Have a Look at the 15 Mysteries of the Planet Which Prove that the Earth Has Many More Surprises

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1. A Dancing Forest:

A forest situated in Russia is widely known for it’s strangely bent trees, and this phenomenon is yet to be understood by the scientists. There is a belief among some people that the reason behind this is parasites, while some say it is the strong sea winds. Some people from the old times say that this place is haunted.

 

2. The Baltic Sea Anomaly:

Right at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, a very strange object looking like a UFO was found. It’s origins have not been determined by the scientists. It isn’t a spaceships since it is made of basalt. Various theories say that it has been caused by a glacier meltdown or even a secret Nazi military facility from the World War II.

 

3. An Antarctic volcano and it’s snow pipes:

Mount Erebus is one of the most active and biggest volcanoes in the Antarctic. The mount remains covered with the snow pipes which are made from the frozen steam which comes out of the fissures.

 

 

4. Snow “spaghetti” in one of Finland’s lakes:

Snow threads looking like noodles were discovered by a man from Hämeenlinna, Finland on a lake near his house. It was later found out by him that he could actually take this threads home and make snowballs with them.

Such threads may have been formed by the movements of water and wind before the fallen snow has melted.

 

5. Valley of falling birds:

The birds in the Jatunga Valley, India have being behaving really unusually for centuries. They usually circle very low, and some of the birds even fall down to the ground in the semi-conscious condition.

Birds are known for finding ways by the Earth’s magnetic field and the Sun. The geophysical anomalies can be the reason for their strange behavior.

 

6. The Crooked Forest:

Just outside the Nowe Czarnowo, West Pomerania in Poland, The Crooked Forest is situated. The forest has nearly 400 pine trees along with bent trunks. These pines were planted back in 1939, but the question still remains on who made the pines crooked and why.

 

7. A hidden ocean beneath the Earth’s crust:

A mineral called ringwoodite is shown in the image above. It’s peculiarity lies in the fact that it contains pressurized water. There have been studies recently which show that deep inside the mantle of the Earth, encapsulated in a shell of rare minerals, lies a big ocean, the overall volume of which is estimated to be equal or even more than all the oceans of the Earth combined. The existence of ringwoodite is often proven, since the formation of this mineral happens only under the conditions of the mantle, but in the presence of water.

 

8. Red Tide:

Huge amounts of red algae near the surface of the water causes the red tide. This phenomenon is quite similar to that of water blooming.

Since the oxygen contents go down and the levels of ammonia and hydrogen sulfide increase, the red tides are really dangerous for the sea dwellers. There are many scientists who relate the red tide with the first plagues of Egypt, where the water of River Nile has turned into blood, and killing the fish.

 

9. Naga Fireballs:

The River Mekong situated in Thailand is known to erupt sometimes with crimson fireballs which rise about 30-35 feet above the water level before disappearing. These fireballs are usually visible in the month of October, and a festival too has been dedicated to this phenomenon. Researches by scientists say that this is the inflammation of the gases which are rising from the river. The people in the locality believe that these fireballs are sent by the Naga, which is believed to be a half-human, half snake living inside the river.

 

10. Ice Circles on Rivers:

The eddy flows in the rivers form perfectly round and slowly turning circles of ice. This happens when an ice piece starts turning and grinding down the corners on it’s surroundings ice and eventually becoming a perfect circle. This phenomenon has been often seen in Scandinavia, Germany, Russia, England, and North America.

 

11.The Sun’s influence on our planet:

In the entire history of astronomy observations, for the first time the model calculations that all the changes happening in the different solar activities may just seriously affect our climate. With the climate changes which are human induced and those which are natural collectively, the temperature of the Earth heavily depends upon the solar activity. As it keeps on changing, so does the intensity of the sunlight reaching the surface of the Earth. A few scientists say that in the coming 100 years, the activity of the Sun will cause a significant change in the temperature on the Earth. It is expected to go down by half a degree.

 

12. St. Elmo’s Fire:

The spires of tower and mast tops are occasionally lit by fires which are ghostly. This usually happens during storms.

The Europeans of the medieval times used to believe that these dancing lights were the promised gifts of St. Elmo, who was the patron saint of the sailors. Legend says that he had promised to pray for them and give signs of warnings in the form of lights of the masts.

 

 

13. Sprites:

Some people used to think that these blue or red flashes which appear at the great heights were alien spaceships. The phenomenon was finally caught on the camera in 1989 and it was proved that these sprites are actually “distant relatives” of lightning.

 

14. Brocken Spectre:

If you er standing somewhere in the mountains and you look away from the Sun, you will sometimes see a shadow of a giant surrounded by a rainbow halo. This is actually known to be the shadow of the one looking himself/herself cast on the mist. Tiny drops actually fracture the light, which further forms the halo around the shadow.

This phenomenon is seen much frequently often on Brocken, a mountain in Germany. I used to be considered once as the doing of the witches on the Walpurgis Night.

 

15. Brinicle – an icy “finger of death”:

This is a phenomenon that mostly happens because of the different freezing temperatures in the arctic waters of different saltiness. It appears like a sudden icicle growth which later turns into an icy spring at it’s bottom. Any water animal that touches it freezes to death.

In the year 1974, Brinicle was first hypothesized, but only in 2011 in was proved that it exists. Only one video of Brinicle is available, which was accidentally caught by BBC.

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