Since mankind first started discovering our globe, Antarctica has been one of the most hostile and difficult to manage continents. Many people think of Antarctica as just a frost-covered continent that has been cold and uninhabitable since it was formed, but there is much more lurking beneath the surface. As the ice thaws and we develop more advanced technology to explore the remote areas of Antarctica, we are slowly uncovering the many mysteries the frozen continent hides, from ancient alien civilizations to mummified Antarctic animals.
Researchers discover a 17-pound meteorite in the cold Antarctica. In addition to being the coldest region on Earth, Antarctica is a fantastic location for meteorite finding and has grown to be a popular destination for space rock seekers from all over the world. The vast, frozen landscape of Antarctica is home to numerous meteor crashes, and the snowy ice perfectly preserves them. Recently, some scientists discovered five new pieces of extraterrestrial debris there, one of which was a huge chunk that weighed almost 17 pounds. This incredible piece of space debris was discovered by itself in the middle of an ice field waiting to be discovered by others. Discovering a meteorite less than 100 of the more than 45 000 different specimens that have been found here over the years are this huge, making them extremely unusual. Many scientists are enthusiastic about the highly rare discovery since a larger sample size will allow for better analysis and will increase our knowledge of our solar system's enigmatic origins as well as what occurs far beyond what is visible in the far reaches of our universe. The rocks are now being investigated and cataloged in Belgium, but they will soon travel the world as part of a traveling display.
Back in 2011, a team of Chilean scientists discovered a strange-looking fossil in the Antarctic that they had no idea what they were looking at, so they simply shipped it back home for additional examination. A soft-shelled egg that was laid around 68 million years ago was the mysterious object, which the scientists had been so intrigued and perplexed by that they nicknamed after a 1982 Antarctica-based horror sci-fi film. Now, more than ten years later, they believe they may have finally cracked the mystery of what the strange piece of preserved ancient stuff could be. The ancient preserved egg is about the size of a football and is now officially the second largest egg in the world. It most likely belonged to a prehistoric species of overdeveloped giant lizard known as a mosasaur, which lived in the Antarctic seas and is thought to be the last great marine reptile on Earth. Mosasaurs went extinct at about the same time as the dinosaurs.
Online video showed a rather strange discovery that had apparently just been made somewhere in the vast Rocky terrain of Antarctica's Whitmore mountain range. The discovery was the fossilized skeletal remains of what appeared to be very small humans that were estimated to be around 600 million years old. This age is simply astounding because 600 million years ago there were apparently no humans in existence anywhere on Earth. We frequently picture aliens landing on Earth, but this suggests that aliens may have been on our planet long before we were. and was still perhaps a part of a now-gone ancient land mass, and might they have even been a species of humans that has now utterly lost to time.
The strangest photos ever captured during the first successful human expeditions to the frozen Antarctic in the early 1900s. These expeditions were made when the first camera technology was available, so thankfully these explorers were able to document what had been kept secret from the rest of the world for many years. Many people attempted to destroy these clips, but they eventually surfaced, revealing a truth about Antarctica that we can't deny. There are even images of what appear to be an alien race residing in the frigid Antarctic. If these images are real, where have these creatures gone and why can we no longer see these incredibly impressive structures? Antarctica is obviously still hiding many sinister secrets, and we can't help but speculate that it may still be the home of a previously undiscovered civilization.
The Southern Pole of Inaccessibility is the coldest and most inhospitable region on Earth. It has the coldest year-round average temperature of -72.8 degrees Fahrenheit and is located at an elevation of 12 500 feet above sea level. In December 1958, a group of 18 scientists from the Soviet Union arrived there. They were traveling in a very large convoy of vehicles and were carrying a bust of the Communist dictator Vladimir Lenin. The scientists intended to stay there for about six months but were forced to abandon the mission after only 12 days due to the relentlessly inhospitable conditions that may exist here completely imp. They also decided that this was the location for the plastic bust and mounted it to the top of their small hut. They made sure that the statue was pointing towards Moscow intending for it to be an overseer of sorts over the newly established research station Amazingly, more than 50 years later, a group of explorers discovered the very same lone work of art, which was still viewing the same vast expanse of endless ice and snow and providing as an unnerving reminder of a now almost forgotten period in history.
Unusual constructions, Most people think of Antarctica when they think of vast, snow-covered plains, enormous glaciers, and throngs of joyful, dancing penguins, but it seems that this chilly, isolated continent, which is still one of the least explored places on Earth, has more strange unexplained mysteries than we could have imagined. We can explore the ice desert from the comfort of our couches thanks to readily available technology, so we don't need to journey all the way there to witness some of the continent's oddest phenomena. One of the locations that drew the eye of virtual explorers on Google Earth was situated on King George Island, one of Antarctica's southernmost Islands. Some people have tried to measure the approximate dimensions of the strange cave and say that it seems to be nearly 74 feet high and around 250 feet wide, which would be large enough to easily hide a Boeing passenger jet. What these internet users discovered was a large and pretty out of place cave entrance that was just innocently placed on the side of a tall icy Cliff complete with a set of bizarre Stone steps.
It has been speculated for a while that there may be another world inside our own. Hundreds of caves have been explored and used by humans throughout history, and many of these dark hidden spaces have yielded valuable historical artifacts that have forever shifted our perspective on our distant past. Recently, scientists discovered something extraordinary inside a newly discovered cave network around Mount Erebus- one of Antarctica's most active volcanoes.
