Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Means A Mystery...!

Today I have a good one for us to ponder!

Many of you may have heard of this place before, but I have to admit my ignorance of it until I found this information on the net! It is pretty interesting and makes for a good mystery!

Huge Lake in Chile Disappears Overnight
20/08/2009 23:53:00

In May 2007, a huge lake in Chile literally disappeared overnight. The only things left behind was a giant, 30 meter deep pit, icebergs, and dry soil!

All of the water and its contents were gone. Despite the fact this strange incident took place more than two years ago, word is just now getting out about it. As word is finally starting to spread across the internet, UFO enthusiasts and paranomalists are putting forth theories as to how something like this could have happened.

This wasn’t a small lake or pond, either---it was approximately five miles long! Located in Patagonia, Chile, the last time geologists saw it was in March 2007 and nothing appeared strange or different about it at all. What could have happened within just two short months? How could a giant lake disappear out of nowhere? In addition to the lake simply vanishing, a river that flowed from the lake was reduced to a very small stream.

When this story first broke, many people thought it was just a hoax, and indeed it does seem too bizarre to be true. It is true, however, despite how baffling it is. Apparently the icebergs were still left behind---intact, despite the fact that the water was gone. Geologists also report huge cracks at the bottom of the pit. Did the water somehow drain through the cracks? Was there some sort of earthquake? Why then were the icebergs fine?

One glacier specialist, Andres Rivera, explained to a Chilean newspaper that the lake itself did not even exist three decades ago. So, is it possible that the landscape in that part of the world is reforming itself? Geologists and glacier specialists are currently doing tests to see what they can find out about the bizarre landscape in that area.

While some are holding out to see if there could be any scientific explanation about what happened, some media reports are trying to claim that the water was actually drained by UFO’s! Is this just media sensationalism, or something more? Whether there is a scientific explanation for what happened or paranormal, only time will tell.

This isn’t the first time a lake disappeared out of nowhere. There have been a few instances in the past where an earthquake caused water to drain. The only problem with this theory in this case in point is that there had been no reports of any earthquakes in that particular area in spring of 2007.

I told ya it was a good one, didn't I ? I think that one of the reasons this is so great is that it's for real! I sure would like to know what caused this lake to go away, wouldn't you?

Coffee on the patio this morning. I have some macaroons with a caramel topping!


Anonymous said...

Very strange indeed! But I guess those cracks has been there all the time and with time erosion made them slightly larger so the water could flow through them more quickly. But that doesn't explain why the river is smaller? :-)

Love these mysteries!

Have a great day!

Sixbears said...

That is a good one. Patagonia is one of the world's truly remote places with very few people. Good place for a mystery to happen.

aHunkaHunkaBurningLove said...

The same thing happens right here in the good ol usa, over in the areas around orlando. A sink hole forms in a lake and it completely drains it in just a few minutes, they fix it by loading up the hole with concrete, lots of concrete, but in a few years it may happen again

Dizzy-Dick said...

The aliens in the UFO's who sucked up all that water must have really been thirsty. Must have been one BIG UFO to hold all that water. Since water is hydrogen and oxygen, I guess they filled their fuel tanks (grin).

linda m said...

I'm going with the UFO theory, haha! This is a good one. Wonder if they will ever find out what really happened. Guess I'll just have to wait and see it on "History's Mysteries" on TV.

JOJO said...

Good mystery here. Hope we hear of the results some day.

Refill please need all the energy I can get.

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
I have no idea what caused this, but I guess that's why it makes such a good mystery!

Wondering about the ice burgs, though.

Thanks, my friend, for coming over today!

Hey Sixbears...
Guess there must not be a lot of people around where this happened in Chili, either!

Certainly qualifies for a mystery to me!

Thanks for coming over, my friend!

Hey Hunk...
Guess I didn't know about the sink holes in Florida, but it's getting to where nothing surprises me anymore!

I sure do appreciate you dropping in today!

Hey Dizzy...
Using the water for fuel makes a lot of sense to me, especially for a UFO!

I hope they have enough smarts to NOT drink the water. We all know how that turns out!

Thanks, buddy, for dropping in today!

Hey Linda...
I told ya I'd bring you a good one!

Let me know if you find out what happened, OK?

Thanks for the visit today.

Hey JoJo...
If you are happy, then I'm happy!

You let us know if you hear anything about the cause of this, and I'll keep an eye out for the answer as well! Who knows?

Thanks, sweetie, for coming over today!

kare said...

i,m sorry...
i just got a Little thirsty ...
i didn't think anybody would notice ;>

HermitJim said...

Hey Kare...
Did you have to use a very big straw? I do hope you strained out all the fish!

Thanks for the visit today!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

HJ, this is a fascinating mystery and I would not venture an answer...but those macrons sure sound good!

Catman said...

Hi Jim,

Just last year, an entire river disappeared overnight in Costa Rica.