TOP 5 MYSTERIES IN NATURE

Since the dawn of time, people have reported hearing and seeing things in the natural world that they simply cannot explain. People have spent lifetimes trying to prove or disprove mysteries in nature that these events relate to something out of this world or part of a larger government conspiracy. However, the fact of the matter is we live in a complex and beautiful world that we know so little about.

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#1. The Hum

Heard in the US as recently as 2012 in Seattle, WA, the Hum generally takes on the name of whatever city it is heard in. It is described as a persistent and invasive low frequency humming type noise that only a few select people can hear. Generally, only 2-11% of the population in the affected city report hearing the hum. For many skeptics, this is not even enough to conclude that the hum even exists. To date, microphones have been unable to record the sound. Some say that it is so horrible that it has actually driven people to attempt suicide.
The Hum
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#2. Animal Migrations

Modern science has yet to figure out exactly why animals migrate each year. It has astounded scientists how year after year, generation after generation that animals in all major animal groups are able to travel the same path. A migration is defined as the movement of individuals a relatively long distance, typically in accordance to the seasons. Theories exist that it because of the availability of food or animals move because of mating season, but no one really knows why birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects and crustaceans will take off into the wild blue yonder.
Animal Migrations
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#3. Sliding Stones

No one blinks an eye when a rock rolls down a hill, but when moves on its own across flat land? In both Nevada and California, sliding rocks have been studied since the 1990’s. It is a geological mystery how and why the large rocks move across the desert floor leaving long trails similar drag marks. There is not any real rhyme or reason as to how they move the way they do. Generally, the stones will move about every 2-3 years and their tracks are developed over 3-4 years. Sometimes, the stones will flip over or randomly change direction without any indication.
Sliding Stones
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#4. Naga Fireballs

No, I am not talking about a Naga Mage from World of Warcraft, the Naga fireballs or Mekong lights as they are sometimes called, refer to a phenomenon in which glowing balls naturally rise from the Mekong River to high up in the sky. Some look like tiny, reddish sparkles floating upwards while others are basketball-sized balls of light. Some nights, people have reported seeing thousands of these beautiful fireballs. Typically, the fireballs are seen in late October and coincide with the conclusion of Wan Ok Phansa, the end of the Buddhist Lent.
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#5. Earthquake Lights

The Matsushiro earthquake swarm (1965-1967) in Nagano, Japan changed the face of seismology when earthquake lights were first photographed. For years, these unusual and beautiful lights were reported being seen in the sky just before or during times of tectonic stress, seismic activity, or volcanic eruptions. However, no one took those sightings seriously until those first photographs and the seismology community had to acknowledge their existence. Earthquake lights are described as being similar to the auroras near the North Pole, typically white or bluish. Theories about the lights range from the ionization of oxygen traveling from rocks into the atmosphere and creating plasma to a disruption of the earth’s magnetic field.
Earthquake Lights
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