Jacob 's Well , in Wimberley , Texas , is one of the most dangerous places on Earth . Named after the biblical references , which also claimed the lives of more than eight divers, but judging by the large number of thrill seekers who choose to socialize it , afraid not many people .
On the surface , looking at Jacob's Well as a harmless spring that feeds Cypress Creek . Mouth only four meters wide , and looks calm body of water , showing very few dangers that lurk within . Also has four chambers extending several feet below the surface . Owner Don Local dive shop make perfect pit puts it : " This is the horror side of it . " The first room is a straight drop of about 30 feet , after which it angles down to 55 feet. This room is getting enough sunlight , so it is understandable and populated with algae and wild life .
The second room is 80 feet deep , and contains the wrong chimney looks for a way out as well , but in fact various traps . Richard Patton , a student at Southwest Texas State University lost his life in the chimney in 1983 . A restricted opening leading from the second chamber to the third , which is a small room with no solid rock . Be careful not to dislodge the stones to navigate it successfully divers chambers .
The entrance to the fourth room is a tight passage. Very few divers have never seen it : They call it a ' virgin cave ' . It is said to have incredible limestone formations . Chamber under a layer of very fine chop . Kicking up can completely obscure the vision of divers. The deeper levels of the cave is so dangerous that even experienced divers have been able to make it out alive. The last known victim was great Wayne Wood Russell , an Austin mail carrier . He is a skilled diver in open water and on the deck Caves , but completely unprepared for cave diving .
Well, a risk Jacob divers, is at risk itself. The spring completely dried up for the first time in history in the year 2000. David Baker, a local landowner who is donating his own property into its custody, said, "When the spring stopped flowing, it is a wake-up call for everyone. we do not want it to be Jacob's Cave.
That is also an inspiration to scientists, divers and artists. "Well Jacob is the essence of life, the creation of water every day for thousands of years," said Baker. "But it is also a great mystery, and that, too is a part of its legend. Some are frightened by that, and some are drawn here."
Sources: Visit Wimberley, Daily Mail