In the modern age, we’d love to believe we have everything figured out. With science increasing our knowledge every day, it’s an easy thing to buy into. But, what if we told you the earth is full of mysteries we just can’t explain?
From ancient technology that shouldn’t exist to imperial tombs, we can’t enter, there’s almost no end to the unknown. As science advances, perhaps we will uncover more of its secrets, but until then, we’re pretty clueless.
Ready to have your world rocked by the problems we can’t solve? Here are 25 Unbelievable Things Found On Earth We Can’t Explain.
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The Mount Owen Moa Claw
In 1986, a group of researchers went into a cave in Mount Owen on the island of New Zealand only to discover one of the most terrifying and bizarre finds of the 20th century. They discovered a claw with flesh and muscle still intact that looked like it came from a dinosaur. It turned out to be a Moa claw, a long-extinct bird native to the island. Even more mysterious is that it had been extinct for 3,000 years. So, how was the claw so well preserved?
The Longyou Grottoes
Dating over 2,000 years ago, the Longyou Grottoes are some of the most mysterious and fascinating finds in China. Discovered in 1992 by a local Chinese villager, over 36 grottoes had been discovered covering a 30,000 square foot area. With man-made rooms, massive pillars, bridges, and pools, no one really knows how they were built so long ago and for what purpose. No known written history has been recorded about them.
The Gate of the Sun
The Gate of the Sun is a stone doorway standing near Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. Archaeologists believe it used to be part of a much larger empire in the 1st century CE. The true mystery lies in the drawings on the stone. If correctly deciphered, scientists believe they could be of great astronomical value.
Stone Age Tunnels
A massive network of stone age tunnels has been found all across Europe dating back to the Neolithic age, 12,000 years ago. No one is really sure what the tunnels were used for. Some believe it was to protect themselves from predators, while others theorize it could have been used as a protected pathway from weather, war, or violence.
The Underground City of Derinkuyu
Accidentally discovered by a family in 1963 in the region of Cappadocia, Turkey, the underground city of Derinkuyu has fascinated researchers ever since.
Essentially a giant labyrinth, it has 11 levels that descend about 280 feet (85.3 meters). It’s difficult to age the structure, and no one really knows who built it or why.
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