There are so many things that the United States is famous for – Such as internet, Hollywood, large companies, top universities and powerful military. U.S is also home to many surreal places you need to see to believe. The followings are 10 of the most surreal places in the United States.
Fly Geyser, Washoe County, Nevada
The fly geyser is an amazing geothermal geyser located in the Northwest of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. To your surprise, the fly geyser is not a natural geyser. This amazing geyser was created accidentally when a geothermal company drilled a test well at this site.
Back in 1964, a geothermal company drilled a well on the private fly ranch located in the Northwest of Black Rock Desert, to find geothermal power. They found the underground water on the site is not hot enough for a geothermal plant. So they abandoned the project and left the well uncapped. The site is still a private property, owned by Todd Jaksick.
Gradually, the hot underwater began to rise from the weak spots of the well. The constant release of mineral rich water also results in the formation of limestone mount on the site. The limestone mount is still growing by the continuous deposition of minerals. The presence of thermophilic algae also gives brilliant red-blue coloration to the mounts of the fly geysers.
Mendenhall Glacier Caves, Southeastern Alaska
The magical Mendenhall glacier is located in the Mendenhall valley in Southeastern Alaska. It is a 12-mile long glacier and a part of federally protected 2353 hectare Mendenhall recreational area. The Western part of the glacier is home to a numerous of breathtaking ice caves, formed from the melting of glacial ice water.
To access the ice caves at the Mendenhall glacier is quite challenging. You need to take a kayaking and ice climbing to reach these glacier caves. But it is worth seeing. These caves overall have transparent roofs and a brilliant blue coloration. They will shine in the sunlight. The condition of these ice caves can’t be guaranteed. It is risky to visit the ice caves in the summer season due to the movement of caves.