Laguna de Chichimequillas Turns Pink in Mexico

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2001

The Laguna de Chichimequillas turned pink overnight in Zacatecas, Mexico.

The residents fear for their health as they drink that water, use it to irrigate their fields and all the springs in the region are interconnected underground.

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The laguna de Chichimequillas turns pink in Mexico. Picture via Twitter

It is still unknown why the water in the Laguna de Chichimequillas in Mexico turned bright pink.

Residents discovered the mysterious pink phenomenon on Good Friday early morning, just after the community was woken up by a loud roar.

There were no thunderstorms in the area.

So many residents started attributing the pink water laguna to extraterrestrial events, like a meteorite falling to Earth, or supernatural events, like UFOs.

Meanwhile the pink water is being investigated.

Autorities suggest the weird pink color is due to minerals that dye the water of the small lake. This would be unprecedented in the region.

Another hypothesis – and much more plausible – is that pink algae are currently blooming in the very salty waters of the lagoon due to a perfect mix of high temperatures, sunlight and low rainfall.

One of the best example worldwide in Lake Hillier in Australia.

Finally, the pink color could result from a sulphur bacterium that grows due to excessive debris at the pond’s bottom. This debris creates hydrogen sulfide gas in large amounts – responsible for the infamous rotten egg smell. This hydrogen sulphide is then utilized by the bacteria for growth. [Youtube, Lider Impresarial]

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Hmm, “A loud Roar”!
    Residents discovered the mysterious pink phenomenon… after a loud roar.

    Seems to me that an underground event occurred shifting the aquifer that feeds that lake via springs, to flow through some minerals causing a chemical reaction that created the pink color.

    I wouldn’t drink that water, but are the cattle and fish dieing?

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