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Eerie pictures of the real life Atlantis that was underwater for 25 years

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posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 06:22 AM
The town that drowned: Eerie pictures of the real life Atlantis that was underwater for 25 years. In 1985 a long period of heavy rains sent the lagoon bursting over its banks, and it swept over a busy small town. Epecuen was submerged beneath 10 metres (30 feet) of water and 1,500 residents fled their homes. Even when waters receded, the country town, 550 kilometres (340 miles) south ofthe capital, was never rebuilt.

It remained a hidden underwater world for nearly 25 years, but slowly the water around Argentina's 'town that drowned' has started to recede, exposing the ruins that nestle below.
Once a vibrant spa town south of Buenos Aires, Epecuen was flooded nearly three decades ago - the lagoon salt water has left its mark with everything slowly emerging from the flood covered in a silvery-white layer.
The town was flooded without warning aftera long period of heavy rains finally sent the lagoon bursting over its banks, submerging the small community on 10 November, 1985.

Since 2009 the level of the water has been decreasing, exposing the ruins of this once popular lakeside resort.
The spa town had been a popular tourist designation with 20,000 people paying a visiteach year to the lagoon.
The town had 280 businesses, including lodges, guesthouses, hotels and businesses, centered around the tourist trade.
Lago Epecuen’s therapeutic powers have been famous for years and the lagoon has a salinity level only topped by the Dead Sea.
It is said that Epecuen — or ‘eternal spring’ — can cure conditions such as depression, rheumatism and skin diseases.
A local legend holds that the lake was formed by the tears of a great Chief crying for the pain of his beloved.
Even after the flood waters receded and moreland was exposed, the town was not rebuilt.
There is now one lone resident in the area, 81-year-old Pablo Novak. Source with Photos -

posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 06:30 AM
it would've been virtually impossible to find with the different thread titles, so here's yesterdays thread about it for you

posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 07:28 AM
reply to post by ladyteeny

Hey Thxs for info, like you said it didn't show on search. Mods can close this thread.

posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 07:36 AM
Even though its a tragedy what happened to this town, why is there no water in these bottles?

If the water receded then there would have been water still inside these bottles.

posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 07:42 AM
reply to post by wlasikiewicz

evaporation or they are filled with silt.

posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 07:51 AM
I wonder how the stuff left there exposed to the salt water will carbon date. I am sure that the salt will have some effect on it but knowing it was submersed in salt water will be known and taken into consideration. What if noone knew in a hundred years that this was covered in salt water.

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