It’s one of the most terrifyingly, fascinating places on our planet. Ships and planes simply vanish, radios and compasses just stop working, and some even say they’ve spotted UFOs there. I’m not just talking about the one and one Bermuda Triangle – it’s got a whole Motley crew of at least 7 other Vile Vortices. So what are they, and how do they form?
The guy to ask would probably be Ivan T Sanderson. He was a writer, a biologist, and a huge fan of the paranormal and inexplicable back in the ‘50s and ‘60s. He’s the one who coined the term Vile Vortices in the first place! During his travels, he’d often record his experiences. What caught his attention the most was where the strangest unexplained things kept happening? That is, disappearing ships and whatnot. He was able to map 12 of these places scattered all over the world. But the weird thing is, 6 of them lie almost perfectly in the line above the Equator, and the same goes for the 6 below it. So, they are.
The Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle, Of course, going to start with the most infamous among the 12. Also known as the Devil’s Triangle, the Bermuda “vortex” has been up to no good for centuries. I’m sure you’ve heard of the 19th-century incidents with the ships Rosalie and Ellen Austin. The first was found empty yet undamaged. The latter found a derelict ship, sent her crew over to check it out, and those crewmembers ended up disappearing!
The list of lost vessels and aircraft is long and still growing. So, what’s going on in this body of water connecting Miami, San Juan, and the island of Bermuda? Besides the paranormal theories of wormholes to another dimension and gates to the underworld, this spot is foggy due to methane gas that sometimes makes it impossible for travelers to see, thus making navigation a little trick too. Although, not leaving a trace is still an unanswered question about these losses.
The Algerian Megaliths
The Algerian Megaliths These megaliths were a burial ground made by the Singh Empire, one of the most ancient civilizations on this planet. The megaliths are an architectural anomaly, showing just how advanced these people were for a time when we didn’t have the technology to help us build stable constructions.
Well, you know, with ancient burial grounds, things start getting iffy. To this day, whoever flies over this part of the Sahara Desert often doesn’t return. Also, compasses spin like crazy, and electronics start wigging out in this spot. Witnesses have reported that it’s covered by a heavy and dark aura that you can instantly feel once you enter it.
Mohenjo – Daro
This archaeological site in Pakistan goes way back to the Indus Valley Civilization in 2500 BCE. Like in Algeria, this society was, for some reason, surprisingly advanced when it came to building and urban planning. The strange thing is that nobody knows what brought an end to the people living in this town. Remains were found, and it looked almost as if everyone had perished at once. Theories are that it could’ve been some natural disaster, an armed invasion from a neighboring empire, or even angry violent deities. Unfortunately, we don’t know for sure.
The Dragon’s Triangle
Heading further east along the same northern line, we arrive in Japan, where the Dragon’s Triangle, also called the Devil’s Sea, is located. The most astonishing thing about this Vile Vortex is that there’s an underwater city dubbed Japan’s Atlantis. And, again, we see this anomaly of ancient civilizations creating incredibly precise architecture.
Deep under the sea, you’ll find tons of stone monoliths cut with perfect 90° angles. But don’t put your diving suit on just yet. Because all kinds of planes and ships have vanished in the Bermuda Triangle of the Pacific, Japanese authorities have deemed it too dangerous to go anywhere near.
The Hamakulia Volcano
The Hamakua Volcano is Located in the Ring of Fire, the next Vile Vortex is the Hamakulia Volcano in Hawaii. Locals treat it with the utmost respect as the volcano is believed to have a mysterious power. proof? Well, reports have detected strange electrical energy in this area. There was even an eyewitness who said he saw a plane vanish from the radar right in front of his eyes!
Now let’s head south of the Equator to one of the most isolated places on this planet. Easter Island is in Polynesia. This is where you can find nearly 900 Moai statues created by the Rapa Nui people. These figures can weigh up to 90 tons, which makes transporting them pretty much impossible. So, how did they construct and move them for hundreds of years dating from 1400 to 1650??? The most bizarre theories out there put it down to aliens, but something tells me the Rapa Nui probably used a different, less extra-terrestrial, and more exhausting method. They hired movers, maybe.
The South Atlantic Anomaly
The name says it all! The South Atlantic Anomaly is a part of Earth where natural radiation flows out of control. Astronauts who try to take a peek at this dangerous zone experience hallucinations and even satellites can’t take pictures of it! While paranormal enthusiasts swear it’s a portal to another dimension, science has an alternative explanation. This spot off the eastern coast of South America is where the Earth’s magnetic field is weakest. This is apparently what causes the strange phenomena.