But it is, in fact, an amazing phenomenon created by accident in the middle of the Nevada Desert.
Located 20 miles north of Gerlach, in Washoe County, it was accidentally created in 1916 during well drilling.
Over the years, several terraces have formed from which water now spews up to 17 feet. The geyser contains several terraces discharging water into 30 to 40 pools over an area of 74 acres.
These ponds are forming an ecosystem with small fish and birds, such as swans and mallards enjoying the geysers.
"When I first saw it, it wasn't this big. This whole area is kind of magic, with no cars or airplanes. It's just peaceful and quiet with all these mountains around. And the sound of water."
(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan ♥
A demonstration of Mme. Alberti's Flying Contraption