Yes, our world is a very mysterious and strange place. When we think we have it all figured out, we realize that there are millions of things that we come to understand were unknown to us, making us feel that this planet is creepy and strange.
Our world is filled with bizarre, weird-looking places, natural formations, or whatever you want to call them; some places can give you goosebumps, creepy goosebumps, making theories about aliens and leprechauns seem a kids story.
Here is a list of some bizarre-looking places.
The desert in Libya is an awkward place, really; there, you can expect to find sand, a bunch of rocks, sand, and well… more sand, but if you think that’s it, you are mistaken. There is actually something very mysterious that can be discovered if you would decide, for some strange reason, to start digging in the sand.
If you are lucky enough, and if you search in the right place, just before passing out due to the extreme conditions that are present in the desert, you might find one of the more bizarre objects in the sand; Glass, or better known as Libyan Glass.
This kind of Glass was used in ancient times to make weapons and tools. Libyan Glass has baffled people for centuries. Ancient Egyptians even made jewelry out of it.
Today researchers speculate that Libyan Glass was formed after an asteroid crashed in the desert, a very long time ago. The impact superheated the sand of the desert at over 3000 degrees Fahrenheit, creating this so-called Libyan Glass.
Bolivian Lake of Blood
Laguna Colorada in Bolivia has a bloody lake. A shallow salt lake (around 35 cm in depth), which contains borax islands, white in color. The odd contrast with the reddish color of its waters is caused due to sediments and pigmentation of some algae.
The bloody lake isn’t actually blood; it just looks like a place where Hollywood made its latest horror movie thriller.
If you want to freak out your girlfriend without her knowing, take a trip to the southwest of the altiplano of Bolivia, and you will find an extraordinary, strange yet wonderful product of mother nature.
Lake Abraham Canada
This artificial lake is one place you don’t really want to visit or go for a swim.
It was created in 1972 with the construction of the Bighorn Dam.
The Government of Alberta sponsored a contest to name the lake in February 1972… they could have come up with a better name, right?
Anyway, the frozen bubbles under the lake’s water are a sight for sore eyes.
Even though these bubbles are very pleasing to the eye, and you actually decide to get closer to them, you might regret it.
The bubbles are filled with frozen pockets of methane, which is highly flammable ( Kaboom!).
These bubbles are made of dead organic matter that falls into the lake and sinks to the bottom where hungry bacteria awaits eagerly. As the bacteria feed, it releases methane that turns into these white colored blobs when in contact with frozen water.
Abraham Lake is wonderful, and people from around the globe visit it. The lake has become one of the photographer’s havens in Canada, so if you want to see something very cool and beautiful, head up to Lake Abraham and don’t forget to bring your camera!