7 of the Most Mysterious Mountains on Earth

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Mysterious mountains. You feel different near them. Legends surround them. They are inaccessible or dangerous. What are the most mysterious mountains in the world? Read this article to find out.

There are mountains and mountains. Some are just part of a landscape, but some are truly mysterious. Their shape is awe-inspiring and they are surrounded by legends. These mountains are inaccessible or dangerous. When you see them or approach them, you feel different or start seeing strange phenomena. We have selected some of the most mysterious mountains in this article.

Mount Kailash
Mount Kailash is an impressive peak of 6718 meters in Tibet. It is located near the source of the Indus river and some other long rivers in Asia. Buddhists, Hindus and other religions consider Mount Kailash to be a holy place. Climbing the mountain is said to bring misfortune. Particularly mysterious is the shape of Mount Kailash. It has been suggested that the mountain is in fact a giant pyramid. That would make it the largest pyramid ever built.

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Gamburtsev Mountains
The Gamburtsev Mountains are a massive mountain range under the ice of Antarctica. It is comparable to the Alps in size. The underwater peaks are up to 2,400 meters high. The Gamburtsev Mountains were discovered some 50 years ago and researchers are still working to answer many questions. It is a mystery how the Gamburtsev range was formed, and why they are still there. The usual geological processes that result in mountain formation do not seem to apply.

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Mount Bugarach
Mount Bugarach is named after a small French village in the Pyrenees. It is 1,230 meters high and relatively easy to climb. Mount Bugarach is a dormant volcano with an internal fire causing hot springs. The Bugarach mystery comes from the legend that the mountain contains a door to another world. Just before 2012, this legend led believers in the Maya-calendar-end-of-the-world theory believe they could survive on or in the mountain.

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Mount Roraima
Mount Roraima is the highest peak of the Pakaraima chain in South America. It forms a border point of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. It is a tabletop mountain, with an impressive 31 square kilometer summit area. It is one of the oldest geological formations on Earth. Mount Roraima is a very mysterious mountain. It rises up out of the jungle, is often partly hidden in the mist. The number of UFO sightings is high on the mountain. Visitors report all sorts of phenomena and often feel ‘different’ on Mount Roraima.

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Mount Khvamli
Mount Khvamli is part of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range. It is a limestone massif of over 2,000 meters high. The mountain is in a remote location, difficult to access. Mount Khvamli has a reputation of danger. It is the mountain where, according to the legend, Prometheus was nailed to as a punishment after he stole fire from the gods. Other legends surrounding Mount Khvamli say that a dragon lives inside, and that it hides ancient royal treasures.

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Mount Ararat
Finally in this list of mysterious mountains: Mount Ararat. It is the legendary place where Noah’s Ark landed at the end of its travels on the flooded Earth. Mount Ararat is an extinct volcanic massif in eastern Turkey. It is over 5,000 meters high. In ancient times the region around Mount Ararat was known as Urartu. Ararat is the Hebrew version of this Assyro-Babylonian name. Legend has it that Noah’s Ark still lies on Mount Ararat, and some mountaineers have reported seeing it. Local legends refer to Mount Ararat as the cradle of human life.

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Mount Shasta
Located in northern California, USA, (4,322 m) is a potentially active volcano and one of the world’s Mysterious mountains. The oldest-known human habitation in the area dates to about 7,000 years ago, and by about 5,000 years ago, there was substantial human habitation in the surrounding area. According to local Indian tribes, Mount Shasta is inhabited by the spirit chief Skell who descended from heaven to the mountain's summit. Mount Shasta has also been a focus for non-native American legends, centered on a hidden city of advanced beings from the lost continent of Lemuria (Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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