A small portion of the River Wharfe in North England is a beautiful stretch of river that looks straight out of a fairytale. While one might expect to find a unicorn drinking from its water or a lone knight on an epic quest to save a fair maiden, what they will most likely find instead is their own demise. The small and twisting portion known as Bolton Strid is an infamous natural trap that has lured many into its seemingly calm waters, only to extinguish their lives.
Thanks to its rumored 100 percent mortality rate for those unlucky enough to fall in, the Bolton Strid is known as the most dangerous stretch of water in the world. Read on to find out what makes the Strid so dangerous, and hear some of the most tragic stories of its victims throughout the many centuries.
Beneath Bolton Strid Are Turbulent And Terrifying Rapids
'It Looks Safe, It Looks Tempting, And It Will Kill You'Video: YouTube
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The Oldest Legend About The Strid Is Of William De Romilly