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Far-Flung and Odd Places on Earth Unknown to Most of Us

In these modern times and advanced technology, whoever thought there could still be these creepy and very remote places on earth?

Deception Island in South Shetland Islands, Antarctic

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This Deception Island is located in a remote and uninhabited island in the cold and icy Antarctic. The place was once a center of whaling and was used for some scientific bases until a volcanic eruptions made them leave the area. To reach the bay of this place, ships need to navigate through some narrow and risky entrance they called “Neptune’s Bellows.”

Pine Gap in Australia

What is the truth beyond this “No Road” sign?

Pine Gap is considered as Australia’s Area 51. The place is a secret and multi billion-dollar joint US-Australian missile defense base which was built during the Cold War in Australia. It is considered to be one of the most classified and controlled places by the government of Australia. Many believed that the defense base is located in the southern hemisphere for intergalactic communications. There were even witnesses who saw triangular-shaped aircraft that landed and left the area regularly.

MacQuarie Island in Australian Antarctic

Wildlife at MacQuarie Island

This remotest Macquarie Island is almost halfway between Australia and Antarctica. It is said to be an idle breeding ground for almost all kinds of fauna and flora and nearly 3.5 million seabirds and 80,000 elephant seals came to breed and molt.

Laguna Verde in Bolivia

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A salt lake, Laguna Verde is in the southernmost tip of Bolivia and near the place in Uyuni. It is one of the world’s few colored lakes where colors come from mineral suspension of arsenic in the soil. Some mountains around the lake which includes Ojos del Salado is considered the world’s highest active volcano. Since it is remote, there are no accessible air transport available but only by train or bus.

Amazon Rainforest in Brazil

Help Save this amazing Amazon Rainforest in Brazil. (photo credit: Petition Site)

This Amazon Rainforest is the home of an indigenous tribe called Vale do Javari and considered as the most diverse and unexplored place.

Easter Island or Rapa Nui in Chile

The purpose of these huge carvings remain a mystery. (photo credit: LATAM Airlines)

Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, is found in the southeastern Pacific and said to be one of the world’s remotest place. In 2012 census, it showed that the island had 5,761 people living in that area which is situated in 2,182 miles or 3,512 kilometers from the continental mainland of the central Chile. It is a home of odd and mysterious Maoi sculptures and if you want to experience raw and unspoilt nature, Rapa Nui is the place you may want to visit.

Ittoqqortoormiit Village in Greenland

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The remote place is a home to polar bears, seals, Arctic foxes, and walruses and has only one grocery store for a 450-resident village. The area is accessible through a helicopter shuttle service which is handled by Ittoqqortoormiit Heliport and a boat that transfer people – only for a few times within the year.

Skeleton Lake in India

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(photo credit: Mysterious Monsters)

The Skeleton Lake, a glacial lake in Roopkund, Uttrakhand, India is found in a remote area of Himalayan mountains with 16500-feet (5,029 m) elevation. The British forest guards found some 200 skeletons of people who were said to be frozen in the lake in 1942. They originally believed that the skeletons were Japanese soldiers who conquered the place during the World War II, however, a re-evaluation of the samples traced the skeletons way back in 850 A.D. All the skulls contain odd cracks that lead the scientists to claim that they are results of a freak hail storm that killed the whole community.

Chang Tang Highlands in Ladakh, India

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Most of the areas in Chang Tang are inhospitable and therefore, inhabited. It has an indigenous nomadic people whose main activity is rearing Pashmina wool from local goats. Since there are no roads, the only method to reach Chang Tang is through yaks. The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre named the plateau as the remotest place in the world in 2009.

The Bermuda Triangle in North Atlantic Ocean

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The Bermuda Triangle is famed for disappearances of hundreds of peoples, ships and boats, and even airplanes that tried to cross the area. Some believed that it was an alien intervention while others claimed that they witnessed some electronic fog in the place, which believed was a time travel portal. This is one of the odd and remotest areas where even compass points in the true north direction, rather than the magnetic north of the earth.

Svalbard in Norway

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Svalbard is popular for the underground place of different plant seeds which are stored should there be a global disaster. It is found in the northern part of Mainland Europe which is between Norway and the North Pole.

Nazca in Peru

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The famous Nazca lines which are found in the desert area of southern Peru are covered for more than 80 years. It can only be viewed when one fly overhead. It has swirls and zigzag lines that seemed to have shapes of creatures such as spiders, snakes, and hummingbirds. These lines were thought to have been formed by the Nazca people between the first and the sixth centuries. These lines have puzzled scientists and archaeologists for many centuries where some of them linked the lines with religious and spiritual beliefs that came from the Nazca people. However, no one was able to know how and why these line patterns were formed and its purposes.

Bome County in Tibet Autonomous Region

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This small county is part of the Tibetan domain since early 20th century and continued to be secluded because of its people that are known to be savages.

Door to Hell in Derweze, Turkmenistan

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The Door to Hell was claimed to be accidentally established in early 1970 when Soviet scientist team named the area as potential for oil field site. However, it was discovered later that it was a natural gas field. When they were drilling the place, the underground where they drilled became a wide crater later, disappeared. Geologists set fire on the 230-feet wide crater to avoid the spread of methane gas and since then,  it has burned continually.

Loch Ness in Scotland, United Kingdom

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The “stories” about a lake monster in Loch Ness was traced back to 565 A.D. Some thought there was a living dinosaur or a serpent that swam into the deep freshwater lake that later became landlocked in Scottish highlands. There were more than a thousand that claimed to have seen the “Nessie” and some dozens of inconclusive pictures and videos came up over many years which attract tourists.

Tristan da Cunha in Southern Atlantic Ocean

Tristan da Cunha is one of the world’s remotest inhabited archipelagos and has 297 people. It is situated 1,243 miles (2,000 km) from closest inhabited place and 1,491 miles (or 2,400 km) from closest continental land of South Africa. You can reach Tristan da Cunha by boat for 6 days from South Africa.

Kerguelen Islands in Southern Indian Ocean

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Kerguelen Islands, also called the Desolation Islands, has population that change from 110 people during summer to 45 people during winter. The place has no airports or airstrips, hence, the only way to reach the island is through a ship that will have to navigate the rough waters of the Indian Ocean. There are only four trips available every year.

Pitcairn Island in Southern Pacific Ocean

The island is considered the world’s  least populous place with only 50 people and a newborn child in the last four years. There is one general store that is open three days every week. The island is accessible only by long boats that travel from New Zealand, a 3000-mile (4828-km) trip.

Barrow in Alaska, U.S.A

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Barrow City is in the northernmost area in U.S.A where roads are somewhat non-existent and the only way to get in the place is only by air. The area was the home to native Inupiat Eskimo people for 1,000 years already.

Supai in Arizona, U.S.A.

Ten years after this remote place was missed by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2000, the population was estimated 208. Mails are delivered through mules and can only be reached through helicopter, a mule ride, or hiking.

Point Pleasant in West Virginia, U.S.A.

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After a series of creepy and odd incidents, the region stopped being “pleasant.” One of these popular creepy stories has involved a creature they called Mothman. They described it as a 7-foot tall man with crimson eyes and 10-feet long wings. This mothman was reportedly terrified the residents from November 1966 to December 1967. The worst scenario took place on December 15, 1967 after the Silver Bridge has broke and killed 46 people. Residents thought that there was a link between the collapse and the mothman since the creepy creature was never seen after the tragedy.

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