I am a person with acute thalassophobia – fear of Ocean and its depth. I remember visiting the Kochi Muziris Biennale and walking into a room, that showed a video of the turbulent waters of the Indian Ocean (If I am not wrong), and freaking out. I once went to a beach and seeing lots of people meditating, I tried to do the same. It was impossible for me to sit with my eyes closed even for a minute. Not that I am unfamiliar with meditation. I do meditate now and then and I can easily do it for at least 10 minutes. My problem here was the sound of the waves lashing against the shore. It freaked me out.
That being said, I think my fear might have reduced a tad bit after I learnt swimming. But still, the thought of me on a ship amidst the ocean is enough for all the fears to flood back in.
Today, as I was walking through the streets and allies of Youtube, I came across an informative video that listed the 10 Most Dangerous Waters in the World. I have always made peace with the fact that water-bodies are dangerous and then youtube tells me, “Hey! We have more information to freak you out!” and my! I did freak out seeing a few.
While the boiling lake Dominica seated upon the molten lava and the acidic River Tinto, Spain sounded fascinating, I was saddened seeing the state of the rivers polluted by us humans. The amount of waste in Citarum River, Indonesia shows how we take pollution lightly.
Anyhow, I found this video very informative and some of those water bodies astounded me! As it has been long since I updated this space, I thought of sharing the video here.
I read in the comments that The Amazon river is dangerous as hell due to the Piranhas. So there must be more such water-bodies that are dangerous. Do let me know if you come across any that is not in the list. 🙂