Oddities that Can’t Be Explained

I admit that I am not one who questions many things. I take things with a grain of salt and just hold to the opinion that something we will never really know the why or how. Of course that doesn’t mean that I am not interested in said things.

Here are some of the most interesting oddities that cannot be explain.

In the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan, there is a hole 328 feet wide. In 1971 a Soviet drilling rig accidentally punched into a massive underground natural gas cavern, causing the ground to collapse and the entire drilling rig to fall in. Having punctured a pocket of gas, poisonous fumes began leaking from the hole at an alarming rate. To head off a potential environmental catastrophe, the Soviets set the hole alight. The crater hasn’t stopped burning since. For the last 40 years this hole has not stopped burning. The locals refer to this hole as the gates of hell.

The Bermuda Triangle is a geographic area with it’s points being at Miami, Florida, the island of Bermuda, and San Juan Puerto Rico. Over the course of time, many different aircraft and boats have mysteriously disappeared without a trace, leading many to believe that the triangle has something unusual about it that is swallowing up people, planes, and boats.

There are many theories as to why and how these things disappeared, but it has yet to be conclusively answered. Many of the wrecks happened such that no remains or wreckage or oil slicks were ever found, and in at least one instance, and entire squadron of bombers, 5 planes, disappeared without a trace.

Every year in October along the Mekong river in Thailand, large balls of glowing red light shoot out of the water into the air. Just to disappear. They never cause a fire or harm anyone. The balls are reddish and have diverse size from smaller sparkles up to the size of basketballs. They quickly rise up to a couple of hundred meters before disappearing. The number of fireballs reported varies between tens and thousands per night.

The Nazca Lines are a series of drawings on the ground found in the Nazca Desert of Peru, in South America. There are no known records in human history of their creation though it is well established that they are of ancient origin. Present day science is silent on this strange patterns that stretch for over more than 80 kilometers between the Peruvian towns of Nazca and Palpa.

The Klerksdorp Spheres are small, smooth and polished spheres found in a mining region in South Africa. These spheres are remarkably regular with well-defined grooves that run along their surface, suggestive of non-natural genesis. Although some scientists offer natural (geological) explanations for their origin, they have not been widely accepted.

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Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world! Comments or questions? Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for our RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.