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This lake completely disappears once a year

It just drains away through a hole in the ground.

Image: Bend Bulletin via Youtube

REMEMBER THE MAGICAL road in Father Ted?

The one where where the laws of gravity disappear? 

Well it seems that a lake in the United States has that beat as far as natural phenomena goes.

A lake in Oregon fills up with water during the winter months, before seeing its contents disappear through a hole in the ground when the summer comes around.

Unwilling to accept the supernatural as the reason for its draining, the people living near the ‘Lost Lake’ have a different explanation.

According to local news source The Bulletin, the lake is the result of a ‘lava tube’, a natural geographic occurrence that happens when lava continues to flow downwards after hardening at a surface level.

This is something that could have happened thousands of years ago.

Speaking about the hole, Jude McHugh, spokeswoman with the Willamette National Forest, the area where the lake is located, said:

It fills up in the winter, when input exceeds the rate of draining, and then it goes dry and it’s a meadow.

Source: Bend Bulletin/YouTube

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