nb_cid nb_clickOther -tt-nb this.style.behavior='url(#default#homepage)';this.setHomePage('http://www.aol.com/?mtmhp=acm50ieupgradebanner_112313 network-banner-empty upgradeBanner
14
Search AOL Mail
AOL Mail
Video
Video
AOL Favorites
Favorites
Menu

Mysterious lake appears in middle of desert

Mysterious Lake Appears In Middle Of Desert


You might not think Tunisia was battling a serious drought, but that's exactly why some people are calling this body of water a miracle.

Shepherds stumbled across the lake in the middle of the desert three weeks ago and no one knows how it appeared.

But some speculate an underground reservoir flowed through cracks of a rock that was holding it and leaked to the surface.

The lake in Gafsa stretches across more than 2.5 acres and reaches 50 feet deep. While hundreds have flocked to the spot to get some relief from the 100 plus degree heat, it's causing some concern.

The water has turned green and is full of algae which means it isn't being cleaned as more and more people visit. Some believe the water might be radioactive since there is phosphate mining in the region.

But that still isn't discouraging people from diving head first into the water. There's even a Facebook page dedicated to the mystery.

Join the discussion

1000|Characters 1000  Characters
wildlifeartistkc August 02 2014 at 12:24 PM

In that area most likely a spring underground broke open from a quake... or several small ones... and yes God had his hand in it as he does always!

Flag Reply +12 rate up
5 replies
buddwhyzr August 02 2014 at 1:26 PM

Damn!..........in 3 weeks it is now polluted just by those people swimming in it. Nasty

Flag Reply +8 rate up
3 replies
Carol August 02 2014 at 12:55 PM

I've heard of this phenomenon. It's called a mirage.

Flag Reply +5 rate up
3 replies
rouster92 August 02 2014 at 1:39 PM

I'm sure Obama wants to know who's responsible for this.

Flag Reply +5 rate up
7 replies
dwtomczyk August 02 2014 at 1:48 PM

could it have always been there & just discovered now?

Flag Reply +4 rate up
1 reply
William dwtomczyk August 02 2014 at 8:39 PM

That's pretty unlikely...the city of Gafsa is populated with about 90,000 people....and they are real buildings, not "huts"

Flag Reply 0 rate up
Yes On Ate August 02 2014 at 12:46 PM

there must not be allot of gays their... so God gave them water......

Flag Reply +4 rate up
8 replies
Dorsey August 02 2014 at 1:50 PM

Global flooding

Flag Reply +3 rate up
jojowhite320 August 02 2014 at 1:58 PM

Probably been there forever just not stumbled upon. As good an explaination as any. How often do planes fly over?

Flag Reply +3 rate up
richie3gs August 02 2014 at 6:39 PM

wow it's a promise land for jews

Flag Reply +3 rate up
1 reply
backatgo richie3gs August 03 2014 at 3:52 AM

more weapons please!

Flag Reply 0 rate up
Steve-a-rino August 02 2014 at 1:07 PM

Now put one in California.

Flag Reply +2 rate up
1 reply
cqdeed Steve-a-rino August 03 2014 at 12:11 AM

Yeah, put one in California and that water would be sold and taxed three times in the first day then polluted and gone by the end of the second day. Then would come about six lawsuits from folks wanting to cash in on it.

Flag Reply 0 rate up
aol~~ 1209600

Voting...

More From Our Partners