Over a hundred years ago, a farmer was digging a well in his Nevada farm. It was out in the middle of the desert and he'd hoped to find a good water source below the dirt. He did find water, but it came with a surprise.
The water was over 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
He gave up and capped the boiling hot water off at the source. He forgot about it until his next attempt in 1964.
Once again, the water was far too hot and the drilling team capped off the source. But they didn't cap it correctly and ended up creating a geyser in the middle of Nevada.
It's called a fly geyser and it sprays nutrient-rich water through the ground, eventually creating a mountain of residual minerals.
The monument may have been created with man-made endeavors, but the geyser took on a life of its own, bringing its lush water to the surface and making colorful formations.
Most impressively, the geyser created an ecosystem, bringing in plants, birds and fish to this desert oasis.
And the gorgeous geyser continues growing and evolving every day.
The land where the geyser is located is still privately owned and the owner has no intentions of opening it up for a tourist attraction.
The owner has built a fence to make sure that hoards of interested visitors don't accidentally trample this natural phenomenon.
However, he will give private tours to the people who contact him wanting to see the geyser.
His permission and the price of admission varies depending on his mood, so interested parties had better play nice if they want to see the oasis.
It's just crazy to see something so huge and strange sprout up from the ground in just 51 short years.
Can you imagine coming across something this magical in the middle of the Nevada desert?