It’s been said that truth is stranger than fiction and in the case of these six weird and wonderful locations, that statement is MORE than true! As you make your way down this list, just remember that despite how ‘out of this world’ these six geographical anomalies might seem, each and every one of them can be found right here on planet earth.
This beautiful planet of ours contains many mysterious gems; while some of them are well-known, plenty of them remain somewhat ‘hidden’, and that’s why Goodie Travel is totally committed to casting a light on the types of places not everyone is familiar with – so without revealing any further, it’s time to take a look six impossibly strange locations you won’t believe ACTUALLY exist…
Hoia Forest – Romania
Found in the city of Cluj-Napoca, the Hoia Forest has been referred to as ‘the Bermuda Triangle of Romania’ due to the many bizarre disappearances that have happened there – in short, Hoia is considered to be the world’s most haunted forest, and for good reason.
Those who have visited the forest have reported many strange, unexplainable phenomena – faces appearing in photos, UFO sightings…even the feeling of being watched! Others have claimed that, after entering the forest, they have been overcome by feelings of nausea and anxiety. A clearing within the forest is said to be deadly silent, though reports of ‘giggling female voices’ breaking said silence is not uncommon. Creepy. No wonder many Romanians consider the forest to be a ‘doorway to another world’.
Fly Geyser – Nevada
Created over 100 years ago, originally, the Fly Geyser was a man-made well – as heated water began to spill through the cracks, minerals would deposit, eventually forming the mount and various terraces. Thermophilic algae are the cause of those stunning red and green streaks. Found on the edge of the black rock desert, the geyser remains one of Nevada’s most popular attractions.
Panjin Red Beach – China
Located in China’s biggest wetland and one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions, the Red Beach is home to over 400 wildlife species, including endangered animals. The beach – one of Asia’s largest reed marshes – is surrounded by a type of seaweed called Sueda.
Socotra – Yemen
An island in the Arabian Sea and a part of Yemen, what makes Socotra truly special is that it looks like an alien planet – the island contains almost 700 species of fauna and flora unique to the region; you can’t find these plants, flowers etc anywhere else on earth. It’s also one of the most isolated places on the planet, with no roads leading to or from the area.
The Gardens of Bomarzo – Italy
Also called the Park of the Monsters, the Gardens of Bomarzo were created during the 16th century in the province of Viterbo in Italy. The idea behind the garden was to design something to portray grief, and in turn, shock people. This notion was instigated by a man called Price Pier Francesco Orsini, who was at war for many years – returning home to discover his wife had died, he set out to create a shocking Villa of Wonders to portray his grief and sadness.
The Bermuda Triangle
Also known as The Devil’s Triangle, the notorious Bermuda Triangle (a region in the North Atlantic Ocean) remains one of the world’s biggest mysteries – several planes and ships have disappeared in the region without explanation. Many theories about the Bermuda Triangle have been mooted over the years: popular culture has attributed various disappearances to the paranormal or activity by extraterrestrial beings.