Mysteries of nature: the unknown and incredible world around us
At first glance it seems that the modern world has been sufficiently studied. After all, scientific and technological progress has reached such a level that scientists probably uncovered all the secrets. But this is far from the case.
There are mysteries of nature today, unusual, enveloped in superstitions and scientific hypotheses that can not be explained.
Let's touch the most amazing of them, lifting the veil of secrecy.
Mystical "Crooked Forest"
This pine forest, located nearPolish town of Griffin, has more than 400 hundred trees, the curved trunks of which, all as one, are directed in one direction. Rising above the ground, they arc bent in the north direction, and then, straightened, stretch up to 15 m. Nature's riddles do not end there. The forest has another oddity - it does not hear any sounds. Grasshoppers do not chatter, birds do not sing. Complete silence.
Over the reasons for this phenomenon, scientists are already fightingmore than 80 years. Some believe that the trunks were bent due to temperature changes and strong winds. Others suggest that it is the fault of the wood parasites that undermine the trees. Still others blame everything negative energy, which changes the direction of pine growth.
Local residents joke, explaining this by the fact that the trees are specially turned towards the north, so that nobody gets lost in the forest.
And the "Crooked Forest" is glumly silent, not revealing its secrets to anyone.
Valley of wandering stones
There are mysteries of nature in every corner of the earthlyball. In the state of California (USA) there is one unusual plain, located on the site of a dried up ancient lake. In fact, it is a desert without water and vegetation, on the surface of which stones are scattered. Here in them all and business. It turns out that these stones move on a completely flat terrain, overcoming 15-20 cm per day, which is reflected in the name of the area - the Valley of wandering stones.
Scientists try to explain these riddles of natureseismic activity, strong winds or rain. But there is practically no precipitation in the valley, and stones, some of which weigh about 500 kg, can hardly be shifted by the wind.
But the indigenous people are sure that the stones are moved by evil demons.
In the vicinity of the city of Sidi Bel (Algeria) there isan unusual natural lake. Mysteries of nature (photos show them in all its glory) are amazing in this area. The lake is filled not with water, but with real ink, so there are no plants and fish in it.
Over this phenomenon scientists have struggled for a long time and yetfound out the reason. It's all about the rivers that flow into the lake. One of them has dissolved iron salts in huge quantities, and the other, flowing through peat bogs, contains organic compounds. Their waters, merging in the basin of the lake, enter into a chemical reaction, as a result of which real ink is formed.
The opinions of the local residents were divided on this score. Some are sure that these are devilish tricks, and they call the lake "Devil's Eye", while others benefit and are jokingly called his "Inkwell".
We have a long time to face something supernatural, surprising and even mystical. Mysteries, mysteries of nature are inexhaustible, and each of them would like to be solved.