Even in the 21st century, with all the technological and scientific advances that humanity has had, there are still many unsolved enigmas. One of them is the Fosse Dionne, a well where several people have died to discover its origin.
Fosse Dionne is located in France, in the center of a town called Tonerre.
For years the French also used this stream as a public swimming pool and now it is a very popular tourist spot in the region.
It seems incredible that in the middle of 2022 no one and nothing has yet been able to reach the bottom of the well, and it is even more shocking that people have lost their lives trying to unravel this mystery.
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The flow became a tourist place, not only because of the enigma that is in it, but because it has a path traced from the oldest civilizations.
According to the newspaper ‘Clarín’, this well was originally found by the Romans. When they arrived, the flow was already there and they decided to start building a civilization around it.
For years, the inhabitants of Tonerre visited the place and used the water for their daily tasks such as washing, drinking and bathing. Back then, the well was not considered a mystery, so no one tried to get to the bottom of it.
However, the Romans were not the only civilization that arrived and settled in this place. It is said that the Celts also settled there. For centuries, they considered the water from the well to be a sacred source.
Later, the flow happened to be in French territory. For a long time, the inhabitants of the town used its waters as a public swimming pool and that was when they realized that the bottom of the well was not close.
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Citizens of the region became more and more interested in finding out how deep this place was and how much water it contained. The intrigue was so great that they themselves took expert divers to inspect the area.
As explained by the newspaper ‘La Razón’, in 1974, two professional divers arrived in Tonerre to enter the waters of this mysterious place.
Unfortunately, after they entered, they could not get out again and lost their lives in the attempt.
Years later, in 1996, the French authorities hired another professional diver to dive into the well until they found the bottom. Sadly, he was also unable to solve this enigma and He died in the water.
The last person who tried to uncover this mystery was Pierre-Eric Deseigne, a professional diver who entered the deep waters of Fosse Dionne in 2018.
Deseigne found caves, limestone rocks and narrow passages, but he only managed to descend 70 meters. After realizing that he had only covered a small part of the depths of the well, he had to return to the surface.
Fortunately, the diver managed to survive this adventure, but the inhabitants of the region still did not know where the bottom of Fosse Dionne is.
The floods it causes
According to ‘La Razón’, today, the well expels 311 liters of water per second. However, this amount may vary depending on the time of year. In the rainy season, it can expel up to 3 thousand liters.
Although the source of this flow has not been reached, it is known that Fosse Dionne is a karst spring. This means that its waters come from a network of underground streams, limestone rocks and caves in irregular aquatic terrain.
What characterizes this type of spring is that there is no filter that controls the passage of water, so that, with the change of seasons, the waters of the well can easily overflow.
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The population has been affected by the water from Fosse Dionne, as it often causes flooding that impedes traffic in the area.
Despite the complications, this well is a place that receives many visits from tourists a year. The beauty of this place attracts many people, although very few dare to look inside; much less, to enter it. It is a mystery that will remain hidden.
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