The geological origin of a mud volcano located in Winder, Georgia is a mystery waiting to be solved. As far as I know, geologists haven’t ever studied this unexplained watery bog that last erupted circa 1800. It’s probably similar to mud volcanoes found in Africa and southeast Asia. About 10 years ago, a mud volcano in Cameroon exploded and killed a whole village by carbon dioxide asphyxiation. The carbon dioxide displaced the oxygen in the atmosphere. An atmosphere of just 10% carbon dioxide causes people to become comatose; an atmosphere of 30 % CO2 causes people to drop dead immediately.
Winder, Georgia is in Barrow County which is between Athens and Atlanta. My grandparents used to live there.
Nodoroc is a Creek Indian word meaning gateway to hell. It’s an odd natural boggy pond that used to release a constant bluish smoke while bubbling. The Creek Indians built an altar of heavy stones on…
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