Mysterious Things Found Frozen In Antarctica

By Nick Hadji 10 months ago

1. Remains of a lost city

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Some scientists believed that they had discovered the Lost City of Atlantis when they found an ancient city that had sunken below Antarctica. The remains and ruins of a city-like structure were found which remains one of the biggest mysteries of Antarctica.Original content sourced from Femanin.com

2. Pyramid structures

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Pyramids were mysteriously found under the ice in Antarctica. These pyramids were not natural formations and had clearly been man-made as the structure resembled the pyramids which had been built in ancient times. Theories began about an unknown, ancient Antarctic civilization.

3. Sea pigs

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Sea pigs are also known as sea cucumbers. They are very strange creatures that have miraculously adapted to diverse environments, including the harshest environments such as Antarctica. They have a very distinct appearance, they have long soft bodies with tentacles.

4. Lake Vostok

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A huge subglacial (one of the biggest ever discovered) lake was found right underneath Antarctica's frozen surface. One of the even bigger mysteries about Lake Vostok is that it has many anomalies discovered by scientists including its microbial life that exists even in the great icy depths.

5. A sea monster

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One of the greatest Antarctic mysteries is the speculation about a sea monster who lived or once lived within the depths of Antarctica. There have been very strange discoveries, such as bones, that suggest an unknown creature once lived around the region.

6. Striped icebergs

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Striped icebergs, or zebra icebergs as they are sometimes known, are a mysterious natural phenomenon where the layers of ice have frozen to create a spectacular and unique iceberg. The different layers may come from different times and sources such as snowfall or glaciers.

7. Blood falls

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There is a famous waterfall in Antarctica which is unlike any other on the planet. The waterfalls run red with liquid, hence where its name has derived from. The red, blood-like liquid has been caused by a lake under the surface of Antarctica which contains lots of iron.

8. Sea spiders

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Antarctic sea spiders or pycnogonids as they are scientifically named, are not actually spiders but belong to a marine species of arthropods. These in particular inhabit the freezing cold water of Antarctica and they feed on tiny animals or insects in the water.

9. Huge tunnels

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Under the Antarctic are mysterious networks of tunnels that have been discovered. There are huge cavernous networks that may have been formed by ice glaciers. Now they are covered by a huge sheet of ice which buries them deep below the Antarctic surface.

10. Piles of bones

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Piles of bones were discovered in Antarctica which pointed to mysterious creatures once living in the oceans. There are theories about what kind of mysterious sea life and creatures used to exist, or even what kind of socialization existed in the past.

11. An alien-like skull

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Another mystery of Antarctica is that there were reports that a body of an alien-like creature had been discovered here. It was thought that deep, deep below the ice a body was discovered and it was unlike any kind of creature that had ever been found before.

12. A USO (Unidentified Submerged Object)

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Another theory that surrounds itself in the mystery of Antarctica is that there have been numerous accounts of an unidentified submerged object which was found swimming around the oceans. This sparked even more theories that there are or was supernatural activities happening here.

13. Inexplicable signals

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According to a variety of reports, there were unexplained signals which happened in the Antarctic. There were a series of mysterious radio signals which came from Antarctica and which were discovered. But, it is not known why they were there, or even how they happened.

14. Secret military base

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Conspiracy theories firmly believe that there is a bunker that was built during World Wars II that remains there to this day. There is also speculation about military bases which have been built there and research stations, all of which have been purposefully concealed.

15. Ancient advanced technologies

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Among the mysteries of Antarctica is the suggestion that there have been strange and inexplicable artifacts and technology found. These technologies were reportedly advanced, which conspiracy theorists believe have either come from secret missions or aliens!

16. Piri Reis Map

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Searches of the Antarctic led to the discovery of what is called the Piri Reis map. The Piri Reis is an ancient discovery and the map has information about Antarctica. Yet the map comes from a time long before the continent had ever been discovered, implying that civilizations knew about it well before we did!

17. UFO sightings

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Not only have there been accounts of a USO, but also a UFO. Antarctica has been at the forefront of many conspiracies due to the numerous mysterious discoveries that have been made here. There are many inexplicable events that lead people to believe there may be things going on here that we are not aware of...

18. An ancient Antarctic civilization

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Many things point to the suggestion that there was an ancient civilization that once lived and thrived in Antarctica. Yet, we know nothing about their existence or who they were. There are just findings such as objects and structures that point toward the idea that the region was once inhabited.

19. Time vortexes

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Antarctica is one of the most mysterious places to exist because things happen here that scientists struggle to explain and we struggle to fathom. There have been claims that there have been time vortexes and inexplicable time anomalies and dimensions found in the Antarctic.

