range from a peculiar rock formation, to a sunken World-War 2 vehicle, to a crashed UFO. As of yet there have been no expeditions to identify it exactly, but this object continues to fascinate and captivate imaginations.
Stone Spheres of Costa Rica
On the Isla del Caño lies a series of stone spheres of varying sizes that defy all explanation. They are mathematically perfect, and beyond the ability of even modern technology to create. No one knows who created them, or when they were made. Despite many efforts scientists and locals still struggle to account for the spheres’ existence.
The Toynbee Tiles are a series of tiles that have appeared in cities all over the world, from Chicago to Chile with cryptic messages about Jupiter, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey, and references to famous philosopher Toynbee. They have been appearing since the early 1980s and continue to appear anew in locations all over the American continent. No one knows who makes them, or what their purpose is, but they remain a fascinating and unexplained mystery.