In the 1950s, workers uncovered a huge 40-ton rock near Berkeley, Massachusetts with strange marks and symbols carved on it. Here’s a selection of some of the most ghostly abandoned places around the world, every single one of which has its special charm. Bryan Buscovicki/Shutterstock Easter Island's 900 iconic statues don't outnumber the island's 3,300 residents, but its economy runs mostly on tourism as people from around the world make the 2,300-mile journey from Chile to marvel at them. Underrated Tourist Destinations Around the World. Caroline Morse Teel Caroline Morse Teel is the Managing Editor for SmarterTravel Media. 10 Hidden Places the World Doesn’t Know About. February 13, 2020. The Haiku Stairs in Oahu, Hawaii. Aaliyah Gibson. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline. The Namib is estimated to be the world’s oldest desert, and it’s one of the driest, least-populated places in the world. While these locations might not be totally unknown to the frequent traveler, ... but Bayahibe offers local charm with more secluded beaches and some of the country’s best places to scuba dive. The Haiku Stairs in Oahu, Hawaii is very fascinating and fully exciting for the hikers as these stairs have a steep trail and a wooden ladder spiked side-by-side of a cliff. The statues are world-famous. 1. By. 15 Most Mysterious Places in the World From energised rocks in the middle of the Aussie Outback to spooky hotels a la Stephen King, the homes of famous vamps to off-the-beaten track groves of malformed trees in the depths of Slavic Europe, this list of the world’s most mysterious places to visit is sure to have something to pique the interest. If not, here are 22 unknown but awesome places around the world that every adventurous person would want to go.