From the possible site of the legendary Garden of Eden to an Island that may cover an alien base. Today, we will be looking at 12 most strange lost worlds on earth.
Strange Lost Worlds on Earth
Do you belong to the group of people who believe that there is nothing unexplored in this world of ours? Well, get ready to be surprised, because the world doesn’t cease to surprise us with its mysteries.
Follow me and be amazed by this out strange places you probably may not have heard of
1. Melville Range, Australia
Located on the eastern coast of the Cape York, Peninsula in Australia. In 2013, a biologist discovered a tropical forest that can only be reached by helicopter. On this amazing island was found an incredible species of animals which can not be located anywhere else in the world. An example of such is a gecko lizard with a leaf-like tail, the Cape Melville shade skink and the Blotched Boulder-frog.
2. Sima Humboldt, Venezuela
On a remote Plato in Venezuela are many tunnels, but the largest of these tunnels is Sima Humboldt, located on the summit of the plateau of Sarisariñama tepui in Bolívar State, Venezuela. This incredible sinkhole was only discovered in 1961 by pilot Harry Gibson.
However, it was first descended into in 1974 and more thoroughly explored in 1976. The nearly circular pitfalls to a depth of almost 314 meters (1,030 ft). It is so large that its ecosystem with many scientifically unknown plants has formed on its bottom, giving a mystical and Strange placement. This tunnel-like a lost world turned out to be on our planet.
3. East Scotia Ridge, South Oceana
At a depth of 2 kilometres, 2,400 meters in South Oceana, there is a unique site that was discovered in 2012. This place is heated by hydrothermal springs. Its temperature reached 3820C (7190F). Huge colonies of unknown species thrive in this warm dark environment. Scientists have discovered a large number of albino sea creatures ch-habiting in the deep, such as an albino octopus.
4. Palawan Highlands, Philippines
Some consider this the last of the Philippines ecological frontier, harbouring vast tract of a tropical rain forest and an expanse of marine wilderness. In 2007, during an expedition on the isolated territory of the island of Palawan, strange plants where discovered.
At the very top of the mountains are the remains of another world, scientists examined exotic species that are found no where else on earth. For example, a large carnivorous plant that feeds off rodents and small monkeys.
5. Crater of Bosavi, New Guinea
The Bosavi crater lies at the top of Mount Bosavi and is approximately two and a half mile wide, and 3,300 ft high. The crater belongs to an extinct volcano and is so inaccessible that even the locals rarely enter the area let alone descend into the crater itself.
The crater has over the years developed its own ecosystem of a sort. It was investigated in 2009 for the BBC film, the Lost World of the Volcano. The group found more than 40 unknown species of animals. For example, a giant rat which they claim measure 82 centimetres in length. Crater of Bosavi, New Guinea is among the 12 Strange Lost Worlds on Earth.
6. Movile Cave, Romania
During a geological investigation in 1986, before the construction of the power plants, at a depth of 18 meters, a close cave system with a unique groundwater ecosystem completely void of light was discovered. Life within the cave has been separated from the rest of the world for almost five and a half million years.
Leading to an almost alien looking environment, the cave has been sealed off by authorities since is discovery which is why less than a hundred people have been able to explore the inner depths of the cave. With a really low amount of oxygen, its as if the cave doesn’t want to be explored. Upon reaching the lowest part of the cave, exploration can only last for up to five or six hours tops before your organs start to give away.
Very few people have been granted permission to explore this isolated cave system. And those that have to tell of an unbelievable bizarre experience.
7. Mount Mabu, Mozambique
This is a mountain located on the northern part of Mozambique and is home to an old growth rain forest. Mount Mabu is approximately 17,000 meters or 5,600ft high, and its forest covers around 700,000 hectares or 27 square miles of terrain.
The mountain forest is home to extreme diverse wildlife which was well known to the locals but was unknown to a scientist up until 2005 when it was discovered by a scientist at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens by simply browsing google earth and stumbling upon the forest. Since its discovery, the forest of Mount Mabu is known to hold many creatures and plants that were previously unknown to the world. Mount Mabu is among the Strange Lost Worlds on Earth
8. Challenger Deep, Pacific Ocean
This is the deepest known point of the earth’s seabed hydrosphere, located in the Pacific Ocean. Only three people have ever been there, with, one of them being a famous Canadian film director, James Cameroon who descended for 2 hours and 34 minutes. Reaching a depth of almost 11,000 meters.
The extreme condition of this environment means that some really fascinating species of creatures live down here. Not many have been recorded, but those seen by man’s descent are mostly microbial due to the pressure that is experienced at such depths.