Uncovering Some Of Nature’s Greatest Mysteries
Back in the day, before science, we often blamed the Gods for weird weather patterns and mythical monsters for the strange phenomenon that we come across on our travels. However, now that we have the knowledge and skills to fully understand the complexities of Mother Nature, there are a few things that remain some of nature’s greatest mysteries.
6 of Mother Nature’s weirdest creations
- Singing dunes
No, we are not referencing a character from a Disney movie, some dunes appear to be singing in real life! This phenomenon can be found in at least 35 deserts worldwide. These dunes appear to be humming, and scientists are still trying to figure out how or why. One of their suspicions is that the speed at which the grains of sand whistle through the air could result in the sounds.
- Astral jelly
Have you heard about the spherical blobs that fall from the sky? As far back as the 14th century, star jelly has been known to fall from the sky. Unfortunately, nobody knows what it is made of as it dissipates quickly.
- Lightning balls
We all know about the zigzag-like bolts of lightning that strike the earth, but did you know that they can be circular as well? This rare and unpredictable force of nature makes it difficult for researchers to study. There are multiple theories on this though, ranging from an explosion in the clouds to electrically charged meteorites.
- Crooked forest
In West Pomerania in Poland, there is a forest of approximately 400 pines that appear to have grown crooked. No one knows what causes it, only that they are thought to have been planted back in the 1930s and the cause of the curve would have had to have taken place when the plants were 10 years old.
- The Wow! Signal
In 1977, Jerry Ehman was a volunteer for SETI, scanning radio waves from deep in outer space. He measured a signal spike that lasted 72 seconds that seemed to have originated from the Sagittarius constellation. He labelled it “wow” and his reasons are sound – if we ever wanted to communicate with alien life forms, this would be the signal to do so. Unfortunately, this signal has not been heard again.
- Devil's Kettle Falls
If you were to follow the Brule River in Minnesota, you will find that the river suddenly drops 800 feet. This forms a waterfall that is split by a large rock. The one side creates your run-of-the-mill waterfall while the other side falls into a hole known as Devil’s Kettle. The water disappears into the hole, with no trace as to where it ends up.
There is so much that we still do not know about the world that we live in – which makes it an exciting place to be. Discovering the unknown and unexplainable is an experience worth having, just like when you signup to play, don’t you think?