Check out this amazing appearance from the church called Leonel Mendoza which appears every day in a reservoir surrounded by forest and mountains in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas. A drought this year has hit the watershed of the Grijalva river, dropping the water level in the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir by 25 meters.
It is the second time a drop in the reservoir has revealed the church since it was flooded when the dam was completed in 1966. When water hits record low in 2002, visitors were walking inside the church to be mesmerized by this modern day Atlantis.
The church in the Quechula locality was built by a group of monks headed by Friar Bartolome de la Casas, who arrived in the region inhabited by the Zoque people in the mid-16th century.
“The people celebrated. They came to eat, to hang out, to do business. I sold them fried fish. They did processions around the church,” Mendoza recalled during a telephone interview Friday.
The church is 61 meters (183 feet) long and 14 meters (42 feet) wide, with walls rising 10 meters (30 feet). The bell tower reaches 16 meters (48 feet) above the ground. It is one wow thing to be seen in modern days. reminiscence from the past.