The Enchanted Land

Imagine a land where you sleep at one place and wake up to find yourself at a different place without even noticing that you moved! What’ll you call this place? Enchanted? What if such a place exists on our earth? To your surprise it exists. Though this is not as fast as you might imagine and it takes long time for moving but still is surprising to see the tracks that are made by such movements.

Racetrack Playa at the Death Valley in California, is one such place where you’ll find long tracks of moving stones but you’ll never find a stone really moving. The stones called sailing stones weighing from a few hundreds of grams to a few hundreds of kilograms inscribe visible tracks while sailing on the Playa surface. Nobody has actually seen these stones in motion but these tracks have been formed without any human or animal intervention. Have a look at these.

The tracks are of different lengths, and directions. Some are short while others are as long as 1500 feet. Some are straight while some show great bends and changes in direction. It is quite mysterious to think that nobody has seen these stones in motion but the long tracks show their movements. How do we explain this?

Is it really enchanted or is there a scientific explanation for this? There are many theories. Some say it could be because of the gravity. But this theory was discarded as many stones have shown tracks to have climbed uphill. Some have suggested of presence of an underground lake beneath the Playa, causing all these movements. While some geologists suggest that it is a rare combination of rain and water that is causing these stones to move.

Till now none of the theories have been found to fully explain the phenomenon. So you’re free to give your own hypothesis for the same. Please comment your hypothesis…


The Nazca Lines

If you are interested in History, Mystery & related theories, you gotta read about The Nazca lines!

The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. Scholars believe that these were created by Nazca culture around 400-600 AD. The high, arid plateau stretches more than 80 kilometers (50 mi) between the towns of Nazca and Palpa.

There are hundreds of gigantic simple lines to drawings of Monkeys, spider,hummingbirds, fish, sharks, orcas, and lizards. The lines are shallow designs made in the ground by removing the reddish pebbles and uncovering the whitish/grayish ground beneath. Hundreds are simple lines or geometric shapes; more than seventy are zoomorphic designs of animals such as birds, fish, llamas, jaguar, monkey, or human figures. Other designs include phytomorphic shapes such as trees and flowers. The largest figures are over 200 metres (660 ft) across. Scholars differ in interpreting the purpose of the designs, but in general they ascribe religious significance to them.

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