It’s one of the most terrifyingly fascinating places on our planet.
Ships and planes simply vanish, radios and compasses just stop working, and some even
say they’ve spotted UFOs there.
I’m not just talking about the one and only Bermuda Triangle – it’s got a whole Motley
crew of at least 11 other Vile Vortices.
So what are they, and how do they form?
The guy to ask would probably be Ivan T. Sanderson.
He was a writer, a biologist, and a huge fan of the paranormal and inexplicable back in
the ‘50s and ‘60s.
He’s the one who coined the term Vile Vortices in the first place!
During his travels, he’d often record his experiences.
What caught his attention the most was where the strangest unexplained things kept happening.
That is, disappearing ships and whatnot.
He was able to map 12 of these places scattered all over the world.
But the weird thing is, 6 of them lie almost perfectly in line above the Equator, and the
same goes for the 6 below it.
So, they are…
The Bermuda Triangle Of course, gotta start with the most infamous
among the 12.
Also known as the Devil’s Triangle, the Bermuda “vortex” has been up to no good
I’m sure you’ve heard of the 19th-century incidents with the ships Rosalie and Ellen
The first was found totally empty yet undamaged.
The latter found a derelict ship, sent her crew over to check it out, and those crewmembers
ended up disappearing!
The list of lost vessels and aircraft is long and still growing.
So, what’s going on in this body of water connecting Miami, San Juan, and the island
Besides the paranormal theories of wormholes to another dimension and gates to the underworld,
this spot is really foggy due to methane gas that sometimes makes it impossible for travelers
to see, thus making navigation a little tricky too.
Although, not leaving a trace is still an unanswered question about these losses...
The Algerian Megaliths These megaliths were a burial ground made
by the Zingh Empire, one of the most ancient civilizations on this planet.
The megaliths are an architectural anomaly, showing just how advanced these people were
for a time when we didn’t have technology to help us build stable constructions.
Well, you know, with ancient burial grounds, things start getting iffy.
To this day, whoever flies over this part of the Sahara Desert often doesn’t return.
Also, compasses spin like crazy and electronics start wigging out in this spot.
Witnesses have reported that it’s covered by a heavy and dark aura that you can instantly
feel once you enter it...
Mohenjo-Daro This archeological site in Pakistan goes way
back to the Indus Valley Civilization in 2500 BCE.
Like in Algeria, this society was, for some reason, surprisingly advanced when it came
to building and urban planning.
The strange thing is that nobody knows what brought an end to the people living in this
Remains were found, and it looked almost as if everyone had perished at once.
Theories are that it could’ve been some natural disaster, an armed invasion from a
neighboring empire, or even angry violent deities.
Unfortunately, we don’t really know for sure…
The Dragon’s Triangle Heading further east along the same northern
line, we arrive in Japan, where the Dragon’s Triangle, also called the Devil’s Sea, is
The most astonishing thing about this Vile Vortex is that there’s an underwater city
dubbed Japan’s Atlantis.
And, again, we see this anomaly of ancient civilizations creating incredibly precise
Deep under the sea, you’ll find tons of stone monoliths cut with perfect 90° angles.
But don’t put your diving suit on just yet.
Due to the fact that all kinds of planes and ships have vanished in the Bermuda Triangle
of the Pacific, Japanese authorities have deemed it too dangerous to go anywhere near…
The Hamakulia Volcano Located in the Ring of Fire, the next Vile
Vortex is the Hamakulia Volcano in Hawaii.
Locals treat it with utmost respect as the volcano is believed to have a mysterious power.
Well, reports have detected strange electrical energy in this area.
There was even an eyewitness who said he saw a plane vanish from the radar right in front
of his eyes!
Easter Island Now let’s head south of the Equator to one
of the most isolated places on this planet: Easter Island in Polynesia.
This is where you can find nearly 900 Moai statues created by the Rapa Nui people.
These figures can weigh up to 90 tons, which makes transporting them pretty much impossible.
Sooo, how did they construct and move them for hundreds of years dating from 1400 to
The most bizarre theories out there put it down to aliens, but something tells me the
Rapa Nui probably used a different, less extraterrestrial, and more exhausting method... they hired movers.
The South Atlantic Anomaly The name says it all!
The South Atlantic Anomaly is a part of Earth where natural radiation flows out of control.
Astronauts who try to take a peek at this dangerous zone experience hallucinations,
and even satellites can’t take pictures of it!
While paranormal enthusiasts swear it’s a portal to another dimension, science has
an alternative explanation.
This spot off the eastern coast of South America is where the Earth’s magnetic field is weakest.
This is apparently what causes the strange phenomena.
Great Zimbabwe – sounds like a theme park a little…
Another impressive megalith, this time in Zimbabwe.
It was once home to around 20,000 people… but it’s now a ghost town.
Yet to this day, there’s no explanation to where these people went!
There aren’t any accounts of major migrations, military conflict, nothing!
There aren’t even any myths or legends connected to it, which leaves us with one of the world’s
The Wharton Basin This place off the western coast of Australia
in the Indian Ocean has very odd geological events.
Huge earthquakes one after another wouldn’t seem so strange if this spot was a place where
two tectonic plates meet…but it isn’t.
The Wharton Basin is well within the borders of the Australian plate.
But researchers are pretty sure that a new fault line is forming here.
Another portal perhaps?
Maybe that would explain the planes that vanish in an instant…
The Loyalty Islands Poor Australia has Vile Vortices on both sides.
Heading over to the east, there’s the Loyalty Islands.
A lot of strange whirlpools were found on this patch of the South Pacific as well as
plenty of geologic activity.
But what about the island scientists say disappeared there in 2012?
Eh, before you don your tinfoil hat, I’ll let you know that there never really was an
island in that spot to begin with.
It was on maps, sure, but that was a mistake from the start, probably due to someone goofing
up the coordinates.
So, technically, scientists “undiscovered” this island!
The North and South Poles They’re on opposite ends of the planet,
but they’ve got two things in common: ice and odd disappearances.
The North Pole was where an expedition of 129 men got lost and found 150 years later.
The South Pole, however, has its own way of terrifying us.
Some researchers in Antarctica were left speechless when they found the remains of what seemed
like pre-human alien civilizations!
Oh, come on now!
Welp, we’ve circled the globe twice, and now you know what 12 areas to avoid when traveling
by ship or plane.
So, the only thing I’m left wondering is: why these exact 12 spots are surrounded in
The most popular theory about these Vile Vortices has to do with what’s called Ley lines.
This is basically when important landmarks, religious sites, or human-made structures
are perfectly and evidently in line with one another.
As for why they were placed so exactly, it’s so that travelers can navigate through them
easily, sort of like an ancient map before we had Google.
A big part of this theory comes with spiritual and mystical significance as well as Feng
Some theorists even believe that ancient civilizations would use these spots as portals to hop from
one place to another, Minecraft-style.
Another theory is that these 12 spots are actually part of a specific way the planet
is organized, almost like a giant puzzle with the pieces meeting at these vortices.
And since they serve as sort of centerpieces, they become hotspots of energy.
More specifically, proponents point out the electromagnetic abnormalities in these areas,
which could be a possible cause for the unexplained events.
This energy could mess with radar systems and cause electrical malfunctions in ships
And, of course, skeptics prefer to find answers outside of the paranormal.
Many of these vortices see a lot of geologic activity and severe weather, which could simply
be a result of tectonic plates, air pressure systems, or ocean currents meeting.
I mean, the Bermuda Triangle is also known as Hurricane Alley.
But then again, perhaps these physical measurable geologic activities are a result of the paranormal?
I’ll let you decide where you stand on that one!
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