When we decide to get away from it all and go on a vacation, we usually choose a location with natural beauty, cultural value, and an atmosphere in which we can either rest or party at night.
Many people, however, like to explore the world in order to visit places that are shrouded in mystery.
Here are our picks for the top 10 strangest locations in the world to visit.
10. RACETRACK PLAYA, USA
The rocks at Racetrack Playa are unique in that they move on their own, something experts have yet to explain. It’s possible that ice builds around the boulders at night and melts during the day, allowing the rocks to move.
It’s a one-of-a-kind sight to behold.
9. ETERNAL FLAME FALLS, USA
This is located in Orchard Park, New York. This is a little waterfall, but it’s really intriguing. Behind this waterfall is a little flame that never seems to go out.
According to scientists, there is a massive leak of natural gas from the Earth that fuels the flame, which is visible even from behind the waterfall.
8. RELAMPAGO DEL CATATUMBO, VENEZUELA
Elevation and humidity may be found in the southwest part of Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela. You will see an incredible display if you visit here.
The greatest frequency of lightning in the world may be seen at this site. There are 25 flashes every minute on average!
7. LONGYEARBYEN, NORWAY
From roughly mid-April to mid-August, the weather in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago, is the same every day. Longyearbyen’s sun never sets during that time period due to its geographical location.
6. MOERAKI BOULDERS, NEW ZEALAND
Large spherical rocks may be seen on Koekohe Beach in New Zealand, and researchers believe they developed millions of years ago. The stones hardened and gathered sediment, which helped them develop into the shape they are presently.
Geologists name them septarian concretions, and they may also be found at New Zealand’s Hokianga Harbor.
5. SURTSEY, ICELAND
Surtsey appears to be a regular place. The island is serene and lovely, but it is peculiar, in that it did not exist in 1963. An undersea volcano erupted in 1963, forming the island.
4. BLOOD FALLS, ANTARCTICA
A waterfall called Blood Falls can be found in Antarctica. The water here is crimson and one-of-a-kind. According to specialists, the water comes from a subsurface lake and contains rich iron deposits, which cause the water to appear red.
According to recent research, there are additional microbes dwelling in the lake.
3. DOOR TO HELL, TURKMENISTAN
This is a big gas crater. Over 40 years ago, scientists were digging for oil and accidentally created a hole (shown), which has remained on fire ever since. Scientists are baffled as to why the fire never goes out.
As one might guess, this is a major tourist destination in Turkmenistan.
2. MOGUICHENG, CHINA
In the Gobi Desert, there is a mystery location named Moguicheng, which translates to “City of Satan.”
You get this idea because it feels haunted as you travel through it, and individuals who do go through it report bizarre noises that sound like kids weeping, tigers roaring, and strange tunes. Experts are still baffled as to why this happens.
1. DEADVLEI, NAMIBIA
Deadvlei is a painting-like formation in Namibia’s the Namib Desert. This location is surrounded by the world’s biggest sand dunes. The trees in this area are remarkable since they perished over 900 years ago and are now utterly bare.
They perished because there wasn’t enough water to sustain life, but the wood hasn’t decayed since it’s so dry in this location, so the trees are still intact.