Nature’s Mystery :The DEVIL’S Kettle

Just when you thought man’s solved all of nature’s mysteries, comes the Devil’s Kettle.


Minnesota’s Devil’s Kettle Falls has been puzzling hikers and geologists for generations. At the falls, along Lake Superior’s north shore, a river forks and splits at and due to rock outcropping. As one side continues as normal waterfalls, the other, vanishes into a deep hole and disappears, deemed forever.

Giant pothole, the Devil’s Kettle, swallows half of the River Brule and no one has any idea where it goes.

The theory is that there must be an exit point somewhere beneath Lake Superior, but over the years, researchers and the curious have poured dye, pingpong balls, even logs and cars into the kettle, then watched the lake for any sign of them. So far, none has ever been found.

Only this baffling situation just gets weirder when geologists start explaining Devil’s Kettle. Consider, for instance, the sheer quantity of water pouring into the kettle every minute of every day. Could it be an underground river, like those in movies?

Till date- no one knows where the water goes. So next time if you’re travelling, say somewhere in Eurasia, and stumble upon a geyser, full of logs, a bunch of pingpong balls, or even insanely a car, you may want to consider contacting some passionate geologists.