Published: 22 June 2007
Scientists in Chile have been faced with a riddle after a lake in Patagonia disappeared. The five-mile long glacial lake in the Magallanes region of southern Patagonia was last seen four months ago.
The disappearance of the five-acre body of water in Bernardo O`Higgins National Park was discovered in late May by park rangers. Where the lake had been in March, they found a dry crater and several large pieces of ice that used to float atop the water. "A team on a routine patrol for local fauna approached the lake from the south-eastern side where, to their great surprise, they found the lake had completely disappeared," Chile`s National Forestry Service (Conaf) said in a statement.
LOL!! Police said the lake was last seen wearing a blue suit, yellow shirt, and a red hat. Any information from the public would be helpful.
"Jeez... I dunno," said Captain Fiddlebrow. "We heard the lake was loitering around street corners, hangin` with a bad crowd lately. We can only hope that no harm has come to it."
The parents of the lake were unavailable for comment, but we must wonder what sort of home life was this lake experiencing? Is there an abuse issue, drugs, or perhaps a lack of self-esteem?