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8 Mysterious Places In The World You Should See

Nothing captures the imagination quite like a good old unexplained phenomenon, and the world is full of those. Follow me on this journey to uncover some of the most mysterious places in our world.

Earth is brimming with a plethora of wondrous sights. From towering glaciers to multi-tiered waterfalls that crash majestically into translucent waters, or ancient monuments carved with stunning precision, each country has its own artificial or natural marvels.

This list of mysterious places will coax out your more adventurous side. Check them out.

Door to Hell, Turkmenistan

It would be impossible to talk about the most mysterious places in the world without mentioning Turkmenistan’s Door to Hell. This fiery chasm opened up fifty years ago and hasn’t stopped burning since.

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Looks pretty much like a door to hell, doesn’t it?

It’s quite a sight to behold at night, with the glow perfectly visible from far away. Despite its ominous-sounding name, the Door to Hell is thought to have originated from a Soviet natural-gas drilling expedition gone wrong.

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Richat Structure, Mauritania

If you’re into wild places, Mauritania’s Richat Structure is right up your alley. At first glance, it looks similar to Jupiter’s surface, with concentric rings that appear to be constantly spinning and swirling even though they’re completely stagnant. You need to view it from above to properly soak up the mesmerizing sights!

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Richat Structure, Mauritania

As whatever produced the Richat Structure is still very much a mystery, you can bet there are loads of legends about it. Many locals believe that it is a portal to another world; others claim that it’s the lost city of Atlantis.

Expect plenty of variations in terms of scientific theories, too. Some experts will tell you that the Richat Structure was formed after an asteroid impact, while others argue that it was naturally shaped by geological erosion.

And, of course, there’s no escaping the conspiracies about aliens who might’ve swooped in and made their mark.

Eternal Flame Falls, United States

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Eternal Flame Falls

A flame that never goes out and somehow manages to survive inside a waterfall? You bet that’s going to be right up there with the most mysterious places on earth!

Located in the Shale Creek Preserve, the ever-burning flame lies in a quaint grotto right at the waterfall’s base. According to a team of geologists, the flame is fueled by natural gas emitted from the waterfall.

Contrary to popular belief, the flame does go out. But visitors can light it up with a lighter to get their pics and pretend they are in the presence of something mysterious.

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Tower of London, London

Set in the capital of England, the ominous Tower of London once served as a place of gristly torture and execution. Considered the most haunted place in the UK, people say the tower is home to tormented spirits who roam its dark stone passageways.

Famous figures like Anne Boleyn and the martyred Saint Thomas Becket were executed there. Not to mention the many, many enemies of the crown who were tortured into insanity before being beheaded.

Tales of mysterious happenings and hauntings abound, include a particularly gruesome sighting of Anne Boleyn floating about, carrying her own head. Some historians even believe that King Edward IV’s two sons were locked up and subsequently killed in the tower by their own uncle, the Duke of Gloucester.

Like virtually all mysterious places on earth, the Tower of London has its own appeal, with tourists lining up for hours to take a tour of its spooky hallways or simply to check out the dazzling collection of Crown Jewels. No visit to the UK is complete without exploring this creepy place.

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Area 51, United States

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Area 51

This place is a conspiracy theorist’s dream come true.

Steeped in mystery, Area 51 is no doubt one of the most peculiar places in the United States. Mainly because regular citizens have absolutely no idea what goes on there!

Some will tell you it’s a breeding ground for aliens. Others will say it was erected to cover up a UFO crash. There have even been talks of a sprawling weather control station cleverly hidden out of sight. The fact that Area 51 is surrounded by a barren desert landscape with military surveillance isn’t exactly quelling those rumours either.

It goes without saying that you won’t be allowed to enter the site, but tourists still flock there on day tours to pose for selfies, despite that famous ‘No Photography’ sign. Ironic, isn’t it? If you’re planning a Vegas trip, stop by for a little bit of quirky fun.

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Bhangarh Fort, India

Bhangarh Fort
Bhangarh Fort, India

India is full of ancient marvels, but there’s something rather unsettling about this formerly majestic fort. Bhangarh Fort dates all the way back to the 17th century. The eerie quietness that basks around the fort and stark moss-covered landscape creates an air of mystery.

Surrounded by towering hills, the Bhangarh Fort is so full of paranormal activities that the Government had to release an official warning to avoid it after sunset. That doesn’t stop daytime visitors from saying they felt anxious and restless when approaching the fort.

Despite the restrictions, some ghostbusters venture into Bhangarh’s interior at night. According to them, there’s a room known as the Haveli Hall that was once occupied by dancers and courtesans. To this day, you can hear the melodious chimes of bangles reverberating in the room.

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Stonehenge, England


Oozing magic and mystery, Stonehenge is a mystical place with a curious history. Erected around 5,000 years ago, it is easily recognizable by its massive megalith stones in a circular cluster.

One of the most mysterious things about Stonehenge is that no one actually knows how the Neolithic people made it. How did they transport and organize those huge rocks. Archaeologists reckon the structure is made from bluestone boulders sourced from the Preseli Hills, which are found around 200 miles away.

Nowadays, Stonehenge is considered a sacred place for Pagans who head there each year to celebrate the summer solstice.

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Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle
Bermuda Triangle

As far as mysterious places go, the Bermuda Triangle must be the most well-known.

Covering an expanse of 500,000 square miles, the Bermuda Triangle is rumoured to be smack bang in the Atlantic Ocean between Florida, Miami, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda. According to legends, over 50 ships and 20 planes simply vanished into thin air while trying to cross.

And yet countless other vessels – nautical and airborne – have crossed without any incident. Mysterious, right?

Tunnel clouds and super-intense electrical forces are always reported by survivors. Conspiracies about the triangle include time travel, tropical cyclones, and of course, alien abduction. Scientists did offer up the more plausible theory of gas blowouts from the ocean floor, but there hasn’t been an official explanation yet.

Take the risk and try out a twilight cruise across the Bermuda Triangle. Maybe you can tell us what you find. If you survive.

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A Word From Battabox On Mysterious Places

We may never know whether the rumours that surround these mysterious places in the world are true, or if they simply emerged after decades of endless speculation. After all, some of these spots have challenged plenty of researchers, scientists, and archaeologists over the years. Most are left without answers.

If you’re in it for the thrill or simply out of curiosity, you can be sure that these 8 mysterious places in the world will give you plenty of goosebumps!

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Daniel Maxwell
Daniel Maxwell
Journalist. Researcher. Writer
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