12 Strange Lost Worlds on Earth

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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

11. Melville Range, Australia

Melville Range, Australia, 12 Strange Lost Worlds on Earth
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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. [Also, Read: 15 Skills that are Difficult to Learn but will Pay You For Life]

10. Sima Humboldt, Venezuela

 Sima Humboldt, Venezuela, 12 Strange Lost Worlds on Earth
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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. [Also, Read: 12 Most illegal Business in the World that will Fetch You Millions]

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.

9. East Scotia Ridge, South Oceana

East Scotia Ridge, South Oceana, 12 Strange Lost Worlds on Earth

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.[Also, Read: How The 1900s Thought Our Homes Would Look Like.]

8. Palawan Highlands, Philippines

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. [Also, Read: Bermuda Triangle: 15 Shocking and Crazy Facts you didn’t know]

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.

7. Crater of Bosavi, New Guinea

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. [Also, Read: 15 Famous Movie Stars that went Broke]

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

Movile Cave, Romania
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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. [Also, Read: 15 Most Dangerous Kids in the World]

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.

5. Mount Mabu, Mozambique

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. [Also, Read: 15 Most Isolated Places In The World]

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

4. Challenger Deep, Pacific Ocean

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. [Also Read: 25 Business Ideas That Will Make You a Millionaire]

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.

3. Hang Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

Hang Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

Located in Vietnam, this amazing creation of nature is currently the largest cave in the world by volume. Its main entrance is 5 kilometres long, 200 meters high, and 150 meters wide. The sheer size of the cave has caused it to develop its own ecosystem, with an inner forest and a large flowing river within it. [Also, Read: 20 Netflix Original Movies You Need To Watch.]

The height of the cave has also lead to a distinct weather format separated from the outside world, which gives the impression of “Entering a Whole New World”. Surprisingly, the cave has become some form of a tourist attraction, with tourists requesting to enter the cave weekly. Hang Son Doong Cave is among the Strange Lost Worlds on Earth

2. Socotra Island, Yemen

Socotra Island, Yemen

If you ever feel like visiting a completely different planet, then look no further. Located in Yemen, this Island has been isolated from mainland Africa for the past six or seven million years. It is among one of the most Isolated places on earth. Because of this age-long isolation, the island is home to about 700 extremely rare species. One-third of them which is endemic (meaning they can only be found there).

The island is also home to the Dragon Tree. The island’s climate is extremely harsh. But even in such high heats and dry air, the most amazing plants thrive. The island also holds a large number of unexplored cave systems, some which stretch up to 7 kilometers in length. Even though this island is isolated from the rest of the world, it is densely populated by humans, who themselves are also isolated from the rest of Yemen.

1. Lake Vostok, Antarctica

Lake Vostok, Antarctica, 12 Strange Lost Worlds on Earth

Located at the southern pole of cold and hidden beneath almost 4 kilometres of ice lies Lake Vostok, Antarctica sub glacier lake. The lake water has been sealed off under the ice sheet 15 million years ago and remained untouched until 2012, when scientists drilled into the ice sheet, exposing the water hidden below. [Also Read: Top Best Netflix Comedy Films Of all Time]

There have been many scientific expeditions attempting to reach the underground river and retrieve DNA samples, but many of the ones that were retrieved were unrecognizable. Among the DNA samples retrieved, scientists have also found genetic fragments that suggest the lake holds creatures such as fish and custodians that we have never encountered before.

Also, since the lake has been under ice for so long, it is believed to have preserved some living creatures we thought may have gone extinct. However, the lake is very hard for a scientist to reach, but in some years to come, we might find a way to go down there and explore a world humans have never seen before.

So there you have it, the 12 Strange Lost Worlds on Earth. Let us know in the comment section which of these places holds the most mysteries to be unravelled.


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David Samuel is the Senior Writer for Porumba. He is a writer, Economist and loves research.