Nine Mysteries That Even Science Can’t Make a Head or Tail out of

There have been paranormal and supernatural things all over the world that have not been explained till date. Some are well documented and still baffle scientists while others are classified under cryptic legends and religious mysteries.

Here are nine such mysterious phenomena that have baffled and bewildered people all over the world:

#1.  The Bimini Road and Adam’s Bridge:


Adams Bridge

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The former lies in the Bahamas while the second lies just between Sri Lanka and India. The reason for including both together under the same point here is simple: both are disputed to be man-made structures by groups of individuals which include scientists.

This is despite geologists’ claims of them being natural rock formations.

The Bimini “road” consists of limestone blocks which has given rise to speculations that it might have been a breakwater of sorts.

The Adam’s Bridge/Rama’s Bridge has sand and rocks. However interestingly, the rocks on top of the sand have been dated to be older than the sand itself, making the claim of human intervention especially strong.

#2.  Dancing Plague:

Although now called Sydenham’s chorea, it was called St Vitus’ dance back in the middle ages. One of the biggest outbreaks of said “plague” was in Aachen, Germany. Mainly occurred in the 13th-14th centuries.
It mainly affected children, but the Streptococcus infection was contagious. It is characterized by jerking movements that gave a semblance of dance in the patients.

#3. Hipster at 1941 Bridge Opening:

Hipster at 1941 Bridge Opening

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Housed in Bralorne Museum, this is an authentic photograph that shows a person in a typical hipster outfit and a portable camera at the opening of the South Fork Bridge in 1941.

#4.  Geoglyphs in the Amazon rainforest and the Nazca lines

There have been more than 450 geoglyphs found all over the Amazon rainforest. Who made them is unknown.

The Nazca lines are pre-Columbian drawings in south Peru that can only be seen from a helicopter, from an altitude. How the Stone Age natives made them is still not known.

#5.  Don Decker, the Rain Man:

Don was abused by his grandfather as a child. When his grandfather died, Don (on furlough) was staying at the place of some family friends.

At night, inexplicably, Don went into a trance and it started raining inside the house. Even policemen who were called immediately, reported to have seen droplets travelling horizontally too.

As soon as Don left the house, things came back to normal.

And we thought X-Men comics were awesome.

#6.  The ocean under the ocean:

After years of theorising and studying ocean beds, scientists have reported to have found a reservoir of water in the Earth’s mantle, large enough to fill the oceans thrice over.

It lies 660 km deeper than the surface and is 2.7 billion years. It has given impetus to the whole water-from-within-the-Earth theory.

#7.  The underwater ruins of Yonaguni, Japan

The underwater ruins of Yonaguni, Japan

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These are submerged rock formations off the coast of Yonaguni-jima, the southernmost island of the Ryukyu Islands of Japan.

Masaaki Kimura of the University of the Ryukyus has been arguing for years that these formations are man-made structures, steps of a larger monument.

#8.  The Boiling River of Peru:

There are no volcanoes around. Yet the water in this river is hot enough to boil you to death, with temperatures around 86 degrees Celsius.
Andres Rizo, a NatGeo Young Explorer has written a book about his journey to this place named The Boiling River: Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon.

#9.  Jean Hillard, the Ice-girl:

The woman from Minnesota was involved in a car accident in 1980. It was sub-zero temperature (-22 degrees F) around when she collapsed 15 feet outside her friend’s house.

Found in the morning, she had been frozen solid for six hours. On being taken to the hospital, she recovered miraculously. Even the frostbite disappeared from her body.

She left the hospital 49 days later with no damage whatsoever.

Let us know what you think about these crazy phenomena.



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