The Pacific Ocean is enormous, and covers around 13,000 feet in depth and 60 million square miles.
Its deepest seabed is the deepest on the plant, and can be located at its deepest perimeter, more or less halfway along a north-south which is drawn between Papua New Guinea and Japan.
This is known as the Challenger Deep, and found 36,000 feet beneath the surface of the sea, from within the Mariana Trench.
To this day, what still isn’t understood is what may be lurking deep down in the Challenger Deep or for that matter, really any part of the Pacific. There’s so much for something out of the ordinary of extraordinary to be lurking. And when somewhere goes unexplored, naturally, the legends and myths start rolling in. We are here to share some of the best of those with you.
On planet Earth, every large body of water has a mystery to it.
The Atlantic is thought to have the Bermuda Triangle, the Baltic Sea and the supposed carcass of an old scuttled UFO, and the Arabian Sea and the lost city of Dwarka. But what makes the mysteries from within the Pacific Ocean so intriguing is that most of them have yet to ever have been proved untrue. How crazy would this be if some of them were actually real?
Here are 15 of the most current mysteries held in the Pacific Ocean that to this day no one can really explain, weird events and discoveries that keep explorers and experts totally baffled and wanting to know more. Give us your honest opinion on some of these!
Japan’s Lost City
In 1995, a Japanese diver had the idea to explore a part of the sea that was a few hundred miles to the South West of Japan. Not thinking he would find anything more noteworthy geological formations and marine life, but he ended up stumbling upon something that was quite amazing, a 10,000-year-old lost city.
Archaeologists descended into this maze of stone steps and archways from around the world, many believe these are undeniable bodies of proof of a giant city that had sunk after his findings were publicized.
The city’s ruins consist of stone walls, archways, streets and temples which all look to have been very carefully carved out of the side of an mountain found underwater.
One suggestion says that this city may have belonged to Jomon, which is thought to be quite an impressively advanced ancient civilization, unfortunately, not very much is known about them.