1. The Loch Ness Monster
The myth of a gigantic monster that lives at the bottom of Loch Ness in Scotland has long impressed not only the British and Scots but also people around the world. Many eyewitnesses allegedly saw the gigantic creature with their own eyes, and later published pictures of it. However, just recently, the author of the photo admitted that it was just a joke and disappointed all Nessie fans.
Who doesn’t know Homer’s famous poem The Iliad, which describes the existence and size of the city of Troy? Few people in the civilized world don’t know this literary masterpiece. Ultimately, however, the story of Troy is beyond the imagination of ancient Greek poets. It turns out that the city existed, as evidenced by the discovered ruins. In such cases, the question remains whether the Iliad as a whole is fiction or a poetic account of what happened.
3. Witches of the Namib Desert
A huge mystical circle, whose formation is either due to aliens or radiation, has puzzled people for a long time. But everything was much easier to explain – it’s the result of normal termite behavior.
4. Curse of Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun’s tomb has long been shrouded in mysticism and mystery. It was believed that the place was cursed and therefore it was forbidden to enter it. Anyone who stood in Pharaoh’s way in the afterlife was severely punished.
Some of the people who entered the tomb subsequently died, cementing public belief in the existence of the curse. It turned out to be a fungus that entered the expedition’s lungs.
5. Stones move in Death Valley
The frightening fact that desert rocks naturally move has long caused confusion and mild chills for tourists and others alike. But there is nothing to fear – scientists explained this by the fact that at night a light ice crust forms on the surface and strong winds move the rocks, forcing them to “slip”.