The Salton Sea was originally viewed as a blessing, as it was created purely by accident back in the early 1900’s.
The Colorado River erupted after the failure of enduring a heavy rain, and millions upon millions of gallons of water would burst into what was a dried out lake bed in the middle of nowhere in the California desert.
Updated 2/10/2020 – The Salton Sea was considered a blessing; a fluke; an act of mother nature that would turn a piece of land that had been completely forgotten into a booming tourist attraction.
In media, the lake was often referred to as “the miracle in the desert,” but nothing could have been further from the truth.
Originally, the Salton Sea would attract over half a million visitors a year.
Property around the lake was also in high demand, as real estate agents would escort potential buyers over the land via aircraft, and sell them piece of lands without ever landing on the ground.
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Quickly, people began to notice that things weren’t quite right with this piece of property.
As remains of dead fish and other aquatic life washed upon the shores, it was obvious that there was something wrong with the water — something wrong with the land.
The lake had a stench that you could smell from miles away; and this was your warning sign that you were too close to the lake, and should turn around immediately.
Things Get Creepy
The land became barren; unsuitable for human habitation.
However, this didn’t stop people, such as urban explorers, and other tourists, from becoming curious.
They wanted to see a ghost town — and they may have gotten more than they bargained for.
Some visitors have reported that while traveling to the Salton Sea, the stench would become so overpowering, that they had no choice but to pull over, and exit their vehicle, as they thought that they may need to vomit from the immense smell emitting from the desolate land.
Some say that while on the outside of their vehicle, they could see people-like shadows seemingly watching them from a distance with glowing eyes.
Who Or What Are These Things?
Due to the numerous reports of incidents that have occurred around the Salton Sea, there’s been a great deal of discussion as to who or what stalks the land.
A great deal of locals believe that the lake wasn’t an accident at all.
Instead, they believe that there was some sort of extraterrestrial intervention that created the lake.
People have reported seeing weird lights hovering above the lake in the midnight sky.
While some believe that the lake is a creation of aliens from the great beyond, other locals are adamant that they know the reason as to why the land is so violently potent, and seemingly kills off all of the wildlife in the area — radiation.
Rumor has it that the lake was a testing ground for nuclear weapons at one point, and the land is radioactive.
The radiation theory would also validate the claims of people being watched in the night by people-like creatures, as locals believe that families whom purchased plots of land while the Salton Sea was a booming tourist attraction refused to leave, and raised their families on the land.
In doing this, they have subjected themselves to radioactive poisoning, which has caused genetic defects over the years.
Even though locals are split when it comes to theories revolving around the Salton Sea, they can all agree on one thing: Don’t visit the area at night!
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So you’ve decided to check out the Salton Sea?
Be careful and keep your eyes open.