There are many mysterious places that are believe to contain unexplainable events. These places have cause people to feel
stronger, calmer, and some places even cause death. At this sites people have experience paranormal activity, UFO encounters,
and some even leave people in a confuse state. This places include the Bermudas Triangle, Devils Triangle, Machu Picchu,
Stonehedge, Teotihuacan, Naica Cave, Chichen Itza and many other places. People believe that these places could relate to
ancient shrines or certain area section for ufos to land. Many thories have been explain to be able to give some understanding
to the mysteries of these places. People still hope to find the truth behind all the earth mysteries. They believe that this places
would be the place to search for evidence for all these creatures and starnge people that exist in our world. These places have
been investigated by many scientist and explorers but none has seem to find a reasonable answer that could resolve the
myateries that these places has. People has decided to make different theories on which could relate to the existance of gods
or mysterious people who created or appear at these places. I believe that as timme passes by more evidence will be gather
and the mysteries of these places will start to have a reasonable answer. Until now people will have to wait and accept the
theories that seem to fit better to the new events that are occuring to our planet Earth. Many people have reported mysterious
events at these places, and not everyopne can lie about these events. So we can assure that there are indeed hidden
mysteries that hide in these landmarks. There has been many restrictions by many governments which stop researches to
find more concruent evidence about these sights. Even if people don't believe in the unexplainable events they can visit these
places for they pleasant sights and incredible atmosphere that each contan. Our environment is full of magical, mystical, and
mysterious places that defy explanation. There are treasures yet to be found, stone carvings we don't yet understand, and
architectural feats to be explained. Even as we live in what we consider to be the most technologically advanced society in
all history, there are currently no air-tight explanations for most of the true wonders of our planet and beyond.
NAICA-CAVE OF CRYSTALS
In Spanish it is known as 'Cueva de los Cristales' and it is probably the most beautiful natural display of crystals in the world. What is breathtaking is not only the the size (although they are absolutely huge) but also the purity and the number of crystals on display. This cave contains some of the largest natural crystals known in the world – translucent beams of selenite, a crystalline form of the mineral gypsum, which are up to 36 feet long. The cave is buried a thousand feet (about 300 meters) below Naica mountain in the Chihuahuan Desert of Mexico. It is part of the a silver and zinc mine near the mountain and was discovered in 2000 by two brothers who are miners, Juan and Pedro Sanchez, whilst they were excavating a new tunnel for a commercial lead and silver mine.
Naica is a a very special mountain. It sits on a set of fault lines (planar rock fractures which show evidence of relative movement). Superhot metal-rich fluids circulate throughout the mountain, heated by a magma chamber buried two and a half kilometers below. The fluids travel through the mountain's fault lines, depositing veins of lead, zinc and silver ore. The Naica mine was first discovered south of Chihuahua City by early prospectors in 1794. These prospectors struck a vein of silver at the base of a range of hills called Naica by the Tarahumara Indians. From that discovery until around 1900, the primary interest was silver and gold. Around 1900 large-scale mining began as zinc and lead became more valuable. During the Mexican Revolution the mine was producing a great deal of wealth. Revolutionary troops entered the town and demanded money from the owners. One of them was assassinated when he refused to pay, causing the mine to shut down between 1911 to 1922. Just before the mine was closed, the famous 'Cave of Swords' was discovered at a depth of 400 feet, which is part of the same underground system as the Cave of crystals. Before the the lastest discovery, the 'Cave of Swords' contained the largest previously known crystals.
Unfortunately many of the crystals have been collected, (some of these are now on display at the
Smithsonian Institution). Nevertheless, the 'Cave of Swords' is still a fascinating cave to visit.
So how were the giant crystals formed? This question has fascinated geologists ever since the
discovery of the Cave of Crystal. In 2007 a paper published in the journal Geology by geologist
Juan Manuel García-Ruiz of the University of Granada in Spain reported that the crystals slowly
grew over millennia while the cavern was flooded with hot, mineral-saturated water. The magma
chamber two to three miles below the mountain contains very hot lava. The heat from this
compressed lava travels through the faults up into the area of the mine. Super heated fluids
carry the mineral-rich sludge which formed the crystals as well as the mineral veins. Although
the mine is ventilated, making it possible for miners to work there, the Cave of Crystal is not,
and there you feel the heat from the magma deep below. The fluids travel along the Naica fault,
and enter voids in the bedrock creating hot humid conditions which are quite extreme. The
temperatures in the cave are continuously around 136 degrees Fahrenheit (58 degrees Celsius)
and the humidity is over 80-percent. The crystals thrive in these conditions, which is the reason
for this magical display. Some of the crystals are extremely old. Indeed, the largest crystal found
at Naica is 500,000 years old. But be aware that although for crystals these are near perfect
conditions, for human body the atmosphere in the cave is a death trap. With the 80% humidity,
the body is prevented from sweating to cool itself and as a consequence it starts to slowly cook.
