Covered in mist, full of legends and mystery, Mount Kilimanjaro, otherwise known as the roof of Africa, is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Locals on the slopes, the Chagga people, tell us of pygmies said to be no larger than human children, and who dwell on the mountain’s caves and ravines. These ravines, which have never been explored by tourists, are said to have been inhabited by mountain pygmies who survive by hunting and gathering.
The Richat Structure, also known as the Eye of the Sahara or blue eye of Africa, is a prominent geological circular feature in the Sahara desert in Mauritania near Ouadane. It is nearly 50 kilometers across and very visible from space.
On the morning of September 16, 1994, teachers and school officials at the Ariel School in Ruwa, Zimbabwe were amazed when the school’s students, aged approximately 5 to 12 years old, reported that a flying object had landed on the school grounds. The teachers at the school were in a meeting, so the 62 children were basically unsupervised while in the schoolyard on morning recess.