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Terrifying whirlpools in the Las Vegas desert

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Arvilla 1 week, 4 days ago
It's not unusual for a cave to be there. It's not unusual for that water to drain down.
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Soligenous 1 week, 4 days ago
@Arvilla Or old abandoned mines.
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Braggart 1 week, 4 days ago
ELI5 please
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Soligenous 1 week, 4 days ago
@Braggart There's probably a cave system that the water is draining into. Not unusual in that part of the world.
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ShanginTuchis 1 week, 4 days ago
@Braggart My brother and I stumbled upon a hole, about 15” across, in the bottom of a wash in Arches NP. It was blowing out air so forcefully it seemed like there was a fan down there somewhere. (cue nervous jokes about secret military bunkers and buried flying saucers and how did I know my brother was really my brother and not a doppelgänger that jumped out of the hole when I wasn’t looking) The next day a blizzard moved in. We went back to the hole the day after that and the hole was then sucking in air, obviously due to the passing storm system. We talked to a geologist and his guess was that it was an extensive system but not large enough to enter. It was probably aligned with the giant cracks that formed the fins of rock where the arches form. I went back decades later and could swear I found the same spot but no trace of the hole remained. I’m willing to bet it filled in during an event similar to what we see in this video. Pretty darn cool.
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Soligenous 3 hours ago
damn this really needs audio to be perfectly satisfying
RossM 5 hours ago
Secret tunnel. Through the mountains. Secret, secret, secret tunnel!
ShainaChattin 5 days, 4 hours ago
Am I the only one who thought it was an arial view of a desert?? 💀