They say science can explain everything. The truth is, NO. Science cannot explain everything. There are a lot of things that science cannot prove and a lot of things science cannot answer. There is still plenty of wonders science cannot explain – how or why it happened or existed – and there are still many discoveries we do not understand. Some of these unexplainable things are these places that ooze with mystery. Here are the top five places science cannot explain.
1. Stonehenge in England
The greatest age monument. The famous Stonehenge is located in Wiltshire, England. Today, Stonehenge is now known as a prehistoric site in England, 3 km west of Amesbury. It is said that Stonehenge was built 5,000 years ago. The inner circle is composed of 80 bluestones and weighs about 4 tons each. These bluestones are taken from the Prescelly Mountains which is more than a hundred miles away from the site. The outer circle is made of sarsen. It is a type of sandstone with an average weight of 25 tons. These were taken from Marlborough Downs, 20 miles away from the location. A study shows that more than 600 men are needed for these stones to be transported from where they were taken unto the spot where Stonehenge is now erected.
Stonehenge, on how it was built and for what purpose, is still a mystery. However, there have been speculations on how and why the Stonehenge was constructed. Some of the theories involving these mysterious massive rocks are:
How was it built?
For what purpose?
- A place for dead people
- Shrine for healing
- UFO landing site
- Track sun’s movement
- Perform cults
2. Patomskiy Crater in Siberia
Often referred as the Patom crater, the Kolpakov cone is named after the geologist who first discovered its bizarre crate. This peculiar rock formation is located in the northernmost part of the remote Irkutsk region. Vadim Kolpakov was on a mission of making a geological map of this region in 1949. Upon his expedition, he met native Yakut people who warned and told him the dreadfulness of the crate which they call the “Fire Eagle Nest”.
Kolpakov continued and discovered a central bulge inside the crater that is almost similar in size to a 25-story building. Its cone is 80 meters tall and 150 meters wide. It is also about 12-meter-high in its inner circle. He first thought it was a volcano because of the massive heat it produces but realized it wasn’t. After all, for millions of years, there haven’t been any known instances of volcanic activity in the area.
The crater’s discovery has sparked the interest of the others and made some theories:
- Slag heap
- Formed by a meteorite strike
- Gas explosion
- Volcanic in origin
- Result of a UFO crash
- Nuclear explosion
Without a clear explanation and strong evidence, neither of these theories carry any weight. On 2006, geological-mineralogical scientist, Alexander Dmitriev from Irkutsk State Technical University, discovered a dense object with high iron content 100 to 150 meters below the site. He said that the material he found did not exist on earth but may exist somewhere in space.
3. Fairy Circles of Namibia
No one really knows how and why these circular patches exist in Namib Desert in southern Africa. Legends said that these were the footprints of the gods. These patches are about 20cm in diameter. A lot of scientists were bewildered by this phenomenon, especially as to why nothing grows inside the circles. Scientist Norbert Juergens concluded that these were made because of termites but biologist Walter Tschinkel disapproves the idea.
Other theories are:
- Poisonous gas
All of these theories were shut down since none of them actually proved the causes of these patches.
4. Dancing Forest of Kalinigrad
These unusual trees are found inside a forest in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. The trees somehow look like distorted bolsters that add the final touch in a horrific scene in horror movies. The reason why these trees are somewhat twisted into patterns like rings or convoluted spirals is still unknown. Some people believe that if one can get through the ring while wishing, that wish will come true. Others say that the trees extend your life by a year. Regardless, we all know that these are just superstitious beliefs.
A lot of theories has been made for this natural phenomenon, and here are a few of them:
- Massive amounts of positive and negative energy collide
- Geological, caused by the unstable sandy soil
- Blown by a powerful wind and made the trees distorted in shape.
5. Silent Zone in Mexico
This place is not the same as that place we saw in the movie A Quiet Place. There are no threatening creatures forcing absolute silence within the vicinity. Outside the Durango, Mexico is a real-life silent zone that doesn’t have any scientific explanation (yet!) to its bizarre silence. It is also said radio signals cannot be received. Any methods of communications are rendered useless in this place. In fact, even compass does not work here. The occurrence is still under debate.
Our planet is indeed full of strange wonders for travel, from the highest peaks to the deepest seas. Yes, people may have discovered and solved most mysteries on Earth. However, we cannot deny the fact that there are still millions of undiscovered places, species, and phenomenon around us.
Are there any other places other than the mentioned that are unexplainable too? Comment them down below!