If you love checking out nature's mysteries, you don't have to go far (spoiler alert, it's not Niagara Falls). One of the most mysterious places on earth is located right here in Western New York.

Photo by Paul Bulai on Unsplash
Photo by Paul Bulai on Unsplash

247WallSt.com put together a list of the most mysterious places in the world. If you are a world traveler looking for new adventures, you should definitely check out the list. It has some really interesting (and some scary) looking places listed.

Eternal Flame Falls Is One Of The Most Mysterious Places In The World

In my 8 years of living in WNY, I still haven't visited this place, and I'm not sure why not. The Eternal Flame Falls is located at Chestnut Ridge Park on Chestnut Ridge Road (Route 277) in Orchard Park. There is actually an Eternal Flame Trail that you can walk to get to the natural wonder.

Erie County
Erie County

While the name sounds cool, the flame isn't technically "eternal." It has been extinguished and re-ignited. The source is believed to be a seep of ethane and propane.

The Eternal Flame Falls is a small waterfall located in the Shale Creek Preserve, a section of Chestnut Ridge Park in Western New York. A small grotto at the waterfall's base emits natural gas, which can be lit to produce a small flame. This flame is visible nearly year round, although it can be extinguished and must occasionally be re-lit.


Credit: Mike Kuhl via Youtube

You Can See The Complete List Of The Most Mysterious Places In The World Here.

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Breathtaking Views of Niagara Falls-Named One of The Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

Travel and Leisure magazine named the top 21 most beautiful waterfalls in the world and Niagara Falls made the list. Niagara Falls consists of the Bridal Veil Falls on the New York side or the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls across the river on the Canadian side. They are worthy of being on this list. I have visited many times in all different seasons and it is truly breathtaking. Just think one of the seven wonders of the world and the most beautiful waterfalls in the world is right here in New York state!

Tunnel Under Niagara Falls

This 115-year-old tunnel underneath the Niagara Parks Power Station is open for you to explore. See the falls in a whole new way.

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