Lake of Blood in Texas – Are the End Times Upon Us?
Is this Lake of Blood prophesied in Revelations?
The images from OC Fisher are shocking and mystifying – a Lake of Blood in Texas! This disturbing image of a blood filled lake is leading some down an alternate train of thought.
“Then the third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of waters; and they became blood.” – Revelation 16:4
Some have advanced the hypothesis that this is a sign of the pending apocalypse — happening right here, right now in West Texas. In the Biblical book of Revelation, the third angel of the apocalypse pours a nasty concoction from his bowl into the lakes and rivers, turning them all blood red. Although the pictures from Texas might conjure images of Revelation and the end times, scientists aren’t convinced – although this is certainly the end of fishing season at OC Fisher. State officials and residents alike are hoping that the forecast will call for rain – hopefully preventing more reservoirs and lakes from drying up and sharing the same fate as OC Fisher.
Bloody Water – End Times or Ecological Mystery?
It might look like a scene straight from Charleton Heston’s classic “Ten Commandments,” but the situation at this Texas reservoir may actually be slightly less apocalyptic – although it is still disturbing from an ecological point of view.
The OC Fisher Reservoir in San Angelo State Park, which is located in West Texas, is currently a dark, dense blood red – not exactly ideal swimming conditions. The blood red water, and the underlying conditions that it represents, have decimated the aquatic life in the reservoir. The reservoir, once stocked with catfish, bass, and sunfish had been a hot fishing spot, although that is likely to change. Although the blood red water has decimated fish populations and most local aquatic life, one creature in particular has thrived – Chromatiaceae bacteria.
Chromatiaceae is a bacterial oddity classified as an “extremophile” for its ability to survive and thrive in conditions that are completely inhospitable to life as we know it. Chromatiaceae belongs to the class of anaerobic bacteria, which means that they do not require oxygen for their metabolic processes.
As severe drought took hold across Texas and lakes (and reservoirs) began to dry up, fish and other organisms in the reservoir started to die. The resulting fish deaths decreased the oxygen stocks and supplies in the reservoir, creating an environment that was even harder for the remaining organisms to live in, with the exception of anaerobic bacteria. With oxygen increasingly scarce, the reservoir was primed for the emergence of Chromatiaceae, which cannot survive under normal oxygen conditions, but managed to grow explosively in the oxygen depleted OC Fisher Reservoir. As the aerobic bacteria in the reservoir started to die out, Chromatiaceae stepped into the niche grabbing up the vital nutrients that the aerobic bacteria had been using and growing out of control. The blood red color of the lake is largely Chromatiaceae’s fault – the red is produced by the bacteria itself.
The Biblical Apocalypse or Natural Selection?
Often times when people read my articles, they want to know my personal opinion. So here it is:
I believe that the Biblical writers wrote what they saw, even if they were not sure how to describe it. The writer of Revelation very well could have seen a vision in which this bacteria took hold of the the rivers and lakes of the world. Could not a worldwide drought create a situation in which many rivers and lakes appear to be turned to blood by this bacteria? Could not this blood red lake become the rule and not the exception?
Am I proclaiming the apocalypse? Of course not. I am just saying that perhaps this blood red lake could partly explain this vision recorded in Revelation. What do you think?
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