It’s hard to believe, but there are things that our scientists have not been able to explain. Things like, balls of electricity appearing in the sky, or the random movement of 700 pound rocks with no aid from man or beast. Will we ever know the answers to these mysterious natural phenomena? Maybe. But as of now, these 25 natural phenomena remain a mystery.
For decades, people have been reporting sightings of a large human-like hairy creature known as Bigfoot and/or Yeti. While the vast majority of scientists are skeptical of its existence, there are a few experts who believe that Bigfoot really exists. The proponents suggest it can be a relict population of gigantopithecus, a giant ape that lived 9 million years ago to as recently as 100,000 years ago.
Hurricane on Saturn
In 2013, a massive hurricane was spotted on Saturn by a NASA spacecraft orbiting the planet. The storm’s eye was about 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) across with cloud speeds as fast as 330 mph (530 kph). On Earth, warm oceans power hurricanes, however there are no oceans on Saturn, which makes the creation of such a gigantic storm an unexplained phenomenon.
Monarch butterfly migration
We have already talked about the wonder of the animal migration but there is one animal whose annual migration is particularly impressive. The monarch butterfly only lives for about 6 months, which means the butterflies that make the return journey are children of those that made the first trip. Never having migrated themselves, how can they know where to go? Researchers have proposed many theories and a group of research have identified the butterfly’s antenna as vital to its migratory success. However certainty has yet to be determined.
There have been several bizarre cases of animals falling down from the sky. In the summer of 2000 in Ethiopia, for example, it rained millions of fish with some of them dead and others still struggling. Most of these “animal rains” are attributed to tornadoes or other types of severe storms capable of lifting and carrying bodies of water but there is one peculiar fact that challenges this theory – usually, the rains are of one kind of animal only. It rains just one species of herring, for example, or a particular kind of frog.
What’s known as “Naga Fireballs” is a strange natural phenomenon with an unconfirmed source seen on the Mekong River in Thailand and Laos, where glowing reddish balls are alleged to naturally rise from the water. There have been several attempts to scientifically explain the Naga fireballs but as of yet, no decisive explanation exists.