It’s hard to believe, but there are things that our scientists have not been able to explain. Things like, balls of electricity appearing in the sky, or the random movement of 700 pound rocks with no aid from man or beast. Will we ever know the answers to these mysterious natural phenomena? Maybe. But as of now, these 25 natural phenomena remain a mystery.
For decades, people have been reporting sightings of a large human-like hairy creature known as Bigfoot and/or Yeti. While the vast majority of scientists are skeptical of its existence, there are a few experts who believe that Bigfoot really exists. The proponents suggest it can be a relict population of gigantopithecus, a giant ape that lived 9 million years ago to as recently as 100,000 years ago.
The MapimÃ Silent Zone refers to a desert patch in Durango, Mexico that is alleged to be an extremely silent place where bizarre phenomena occur. In 1970, a test missile launched from a U.S. military base near Green River, Utah lost control and fell in the area. Parts of the boosters used for the Apollo project also broke up and landed in the same area, as well as the worldÂ´s largest carbonaceous-chondrite meteorite. Coincidence maybe?
Did you know that a catÂ´s purr ranks among the most mysterious sounds in the animal kingdom? Scientists argue not only about the way the sound is produced but also the purpose of the sound. Cats often purr when petted or while resting but they also do it when eating and sometimes even while giving birth. Therefore, the main reason why cats purr remains unknown.
Found in the arid grasslands of the western part of Southern Africa, the fairy circles are circular patches of barren land. Typically occurring in monospecific grassy vegetation, the circles vary between 2 and 15 meters (7 and 49 feet) in diameter. The origin and history of fairy circles have long been a puzzle and even now, scientists are still not sure who or what create them. One favored assumption is that a sand termite is responsible for the circles, but the range of the phenomena is much wider than that of the termite species.