The Earth spans across 500 million square miles, with scientists estimating about 100 million species roaming these grounds. Yet, only 1.5 million species are catalogued in our archives - that leaves a whopping 98 million species we’ve yet to meet! Everyone has heard of the legendary Bigfoot sightings, and whether these are real or not, we cannot deny the fact that there lies a great amount about our very own Mother Earth that we do not know about.
Follow us as we bring you on a hunt for 6 of the world’s most elusive myths:
1. Bigfoot/Sasquatch in the Six Rivers National Forest
The most popular one on this list has to be the Bigfoot, also known as the Sasquatch. Commonly believed to be a sub-species of the common ape, the Bigfoot has been sighted to be over 7 foot tall - the first sighting was in the Six Rivers National Forest, California, where a construction work was due to take place. However, upon coming back, six-tonne trucks were destroyed and flipped over, with tire tracks all around.
Since then, around a thousand people have come up to report their sightings, and a motel in the theme of Bigfoot has been set up nearby for adventurers looking to unravel this mystery for themselves.
2. The lost city of Atlantis
First coined by philosopher Plato, the legend of Atlantis lives on even in modern times. Described in the legend as an underwater city with highly advanced technology and a civilisation of its own, It was a utopia for all that lived in it. However, the people got greedy and turned to immoral ways - in the end, the entire city was destroyed in fury by the Gods, and ceased to exist for decades to come.
Many people believe that Atlantis actually exists, and although there are a few speculated locations, the most believed one is under the Donana national park of Southern Spain.
3. The Bermuda Triangle in the Atlantic Ocean
Also known as the Devil’s Triangle, the Bermuda Triangle is a region anchored by 3 points - Miami, San Juan, and the Bermuda island. Although many flights come in and out of this area daily, there has been a number of unexplainable accidents that took place here. Many of these incidents report of compasses not working, a change in natural landscape, or fogs that cloud up the horizon.
Many scientists believe that this is due to the fact that it is one of the few places on Earth where a magnetic compass points towards the true north instead of the magnetic north - whereas others believe that the Bermuda Triangle is one of the few openings to a higher dimension, causing the many disasters. Which one do you believe in?
4. Loch Ness Monster in Scotland
Resembling a sea serpent that descended from the pre-historic times, the Loch Ness is reported as a gigantic animal with a long neck and one or two protruding humps. Getting its name from the freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands that it supposedly inhabits, the Loch Ness was first seen trudging along the river banks, with an animal in its mouth. This is why it is not uncommon to see curious tourists camping out for a glimpse of this mythical creature.
5. Abominable Snowman in the Himalayan Region
Similar to the Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman, also known as the Yeti, is said to roam the mountainous regions of the Himalayas, leaving abnormally huge footprints in the snow-capped heights. Sightings of this creature are rare, as it’s white fur makes the perfect camouflage during a snowstorm - hence if you want to catch a glimpse of this giant ape, you may have to keep your eyes peeled for a flurry of movement amidst the rocky terrains.
Many wonders of the world
Although none of these legends has been proven to be true, who is to say that they may not exist? To date, we have explored less than 5% of our ocean - if anything, this limited knowledge of our very own Mother Earth goes to show that it may actually exist, but we haven’t found them yet. Keep exploring, and maybe one day you’ll make your own history!
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