Some say it is sacred. Some marvel at the clever architecture crafted in harmony with nature. Some fall head over heels in love with its stunning location up and away in the Andes. None are left unsatiated. Touted as the Lost City of the Incas, the enigmatic Machu Picchu, feels like a journey to the other side of the world. Abandoned by its Incan creators, deserted for over 400 years under the cover of bushes and trees, and rediscovered in 1911, Machu Picchu is a lost city no more, attracting droves of tourists as if to make up for lost time.
Certain incidents are beyond human rationalization. Machu Picchu had also been home to accidents and mysteries that piqued the public fancy and accidents that left them all flabbergasted ever since its discovery in 1911. Events so extreme and incredibly implausible that you begin to doubt the records. From unexplained to missing cases, murders to creepy paranormal activities, given below is a list of some of the most shocking incidents in Machu Picchu that have left the world speechless.
15 Fatal Selfie
14 Catchpole's Narrow Escape From Death
13 Death Via Zip Line
12 Why Streaking Is Outlawed
It’s not all death tolls and gory at the tantalizing Inca trails. There is something about the exquisite charm and mysticism about this place that brings out the wildness in you. Can you believe that someone actually set off the trend of ‘baring it all’ in Machu Picchu? We are talking about a country as conservative as Peru here. The lost city might have survived centuries of invasions, natural disasters and travellers. But this is something that has shocked and outraged Peru.
11 Mysterious Death Of A Banker
10 Yet Another Fatal Selfie
9 Lightning Nearly Killed Tourists
8 Mudslide Leaves Thousands Stranded
7 When Vengeance Lives Beyond Death
6 It's Dreadfully Creepy Inside
5 Too Many Ghost Sightings To Ignore
4 The Burial Chamber Curse
3 The UFO Sightings Explained
2 Machu Picchu Was Only For Virgins
1 Blind Man Conquers Inca Trail
Machu Picchu has also been witness to indomitable human spirit and true grit. A Colorado native, Dan Berlin, completed the entire Inca Hike in record time of 13 hours. It is hazardous enough for those who are not visually impaired. And he cannot see. Isn’t it amazing? Mr. Berlin’s Machu Picchu adventure will indeed inspire countless people who consider themselves impaired and weak. Dan was a victim of a rare genetic condition called as cone-rod dystrophy in which one gradually loses eyesight. He was not this happy-go-lucky traveller since always. He battled depression that stemmed from this condition for years. Eventually he decided enough was enough and started training as a marathoner. He is involved in numerous philanthropic activities and travels a lot, refusing to put a limit or expiry date to his dreams. Seeing is experiencing, he says. Let’s hope his life is a message for everyone who has fallen to claim life back with unrivaled gusto.
Sources: WashingtonPost, DailyMail, PeruReports
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