The world is filled with a large amount of mystery and new things are being discovered every day. Whether it be in places that are common like the dense forests of South America or something that we as humans haven't even scratched the surface of yet, like the ocean, there are so many things left in the world to be discovered. Scientists to archeologists and everything in between have been finding things like large tunnels that interconnect under Europe to things like ancient tombs in China. What most of these things have in common is the fact that scientists still can't explain how they came to be and it is something that is still being researched even today.
While there are so many strange findings on Earth and more are being discovered every day, here are 25 that we've narrowed down to be the most intriguing and the most mysterious. Things like ancient civilizations to strange lines that were formed in Peru taking up most of the landscape, here are 25 mysterious things that leave scientists baffled even to this day.
25 The Nazca Lines Found In Peru
The Nazca Lines are strange lines that were formed in the Nazca Desert in the middle of Peru. These geoglyphs can be seen best from a bird's eyes view. Some of these formations can stretch to 1,200 feet long. Many researchers and scientists believe that these large formations were created by an ancient civilization between the years 500 BCE and 500 CE.
24 Gobekli Tepe In Turkey
The construction of this structure began in an era known as pre-civilization which dates it back to around 12,000 years. Gobekli Tepe is a great representation of early civilization starting to learn the basics of architecture and crafting stones to make walls and eventually homes. You can now visit the Gobekli Tepe.
23 The Mystery Hill In New Hampshire
The Mystery Hill In New Hampshire has gained popularity over the years and has been nicknamed "America's Stonehenge". It isn't known for sure what civilization built the structure as researchers have narrowed it down to migrant Irish monks, or the work of 18th and 19th-century farmers. It has several hallways inside that lead to even larger chambers.
22 Roman Dodecahedrons In Europe
There have been around a hundred of these strange objects recovered. There was never any mention or proof that these objects existed during that time period. Moreover, what are they used for? Speculation has narrowed down that these objects were used as some sort of ancient water control system or a type of candle holder.
21 The Copper Scroll, Found With The Dead Sea Scrolls
This copper scroll was part of the Dead Sea Scrolls but it stood out due to its writing being carved into metal rather than written on parchment. Researchers have deciphered the fact that the scrolls are part of a treasure map and point to the direction of an ancient unknown treasure.
20 Derinkuyu In Turkey
The underground cave system known as Derinkuyu is considered an underground city and is located in Turkey. The cave system started as a small cave where people could hide away from incoming invasions. Then they realized they could simply continue on in the cave and carve their homes into the side of the cliff. It is said that Derinkuyu could hold up to 20,000 people at one time.
19 The Lost City Of Atlantis, Unknown Location
The city of Atlantis is one of the modern marvels of the world and is up there with mysteries like how the heads were put on Easter Island. Atlantis is said to have been a city that sunk to the bottom of the ocean and was first conceived by the Greek philosopher Plato. An expert in ocean exploration Robert Ballard says that the possibility of there being an Atlantis under the sea is plausible for several reasons.
18 The Hypogeum Hal Saflieni Temple, Malta
Keeping it underground we move on to the Hypogeum Hal Saflieni Temple located in Malta. This temple is considered one of the best-preserved sites in the world. It is estimated that the site is over 6,000 years old. Most of the main rooms like the cemetery and the burial hall are still intact.
17 Puma Punku In Bolivia
Puma Punku is a large site located in Bolivia and is considered one of the world's strangest unsolved mysteries. Many images of Puma Punku will show the strange rock formations that resemble an "H" but the site is actually a lot larger hosting several structures. Where did they get the tools to carve these large structures?
16 The Longyou Caves In China
The Longyou Caves is a large underground portion that is located in Shiyan Beicun in Zhejiang, China. The cave systems are said to date back around 2,000 years ago. However, they were only discovered recently in the 1990s where archeologists discovered large underground rooms with several carvings across the walls. You can find bridges with pools located underneath them. Researchers have deemed it nearly impossible for village people to have created these cave systems.
15 The Bolshoi Zayatsky Labyrinths, Seen Off The Coast Of Russia
These labyrinths are made out of stone and appear to make a psychedelic symbol when viewing them from a bird's eye view. There are around a dozen of them littering the island of Bolshoi Zayatsky. While there is no solid evidence on what these structures were actually used for many people believe they were used to ward off evil spirits.
14 Qin Shi Huang's Tomb
After digging up part of the ground a Chinese farmer in 1947 found a large room underneath the land he was standing on and it turned out to be the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first of China's Emperors. A large number of clay statues were created to help defend the Emperor even in after he had perished.
