Mysterious places where you must go before die
This site of mysterious paranormal activities and voices is not far from Ballard. Some have even dubbed the ranch “the strangest place on earth.” Claims about the property have been around for decades. They were about a family that moved there but soon after experienced a series of bizarre events, such as crop circles, strange lights and poltergeist activity. The National Institute for Discovery Science studied the claims but won’t say if they found evidence.
You have to be very careful if you choose to drive to the bottom of this iconic hill. Stories about what happens there have been around since the early 1900’s. As impossible as it sounds, your car will roll uphill. “And it doesn’t just work on cars – vans, trucks and even tour buses roll upward in total defiance of natural law,” according to Tourism New Brunswick.
If you go to the waterfalls of Shale Creek in the southeast corner of Chestnut Ridge Park, you will notice a strange orange-red light behind the water and believe it to be an optical illusion. How is it that something is burning under water? You’ll actually smell the golden flame because it’s fired by methane gas escaping through the cracks. The water sometimes extinguishes the flame, but you can easily start it up again with a lighter.
The mystery is how a whole colony of people simply vanished just a few years after setting on the island in the late 1500’s. The word “Croatoan” had been carved on a post and the letters “CRO” scratched into a tree trunk – these were the only clues anyone had been there at all. New evidence suggests the people may have split into groups and assimilated into the Native American community.
The Devil’s Tower is an astonishing geologic feature that protrudes out of the rolling prairie surrounding the Black Hills. It is the first national monument in the country, established in 1906. This site is considered Sacred to the Lakota and many other tribes that have a connection to the area, according to the NPS. Hundreds of parallel cracks make it one of the finest traditional rock climbing areas in North America. Scientists agree that the giant rock formed as a result of the intrusion of igneous material, but how that happened is not clear.