Mysterious Places Around the Globe


By Khalidha Naushad

Who doesn’t love topics that involve mystery? And, when it comes to global puzzles, it’s undoubtedly the best thing you can invest your time in. Despite what we know about the mysterious disappearances of aeroplanes and the eerie happenings in the Bermuda triangle, a little googling helped me find further interesting places around the world that are nerve-chilling with unexplained phenomena.

This travel article series will immerse you in some interesting mysterious places that you can visit in the future, and some other places that will have you jumping out of your skin. Now, join Getaway on a virtual tour at the comfort of your home as we take a look at the strangest sites.

Richat Structure

Located in Ouadane, Mauritanialso, this is also called as Eye of the Sahara. Richat Structure is a circular geological feature that is a 45 km wide geological oddity. This structure was discovered in 1965 from space; hence, the clear view of the concentric rings can only be witnessed from space. When you are on the ground, it’s only sand and rocks.

What produced this structure is still a mystery, with some sceptics doubting that it is the lost metropolis of Atlantis, while other researchers claim that it could have been caused by a meteor impact or a volcanic dome hardening and eventually eroding. Regardless, even if this location isn’t worth visiting, it’s always fascinating to discover more about the history of this place.

Stonehenge,  England

Also known as the British cultural icon, Stonehenge dates back to 3000 BCE – 2000 BCE, according to archaeologists. The World Heritage Site Management Plan summarises this as the most famous and sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world. This circle of huge megalith stones has been one of the popular, mysterious sites that were created approximately around 5000 years ago.  It is thought to have been made from a rare bluestone material that could only have been transported from Pembrokeshire’s Preseli Hills; this is where the mystery surrounds. Historians are baffled as to how the Neolithic builders got the monoliths.  And, the purpose of the building is as well a mystery.

Kodinhi, India

Known as the twin capital of the World, Kodinhi is a small village in Kerala and is known to be a miracle in the medical world. When you enter the city, you will be surprised to see human photocopies walking around. This village’s population is around 2000, out of which more than 400 are twins. Every family living there has at least one pair of identical twins. Now, someone explains this phenomenon! Since 1949, the number of twin births has gone up with each passing year. Currently, there are 200 twins in the village alone. Over the years, researchers and scientists from all over the world worked on it by taking samples of twin children’s saliva and hair for DNA. Nevertheless, until today, scientists, doctors and researchers have not been able to solve it, and this thing remains a mystery.

Interesting, isn’t it? Your world and mine are small; home, office, friends, neighbourhood and some travelling. But, the planet we live in is gigantic; we only know bits and pieces from around the world. But when you take a look at the studies, and researches that are led with regard to the mysterious places around the world, you will be surprised. There are quite a lot of places that are surreal and eerie, out of which are downright bizarre, while some got logical explanations, and the rest remain unsolved with unexplained phenomena. Now that you discovered several mysterious places, stay tuned for the next article of the series that will cover a few other places from around the world that you will find interesting.

Crooked Forest,  Poland

Just south of the unpronounceable city of Szczecin on Poland’s extreme eastern haunch, a stone’s throw west of the border with Germany, a small clutch of just over 400 pine trees has been garnering the attention of Atlas Obscura types and off-the-beaten-track travellers for years.

The entire forest appears to be bent over almost 90 degrees at the trunk, before twisting back straight again and growing vertically into the Slavic sky.Debate has raged as to what caused the unusual wood to come to look like it has, with theories as wide ranging as torrential snowstorms and lumberjack growing techniques.