Dubbed the most fascinating and mysterious sites on the planet earth. They are places where strangest unexplainable thing keeps happening and were nicknamed  Vile Vortices by Ivan T. Sanderson. Sanderson was a writer, biologist, and fan of the inexplicable and paranormal back in the 50s. On these sites, many ships and planes along with their passengers are believed to have vanished, radio and navigational systems cease to function. The weirdest part of it is that six of them are above the equator while the remaining six lies below it. Funny enough two of these Vile Vortices are in Africa, our continent. Guess where? You will find out from this post.

  1. Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle

Perhaps the most popular among these twelve mysterious sites (also called the Devil’s triangle), is a body of water connecting Miami, Saun Juan, and the Island of Bermuda. This vortex has been infamous for a lot of incidences especially with that of two ships known as Rosalie and Ellen Austin.¬† The former was found empty and undamaged while the latter was found in a disused condition. The crew members who were sent to check the Ellen Austin ship also ended up disappearing. The list of lost aircraft and vessels on the Bermuda triangle is long and keeps increasing. Paranormal theories say the vortex is a gate to the underworld while some say that it has a foggy environment caused by the presence of methane gas which makes navigation difficult. Whatever the case may be, the mystery about the Bermuda triangle is still unresolved.

2. The Algerian Megaliths

The Algerian Megaliths

These megaliths were a burial ground made by the Zingh Empire, one of the ancient civilizations on earth. The megaliths are an architectural anomaly showing how civilized the Zingh people were at that time. To this day, it is believed that whoever flies over this part of the Sahara desert often doesn’t return. Also, compasses and electronics are known to malfunction on this spot. Witnesses have reported that the vortex is covered by a heavy and dark aura that can be felt when passing through it.

3. Mohenjo Daro

The Mohenjo Daro

Also known as the mound of dead men, is an archeological site in Sindhi province of Pakistan. It its history dates back to the Indus valley civilization in 2500 BC. The inhabitants of the city similar to those of the Algerian megaliths were advanced in building and urban planning. The strangest thing is that nobody knows what brought to an end the lives of people living in this town. Remains were found and it seems as if almost everyone perished at once while some believe that it could be caused by some natural disaster, an armed invasion from stronger empires, or even angry deities. Whatever the case may be, this UNESCO designated world heritage site is still shrouded in mystery.

4. The Dragon’s Triangle

Moving further east along the same northern hemisphere is the Dragon’s triangle or the Devil’s Sea. It is located in the region of the pacific south of Tokyo, Japan, and is also called the Pacific Bermuda Triangle. The most astonishing thing about this vile vortex is that there’s an underwater city on it. The Japanese Coast Guards designate this vortex, a “Danger Area” after nine ships where lost in perfect weather within a period of five years.

5. The Hamakulia Volcano

The Hamakulia Volcano

Located in the ring of fire, the next vile in the province of Hawaii. This vortex is treated by locals with utmost respect as it is believed to have a mysterious power. Witnesses have detected strange electrical energy in this area while one of them gave an account of how he watched a plane vanish from the radar under his own eyes.

6. Easter Island

Moai statues of Easter Island

This Island in Chile located south of the equator is one of the most isolated places on earth. Easter Island contains over 900 Moai status created by the Rapa Nui people. The status weighs about 90 tones making their transportation difficult and they mode of installation difficult to understand. While some believe that the statue was installed by aliens, it may not be wrong for one to assume that Rapa Nui probably used a different, less extraterrestrial, and more exhausting method to install these statuses or maybe they hired movers.

7. The South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA)

Wikipedia defined SAA as an area where the Earth’s inner Van Allen radiation belt comes closest to the Earth’s surface, dipping down to an altitude of 200 kilometers. This leads to an increased flux of energetic particles in this region and exposes orbiting satellites to higher-than-usual levels of radiation. It is reported that astronauts who try to take a peek at this danger zone, experience hallucinations and satellite imagery of this vortex is difficult to be established. Scientists believe that it is a spot where the earth’s magnetic field is weakest which is apparently what causes the strange phenomenon.

8. Great Zimbabwe

Ruins of Great Zimbabwe

Another impressive megalith but this time in Zimbabwe was once home to thousands but now a ghost town. To this day the whereabouts of the people of the town considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage site are still unknown. No major migration or military invasion could be attributed to this while there are no myths or legends connected to it, making it one of the world’s mysterious sites.

9.The Wharton Basin

This site is situated off the coast of Australia in the Indian Ocean has odd geological events. Huge earthquakes occur here on a regular basis which wouldn’t seem strange if the vortex is where two tectonic plates meet, but it is not. The Wharton Basin is well within the borders of the Australian plate which is is why researchers are pretty sure that a new fault line is forming there. Another clue which may explain why planes vanish there in an instant.

10. The Loyalty Island

On this vortex, a lot of strange of whirlpools were found, south of the south pacific as well as plenty of geologic activities.

11. The North Pole

Opposite the south pole and known as the Geographic North Pole or Terrestrial North Pole, is defined as the point in the Northern Hemisphere where the Earth’s axis of rotation meets its surface (Wikipedia). The North pole was where an expedition of 129 men got lost and was later found 150 years after.

12. The South Pole

Wikipedia defines the South Pole, also known as the Geographic South Pole or Terrestrial South Pole, which is one of the two points where Earth’s axis of rotation intersects its surface. It was here that some researchers in Antarctica found what seemed like remains of prehuman civilizations.



The mysteries around these 12 sites are not clearly understood from a scientific, religious, or historical point of view, so avoid these sites when traveling around the world by air and sea.


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