20. Underwater forests

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Very far under the surface of Antarctica, underwater forests were discovered. Scientists believe that this could indicate that in the past Antarctica had a milder climate in comparison to its extremely harsh cold now. These forests have been sighted on multiple occasions.

21. Ancient relics

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One of the most mysterious discoveries that have pointed toward the suggestion of a previous ancient civilization is the discovery of ancient relics. Tools and pottery have been found here which suggests that there were people who used to live here, rather than just Antarctic expeditions.

22. Bodies were frozen in ice

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There have been different stories and accounts of humanoids discovered underneath the surface and deep within the ice of Antarctica. Bodies are naturally preserved when frozen, and there are claims that several bodies have been found buried deep inside the ice.

23. Strange satellite imagery

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Antarctica is one of those places which is barely inhabited. So, when satellite imagery is taken of the region, you do not expect to find strange patterns and structures on the surface of Antarctica. But that is what has happened in the past, which emphasizes rumors of strange occurrences here.

24. Lost treasure

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There have been reports that lost treasures have been found frozen inside ice formations of the Antarctica. These are thought to belong to ancient people or to belong to expeditioners who have died here and whose relics and treasures have remained frozen in time.

25. Cyrovolcanoes

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Some people believe to have found cyro-volcanoes in Antarctica. These are thought to be situated deep under the icy surface of the Antarctic. And, instead of erupting with lava, it is believed that these cryovolcanoes actually erupt throwing out more ice instead.

26. Magnetic pole anomalies

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People who have been on expeditions to the Antarctic have found that their compasses have moved in ways they cannot explain. The magnetic fields seem to go haywire and magnetic pole anomalies have also been discovered in Antarctica, suggesting some kind of force interferes with it.

27. Giant skeletal remains

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Giant skeletal remains have been found in Antarctica which has made scientists question what creature that was so large once lived in such an environment. Again it could back up the theory that Antarctica once wasn't so cold and may have been milder in the past.

28. Strange weather patterns

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Antarctica seems to be a place of mystery where things happen that do not follow the general rules and patterns of other places. For example, there are unique and strange weather patterns that do not follow the weather patterns of other places. It seems to have its own environment entirely.

29. The remains of lost travelers

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The Antarctic used to be a place where eager travelers and explorers would set out. Its mystery was used to lure people to it, and people wanted to discover more about the unknown land. Yet to set out on an expedition here was a risk, and many ended up not returning home. The remains of many have been found.

30. Cave paintings of aliens

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Cave paintings and rock art have been discovered within the caverns of Antarctica. These paintings have had various theories attached to them. Some people think they depict aliens who have visited, others have depicted advanced technologies in the paintings which suggest people used to live here.

31. Next up: the weirdest artifacts ever found... The 400 million year old hammer

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Back in the 1930s, a couple were taking a walk when they noticed a weird rock sticking out from the ground. They took it home and broke into it - funnily enough, using a hammer, only to find another kind of hammer. When archaeologists took a look, it turned out it was hammer dating back over 400 million years! How it came to be remains a mystery.

32. The ancient Greek computer

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Originally found buried in a shipwreck off the coat of a Greek island, 45 meters below the surface, this 'Greek computer' is now housed at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. It was created to work out astronomical positions, over 2000 years old, and is advanced enough for scientists to give more credit to Ancient Greek engineers than they originally thought to!

33. The Dropa Stones

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When exploring the Bayan Har mountains in China during an expedition to discover more about the ancient civilisations there, the lead archaeologist made a discover in a cave there: hundreds of stone discs. It was later discovered the discs had on them hieroglyphics which then told the story of a people called the Dropa who crashed spaceships into those mountains!

34. The Egyptian plane

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Also known as the wooden Saqqara bird, this was discovered in a tomb in Egypt - but the reason it was so strange was the design of the bird, which doesn't look like a realistic depiction, but more like a plane or a glider. This then made people question how much Ancient Egyptians knew about aviation...

35. The 2,000 year old battery

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Don't you just wish your own batteries lasted this long! Known as the Baghdad Battery, it originally starts with a clay pot which archaeologists then found had a copper cylinder and an iron rod inside, leading it to be believed to be a battery of some sort. Other people think it could simply have been a storage item, but its real purpose remains a mystery.

36. Metal and fossils that just can't be explained

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The paleodictyon is a type of trace fossil, but it's surrounded in mystery because nobody knows what came to make the imprint. And it isn't the only object that has been found and unable to be explained. Other discoveries include: fossil of a human handprint from over 100 million years ago, a fossilized finger, metallic tubes that are 65 million years old and a metal cube inside coal, with no idea how it got there.

