17 of the Greatest Places to Explore Unsolved Mysteries

17 of the Greatest Places to Explore Unsolved Mysteries

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There’s something especially exciting about a mystery, and the world is filled with them, from Easter Island to Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid of Giza. If you like a good mystery, these destinations are some of the best for exploring them.

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    Excavations have revealed that the town, occupied by the Cahokia tribe in the 1600s, was sophisticated for its time, with roughly 500 thatched-roof homes build to surround a number of plazas.
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    The holy, pyramid-filled city of Teotihuacan, located roughly 30 miles northeast of Mexico City, went into decline about 1,400 years ago and was left in such ruins that no one knows who its builders were or what they called their home. 
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    One of the largest pyramid structures on earth, but the 90-foot-high, 600-feet-wide structure sits underwater just off the southern tip of Japan, 82 feet below sea level.
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    Kryptos is made up of four encrypted messages, and in the quarter of a century since its dedication, three of the messages have been deciphered. The fourth still remains it mystery and has become one of the most famous unsolved codes in the world. 
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    People have long been confused about the phenomenon known as the “sailing stones” in Death Valley National Park. The stones that weigh around 700 pounds mysteriously move across the sandy surface of the playa on their own – sometimes more than 650 feet.
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    The spot is said to have been plagued by supernatural energies for years, and that horses owned by Native Americans refused to visit it. Here, brooms stand up on end, people appear to grow and shrink inside and even roll uphill. 
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    For centuries, people have wondered – and explored – just how individuals at that time in history could have possible created such a strong and durable, massive and precise pyramid without the use of modern technology. 
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    During this period in time, when only hunter-gatherers roamed, these Stone Age people lacked cities, metal tools and agriculture, yet how is it possible that they could have constructed such an elaborate complex of multi-stone pillars?
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    Home to a nine-foot-wide bottomless hole & a former dumpsite called Mel's hole. While it doesn’t sound like much, it’s said to have an ability to “reanimate” dead animals. No one knows where the hole leads, and some speculate that it’s actually a tunnel.
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    Said to be a “hotbed of UFO activity, the ranch-cum-spiritual retreat owned by the founder of Enlightened Contact with ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence and the Self-Mastery Earth Institute has hosted seekers for nearly three decades.
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    These massive ground drawings measure as much as 660 feet. Just why they exist is unknown, but the precise art work in the more than 70 “Nazca lines,” include detailed animals like monkeys, fish, birds and llamas. 
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    In 1933, a photo revealed a “monster” was lurking in Scotland’s Loch Ness. Since then, there have been police investigations, scientific studies, calls of a hoax and sightings of a “creature” swimming within the depths of the loch’s dark waters.
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