10 Most Alien and Weird Places on Earth


1. Aurora Borealis (North Pole)

Aurora Borealis
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Auroras sometimes called the northern and southern (polar) lights or aurorae are natural beautiful light displays in the sky, usually observed at night, particularly in the polar regions. They typically occur in the ionosphere. The Cree people call this phenomenon the “Dance of the Spirits. Its southern counterpart, the aurora australis or the southern polar lights, has similar properties, but is only visible from high southern latitudes in Antarctica, South America, or Australasia.


2. Spain Rio Tinto

Spain Rio Tinto
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The vast mines of Rio Tinto give a hypnagogic, almost martian landscape. Its growth has consumed not only mountains and valleys but even entire villages. This river has gained recent scientific interest due to the presence of extremophile aerobic bacteria that dwell in the water.The extreme conditions in the river are analogous to other locations in the solar system thought to contain liquid water, such as subterranean Mars. Río Tinto is notable for being very acidic (pH 2) and its deep reddish hue. It is metal solvent and surely not human-friendly!


3. McMurdo Dry Valleys (Antarctica)

The McMurdo Dry Valleys are a row of valleys in Antarctica located within Victoria Land west of McMurdo Sound. The terrain looks like something not of this Earth; The region includes many interesting geological features including Lake Vida and the Onyx River, Antarctica’s longest river. The valley’s floor occasionally contains a perennially frozen lake with ice several meters thick. It is also one of the world’s most extreme deserts Under the ice, in the extremely salty water, live mysterious simple organisms, a subject of on-going research. Scientists consider the Dry Valleys perhaps an important source of insights into possible extraterrestrial life.


4. The Richat Structure, near Ouadane, Mauritania

Richat Structure
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The Richat Structure is a prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert of Mauritania near Ouadane. It has attracted attention since the earliest space missions because it forms a conspicuous bull’s-eye in the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the desert. The structure, which has a diameter of almost 50 kilometres (30 miles), has become a landmark for space shuttle crews.


5. Rotorua, New Zealand

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Rotorua is a city on the southern shores of the lake of the same name, in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. Rotorua city is renowned for its unique “rotten eggs” aroma, which is caused by the geothermal activity releasing sulphur compounds into the atmosphere. Geothermal activity is at the heart of much of Rotorua’s tourist appeal. Geysers and bubbling mud-pools, hot thermal springs and the Buried Village (Te Wairoa) – are within easy reach of the city.This thermal activity owes itself to the Rotorua caldera on which the city lies. Waters of ivid colors, from yellow to orange to green which is partially possible to visit it.


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59 thoughts on “10 Most Alien and Weird Places on Earth

  1. Hard to believe the Bermuda Triangle myth is still being kept alive! It has long since been proven that no more ships and planes have disappeared here than in any other part of the ocean with as much traffic as there. I guess people will always believe what they want to believe.

  2. When I was in the triangle we were attacked by a gigantic piece of poop with corn and nuts in it! Crazy stuff.

  3. Fly Geyser is not in Reno.
    Actually it is about 100 miles Northeast of Reno , North of the Blackrock Playa.
    Used by Burning Man attendees around 1997 , but closed to the public since about that time.

    Cool place though!

  4. You sure these aren’t unused set mockups for Avatar?
    The photos are stunning. The ice at McMurdo Dry Valley looks outer-worldly.
    Did the story’s author take all of them?
    Can you please provide credits?

  5. “Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle”

    Wrong. Bermuda triangle is off the coast of florida in the atlantic. Devil’s triangle is off the coast of australia. Strangely both triangles have cities near them named Melbourne.

  6. Including the Bermuda Triangle in this list of real places is nonsense – it has long since been shown that most of the claimed “mysteries” are just bad reporting of ships and planes lost in storms or due to misadventure and the total losses in the area are on a par with or less than the losses in areas with similar traffic. Its presence spoils the list.

  7. The author has never been to Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia (the world’s biggest salt flats).

  8. Wow looks well lets say creepy, but amazing! Mount Roraima looks like something from the movie AVATAR.

  9. Beautfiul…but the Bermuda Triangle is misplaced, and generally mischaracterized. There are several other oceans on the planet that share the same weather and magnetic anomalies…it is just that there is so much traffic around Bermuda, and it is off the USA, that gives it so much attention.

  10. check out the paulding lights, you can find it on youtube. its this weird naturally occuring light show in upper peninsula michigan, ripleys believe it or not has offered $100,000 to anyone who can explain it. pretttty crazy

  11. Um Jeff, you may want to consult a map and brush up on your geography a bit. Reno is in Nevada.

  12. Mount Roraima (Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana) was where the house of Pixar´s Up landed.

  13. The triangle is also located off the Puerto Rico trench- an area of the world with the least amount of gravity which could explain the numerous mechanical problems and crashes that have occurred here.

  14. Roraima was the setting for Conan Doyle’s “Lost World” — prehistoric creatures surviving on the inaccessible (in his story) tableland.

  15. Ankit,

    There’s really nothing remarkable about the “Bermuda Triangle”. Shipping and aircraft losses are the same there as anywhere else on earth based upon frequency of travel. Nothing mysterious, no so called “magnetic anomalies” or otherwise has EVER been documented. It’s all anecdotal, the stuff of myths and legends.

  16. it is nearly the end of the world and we are still not able to understand the planet on which we live. imagine what wonderful and surprising things the Creator might have made in the BIG universe.

  17. What’s common for National Geographic and Playboy?
    They both show holes that you’ll never get to reach :-)

  18. you should add my teenage son’s bedroom to your list of toxic, alien & inhospitable places

  19. I have even seen the lights once here in southeastern Wisconsin. It was incredible…I had never seen anything in real life that looked like a spirit to me until that viewing. These were mostly only green as well.

  20. I would change Rio Tinto, Spain for Caño Cristales, Colombia, it actually displays impressive colours (reds, oranges, purples, yellows, brownish ones etc.), more than seven, and perfectly distinguishable. Look for it on the web.

  21. How did Goblin Valley, Utah not make the list?

    If people are interested, they should google images of Goblin Valley

  22. One of my college profs had plane trouble over the Bermuda Triangle. He and three friends were flying and all the panes electrical instruments went down. The two non-pilots were asleep and they thought they would panic and go crazy if they knew what was going on, so they kept going.

    It got so cloudy and without the instruments they weren’t sure how far off the water they were, and by then they didn’t have enough fuel to turn around and also weren’t even sure where they were to begin with. When they came in sight of land all the electrical devices came back online and they landed safely.

    The airport people came up with no explanation for why the instruments went down and refused to believe anything like that had happened. The other pilot had also thought several times that strange ships following beside them in the clouds, but they always darted away before my prof could see them, so he wasn’t sure if that guy was just seeing things or not. But I know I’m never going there!

  23. the most amazing picture and incredible in world and we r love so much all picture.

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