In 1884 some youngsters were playing cricket in Hamilton, Bermuda when the cricket ball rolled into a hole in the ground. The boys took a look down the hole, and were amazed at what they saw. A cavern filled with stalactites and stalagmites. This cave rests over a crystal clear salt-water pool of water. So the boy’s rushed home and got rope and a lantern and carefully lowered themselves in.
The climb was rough and over time a new entrance was carved into the ancient stone. The water measures 55ft. in the deepest spot, but remains so clear, one can see straight to the bottom. Beautiful rock formations can be found that resemble dragons, towers, and other creepy shapes. The caves are one of the most magnificent things one can see. (read more to see the full crystal cave picture gallery)
The crystal shards are comprised of sodium deposits that built up over the years. Upon scientific evaluation it is said 1 inch of crystal sodium forms every 100 years. Which would make this cave as old as the earth itself.
The caves were opened to the public for many many years, but due to inconsiderate people breaking and stealing stalactites, now the caves are monitored, and accessible only on selected tours. But even after millions of years, the Bermuda Crystal Caves remain a natural mind blower. One of the few natural formations left that really confirm “this universe is filled with fascinating beautiful landscape.