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Behold, The Mysteriously Beautiful Rocks Of Vottovaara

No, this isn’t an optical illusion. And yes, these rock formations have baffled most people!


The mountain of Vottovaara, which is located twenty kilometers southeast of the Sukkajärvi in Karelia region of Russia, may not be a hugely popular tourist destination yet, but its unique attractions are definitely worthy of crowds.

The region was once covered by a sheet of ice that was seven kilometers thick. Then, about 9,000 to 10,000 years ago, the ice started to melt. It is believed that the region’s environmental conditions are responsible for the highly unusual rock formations on Vottovaara Mountain.

A huge boulder resting on rocks.

The Weird Russia website explained that when the ice sheet melted those years ago, it left behind strangely shaped boulders and rock formations which were considered sacred to the Saami people.

Nobody can explain why this looks like a machine was used to cut it.

Nobody can explain why this looks like a machine was used to cut it.

The Saami people are described as “the people inhabiting the Arctic area of Sápmi, which, these days, encompasses parts of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and surrounding area of the border between the southern and central parts of Sweden and Norway.”

This is not an optical illusion.

This is not an optical illusion.

That said, one really has to see the so-called “mysterious” rock features to appreciate them.

The rock formations are considered mystical by some people.

The rock formations are considered mystical by some people.

In fact, we must say that the word “mysterious” doesn’t exactly do them justice. They’re like works of art created by nature. We may not be able to explain how they got to be that way, but we know that they’re beautiful and mind-blowing. They are unique to Vottovaara Mountain.

It looks like a machine was also used to cut up the rock components.

It looks like a machine was also used to cut up the rock components.

“One of the most striking features among Vottovaara’s famed rock formations include a large boulder propped up by smaller stones. Another interesting rock looks like a flight of stairs while another one looks like a precisely cut pool,” revealed Amusing Planet.

Did nature really “carve” these “stairs”?

Did nature really "carve" these "stairs"?


Due to the formation of the rocks, there’s some superstition surrounding Vottovaara. Apparently, there are people who think that it is “a bridge to the another world.” Others have even nicknamed it “Death Mountain.”

Some believe that Vottovaara Mountain is “a bridge to another world.”

Some believe that Vottovaara Mountain is "a bridge to another world."

The Karelia Tourist Portal reveals, “In recent years, Death Mountain has become a place of pilgrimage for followers of different mystical trends.” On the other hand, one can just appreciate the rock formations as geological wonders and nothing more.


He Found an Unknown Baby Animal on the Sidewalk; What He Did to It was Remarkable

This is definitely a one of a kind story.

About three years ago, a person named Jeff Long was walking around somewhere in his home state of Florida when he found something on the sidewalk that would change his life forever.

Out of nowhere, Jeff found a newborn flying squirrel, which appeared to be clinging to its dear life under the hot Florida weather. He felt the sudden urge to pick up the tiny creature to help it but he knew that the odds of the little thing to survive is pretty slim.

Nevertheless, he brought the little critter home and against all odds it survived. Now that the adorable little flying squirrel is alive and well, Jeff made it a part of his family and even named the tiny thing, Biscuits.

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Man Lets Two of the World’s Deadliest Snakes Bite Him Back-to-Back to Prove ‘Immunity’

He claims to be immune after injecting himself with controlled doses of venom and sustaining more than 160 bites from deadly snakes.

Tim Friede did not receive any formal training in snake handling- neither does he own a laboratory nor does he have funding for what he does.

But for more than a decade, this man from Wisconsin has dedicated his life to finding a human vaccine against venomous snakes. And he does it in the most unbelievable way you could ever imagine.

Dubbed as the “Venom Man,” Friede spent years developing immunity against the world’s most venomous snakes by initially injecting himself with controlled doses of venom. Then, he started taking actual bites from these deadly reptiles. For over 16 years, he has had more than 160 snake bites, according to the Nerdist.

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8 Creepy But Interesting Facts About Bangkok’s Ghost Tower

Only for the brave and fit.

The Sathorn Unique Building towers over the smaller buildings in Bangkok, all 49 floors of ruin and neglect. What was supposed to become a premium luxury apartment complex in the city with the most magnificent views of the Chao Phraya River became a home for the homeless, drug addicts, and stray dogs.

Here are 10 creepy but interesting facts about this derelict skyscraper, now known as Bangkok's "Ghost Tower".

1. The building's architect was arrested for allegedly plotting to murder the President of the Supreme Court

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