13 Odd Stone Spheres, Costa Rica
Large stone spheres can be found in the jungles of Costa Rica. There have been around 300 of these large mysterious spheres recorded. These spheres vary in size with some as tall as a six-foot human. They can also weigh upwards of 16 tons. These large spheres are known as Las Bolas and their purpose is still unknown.
12 The Cochno Stone In Scotland
The large stone that is known as the Cochno Stone has confused people ever since it was discovered. The Cochno Stone is described as having spirals that are grooved and other mysterious patterns that make up the large patch of stone. It is estimated that the Cochno Stone was created 5,000 years ago and features over 90 different symbols.
11 Voynich Manuscript, Housed At Yale University
The Voynich Manuscript is a strange book that researchers have been studying for many years. Each page of the book is filled with strange drawings and undeciphered texts that are almost impossible to decipher. Everything from drawings of plants to things that could have to do with astronomy is found in this book. The book was named after an antique salesman in Europe, Wilfrid M. Voynich.
10 The Khatt Shebib In Jordan
The Khatt Shebib located in Jordan is best described as a wall. A large number of rocks make up a border of sorts that stretch over 93 miles. A man by the name of Sir Alec Kirkbride first discovered it when he was flying over Jordan. The formation is much easier to point out when you are far above it. Scientists have dated this strange wall to the Nabataean period and the Umayyad period.
9 Aluminum Wedge Of Aiud In Romania
This strange formation was first discovered in 1974 and was deemed the Aluminum Wedge of Aiud. They've discovered that the rock is miraculously made of 89 percent aluminum. Yet, aluminum isn't formed in nature and it wasn't mass-produced until the 1800s. The wedge originated 11,000 years ago and many theorists believe it is the work of the extraterrestrial.
8 Coral Castle, Found In Florida
Coral Castle located in Florida is the work of a man by the name of Edward Leedskalnin who wanted to win back his love. It is said that he carved at least 1,100 tons of coral rock. The main mystery behind this is the fact that Edward wasn't a very strong person and it begs the question of how he moved all of these rock formations in the first place. The project took around 28 years to complete and it is a huge tourist spot!
7 The Antikythera Mechanism, Found In The Aegean Sea
This strange device was first uncovered on the island of Antikythera in 1902 in Greece. It was discovered among other wreckage and is said to have been created by Greek scientists. The device is predicted to date back to 87 B.C., or between 150 and 100 B.C. The device's main purpose was to predict astronomical positions and eclipses. The device has several different gears made out of several different materials.
6 The Loch Ness Monster, Sighted In Scotland
The large dinosaur-like creature is said to be swimming around in Lake superior in Scotland. Much like Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster's most convincing evidence was a grainy photo showing a long-necked sea creature emerging from the water. Researchers still aren't sure if Loch Ness was just a myth as the mystery continues to turn skeptics into believers.
5 The Bermuda Triangle, The Atlantic Ocean
Chances are you have heard of the Bermuda Triangle. It is responsible for over 50 ship and airplane crashes over the Pacific Ocean. The triangle stretches from the Florida panhandle to Bermuda to the Greater Antilles. There have been many who have theorized that the Bermuda Triangle has paranormal aspects to it. Many researchers are still hard at work trying to find a more concrete explanation to why the Bermuda Triangle is so dangerous.
4 The Clava Cairns In Scotland
The Clava Cairns is a large cemetery of sorts that is located in Scotland made up of many different types of tombstones including ring Cairns, curb Cairns and standing stones. The cemetery is said to date back 4,000 years. On top of many of the stones, there is a small indention that resembles a cup holder of sorts. What could this be used for?
3 Baghdad Battery In Khujut Rabu
This strange artifact was first discovered in Baghdad, Iraq and its main purpose has been questioned ever since. Scientists have narrowed it down to being a sort of ancient battery. If this is the true purpose of this object then this is the first known battery and it predates the modern battery by 2,000 years. The device is made up of a pot and a copper cylinder.
2 The Rongorongo Writing Discovered In Easter Island
The Rongorongo Writing tablet was discovered on Easter Island and has a set of glyphs that haven't been deciphered yet. The tablet shows one of the earliest forms of independent writing in the world. The different glyphs look to be things like a staff that belongs to a leader and a bird-man statuette. These things are believed to be connected to the people who originally resided on Easter Island.
1 The Famous Stonehenge, England
Stonehenge is in Wiltshire, England. It is visited very often by tourists coming from all over the world to see the strange rock formations in person. The large stones were first moved there between 4,000 and 5,000 years ago but it is still unknown how they were lifted and set up as we know them today. There are many other questions left unanswered about Stonehenge like who built it and why. Perhaps we may never find out.