Even in specially-designed protective suits, the team of researchers had about 30 minutes before
they had to leave the cave. Without the protective suits, one minute is probably what the human
body can stand.But the local government and the mine owners hope that they can turn the cave
into a museum preserving the minerals in situ. The mining company plans to air-condition the
cave, which will lower the temperature gradually, thus preserving the crystals, but making the place
more habitable to tourists. If all goes to plan the tourists will be welcomed in few months time.
There is a legend that Merlin, the magician of King Arthur, lies sleeping in a crystal cave. With
this latest discovery, the legend has come a step nearer reality - who knows but that there was
not a similar cave in Arthurian Britain?
The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, is a region in the
western part of the North Atlantic Ocean in which a number of aircraft and
surface vessels are alleged to have disappeared in mysterious circumstances
which fall beyond the boundaries of human error, piracy, equipment failure,
or natural disasters. Popular culture has attributed some of these
disappearances to the paranormal, a suspension of the laws of physics, or
activity by extraterrestrial beings. While a substantial body of documentation
exists showing numerous incidents to have been inaccurately reported or
embellished by later authors, and numerous official agencies have gone on
record as stating that the number and nature of disappearances is similar
to any other area of ocean, many incidents remain unexplained despite
considerable investigation. The boundaries of the triangle cover the Straits
of Florida, the Bahamas and the entire Caribbean island area and the Atlantic
east to the Azores; others[who?] add to it the Gulf of Mexico. The more
familiar triangular boundary in most written works has as its points
somewhere on the Atlantic coast of Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and the
mid-Atlantic island of Bermuda, with most of the accidents concentrated
along the southern boundary around the Bahamas and the Florida Straits.
Triangle writers have used a number of supernatural concepts to explain the
events. One explanation pins the blame on leftover technology from the
mythical lost continent of Atlantis. Sometimes connected to the Atlantis story
is the submerged rock formation known as the Bimini Road off the island
of Bimini in the Bahamas, which is in the Triangle by some definitions
Followers of the purported psychic Edgar Cayce take his prediction that
evidence of Atlantis would be found in 1968 as referring to the discovery
of the Bimini Road. Believers describe the formation as a road, wall, or other
structure, though geologists consider it to be of natural origin.
Other writers attribute the events to UFOs. This idea was used by Steven
Spielberg for his science fiction film Close Encounters of the Third Kind,
which features the lost Flight 19 as alien abductees. Charles Berlitz, grandson
of a distinguished linguist and author of various additional books on anomalous
phenomena, has kept in line with this extraordinary explanation, and attributed
the losses in the Triangle to anomalous or unexplained forces.
The Devil's Triangle is also known as the Dragon Triangle, or The Formosa
and the "Pacific Bermuda Triangle", is a region of the Pacific around Miyake
Island, about 100 km south of Tokyo. The size and area varies with the report
(the only reports stem from the 1950s), with various reports placing it 70
miles from an unspecified part of Japan's east coast, 300 miles from the coast,
and even near Iwo Jima, 750 miles from the coast.(Kusche:259-260)
The story is apparently based on a few articles published in Japanese
newspapers in January 1955 of nine boats lost from unknown causes.
Of these one was lost due to a volcano or tidal wave, another sent an SOS.
The other seven boats were small fishing boats lost between April 1949 and
October 1953 somewhere between Miyake Island and Iwo Jima, a distance
of 750 miles.(Kusche 258) Neither the Devil's Sea nor the Bermuda Triangle
is located on the agonic line, where the magnetic north equals the geographic
north. The magnetic declination in this area is about 6°. on the other side of
the world, there exists a similar area of ocean known as the Dragons
Triangle. The Dragons Triangle follows a line from Western Japan, north
of Tokyo, to a point in the Pacific at approximate latitude of 145 degrees
east. It turns west south west, past the Bonin Islands, then down to Guam
and Yap, west towards Taiwan, before heading back to Japan in a north
north easterly direction. Both areas share stories of missing maritime
vessels and aircraft, reports of malfunctioning navigational and
communication equipment and tales of drifting, crewless ghost ships.
The Dragons Triangle in particular, bears testament to an ever-changing
seascape. Islands and lands masses have formed and disappeared literally
overnight through volcanic activity and seaquakes. Records reveal islands
charted by experienced navigators, and documented as having been visited;
yet years later no trace of these places could be found!
Another common factor is the existence of agonic lines - lines of no magnetic
variation, along which the magnetic needle points directly north and south.
The principle agonic line in the Western Hemisphere runs directly through
the Bermuda triangle, whilst the principle agonic line in the Eastern
Hemisphere runs through the Dragons triangle. Which in both cases often
leads to extreme compass deviation in the surrounding area. For over a
thousand years, possibly longer, the Japanese and their neighbours have
recorded strange occurrences and disappearances. Ancient records tell of
restless dragons surfacing from the depths, and taking unfortunate mariners
back to their underground lairs. Legends dating back to c.1000Bc tell of
underwater palaces inhabited by dragons and of a great slumbering dragon
which lived in the cavern beneath the sea.