37. The Piri Reis map

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This wasn't just a mysterious map that was discovered - it was a map created on the skin of a gazelle! The Piri Reis map was found in the 1920s by a group of historians, and it was made in 1513 by a Turkish general. The map includes a few countries and islands, and includes Antarctica - but the real puzzle is that the map shows Antarctica as not having any ice, when the last time that happened was actually over 6000 years ago... so how did a map made in 1513 show this?

38. The Nazca drawings

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These were discovered in 1930, and they're over 450 square km of mysterious drawings, including depictions of animals, that nobody really knows the reason behind. Some believe they're supposed to be constellations and were made big enough to be seen from the sky.

39. The city of Nan Madol

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Built on a coral reef near Micronesia some time between 200 and 800 A.D., nobody knows why the city was created, nor what happened to the people who lived there. It had about 100 'islands', which were made from blocks of basalts, which were then connected by viaducts.

40. The Sacsayhuaman walls

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What might just seem like any old historical wall, the reason these walls are so mysterious and confusing to modern day people is the way in which they were built: nothing was used to seal the bricks together, like cement, and they were built in such an intricate way that they've managed to stay standing based simply on the way they were put together. Scientists have tried to re-create this but have failed... so how did they do it?

41. Sandy Borg massacre

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Finding a skeleton while digging around might be nothing new for archaeologists, but it got a little more grim in this case. When they were investigating a site in Sweden from the 5th century, they first discovered one skeleton, and then ended up discovering many, many more - all who appeared to have been executed - until they realised it must have been a massacre.

42. This strange network of caves

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A network of caves found in Kenya shows evidence of humans occupying the cave system for around 78,000 years! That means humans from the Middle Stone Age right up to modern day have lived in this particular cave network. The cave has revealed room for around 100 people, and is surrounded by rainforest.

43. Evidence of animals kept in captivity in Ancient Egypt

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Could the Ancient Egyptians have created their very own zoo? Or did they just keep wild animals in captivity for sake of it? Whatever the reason, the remains of wild animals - like baboons, elephants and a hippo - were found at the site of an ancient town along the Nile river. The animals' skeletons showed signs of fractures which had healed - and the fact they'd healed means that they must have been kept in captivity by humans otherwise the animals wouldn't have survived out in the wild with their injuries.

44. Disabled children given 'royal' burials

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At a site close to Moscow, around 34,000 years ago, there were discovered the remains of several people: a group of adults, and two young boys. The adults had been buried in a basic way, whereas the boys had been buried like royalty, surrounded by treasure. It was discovered the boys had been disabled, and it's not clear why the choice of treasure was made for this reason back then.

45. Far-too-advanced stone age tools

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It's always interesting finding any ancient tools during a dig, but it's alarming to find tools which are far too advanced based on what you know of that particular era. These tools which were found in a usually-unexplored area of India suggest that people were using advanced tools around 200,000 years ago - when it was originally believed this should only be possible 60,000 years ago.

46. This tiny skeleton

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Human or alien? This is what people were first debating when this strangely small skeleton was first discovered. The skeleton - measuring only six inches in height - was found mummified in Chile, and originally believed to be an alien because of no human being usually being so tiny! It later turned out that it was a human skeleton, but still nobody knows what caused a person to have such a small skeleton...

47. The mysterious pet cemetary

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You might have thought pet cemeteries were a relatively modern idea, but it turns out ancient cultures did it, too. What makes it more intriguing about this find was having to work out the breed and lineage of the 43 dogs that had been buried there, at this 1,000 year old site in Lima, Peru.

48. The terrifying coffin birth

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A woman from Italy, around 1,300 years ago, died a few weeks before she was due to give birth. She was buried with the - understandable - presumption that the baby would never be born. When archaeologists investigated the grave, they found the skeleton of the baby between her legs. The gasses in her body after death had proceeded to push the baby out anyway, inside the coffin.

49. Gobekli Tepe

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It was believed for a long time that hunter-gatherers from around 11,000 years ago were nomadic, never really having a community or calling anywhere home. Which is why it was a shock when Gobekli Tepe was discovered: a site in Turkey of pillars, carvings and rectangular rooms which show they could have settled down after all.

50. When archaeologists prank each other

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One of the mysterious things for an archaeologist to find can sometimes be something that should definitely not be there - planted by a colleague. Such was the case when an archaeologist placed a Roman coin into an Egyptian burial chamber to try to fool his boss. Unfortunately, he realized it was a prank straight away - but for a split second, it must have been pretty confusing to find a Roman coin in an Egyptian tomb!