Top 10 Mysterious Natural Phenomena

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Although we, as a species, have made tremendous progress in unearthing the laws that govern this universe we live in, there are certain murky areas of our experience that remain unexplained by science. The following represent the most baffling ten of these mysterious phenomena.

 

1. Crop Circles

Crop circles are patterns that are found in fields of rye and corn in certain parts of the world that do not have any explanation as regards to their creation. The crops are bent near the root to create strange patterns in the field. There is a lot of debater of ‘non-human’ creation versus ‘pranksters’ – but there still does not seem to be any consensus.

 

2. Nazca Lines

These are a series of geolyphs – a drawing on the ground – found in the Nazca Desert of Peru, in South America. There are no known records in human history of their creation though it is well established that they are of ancient origin. Present day science is silent on this strange patterns that stretch for over more than 80 kilometers between the Peruvian towns of Nazca and Palpa.

 

3. The Klerksdorp Spheres

These small, smooth and polished spheres found in a mining region in South Africa, are remarkably regular with well-defined grooves that run along their surface, suggestive of non-natural genesis. Although some scientists offer natural (geological) explanations for their origin, they have not been widely accepted.

 

4. Déjà vu

This is the popular and all too familiar phenomena of getting the feeling that you have ‘already lived’ a particular moment in your life. Déjà vu has been the topic of heavy scientific research in the 20th century but there is still a coherent theory explaining it to come forward.

 

5. Ghosts

Proponents of alternative science put forward several theories to explain the occurrence of ghosts and apparitions and all other paranormal phenomena that go along with it but most of it is bogus. Actual research tries to psychologically analyze the ‘sightings’ but has not made any significant progress.

 

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