10 Places More Mysterious Than The Bermuda Triangle

10 Places More Mysterious Than The Bermuda Triangle 10 Lake Anjikuni Located in the northernmost territory of Canada, Lake Anjikuni is said to have been the home to a small Inuit village for many years

The villagers were friendly to the fur trappers who regularly passed through, including one Joe Labelle, who passed through Lake Anjikuni looking for shelter one day in 1930 He did find shelter, but that was about it, because the entire village was nowhere to be seen Allegedly, Labelle found unfinished clothes, still with needles in, uneaten food and untouched tents, suggesting that the villagers had left suddenly 7 sled dogs were found in the village, dead from starvation, and most disturbingly, a grave had been dug up Labelle claims he sought the help of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, but there was no trace whatsoever of the roughly 2000 men, women and children who lived by the lake

In the years since, doubts have been raised about the validity of the claims But the legend of the Vanishing Village of Angikuni Lake has earned the area a sacred status in the eyes of paranormal enthusiasts everywhere 9 The Bennington Triangle The rough location of the mystical ‘Bennington Triangle’ was established in a period of five years, which saw as many bizarre disappearances Between 1945 and 1950, Glastenbury Mountain in Vermont and its neighbouring towns were struck by a series of eerie cases, beginning with 74-year-old Middie Rivers

All that was found of the experienced hunter was one rifle cartridge Next was 18-year-old Paula Welden, a student who went hiking on December 1st 1946, only to disappear while walking just 100 yards in front of another pair of walkers 3 years later, to the day, veteran James Tedford was returning to Bennington from St Albans when he seemingly disappeared from the bus, with all his luggage still onboard 1950 saw two more disappearances within the Bennington Triangle

8-year-old Paul Jephson disappeared when his mother left him unattended to feed some pigs Then just 16 days later, Frieda Langer disappeared from a hike and wasn’t found for 7 months, in an area that had previously been searched, with an unknown cause of death Since then, other disappearances and strange occurrences have cemented the Triangle’s paranormal intrigue 8 Lake Superior The world’s largest freshwater lake is home to frequent storms, causing waves over 20 feet tall, and earning it a reputation as a graveyard for wayward vessels

Many of these have never been recovered, as was the case with French minesweepers Inkerman and Cerisoles [Serr-ee-soles] Crossing the lake in 1918, the two warships encountered a blizzard which saw winds of 50 miles per hour, and they never resurfaced on the other side In the largest loss of life of all Lake Superior shipwrecks, none of the 78 crewmembers ever resurfaced, supporting the legend that “Lake Superior seldom gives up her dead” This is due to the Lake’s unusually low water temperatures, which inhibit the bacterial growth that causes bodies to float to the surface Similarly, the Lake is notorious for the aircraft that so often go missing above its waters

Perhaps the most famous example was First Lieutenant Felix Moncla Jr, an experienced pilot who disappeared in the area in 1953 Moncla was responding to an unidentified radar target and was never seen again, spurring claims of paranormal activity over the great lake 7 Highway of Tears Since the 1970s, a 725-kilometre stretch of Yellowhead Highway in British Columbia has earned a more sinister title, owing to a spate of disappearances and murders

In fact, between 1969 and 2006, a special unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police officially linked 18 cases to the section of road known as the Highway of Tears Many more have disappeared in the time since, and community activists and victims’ families place the total closer to 50 Very few of these cases have ever been solved, but the perpetrators who have been charged include 3 separate convicted serial killers Most of the missing women are young, and more than half are indigenous First Nations citizens Many suspect that the aboriginal victims are behind the lack of police action, with several accusations of systemic racism

This factor, along with the poverty of the region, the remoteness of the highway and the regular hitchhikers appear to have given criminals a sense of impunity This, coupled with the soft soil and abundance of carnivorous scavengers has made the Highway of Tears a popular spot to surreptitiously make a person simply disappear 6 Superstition Mountains In the desert, near the city of Phoenix, Arizona lie the aptly named Superstition Mountains The range has long been known in Apache culture, with some Apaches believing that the Superstitions are home to the entrance to the lower world, or hell

Winds escaping this doorway are said to be the cause of the area’s frequent severe dust storms But whether or not you believe that, it’s hard to argue with the spate of disappearances that have been reported in the mountains These are mostly in relation to the Lost Dutchman’s Mine, reportedly located within the mountains The story goes that on his deathbed in 1891, German immigrant Jacob Waltz revealed the existence of a mother lode of gold he’d found in the Superstition Wilderness Since then, as many as 8,000 people a year go in search of the mine, leading to an abundance of accidents and missing persons on the mountains

