Some of the most bizarre places around the world 


Island of the Dolls, Mexico

This is not a nightmare. It’s a real place outside of Mexico City, which for decades has been home to hundreds of decaying dolls. Dolls are threatening, even in the bright light of midday, but in the dark, they are particularly disturbing. This place is an uninhabited island in Xochimilco, Mexico. According to legend, a girl died in the canals surrounding the island, after which dolls began to wash ashore constantly. The island’s only inhabitant and caretaker then began to hang the dolls that would wash ashore in memory of the little girl.

Island of the Dolls, MexicoSalar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Around 4,000 square-miles of salt plain Salar de Uyuni is the naturally formed Largest Mirrors in the world, an endless sheet of hexagonal tiles (created by the crystalline nature of the salt), dotted with pyramids of salt. It is ideal for calibrating the distance measurement equipment of satellites because they are large, stable surfaces with strong reflection, similar to that of ice sheets. Spread out across Bolivia’s remote southwest, during the flooding season, the salt desert is transformed into a enormous salt lake. The shallow lake perfectly mirrors the sky, creating unbelievable illusions of infinity.

Salar de Uyuni, BoliviaDevil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, Zambia

A famous feature is the naturally formed “Armchair” (now sometimes called “Devil’s Pool”), near the edge of the falls on Livingstone Island on the Zambian side. When the river flow is at a certain level, usually between September and December, a rock barrier forms an eddy with minimal current, allowing adventurous swimmers to splash around in relative safety a few feet from the point where the water cascades over the falls. Swimmers can also go near the edge of the falls and enjoy the swim as well as the mesmerizing view. Its on the Zambian side. Occasional deaths have been reported when people have slipped over the rock barrier.

Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, ZambiaMendenhall Ice Caves ,Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier, a 12-mile-long mass of ice in Juneau, Alaska, is a popular tourist attraction. Few visitors, however, see the glacier from its most spectacular vantage point. In few places can you experience every stage of the water cycle at once. But there’s magic in the Mendenhall Ice Caves, where water runs over rocks under blue ceilings inside a partially hollow glacier. The Ice Caves are inside the glacier, accessible only to those willing to kayak to, and then ice climb over the glacier. However, the glacier is retreating increasingly fast as global warming heats the oceans and temperatures rise.

Mendenhall Ice Caves (Juneau, Alaska) - Unconvincing Natural PhenomenaDoor to Hell, Turkmenistan

The “Door to Hell” is a natural gas field in Derweze,Turkmenistan. It is a crater made by geologists more than 40 years ago, and the flames within have been burning ever since. Soviet geologists were drilling at the site in 1971 and tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas.But the ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a hole with a diameter of 70 meters. Fearing that the hole would lead to the release of poisonous gases, the team decided to burn it off. It was hoped that the fire would use all the fuel within days, but the gas is still burning today.

Door to Hell, TurkmenistanJatinga, India

Jatinga , a village on a ridge, is located in Dima Hasao District, Assam State in India. It is most famous for the phenomenon of birds “committing suicide”. For many years, locals believed that evil spirits living in the skies were responsible for bringing down the birds . After several scientific studies and experiments, it has been concluded that the birds are generally disoriented by the monsoon fog.

Jatinga, India