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The Lake that Disappeared

Updated on August 13, 2011

The Lake

In March 2007 a team of geologists were working in Patagonia, Chile.

They were working around a lake approximately 5 miles long. The lake was fed by a glacier and had icebergs in it. There was a healthy river running from the lake.

To the geologists, nothing seemed strange about the lake.

The team returned two months later, in the May.

To their astonishment the lake had vanished. This large lake had just disappeared.

All they found was a 30m deep pit with some icebergs in it. The soil at the bottom of the pit was dry.

The flowing river had been transformed to a trickling stream.

Disappearing Lake


The geologists were joined by glacier specialists to try and find the reason for this disappearance. They could not find the cause.

The team reported that there were large cracks at the bottom of the pit: is it possible that the water went through them?

According to a local newspaper the lake had only been there for about 30 years. Could it be that movements in the Earths crust keeps moving this body of water?

The only problem with this theory is that there were no reports of earthquakes or tremors, in that area, for the 2 month period.

It has been suggested that the lake may have been drained by a UFO. Although this may sound unlikely, what other explanations are there?

This is not the first time this has happened but it is the first time it has been known to happen without reports of an earthquake.


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    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Hi rafken,

      How i enjoyed this one and so very mysterious as well.

      Brilliant hub and here's to many more to share.

      Take care


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      mib56789 6 years ago

      Hey rafken! I have to laugh at myself. I recently published a HUB and suggested the material could be used to develop an intriguing mystery book. You know I could have just said "If anybody needs material for an awesome mystery novel go read some of raken's HUBs.

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      A C Witschorik 6 years ago

      Certainly is food for thought. There are more and more theories about UFO's and Aliens

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      bingskee 6 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      a puzzle indeed. but there are things unfathomable that we will never discover probably.

      am not a believer of UFOs. there has to be a reason but not them.

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      CWanamaker 6 years ago from Arizona

      Where do find this stuff? Crazy story! I love good mystery and wish someone would solve this one.

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      moonlake 6 years ago from America

      Very interesting story and what mystery. Enjoyed your hub.