In general, there exists an ellipse passing through the vertices of a convex pentagon, but any ellipse passing through the vertices of a convex hexagon does not have to exist. Thus, attention is turned to algebraic curves of the third degree, namely to the closed component of certain elliptic curves. This closed curve will be called the spekboom curve. Results of numerical experiments and some hypotheses regarding hexagons of special shape connected with the existence of this curve passing through the vertices are presented and suggested. Some properties of the spekboom curve are described, too.