The most famous early example of this was treasure hunter Adolph Ruth, who disappeared in search of the gold and showed up 6 months later with two bullet holes in his head 5 Nevada Triangle The Nevada Triangle is misleadingly titled, seeing as the area of bizarre activity stretches into three different US states The area, half the size of England, spans across California and even into Arizona, as well as the state that gave it its name But even given its massive size, the number of planes the triangle has claimed in truly unsettling

Over a period of around 60 years, several sources have placed the number of plane crashes in the triangle at over 2000 This is owing to the strong ocean winds that sweep the 25,000 square mile stretch, and the Sierra Nevada mountain range that makes pilots susceptible to the "Mountain Wave" This phenomenon occurs when strong winds hit steep mountains, creating turbulence and potentially damaging aircraft that get caught in it The mountainous regions also ensure that search and recovery attempts are often impossible, and many planes simply disappear in the region without a trace These frequent disappearances have naturally garnered a lot of conspiracist attention, not least because the triangle closely neighbours the infamous Area 51

4 The Michigan Triangle The saga of the Michigan Triangle began in 1891, when a boat named the Thomas Hume began its journey across Lake Michigan to collect lumber The ship and its 7 crew members disappeared entirely, somewhere within the triad of coordinates mapped out by a succession of strange occurrences Perhaps the most famous of which was the case of Steven Kubacki, who said he was going skiing near the lake one day in 1978 When he didn’t return home, a search found his skis on the beach, and his footprints leading towards the frozen lake

The ice was unbroken, and there was no trace whatsoever of Steven’s movements for another 15 months Then one day, he awoke, 700 miles from the Lake, in clothes that weren’t his, and was completely surprised to find out he’d been gone so long Ship captain Richard Donner also disappeared in the triangle, from inside his locked cabin, without his crew even knowing for 3 hours This and other mysterious disappearances have led to legends about paranormal events and time dilation within the triangle, none of which can be explained 3

The Racetrack Located in the ominously named Death Valley National Park in California, The Racetrack is a dry lakebed known as a playa Despite being exceptionally flat and level, the only routes to The Racetrack are rough, dangerous roads that will often leave visitors stranded with flat tyres and no cell service In fact, off-road driving is banned entirely in the Racetrack valley because of the fragile desert ground that can retain tyre tracks for years to come But that hasn’t stopped some travellers across the playa from leaving their tracks in the ground Said travellers are the famous ‘Sailing Stones’, a number of dolomite and syenite slabs ranging in size from hundreds of grams to hundreds of kilograms

These rocks inexplicably move across the ground with no human or animal intervention, bemusing experts for nearly 100 years Theories as to what goes on in the Racetrack Playa have ranged from strong winds to alien intervention, although it may have been solved by a 2013 study from UC San Diego They suggested the stones were pushed along by melting ice sheets, although some paranormal die-hards remain unconvinced 2 The Devil’s Sea The Devil’s Sea, or the Dragon’s Triangle, or Evil Sea, or any in a long list of ominous names, is an area of the Pacific Ocean, about 60 miles south of Tokyo, Japan

It’s earned its name for a number of ships that have gone missing in the area, believed to span 200 miles east to west, and about 300 miles north to south This all began between 1950 and 1954, in which time the story – based on a series of New York Times articles – claims that 9 different ships were lost in supposedly perfect weather But the string of inexplicable occurrences didn’t stop there The Kaiyo Maru #5, a research vessel ferrying 31 crew members and scientists, was sent to investigate the disappearances, but also disappeared entirely The legend of the Devil’s Sea has invited many sceptics, and the disappearances are often attributed to seismic activity in the region, such as underwater volcanoes

However, given that there was supposedly no trace of the vessels, many have cried alien intervention Japanese mythology has also entered many theories, with claims of dragons and undersea monsters claiming the ships 1 The Sargasso Sea Just to the east of the Bermuda Triangle is a body of water less well known, but no less mired in infamous mythology The only sea without land borders, The Sargasso sea is strangely warm and calm, despite being surrounded by the freezing, choppy waters of the Atlantic Ocean

So named after the thick collections of Sargassum seaweed on its surface which can often be mistaken for unmapped landmasses by confused seafarers This might explain the slew of ships that have disappeared in the region, many of which are said to enter the Sargasso sea with a crew, and leave completely unmanned The most famous of these ships was the French merchant ship Rosalie, which passed through the peaceful Sargasso sea in 1840 As The Times read on November 6, 1840: “ The cargo [] was of very considerable value, and was in a most perfect condition” There was no sign of piracy or theft, no leaks, and the ship had its sails set, appearing to have only recently been abandoned This and other eerie disappearances have spurred countless folk tales, including sailor-eating carnivorous seaweed

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