Native American Eternal Flame Behind New York Waterfall

eternal-flame-chestnut-ridge-park-new-yorkStill a few surprises left in this world. Read the story below about a natural ‘eternal flame’ lit by Native Americans perhaps thousands of years ago that still burns today behind a waterfall in western New York:

Nestled behind a waterfall in western New York state is an eternal flame whose beauty is only surpassed by its mystery. It is one of a few hundred “natural” eternal flames around the world, fed by gas seeping to the Earth’s surface from underground, said Arndt Schimmelmann, a researcher at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.

But even within this rarefied group, this flame is special. Perhaps lit by Native Americans hundreds or thousands of years ago, it is fed by a new type of geologic process that hasn’t been recorded before in nature, Schimmelmann told OurAmazingPlanet.

Read the full story here: http://www.livescience.com/29510-eternal-flames-natural-gas-source.html?cmpid=514627

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