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Ape Canyon, Washington, USA

Ape Canyon, Washington, USA
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One of the strangest facts about the US state of Washington is that you aren’t allowed to shoot Bigfoot there. That fact is less strange, however, when you consider the story of Ape Canyon. A group of gold prospectors claimed they were attacked by two-metre-tall creatures flinging boulders at them east of Mount St. Helens in 1924. The attack was reported by local papers in which the prospectors described the creatures as ape-like, with long black hair. Local rangers searched for proof of the attack and came up empty, but nevertheless the site was home to numerous sightings and large mysterious footprints for the years that followed.

Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island, Chile
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Easter Island, Chile (otherwise known by its original name of Rapa Nui) is one of the most remote places on Earth. It’s located 3,700 kilometres from South America and 1,770 kilometres from the nearest island. Yet somehow, ancient people managed to build more than 1,000 heavy Moai statues there. Scientists and archaeologists still don’t know why the statues were erected in such a remote location, how they moved the heavy stones, or what happened to the people who built them and seemingly abandoned the island.

Rapa Nui is one of the cities you learned about in school that no longer exist.

Diquis Delta Region, Costa Rica

Diquis Delta Region, Costa Rica
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The Diquis Delta Region of Costa Rica is also home to the legendary stone spheres. Indiana Jones tries to escape from one of those spheres as it rolls towards him at the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark. There are over 300 known examples of the balls, some of which weigh up to 16 tons. No one knows why they were made or what they were used for. Sadly, the culture of the people who made them was lost after the Spanish Conquest so no stories were left behind to explain them.

Charleville Castle, Ireland

Charleville Castle, Ireland
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Some people dream of spending an enchanting night in a fairytale tale Irish castle, but a stay in Ireland’s Charleville Castle might turn out to be something of a nightmare since the castle is rumoured to be haunted by a small girl named Harriet who died on a castle staircase in 1861. People have heard her laughing, singing and even screaming there. Some even claim they’ve got evidence of her in photographs.

For more true horror tales, here are 5 true ghost stories from around the world.

Area 51, Nevada

Area 51, Nevada
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For many years, US agencies refused to confirm the secretive space in Nevada even existed and banned NASA from releasing satellite photographs of the area. Many have theorised the site houses a research facility, spaceships and aliens from outer space who have crash-landed on earth, although the government has always denied this.

Learn more about Area 51 and other forbidden places around the world that nobody will ever be allowed to visit. 

Guanabara Bay, Brazil

Guanabara Bay, Brazil
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One of the strangest unsolved mysteries of all time took place in Guanabara Bay, Brazil. In 1982, the remains of about 200 Roman jars from the third century were found about 24 kilometres offshore. This confused scholars since Europeans weren’t documented to have reached the area until the year 1500. Romans were not known to have sailed further than India at the time. Unfortunately, the answer may forever lie beneath the water since Brazil closed the area to research and exploration shortly thereafter to prevent looting.

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