It’s one of those naturally occurring phenomenon in nature that still stumps your average scientist. While its origins seem supernatural, or based in some other superstition, the truth is that something organic is causing it. And yet, for over 106 years, researchers have been scratching their heads over it – until now.
It’s Located Here
And It’s Not Always An Impressive Sight
Back around 1910, Australian explorer Griffith Taylor came across a surreal looking scene near a glacier that would eventually be named after him – an unusual flow of what appeared to be some strange bright red liquid coming out from the inside. Naturally, given the time and place, the nickname “Blood Falls” was given to the unusual occurrence.
But When It Gets Going…WHOA!
Originally, those in the know felt that the color resulted from a red algae outbreak and bloom. But then, back in 2003, a consensus built. Many agreed that the red color most likely was coming from a mixture of oxidized iron and water flowing from an underground lake. Now, in a study commissioned by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Colorado College, this has been confirmed.
It Definitely Earns The Name ‘Blood Falls’
And Now We Know Why