I've never seen one like this but I sure would like to! I can only imagine just how beautiful it can be. Probably could sit and watch it for hours, ya know?
Chestnut Ridge Park
Located behind a waterfall in Shale Creek Preserve south of Chestnut Ridge Park in Northwestern Pennsylvania lies a strange natural flame that is made even more beautiful and odd because you can see it through the falling water of the waterfall. Legend has it the flame was first lit by Native Americans thousands of years ago.
Though we know the Chestnut Rige Park’s fuel source (ethane and propane), scientists do not know where it is coming from or how it gets to the rocky enclosure. A recent study has determined the ground is not hot enough to ignite the gas and keep the fire burning, nor is the underground shale deposit at a depth where it should be able to fuel the fire. So how does the Chestnut Ridge Park natural flame work? More research is needed, but for now it remains a beautiful and mysterious phenomenon.
Ya know what? I really don't care what causes this flame, but I would certainly be the first to give thanks to the higher powers for nature's beauty such as this. We should take the time to appreciate the beauty of this world wherever we find it! That's my thought, anyway.
Coffee in the kitchen again this morning. The rain may come back and it's very hot and humid!