Devils Kettle – hole in the ground that eats up half a river

There’s nothing better for the Read Platform team then when we hear about a natural mystery that still hasn’t been explained. Today we’re going to be focusing on Devils Kettle waterfall, which can be found on the Brule River, in C.R Magney State Park in Minnesota. What makes this waterfall interesting is the fact that no one knows for sure where half of the rivers water goes after it lands in a sink hole off the side of the river.

Devils Kettle – hole in the ground that eats up half a river

Brule River is a small river, only about 50 miles long. It ends into Lake Superior, or at least half of it does. The other half of the river tumbles down a sinkhole in the C.R Magney State Park.

What’s puzzling about this situation is that up until now it is not entirely sure where all the water which goes into the sinkhole ends up. Some theories suggest that it has its own outlet into Lake Superior, or that it joins the rest of the river little bit further downstream, but nothing has been proved. People have tried throwing things like ping pong balls, colored dyes, and other similar objects into the sinkhole but they never cropped up again. It’s quite the mystery. We always think that we know pretty much everything there is to know about the world around us, but nature is always prepared to surprise us. Falling down into the sinkhole gives me the hibbie-jibbies.