We never really thought of the Antarctic as anything other than a frigid isolated and lonely place but more and more evidence is emerging that Antarctica may have looked very different before we humans came along a new study is trying to determine whether or not the now frigid and frozen landscape of Antarctica could have once been green and whether or not Lush forests could really have flourished here once upon a time in the distant past this increasing amount of evidence suggests that the once icy and frosty continent may have looked very different before we. Despite the fact that the continent is located at a latitude that leaves it in complete darkness for several months of the year and nonstop sunshine 24 hours a day in the summer, a group of geologists recently discovered the fossil fragments of 13 different species of ancient trees that have been buried in the rocks of the majestic trans Antarctic mountains. They estimate that they may date back more than 280 million years.
The only native insect still present in the frozen wasteland that is Antarctica, the Antarctic Midge may really be the coolest bug on the globe. These Antarctic midges, a species of fly, are presently the only known whole terrestrial insects to dwell in this region, and no other bug has ever managed to survive and prosper there. They have a few techniques to help stop the blood from freezing inside their bodies and forming ice crystals, which can sometimes happen, from damaging their blood vessels. Only a few times have these unusual insects been seen, and mature Antarctic midges only live for approximately a week, therefore there aren't many images of them.
murky mummification In these icy conditions, just two species of penguins remain. As it turns out, this has happened more than once. A cache of dozens of penguin remains were discovered in the thawing ice of Antarctica, but to everyone's surprise among the new decaying Penguins were a few that appeared to be mummified, shocking scientists did tests on these mummified remains and determined that they were indeed mummified. Since seals waddle about on their stomachs, it would have been difficult for them to navigate the immense mountain ranges and freezing storms to the location where their mummified corpses were discovered. which raises some extremely intriguing concerns, such as whether an ancient culture living in Antarctica employed mummification techniques similar to those used by the ancient Egyptians and why they developed the custom of mummifying penguins and seals. This profound mystery increases our conviction that the truths hidden beneath Antarctica's ice could very well upend everything we thought we knew about the past.
The Antarctic scale worm is a species of ocean-dwelling animal with a long, oval-shaped segmented body that is covered in a super-shiny layer of golden bristles. It can grow to be about 8 inches long and typically lives at depths of about 2000 feet, but little is currently known about its feeding habits or breeding patterns. The mouthpiece is a piece of gold glittery biological horror that resembles a xenomorph, the terrifying creature from the alien movie, and is related to the bobbit worm, a spooky worm creature that lurks in the sandy ocean bottom and only emerges to snare passing prey. The Antarctic scale worm employs its own frightening mouthy appendage in a similar manner to its giant claw-like teeth, which will quickly strike out of the body while it feeds capturing passing prey in an instant. On the list of the spookiest worms in the ocean, this creepy monster ranks pretty high. It like a demonic party decoration that has come to life.
Antarctica in the past this is how the mainstream narrative goes: in 1820, humankind for the first time discovered the frozen, icy continent of Antarctica, sparking a deep interest in the continent's mysteries. However, when looking more closely into the history of our world maps, the facts don't quite add up any more; there are a number of different ancient maps that not only show Antarctica in the right place but were also incredibly detailed centuries before anyone had supposed. The coastline of Antarctica, which was already buried in thick sheets of ice when modern humans discovered it, was perfectly depicted on these unusual maps, which is what makes them so strangely unsettling. This suggests that humans may have been traveling to all corners of the world much earlier than we ever imagined possible if not how did these ancient people manage to depict Antarctica in their Maps so accurately and more importantly what is being hidden in the history of Antarctica that was not previously known. Modern scanning technology has allowed us to map the continent beneath ice, and it seems to be a match with these old maps that should not by any means exist or be nearly as accurate as they are.
There are very few fungal species that can survive through prolonged periods of extreme cold, so this next Antarctic fungus definitely deserves some attention. After the terrifying new fungus nightmare shows, we're not sure anyone feels completely comfortable with new super fungi. One of the last places on Earth where one would anticipate finding these microbes is Antarctica, but in recent years, researchers have discovered a number of new, previously undiscovered species of microbes that appear to survive in these harsh environments. One of the most shocking new species of fungi to be identified here was found growing in and around the historic huts that were constructed by daring early explorers like Ernest Shackleton and Robert Scott. Where the century-old wooden boards were being devoured by it. Since there are no trees in the area, scientists were unaware of any wood-eating fungi that are endemic to there until this fairly remarkable Discovery. However, all of a sudden, not one but three whole new species were found in the same location. Additionally, the DNA of these cold-loving fungi appears to be distinct from any other type of temperate species previously discovered. They also appear to be much tougher and more adaptable than most others, and one of them also possessed some very unique abilities that had not previously been seen frequently. The species was discovered growing inside some old fuel containers that had been left behind by the early explorers.
Navigating mistakes As it turns out, strange supernatural forces are at work in Antarctica. There's something rather strange about our planet's fluctuating magnetism that occasionally renders compasses, which are otherwise life-saving tools because of its unique location, almost completely useless. The Bermuda Triangle or the fabled edge of the Earth are places where you'd expect your navigational devices to stop working. Because it contains the geographic South Pole, this frozen land theoretically lies on every line of longitude. However, because it is largely depopulated, south of the Antarctic Circle, and experiences extreme day-night cycles twice a year, it is difficult to determine which time zone would be appropriate. The usual tools like a compass might not help you much because they stop working properly the closer you get to the extreme poles and the magnetized needle inside the device, which always moves to align itself with the Magnetic North Pole, seems to lose its otherwise unfaltering sense of direction in Antarctica. Zones without expert navigation and record keeping it would be almost impossible to know where you are. The magnetic needle will behave strangely as you approach the southernmost pole; some claim it tries to point downwards or just keeps spinning in all directions. Enter Arctica is filled with mysteries that we haven't been able to explain, and this is only one of many instances when that is the case.