A blood red lake in France has sent shivers down the spines of many across the globe as photos have emerged showing the normally blue lake looking more like the scene of a bloody massacre.
Is this the beginning of the prophesied December 21, 2012 Apocalypse? Is the world coming to an end?
No on both counts, say scientists.
Apparently, the lake turned red as a result of natural phenomenon -- or at least that's what scientists want people to believe.
The red color comes from a high concentration of salt, not blood turning the waters a deep red as many would believe at first glance.
A Russian photographer saw the red lake and took some photos. He was mesmerized and said :
"Every small branch is covered with crystals. with the red water as a background it looks like something extra-terrestrial. I was just overwhelmed with emotions the whole time I was there. Despite my numerous travels, I have never seen anything like this before."
Do you think that the real reason for the lake turning blood-red is due to salt? Or do you think this is just a way for scientists to keep people from panicking and thinking that this is a sign the world will end in three short months?
Photo courtesy of Huffington Post