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Isimokoto: The mystic lake

Updated on October 13, 2012

There are many wonders of the world but it seems man choose seven of which he called “the seven wonders of the world.” The seven wonders of the world seem to be known as man-made which include the pyramid of Egypt among other structures however there are natural wonders of the world which man has thought little or nothing about and one of such wonders is “Isimokoto: The mystic lake"

Isimokoto is a lake located in a community called Abiriba in Abia state the Eastern part of Nigeria. The lake is known to possess unexplainable mysteries although some people have linked its mysticism to occult powers as I recall was written in a book, “Born twice” which I read as a young boy. In the book, the author claimed he reincarnated into his mother’s womb and that they usually meet in the Mystic Lake in which he claimed another world exists.

That world which he claimed exists in the lake reminded me of the lost world of Atlantis and other issues held by some mystic schools that claim another world and life exists on the air and in the sea just as we have life on land. Then one may wonder or ask “what is so special about Isimokoto: The mystic lake?”

The river is known to be green in color and it dries up, that is reduces very much in size during rainy season while it grows big during dry season. That is why the Abiriba people quote the river as saying, “I do not need water from any other source to grow.” Yes, of a truth the lake, as confirmed by Abiribains, does not associate with any other river. That is it does not flow out and no river/water flows into it; so it stands and grows on its own without help or water from any other source.

The people of Abiriba have a lot to say about the mystic lake and it has been said that some animals like Dogs do come out of the river to move around the community. There are many things that can be said about the river but my main interest is why the river will prefer to dry up during the rainy season, even during period of heavy rainfalls, however it grows on its own during the dry season. That is a mystery and that is why some people call it “the mystic lake” but the writer choose to call it “a natural wonder of the world” because such it is and it should be among the wonders of the world, a natural wonder of the world.


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