Roraima is the northernmost and least populated state of Brazil, located in the Amazon region. It borders the states of Amazonas and Pará, as well as the nations of Venezuela and Guyana.
The population is approximately 450,000 (2010) and the capital is Boa Vista. Roraima is the Brazilian state with the fewest municipalities, 15 in total.
There are some wonderful places on Earth that offer such breathtaking views that they might just stick with you forever and ever down in some rusty memory box. And there are others worth discovering that we do not even know about.
Mount Roraima stands on the intersecting borders of three countries; Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil, but mostly within Venezuela’s vast Canaima National Park. Rising to 2,772 meters (9,094 feet) it is the highest peak of Guyana’s Highland Range, which is around 2 billion years old and is considered to be some of the oldest mountains on the planet.
Mount Roraima is known as a tabletop mountain, meaning it has a flat summit and has towering, sheer cliffs on all sides that rise a dizzying 400 meters (1,300 ft) above the jungle below. Long before the European conquistadors took over these lands, Mount Roraima was considered a symbol of these regions, and “Axis Mundi”, and an enormous tree within which all the vegetables and fruits of the world grow.
In 1884, Sir Everard in Thurn and his expedition team discovered a forested ramp up to the plateau. Scaling the natural staircase, at the summit they found no pterodactyls or apemen. Instead, they discovered a rocky landscape covered with scrubby vegetation interspersed by small patches of sandy marshland — as well as many plants and animals unique to the plateau.
In fact, around 35 per cent of the species on Mt Roraima are endemic, such as the Roraima bush road. And 70 per cent of those found on South America’s tepuis exists only on these plateaus. Other species are like living fossils, almost identical to plants and animals that are now extinct in the rest of the world. For millions of years, life has been existing completely independently on these mist-shrouded mountaintops, away from the prying eyes of civilization.
Mysterious UFO in the area of Mount Roraima
Modern-day adventurers and seekers of the paranormal will not be disappointed with an expedition to Mount Roraima. Roraima is known for its incredibly high frequency of UFO sightings, both atop and around the plateau.
Once travellers embark upon the journey, the mundane is left behind. Roraima becomes another world and strange things happen up there.
Unexplainable twirling lights spotted by tourists on numerous occasions hover above or between Roraima and another nearby tepui, Kukenaam.
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