Devil’s Kettle Geologic Weirdness

by on September 10, 2010

in bruce's thoughts

Devils Kettle

I think the only redeeming feature of the movie Jennifer’s Body, was being introduced to the freaky geologic anomaly called the Devil’s Kettle.

Devil’s Kettle is located in Judge C. R. Magney State Park on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota.

Devil’s Kettle is a waterfall that at one point splits into 2 streams and one stream disappears into a pothole and no one knows where the flow comes out.

On the surface, this seems like a pretty neat mystery of sorts.  Beneath it all, the theories are numerous.  Faults, fissures, lava tubes & what not.  Yet the geologic isn’t quite right for those features.

The biggest theoretical premise is that the water has to flow out into Lake Superior, but they can’t seem to figure out where, despite scientists dumping ping-pong balls and dyes to try and track the water flow.  They’ve never figured it out… at least I haven’t found a source that points to the answer!

http://www.sciencebuzz.org/blog/devils-kettle-conundrum

http://gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/devilskettle.shtml

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge_C._R._Magney_State_Park

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

carlos gonzales February 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Where can i find out more information about the experiments and theories about the devils kettle

Bruce Simmons (BruSimm) September 15, 2010 at 5:59 am

LOL…. then they might have a 2nd hole that goes to nowhere…

Robert Keene September 14, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Easy as Pi, a small atomic device that is placed on the side that they do not know where it goes and set it off two hours later. May check the landscape, but it would answer the questions, where does the water go?

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