In the modern age, we’d love to believe we have everything figured out. With science increasing our knowledge every day, it’s an easy thing to buy into. But, what if we told you the earth is full of mysteries we just can’t explain?
From ancient technology that shouldn’t exist to imperial tombs, we can’t enter, there’s almost no end to the unknown. As science advances, perhaps we will uncover more of its secrets, but until then, we’re pretty clueless.
Ready to have your world rocked by the problems we can’t solve? Here are 25 Unbelievable Things Found On Earth We Can’t Explain.
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Ruins of Atlit Yam
Discovered in 1984 off the coast of Israel, the Ruins of Atlit Yam is an ancient neolithic village completely submerged underwater. Many of its structures remain preserved with several human skeletons found as well, including a mother and child. Both are said to have died from tuberculosis. The mystery surrounding the village is how it ended up underwater in the first place. Some point to a possible tsunami caused by the volcanic collapse of Mount Etna.
Rat Kings are essentially a bunch of rats with their tails tangled together. It’s a bizarre, disturbing, and rather disgusting display of something most people don’t want to think about. Regardless, the real mystery lies in how it actually happens. Some claim its just a hoax, while others say its technically possible. Rats could get their tails tangled together on a cold day especially if they came in contact with a sticky agent.
Labeled an “ancient Greek computer” sent from aliens (obviously), the Antikythera Mechanism was discovered in a deep sea ship wreck in 1900. It is able to accurately track the paths of the sun, moon, and planets, and nothing as technologically advanced shows up on the historical time line until some 1,000 years later. While there are small hints in reliable historical documents that have lead to a few key theories, the exact origin of the mechanism remains a mystery.
The Ubaid Lizardmen
The Ubadian culture lived in prehistoric Mesopotamia around 4,000 BCE, and they were relatively advanced for their time. Of the artifacts found, the Ubaid Lizardmen still perplex archeologists. They are all statues and figurines that look like lizard people. What they represented is the key mystery. Some say they represented their gods, but this has been discredited by archeologists, saying the posture is different than usual ritualistic artifacts.
The Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
The Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone was discovered in 1872 by construction workers hired by Seneca A. Ladd. An egg-shaped relic that looks Native American in origin, no one could really solve what it was or where it had come from. Many other egg-shaped relics like it have been found across the world, but this is the first found in North America. Of the most mysterious parts of it are the holes on the sides like someone bored them out with a power tool. While many theories exist, few of them really solve the mystery surrounding it.
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