There are places on Earth that have amazing mystical powers. Many scientists devote their lives to researching the unique properties of mysterious objects. Some of them are fairly well studied, others are just awaiting investigation. But even the most famous mystical places in the world do not fully reveal their secrets and give rise to fantasy. Why does everything mysterious have such an attractive power for us? Most likely, every person has a belief in magic since childhood. Our rating contains the most mystical places in the world, in which there is still a place for miracles and riddles.
10. Blood Falls
The one-of-a-kind Blood Falls is located in Antarctica. The blood-red stream is fed by the lake of the Taylor Glacier. For the first time, they started talking about this phenomenon at the beginning of the 20th century. Griffith Taylor, who discovered this miracle in 1911, suggested that algae in the lake under the glacier give this color to the water. After research, scientists found out that the oldest tiny organisms are present in the water. These microorganisms are more than one and a half million years old.
The water in the bloody waterfall contains iron and a large amount of salt. Its salinity is an order of magnitude higher than the salinity of ocean water. When it leaves the ice reservoir, the water reacts with oxygen to create such a frightening color. The mystical waterfall ranks last in our ranking of the most mystical places in the world.
9. San Ji Resort
The abandoned resort of San Ji is located on the island of Taiwan. This prestigious resort was built in the 1980s for wealthy buyers. The shape of the houses resembles UFO saucers, and the entire infrastructure is saturated with ideas from the alien community. But due to the outbreak of the crisis and mystical events on the construction, the resort never opened.
According to rumors, many builders died of incomprehensible diseases, were injured from accidents. The locals decided: the place of the resort is cursed – this is the abode of evil spirits. When the resort was commissioned, no one wanted to buy houses there. Now dilapidated buildings lead tourists into a painful depressing mood. The ghost town of San Ji is ranked 9th among the most mystical places in the world.
8. Heizhu Valley
Mysterious valley in China – Heizhu – black bamboo hollow. Shrouded in mysticism due to the large number of people disappearing there. Huizhou Hollow is beautiful and majestic – mountains, water, forests, and dense fogs that constantly cover the protected areas. The Chinese believe that a valley is a disastrous place and bypasses it. They say it’s easy to get in, but impossible to get out. Only curious tourists wander into the valley to experience extraordinary sensations, but perhaps not all comeback.
7. Hotel El Hotel del Salto
In the Colombian hinterland of San Antonio del Tequendama, there is the mystical Hotel Del Salto. It is built in the Gothic style, stands on the edge of a cliff, and is surrounded by a rather picturesque mountainous area. Not far from it, the Tequendama waterfall carries its stormy waters.
Built-in 1927, the hotel was in great demand, but then difficult times came and in 1990 it was closed. Like any abandoned dwelling, the hotel began to rapidly deteriorate and darken. A gloomy abandoned place, like a magnet, began to attract suicides. There are legends that their souls live in the rooms of an abandoned hotel.
6. Lake Roopkund
In India, there is a mystical lake Roopkund (“lake of skeletons”). It is located at a high altitude in the Himalayan mountains (5029 meters). Every year, after the snow melts, the shores of the lake are strewn with hundreds of skeletons. In the 19th century, this kind of “cemetery” was stumbled by pilgrims going to the holy place Homkund. But scientists were able to see the inaccessible lake only in 1942. Subsequently, entire expeditions of researchers studied the mysterious place.
About six hundred skeletons were found along the shores of the reservoir. Most of them were male. What kind of carnage took place here about 800 years ago? Researchers have been solving this riddle for a long time. It will not be possible to find out who these people were and where they were going. But how they died is known – they were killed by hail the size of a cricket ball (D = 7 cm). The place was open, and people had nowhere to hide. Some of them were dragged into the lake, and the bulk of the dead remained on the shore.
5. Poveglia Island
In the middle of the rating of the most mystical places in the world is Poveglia, a terrifying island in Venice. Due to the hostilities of the XIV century, the inhabitants of the island were evacuated and never returned. This secluded place was remembered during the plague epidemic. They began to bring the dead and sick people here, who died there.
When a shelter for the underprivileged (a psychiatric hospital) was opened in Povelje in 1922, it was rumored that not only madmen but also the staff saw ghosts walking along the corridors. In 1968 the hospital was closed and the island became uninhabited. Fans of mysticism come here for another portion of thrills.
4. City of Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is the “lost” city of the Incas. It is located in Peru on the site of a mountain range (2450 meters). The city escaped plundering by the Spaniards. He managed to hide from the invasion in the remote mountainous region of the Andes. For a long time, no one knew about the existence of this mystical place. The “sky-high” city was found only in 1911.
Scientists have found that Machu Picchu was once in an organized manner abandoned by the inhabitants.
Nobody knows what caused their disappearance. This place is very beautiful and has strong energy. The Inca city has not been fully explored and is full of undisclosed secrets and secrets. In our rating of the most mystical places, he is in fourth place.
3. Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
The Egyptian pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx are the last of the wonders of the world to withstand the pressure of a destructive time. For thousands of years, they proudly ascend to the rising sun. In the daytime, crowds of idle people dispel the mystical feeling. Only late in the evening or early in the morning can you feel the grandeur of the greatest ancient structures. Many archaeologists have studied these antiquities, but most of the mysteries remained unsolved. In our rating, these mystical majestic constructions take third place.
2. Paris catacombs
The Catacombs of Paris are underground tunnels under the city, the length of which is about 300 km. Historians estimate that there are over six million skeletons in the tunnels. At first, limestone was mined in the quarries, but when the Parisian cemeteries ceased to accommodate the dead, crypts began to be built there. The city grew – an impromptu necropolis was under it.
Experts believe that because of the millions of homeless souls whose remains are in plain sight, a monstrous mass of dark energy accumulates in this place. The Catacombs of Paris are not only one of the most mystical places in the world, but also one of the most terrifying.
The most mysterious and mystical place on the Planet is Stonehenge. It was built about five thousand years ago and is located in England. Who and how installed this grandiose complex? After all, its creator had great technical capabilities and knowledge in the field of many sciences (mathematics, astronomy, architecture). What was the true purpose of the complex? Scientists have been struggling with these riddles for a long time. Many speculations have been expressed – from the construction of Stonehenge by the druids to the intervention of magical power in the person of the sorcerer Marilyn. Perhaps scientists will be able to unravel the secrets of Stonehenge, but so far he keeps his secrets under lock and key.