February 21st, 2017 | Updated on May 19th, 2017
Where words fail, pictures do the trick. And on this blog, you need the pictures to understand the baffling beauty and sublime grace of some of the strangest places on earth.
Here is some of the most ghostly abandoned places around the world. 30 truly beautiful abandoned places in the World. Sure, there’s something spooky about them.
1. Salar De Uyuni in the Potosí
What’s Weird: This is the world’s largest salt pan. And when a thin film of water gathers on the surface it is also the world’s largest natural mirror.
2. Lake Natron- Petrifying Lake
What’s Weird: Looking for the weirdest places on earth? How about this terrifying lake? Animals that die in this African lake are turned into statues, through calcification. The presence of huge volumes of sodium bicarbonate ensures they turn into mummies.
3. Die Rakotzbrück or Devil’s Bridge
What’s Weird: This bridge is famed for its unique construction accuracy, with the bridge and its reflection merging into a perfect circle, no matter where you see it from. Spooky!
4. Spotted lake Khiluk
Where: British Columbia, Canada
What’s Weird: The most mineralized lake of the world; each of these 365 spots holds a unique chemical content and is said to cure different diseases. Definitely one of the nicer strangest places in the world.
5. Slope Point
Where: New Zealand
What’s Weird: This forest is home to trees that are permanently twisted and windblown thanks to the intense Antarctic gusts. Windy much? This one of one of the windiest strangest places in the world.
6. Dead Vlei
What’s Weird: A sun-blackened dead forest in a dried oasis, surrounded by rust-orange giant sand dunes. The lack of water forces the roots of trees to come outside looking for moisture. The struggle is real!
7. Underwater park, Green Lake in Tragoess
What’s Weird: This list won’t be complete without some underwater beauties. One of the world’s strangest places, this is not just a gimmick, but a genuine park that goes underwater during spring. After all, divers do need to rest and relax.
8. Eternal Flame Falls
Where: New York, the US
What’s Weird: The flame is fueled by natural gasses and burns bright right under a waterfall.
9. Tunnel of Love
What’s Weird: A section of industrial railway in Ukraine, this green leafy tunnel seems like something out of a fairy tale.
10. Christ of the Abyss
What’s Weird: This is a 2.50 meters, you read that right, it is a 2.5 METRES TALL bronze statue of Jesus Christ, which is under water. A favorite place for deep sea divers, and definitely one of the most mysterious places on earth underwater.
11. The Silfra rift
What’s Weird: The Silfra Rift separates two continents and two tectonic plates, namely the North American and Eurasian plates.
12. Caño Cristales
What’s Weird: In the summer months, this Colombian river turns red. Actually, the river bed is covered by a unique species of plant, and that is what turns red. Another one of those mysterious places on earth underwater.
What’s Weird: This lake is a block full of harmless jellyfish.
14. Blood Falls
What’s Weird: Amidst the unending whiteness of the snow, Blood Falls provides a creepy relief. The water is red in color due to the presence of huge amounts of Iron. Definitely, makes the list of the strangest places in the world.
15. Painted Hills of John Day Fossil Beds
Where: Oregon, the US
What’s Weird: The presence of minerals stain the hills in myriad hues. Changing light and moisture levels affect the yellows, reds, golds, and blacks.
16. Road to Heaven – Huashan Mountain
What’s Weird: On the end of this treacherous death-defying trail in China is a mere tea house, but this Mount Huashan Plank Walk in the Sky is famed for its adrenaline raising effects. Would you walk the plank here, at one of the strangest places on earth?
17. Confluence of Rhone and Arve rivers
What’s Weird: There is a defined contrast between these two rivers of Switzerland; one is blue and the other brown. They never fully mix due to the difference in density.
18. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island
What’s Weird: Bioluminescent sea plankton that shines bright blue during the night.
19. Nelson Lakes National Park, Blue Lake
Where: New Zealand
What’s Weird: How about the fact that this is a lake so clear that you can see all the way to the bottom, and can’t even make out the depth.
20. Giant Crystal Cave at Naica Mine
What’s Weird: Deep down in the bowels of the Earth, these huge shiny mineral pillars are enough to make you feel claustrophobic.
21. Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain
What’s Weird: Covered in wide lines of pastel blue, intense red, green, pink and yellow. There are currently no scientific explanations for this phenomenon.
22. Yonaguni Monument
What’s Weird: Scientists have only been able to confirm that this monument under water in Japan is five thousand years old. It is still not confirmed if it is natural or manmade. Theorists say that it could be alien made!
23. Crooked Forest
What’s Weird: In an otherwise normal forest in Poland, full of straight trees, there is this collection of curved trees, for which there is no scientific explanation. One of the world’s weirdest places, indeed.
24. Pink Sands Beach
Where: The Bahamas
What’s Weird: The sands at this beach is actually pink in color due to the presence of certain minerals and planktons
25. Richat Structure
What’s Weird: With a diameter of almost 30 miles, this is a structure in the deserts. It looks like a massive fossil. Or maybe an alien spaceship landing strip?
26. Great Blue Hole
What’s Weird: A gigantic natural submarine sinkhole! No one knows the depth
27. Dead Sea
What’s Weird: Can’t swim? No problem! The Dead Sea, a salt lake, will ensure you can float without any effort, due to the high volume of salt and other minerals in the water.
28. Lake Retba
What’s Weird: Ever seen a lake that’s pink in color? That’s what is weird here, thanks to the presence of certain planktons and minerals
29. The Wave
Where: Arizona, the US
What’s Weird: A dreamlike world of swirling colors and psychedelic patterns. The rock formations are said to be from the Jurassic era.
30. Mt. Kelimutu
What’s Weird: The result of a volcanic eruption, this wonder is home to three separate lakes, all of the different colors – black, blue, and turquoise.