Powerful Whirlpool Continues to Amaze

By Jack Phillips, Epoch Times
September 5, 2017 10:31 am Last Updated: September 5, 2017 12:00 pm

The so-called amazing monstrous whirpool of Dviete, Latvia, has captured the attention of tens of millions over the past several years.

It’s a pretty mesmerizing scene, as the whirpool sucks everything down.

Specifically, it was captured near the banks of the Daugava River.


“Swallowing everything dragged toward its direction,” reads the description from Janis Astics, who added, “This monstrous whirlpool looks as if a plug has been pulled from the ground beneath.”


It’s unclear how the whirlpool was caused.


They’re formed in oceans and other bodies of water

The Corryvreckan Whirlpool in Scotland (Walter Baxter)
The Corryvreckan Whirlpool in Scotland. (Walter Baxter/ CC-BY-SA 2.0))

Whirlpools have fascinated for centuries (The maelstrom off Norway, as illustrated by Olaus Magnus on the Carta Marina, 1539)
Whirlpools have fascinated for centuries. (The maelstrom off Norway, as illustrated by Olaus Magnus on the Carta Marina, 1539, CC GNU)

Naruto Whirlpools  (Hellbuny/ Wikimedia Commons)
Naruto Whirlpools. (Hellbuny/ Wikimedia Commons/ CC-BY-SA 3.0))

From Jules Verne's essay "Edgard Poë et ses oeuvres" (Edgar Poe and his Works,1862)
From Jules Verne’s essay “Edgard Poë et ses oeuvres” (Edgar Poe and his Works,1862/PD-Art)


Whirlpool gap in a strong surge (Peter Southwood via Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)
Whirlpool gap in a strong surge. (Peter Southwood via CC-BY-SA 3.0)