The 10 most enigmatic places in the world

Do you like mystery, riddles, unsolved business? This is good because thanks to the Lonely Planet travel guide, we share with you the 10 most talked about places on the planet because their story is esoteric!

Nepal

The first place we are going to talk to you about is in Nepal. What is so mysterious about me? It is more precisely the Himalaya that interests us. Still do not see? We are obviously talking about the yeti or the abominable snowman, it’s as you prefer … It’s not just a story to scare children, explorers such as Eric Shipton in 1951 or Edmund Hillary and his sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953 reported seeing footprints in the snow during their ascent of Everest that were considered too big to belong to a bear …

Chile

Let’s go now to Chile on the famous Easter Island where moais, these stone giants made of volcanic rock have been recorded to the number of 838. They represent ancestors as well as deities and date from between the years 1250 and 1500 Even today, researchers are wondering how these imposing statues made to land on the flanks of the island. Indeed, the quarry located in the center of the island, how Rapanui (name of the inhabitants) they did to move the moais knowing that on average their weight was 14 tons each? Remember also that the largest of them was 21 meters high and weighed nearly 80 tons. The track of the logs to be rolled under the statues seemed to be the solution but the Rapanui did not have trees in sufficient quantity to use this means of transport …

 England

The next place is the subject of multiple scenarios. Evidence of the existence of extraterrestrials, joke of the local jokers or even meteorological phenomenon, no one has yet found an explanation for the agro-glyphs that emerged in England at Avebury in the late 1970s. The agro-glyphs are geometric figures for the most often rounded which appear in the fields of crops by flattening them. Note that this phenomenon has been seen almost everywhere in the world but in a strange way, the frequency of these appearances is much more important in the village of Avebury where we observe more than a dozen of these figures each year.

Japan

If you love scuba diving, you’ll love the next place. The latter is not far from Japan’s westernmost island. Thus the underwater ruins of Yonaguni, have never been identified as constructions made by man or as a natural phenomenon despite its smooth walls, right angles and straight lines. Atlantis Japanese style for some or act of mother nature for others, these ruins remain a flagship site for divers, researchers and photographers who since its discovery in 1985 continue to observe and study this huge block of stones. Indeed, the main structure whose shape is more like a rectangle measures 150 meters long for 40 meters wide and no less than 27 meters high …

Peru

Let’s cross the Pacific Ocean now to arrive in the Peruvian desert where we will return 2000 years back to the Nazca era, the prehistoric civilization of the country. How did this people do to engrave in the ground drawings of men and animals spread over an area of ​​450 square kilometers and which are visible only in the air from a certain altitude? ? The lines of Nazca, that’s what they call themselves, number 800 and are all unique. Thus, if you fly over this area you will see a hummingbird, a spider, a condor, a monkey or even a whale …

England

Another mysterious place caught our attention in our British neighbors. This is the prehistoric site of Stonehenge. This megalithic construction dating back 5,000 years is very popular with pilgrims, poets and philosophers who come to find inspiration. Obviously among its visitors the site has a lot of tourists and we finally arrive at one million visits a year! The secret of this place lies in the function of this monument. Even today, we do not know what was the purpose of this construction. Several tracks such as a place of sacrifice or a gigantic astronomical calendar were considered but none of them was privileged.

Newgrange

On the same principle as the previous story, the function of the tumulus of Newgrange in Ireland remains unclear to this day. With nearly 80 meters in diameter and 13 meters in height, it is still thought that this monument was erected as a calendar because its alignment with the sun at the winter solstice is probably subject to a very advanced calculation . Indeed for 5 days, from 19 to 23 December to be exact, at 8:20 the sun’s rays enter through the small slot located below the entrance to the tumulus and run through a kind of long corridor to reach the mortuary chamber directly and illuminate it for 17 minutes.

New Mexico

Notice to alien lovers! The city of Roswell in New Mexico has been dedicated to it since 1947 when a mysterious machine crashed on a ranch. However, we do not have much information about this event because the army was quick to smother the case … So since that date the city organizes all kinds of events around this topic. For example, every year during the month of July a festival dedicated to UFOs, the UFO festival, where parades and concerts are organized but also guests such as researchers come to make speeches and debate their favorite subject; the little green guys from space. Roswell is also renowned for the International UFO Museum and Research Center where your wildest suspicions will be confirmed …

Malta

Cape on the Mediterranean Sea for the penultimate place of the list to make you discover. It is on the island of Malta that many megalithic temples are listed. Erected over a period of 1500 years, the first buildings date back to 5000 BC. We do not know why man built them, what was their vocation but with the means of the time, the big question is “how were these monuments built? “. Many spherical stones were found near the temples, so it is assumed that they were used to move the megaliths more easily but knowing that they weighed more than 20 tons, it was not an easy task …

Scotland

To end this article, we will talk about a legend known for centuries … The famous story of the Lock Ness monster in Scotland is much older than we think. Indeed, we have to go back to 565 when the Irish monk Saint Columba was trying to save one of his disciples from drowning and saw the beast … The rumors settled but the debate was really relaunched in 1934 when a photo published would have captured Nessie’s head and neck, that kind of aquatic dinosaur that attracts so many people to the shores of the lake.

We hope to have awakened your adventurer side and made you want to go there and why not conduct your investigation on these places that are far from having given us all their secrets …