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I Was Shocked to Find Out What Happened to These Churches!

We all heard the term "Still Water Runs Deep", and that's because water is one of the strongest forces on nature. Sometimes calm and life-giving, and at times stormy and vengeful. In this case - water has taken over these towns and the results are amazing to behold.

The village of Bezidu Nou in Romania was flooded in 1988, with only these 2 church-towers showing above the water until the end of June 2014, where at least one finally collapsed.


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(Courtesy: lacihobo, Útikalauz, Gausss and Zsuzsa Máté)

Graun, South Tyrol, Italy - One of several villages that were flooded in 1950 when the Montecatini Company decided to build a dam that would combine lake Reschensee and Mittersee into one and use the dam to create electricity. Upon completion, 163 homes were destroyed and at this time, the only remnant is the 14th century church spire.

Never Underestimate the Power of Water!

During winter, the lake freezes over and you can walk up to the church-tower.

Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!

Mavrovo, Macedonia - A famous tourist area in Macedonia, the church of St. Nicholas has been submerged since 1953, when the local power plant needed a supply of water, With only the roof and tower visible. Recently, due to heavy droughts, the church surfaced again.

Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
(Courtesy: Rilind Hoxha, Gerd Tarand, Darko Hristov and Ggia)

Mediano, Spain - With only the church-spire visible, submerged below is a 16th century church, a medieval bridge and a few more buildings, all were flooded in 1974.

Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
(Courtsey: Kom Bo and Juan R. Lascorz)

Shettihalli, India - One of 28 villages that were submerged in the 1960s to create the Hemavati reservoir, this one had a beautiful Rosary Church, built by French Missionaries.

Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
(Courtesy: Meghana Hassan, Arun, Ananth Narayan S and pee vee)

Potosi, Venezuela - Submerged in 1985 as a result of the reservoir forming with the building of a local hydroelectric dam. In 2010, the area surfaced again due to the weather changes caused by El Niño.

Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
(Courtesy: Juan Tello, METRO and edprada)

San Romà de Sau, Spain - This was a thousand-years-old village, which was submerged in the 1960's.

Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
(Courtesy: Christine und Hagen Graf, santibon, Cristina E and Josep Enric)

Krokhino, Russia - When the Russians built a reservoir in the area, the town had to be evacuated in 1961 as it was going to be imminently flooded. These days, only the old Nativity Church stands as sole evidence to what happened here.

Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
(Courtesy: michael clarke stuff, Christine McIntosh and Save Krokhino)

Petrolandia, Brazil - The sole surviving building of the dozens of villages that once stood in what is now the reservoir of the Luiz Gonzaga Dam.

Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
(Courtesy: flickr.com)

Kalyazin, Russia - Submerged in 1939 when Joseph Stalin ordered to build a reservoir in the region. These days, only the belfray is visible on the banks of the Volga River.

Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
(Courtesy: Dmitry Artyukhov)

Vilarinho da Furna, Portugal - Submerged in 1972, 1900 years after it was founded.

Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
 
Never Underestimate the Power of Water!
(Courtesy: Benkeboy and Vilarinho da Furna)
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