‘Unsolved’ Mysteries Of The World That You Probably Didn’t Know Were Already Solved
Everyone loves a good mystery! More than that, everyone loves to obsess over a mystery that hasn’t been solved.
But sadly, they have been solved. It is almost as if someone licked the cream out of a bourbon biscuit and left the bland, uninteresting crust behind. It is often heartbreaking to buy a simple logical explanation behind mysteries that managed to bafflegeniuses for the longest time.
Here are some you might have thought were still not solved:
- The Bermuda Triangle
Mystery : Also known as the Devil’s Triangle , it is a loosely defined region in the North Atlantic Ocean, where many aircrafts and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances, never to be seen again.
- The Bloop
Mystery: It is a mysterious ultra-low-frequency and an incredibly loud sound originating in the South Pacific that was heard by two stations which are separated by 5000 kilometres. People started to think it might be produced by an enormous animal that has never been seen before.
Solved: The NOAA Vents Program attributed the sound to that of a large icequake. Numerous icequakes share similar spectrograms with Bloop, as well as the amplitude necessary to spot them despite ranges exceeding 5000 km.
- Egyptian Pyramids
Mystery :The world has been baffled for years about just how slave workers transported the massive blocks across the Valley of the Kings in around 2000 BC to build the majestic pyramids. It has often been called a work of the aliens.
Solved :Dutch researchers have figured that the Egyptians placed heavy objects on a sledge, pulled by hundreds of workers, and simply poured water on the sand in front of it, which made it easier for the sledges to glide over the sand.It really did take us thousands and thousands of years to crack something this simple! Or, do you think it took us more years to believe it could have been this simple?
- People who believe in ghosts Mystery: All of us have met at least one person would go to any extent to make us believe that he/she has seen a ghost (at least once). Most of us got carried away by their stories, restlessly fearing something similar might happen to us.
Solved: They probably have active left temporoparietal junctions. Scientists have found that a small electric shock in that part of the brain cause people to see someone else in the room. Keep that in mind the next time you meet someone instead of letting it make your blood run cold.
Now lets see the most mysterious places in India….
‘It happens only in India…’
We’ve often heard people rant that India is a land of mysteries and wondered where the notion came from. Well, we’ve finally got an answer for you! India truly has zillions of secrets buried deep in its most bizarre of places, that either leave people wide eyed with shock or freak them out when they learn about them. From hills that pull cars up to motorbikes that are worshipped, India is home to the most unusual of places. We’ve listed some of those mysterious places in India here to tell you of the wonders this amazing country holds.
- The Hanging Pillar at Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh
People passing objects under the hanging pillar at Lepakshi
An important archaeological and historical site in India, Lepakshi is known for its architecture and painting. This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is among the most mysterious places in India, owing to its famous floating pillar.
The Mystery: Among the 70 pillars at the site, one is hanging in mid-air, that is, it exists without a support. People come to the temple and pass objects under the pillar, believing it’ll bring prosperity into their lives!
The Theory: People believe it’s just another of the many genius tricks the temple builders of the old were capable of.
- The Tale of Twins at Kodinhi, Kerala
The extraordinary factor about this otherwise ordinary village in Malappuram, Kerala is the strikingly large number of twin births that it witnesses. Kodinhi, or the ‘Village of Twins’, as it is now called, holds an eminent place among the mysterious places in India!
The Mystery: Once you set foot into this village, you’ll start seeing doubles of almost everyone! Kodinhi is currently home to over 200 pair of twins and two sets of triplets. And that’s not all! Kodinhi’s women who are married outside the village also end up having twins or triplets.
The Theory: Doctors believe that the reason for this strange phenomenon lies in the chemicals of the water in the area.
- Levitating Stone at Shivapur, Maharashtra
The Hazrat Qamar Ali Darvesh shrine is no unusual shrine. The shrine is listed among the mystery places in India and is known for this one special rock that weighs 70 kg and can only be lifted by one means.
The Mystery: To lift the rock, 11 people are required to gather around it, touch it with their forefingers, and loudly call out the name of the saint who placed a curse on it, following which the stone rises up in the air magically! The stone cannot be lifted by any other means, no matter how strong it is!
The Myth: It is believed that a sufi saint called Qamar Ali placed a curse on this stone being used for body building about 800 years ago.
- Door-Deprived Houses of Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra
Shani Shingnapur, a small village located 35 kms away from Ahmednagar, is famous for its Shani temple. But that’s not all that is famous about this village.
The Mystery: None of the houses, schools, and even commercial buildings in this village have a door, or even a door frame. In addition to this, not a single crime has ever been reported here.
The Myth: The villagers have undying faith in Lord Shani and believe that the near zero crime rate in the village is all His doing.
- The Gravity Defying Palace at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Bara Imambara, the Gravity Defying Palace of UP
A stunning creation of the 18th century, Bara Imambara, with a blend of Arabic and European architecture is among the most mysterious historical places in India.
The Mystery: This monument’s central arched hall is about 50 metres in length and almost 3 stories high…but without any pillars or beams supporting it. The main hall is also famous for its unique interlocking brick structure and for the ‘Bhulbhulaiya’, a dense maze.
- The Magnetic Hill of Leh, Ladakh
The Magnetic Hill of Ladakh, one of the mysterious places of India
The enchanting hills of Ladakh have more than mere beauty to offer. The Magnetic Hill, located at an altitude of 11,000 feet above sea level is one of the most unusual places to visit in India.
The Mystery: Cars driving up the hill get pulled up of their own accord. That is, one can drive up here with the ignition of their vehicles turned off!
The Theory: This exciting phenomenon is actually only an optical illusion resulting from the hill’s gravitational pull.
- Bloody rain:
The red coloured rain at Idukki first fell on 25th July, 2001, and occurred sporadically for 2 months, staining clothes and buildings as it poured. This blood-red downpour, when collected by the locals, turned into clean water with red particles settled at the bottom.
The Theory: The scientists, after much analysis and debate, have zeroed in on one explanation for this occurrence. They say that the red particles are airborne spores of the locally growing alga in the region.
- The Whispers of the Dead on Dumas Beach, Gujarat
The haunted and mysterious Dumas beach in Gujarat
Listed among the mysterious places of India, The Dumas Beach in Surat, Gujarat has a lot of spooky tales associated with it.
The Mystery: People strolling on the beach hear whispers and find no one when they look around for the source. There have even been reports of disappearances on the beach.
The Theory: The beach was previously a burial ground for Hindus, and thus it is full of spirits of the dead! Maybe it’s the theory that makes it one of the mysterious and haunted places in India.
- The Floating Stones of Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
Stones of Rama Setu bridge floating in a tank in Rameshwaram
Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu holds immense importance in the Hindu mythology, as it is the place where, according to Ramayana, Lord Rama’s Vanara Sena built a bridge of floating stones all the way to Sri Lanka. But there is something else about the bridge that makes this place one of the most mysterious places in India…
The Mystery: According to Ramayana, the bridge was built of stones that would stay afloat once the name of Lord Rama was scribbled on it. As it turns out, this wasn’t just a story. The bridge was actually made of such stones, as they are still found around here and are a major tourist attraction in Rameshwaram.