Quick: Think mystery, think intrigue, think nigh-supernatural, unexplainable phenomenon.
Did you think … Minnesota?
Maybe you should. Behold the Devil’s Kettle.
At some point along the Brule River, the river flow splits along a rock outcrop. Half of it continues flowing on to Lake Superior, and the other half falls down a hole to … uh … water heaven?
It doesn’t seem to come back out anywhere. The assumption has always been that it flows through a system of underground caves until it pops out again somewhere near the lake, because it has to wind up somewhere. But scientists have never figured out where that is.
They tried throwing in a phone with GPS. They didn’t really think that plan through.
Not that they haven’t tried — researchers have poured dye into the Kettle and then watched the lake to see which part of it would turn colors. When that didn’t work, they tried dumping Ping-Pong balls, which also vanished from this universe, only to seriously confuse the inhabitants of Dimension X, whose own comedy writers are, at this very moment, freaking out about the lake that produces Ping-Pong balls from nowhere.
via “And look, it’s someone’s cell!” UniquelyMinnesota.com
“Never mind, it’s a BlackBerry. Throw it back.”
One thing we do know? Our plans for the weekend. We’re going to need a fifth of your finest, cheapest bourbon, a boogie board, and a GoPro.
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