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Hikers In Ohio Stumble Across "Devil Tree"

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Tom Hale

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Tom is a writer in London with a Master's degree in Journalism whose editorial work covers anything from health and the environment to technology and archaeology.

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705 Hikers In Ohio Stumble Across "Devil Tree"
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A video of a “devil tree” has emerged online, appearing to show pillars of flames burning inside the trunk of a hollow tree.

The footage was shot by two freaked out hikers on December 21 of last year near Defiance, Ohio.

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As some commenters alluded to on YouTube, it’s fair to speculate the fire was most likely caused by a lighting strike, with the tall tree acting as a lightning rod. However, moisture or lack of oxygen within the tree trunk could have limited the fire's growth. Instead of a full-blown blaze, the tree slowly smoldered.

 

 


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