The most mysterious places in the world
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Humberston and Santa Laura
In 1872, these two cities in the Chilean desert were growing and developing due to the neighboring enterprises for the extraction and development of saltpeter. Unfortunately, everything collapsed during the Great Depression, when, due to the bankruptcy of mining companies, work at the factories stopped. Both cities by 1970 gradually turned into ghosts.
There are other good reasons why the inhabitants of the surrounding villages of the villages refuse to enter these places even now: they are connected with rumors, according to which, here at dusk, “the dead walk the streets.” There are local legends that many of the people who lived in Humberstone and Santa Laura deliberately ended their lives due to lack of livelihood during the economic downturn and unemployment and now wander around here restlessly.
Any sane person can easily dismiss these rumors as nonsensical ghost stories passed down through the generations; but there are also gloomy facts: most of the graves in the cemetery of these cities are indeed open: the peaceful sleep of the dead here was disturbed by grave robbers.
Skeleton lake (Uttarakhand, India)
In 1942, a frightening find was discovered in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Imagine a lake lying at an altitude of 5029 meters above sea level at the foot of a small valley. During the summer months, the once-frozen water began to melt, and the horror that lurked below came to the surface. The entire lake was filled with over 500 skeletons.
At first there was a version that the remains could belong to Japanese soldiers captured during the war, and for some reason killed by the British. An investigator was called in with medical examiners to determine if this was true, but the bones were not fresh enough to belong to World War II soldiers. As a result, the skeletons were found to date as far back as 850 AD. – due to rarefied air and constant low temperatures in the region, the bodies are well preserved.
The study of this archaeological and criminal phenomenon has been going on for many years; many even argue that this cemetery may have been the result of an ancient ritual suicide. However, the most interesting explanation for today is that all these people died … due to an abnormally large hail: a small deep crack was found in each found skull, as if the fatal blows came from somewhere above. More than a millennium has passed since the death of people in the Skeleton Lake, but scientists still have many questions that need to be answered.
Hotel De Salto (Colombia)
Tequendama Falls, located just 30 km southwest of Bogata, the capital of Colombia, attracts thousands of tourists every year, many of whom come here to enjoy the stunning views of the valley. With so many visitors, it’s no surprise that Hotel Del Salto, built back in 1928 with a splendid view of the falls, was once very successful.
The hotel then abruptly closed its doors in the early 1990s, and the place became something of a dark legend. Some argue that the area is cursed, and this has forced the owners of the hotel to abandon their business and flee to a quieter place.
Since then, this location seems to attract local suicides like a magnet, and the mysterious atmosphere seems to drive people crazy. There are also rumors about numerous ghosts living in the building of the former hotel.
Devil’s Triangle (Pacific Ocean)
The Devil’s Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Sea, is located in the Pacific Ocean. Not so often told, but many strange and inexplicable disappearances are associated with it, similar to those recorded in the famous Bermuda Triangle. Mysterious incidents included glowing objects, magnetic anomalies, planes falling from the sky for unknown reasons, and several unexplained disappearances of ships and people on them.
Many researchers have tried to come up with their own theories, which have included speculation that underwater volcanic activity here could be so staggeringly high that it causes disruptions in the magnetic field, which will be enough to disable all communications on an aircraft or ship. Adherents of gloomy mysticism also have theories that the Devil’s Triangle is one of the seven gates of hell on Earth.
Dissatisfied with all these explanations, the Japanese government sent its own research team in 1952 on the Kayo Maru No. 5 to the Devil’s Triangle. The crew consisted of 31 people – all of them were missing. After this incident, research in this area was no longer carried out.