Teotihuacan is an enormous archaeological site in the Basin of Mexico,
containing some of the largest pyramidal structures built in the
pre-Columbian Americas. Apart from the pyramidal structures, the
archaeological site of Teotihuacan is also known for its large residential
complexes, the so-called "avenue of the dead", and its colorful
well-preserved murals. Teotihuacan was, at its zenith in the first half
of the 1st millennium CE, the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas.
During its zenith it may have had more than 100,000 inhabitants placing
it among the largest cities of the world in this period. The civilization
and cultural complex associated with the site is also referred to as
Teotihuacan or Teotihuacano. Although it is a subject of debate whether
Teotihuacan was the center of an empire, its influence throughout
Mesoamerica is well documented; evidence of Teotihuacano presence,
if not outright political and economic control, can be seen at numerous
sites in Veracruz and the Maya region. The ethnicity of the inhabitants
of Teotihuacan is also a subject of debate and possible candidates are
the Nahua, Otomi or Totonac ethnic groups. Often it has been suggested
that Teotihuacan was in fact a multiethnic state.
The city and the archaeological site was located in what is now
the San Juan Teotihuacán municipality in the State of México,
Mexico, approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Mexico City.
The site covers a total surface area of 83 km² and was made a UNESCO
World Heritage Site in 1987, and is one of the most visited archaeological
sites in Mexico. The name tethuacān was given by the Nahuatl-speaking
Aztec centuries after the fall of the city. The term has been glossed as
'birthplace of the gods,' reflecting Nahua creation myths that took place
Machu Picchu (Quechua: Machu Pikchu, "Old Peak" ; pronounced
['m.tu 'pik.tu]) is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 metres (8,000 ft)
above sea level. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba
Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and
through which the Urubamba River flows. The river is a partially navigable
headwater of the Amazon River. Often referred to as "The Lost City of the
Incas", Machu Picchu is one of the most familiar symbols of the Inca Empire.
The Incas started building it around AD 1430 but was abandoned as an
official site for the Inca rulers a hundred years later, at the time of the
Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire. Although known locally, it was said
[who?] to have been forgotten for centuries when the site was brought to
worldwide attention in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, an American historian.
Since then, Machu Picchu has become an important tourist attraction. It has
recently come to light that the site may have been discovered and plundered
several years previously, in 1867 by a German businessman, Augusto Berns.
In fact, there is substantial evidence that a British missionary, Thomas Payne,
and a German engineer, J. M. von Hassel, arrived earlier than Hiram, and
maps found by historians show references to Machu Picchu as early as 1874.
Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a
UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Since it was not plundered by the
Spanish when they conquered the Incas, it is especially important as a cultural
site and is considered a sacred place. Machu Picchu was built in the classical
Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its primary buildings are the
Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows.
These are located in what is known by archaeologists as the Sacred District
of Machu Picchu. In September 2007, Peru and Yale University reached an
agreement regarding the return of artifacts which Hiram Bingham had
removed from Machu Picchu in the early twentieth century.
Chichen Itza (pronounced /titn its/; from Yucatec Maya: Chi'ch'èen Ìitsha',
"At the mouth of the well of the Itza") is a large pre-Columbian archaeological
site built by the Maya civilization located in the northern center of the Yucatán
Peninsula, in the Yucatán state, present-day Mexico. Chichen Itza was a major
regional focal point in the northern Maya lowlands from the Late Classic
through the Terminal Classic and into the early portion of the Early
Postclassic period. The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, from
what is called Mexicanized and reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico
to the Puuc style found among the Puuc Maya of the northern lowlands. The
presence of central Mexican styles was once thought to have been
representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico,
but most contemporary interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya
styles more as the result of cultural diffusion. The ruins of Chichen Itza are
federal property, and the sites stewardship is maintained by Mexicos Instituto
Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and
History, INAH). The land under the monuments, however, is privately-owned
by the Barbachano family. Dominating the center of Chichén is the Temple of
Kukulkan (the Maya name for Quetzalcoatl), often referred to as "El Castillo"
(the castle). This step pyramid has a ground plan of square terraces with
stairways up each of the 4 sides to the temple on top. On the Spring and
Autumn equinox, at the rising and setting of the sun, the corner of the structure
casts a shadow in the shape of a plumed serpent - Kukulcan, or Quetzalcoatl
- along the west side of the north staircase. On these two days, the shadows
from the corner tiers slither down the northern side of the pyramid with the
sun's movement to the serpent's head at the base.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of
Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) west of Amesbury and 13 kilometres
(8.1 mi) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world,
Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of
large standing stones and sits at the centre of the densest complex of
Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred
burial mounds. Archaeologists had believed that the iconic stone
monument was erected around 2500 BC, as described in the chronology
below. However one recent theory has suggested that the first stones were
not erected until 2400-2200 BCwhilst another suggests that bluestones
may have been erected at the site as early as 3000 BC. The surrounding
circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the
monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. The site and its surroundings
were added to the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1986 in a
co-listing with Avebury henge monument, and it is also a legally protected
Scheduled Ancient Monument. Stonehenge itself is owned by the Crown and
managed by English Heritage while the surrounding land is owned by the