A lot of things happen for no reason, but some bizarre natural phenomenon remains a mystery and holds such fascination, long after explanations are already made.

Sailing Stones

Also known as sliding rocks and moving rocks, the name pretty much says it all for this natural occurrence. What makes it amazing, however, is not just the fact that the stones move all by themselves every 2 or 3 years, but because the tracks they make develop over 3 or 4 years. After years of research, the cause of the moving stones has also been identified as ice shove, which doesn’t make a lot of sense, considering that sailing stones usually happen in deserts, such as the Death Valley California.

Spider Webs on Fields

It all started when New South Wales (NSW) was flooded. As the floodwater rose, millions of spiders took refuge on higher grounds, the same way humans do. As this creepy crawlies move by means of ballooning, a process where they create lengths of silk to move from one place to another, huge fields and even trees are now covered in spider webs. Since the flooding makes it hard for these spiders to move far, they end up in the same place, which explains the thick layers of silk.

Flammable Ice Bubbles

The bubbles of ice trapped underneath Lake Abraham in Alberta may look stunning but is actually very dangerous. Apparently, they are made of frozen pockets of a highly flammable gas called methane. You can just imagine what could happen if you’re close enough when these bubbles pop. What’s worse, more of the methane is being released to the atmosphere, putting the environment in real danger.

Catatumbo Lightning


It may have gone on a few months of hiatus, but the Catatumbo Lightning is back. This phenomenon happens over the Catatumbo River, particularly on the part where it’s about to empty to Lake Maracaibo. For 140 to 160 nights a year, powerful flashes of lightning occur one after another for over 10 hours daily and over 280 times per hour. And they say lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice.

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