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Mystery deepens over disappearing lake in Patagonia


This lake in Chile's Magallanes region was the size of 10 football fields before it mysteriously disappeared
Chile, S.A.

June 21, 2007
A lake in southern Chile has mysteriously disappeared, prompting speculation the ground has simply opened up and swallowed it whole.
The lake was situated in the Magallanes region in Patagonia and fed by water, mostly from melting glaciers.
It had a surface area of between four and five hectares (10-12 acres) - about the size of 10 soccer pitches.
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