Going for a quick swim in a peaceful looking river on a hot summer’s day may seem harmless enough, but when it comes to mother nature, you should never underestimate just how dangerous she can be.
One such dangerous stream is located in England and known as the Bolton Strid. This beautiful looking narrow stream runs between Barden Tower and Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire and is considered to be one of the deadliest stretches of water in the world. The narrow stretch of river looks deceivingly safe, to say the least. Its beauty lures people in for a closer look and makes a beautiful little picnic spot for anyone visiting the area, however under the surface lies certain death.
Unfortunately, not one single person has managed to escape the river after falling or jumping in. Even more disturbing is that most of the bodies of those that have perished in the river have never been recovered by authorities. It’s as if they are sucked into a portal and transported to some mysterious place never to be discovered again. Still to this day no one really knows how deep the Bolton Strid waters run, however, it’s common knowledge that the river currents are incredibly strong. Experts claim that the ferocious currents have bored deep holes and caverns in the riverbed and anyone unfortunate enough to fall in will be quickly sucked under and repeatedly smashed to death against the rocks.
The river has areas which look very shallow and narrow, but this is a trick on the eyes as the water is very murky hiding the huge underwater caves. Experts say it’s a vast unknown deep world under the surface and if you fall in, you’re not getting back out unless you have some serious safety equipment. There are warnings signs placed all over the place on trees to discourage people from trying to cross the river, but there are still plenty of stories of people falling in and getting swallowed down the hidden underwater caves and tunnels.