Sailing Stones - Death Valley, USA…    This mysterious and ghostly phenomenon occurs at Racetrack Playa, Death Valley which is a fitting location! The stones travel long distances without any human or animal help! It seems as if they just lift themselves up and scoot along, making a trail or groove in the rock surface as they travel. Scientists’ best guess as to why this happens at present is that wind at the level of the stones causes them almost to hydroplane. Sometimes they turn ...

Sailing Stones - Death Valley, USA… This mysterious and ghostly phenomenon occurs at Racetrack Playa, Death Valley which is a fitting location! The stones travel long distances without any human or animal help! It seems as if they just lift themselves up and scoot along, making a trail or groove in the rock surface as they travel. Scientists’ best guess as to why this happens at present is that wind at the level of the stones causes them almost to hydroplane. Sometimes they turn ...

Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park, Texas | Pedro Lastra via flickr

Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park, Texas | Pedro Lastra via flickr

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Death Valley is world famous among geologists for its unique “sliding rocks”. However, no one has ever seen these sliding rocks in motion, leaving many different theories as to how they ultimately move about the playa.

Death Valley is world famous among geologists for its unique “sliding rocks”. However, no one has ever seen these sliding rocks in motion, leaving many different theories as to how they ultimately move about the playa.

Des scientifiques pensent avoir résolu le mystère des pierres qui se déplacent seules dans la vallée de la Mort

Des scientifiques pensent avoir résolu le mystère des pierres qui se déplacent seules dans la vallée de la Mort

The Sailing Stones- The mysterious moving stones of the packed-mud desert of Death Valley have been a center of scientific controversy for decades. Rocks weighing up to hundreds of pounds have been known to move up to hundreds of yards at a time.

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Finally, I would travel to Death Valley to race motorcycles across the flats at high speeds.

Finally, I would travel to Death Valley to race motorcycles across the flats at high speeds.

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