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The scariest experience inside Jacob’s Well, Wimberley Texas

The scariest experience inside Jacob’s Well, Wimberley Texas


Jacob’s Welll in Texas Hill Country is a
perennial karstic spring located on the bed of Cypress Creek in Wimberley. The
mouth of the Well is four meters in diameter through which thousands of
gallons of water surges up per minute feeding Cypress Creek that flows
through Wimberley substaining Blue Hole and the Blanco River, recharging the
Edwards Aquifer and finally replenishing estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico. The Well
was first discovered in the 1850s when a couple of early settlers
followed Cypress Creek to it’s source. They described the crevice in the creek
bed which was overflowing with an abundance of clear, cool water as “like unto a well in Bible times”. Since then, the location has been a beloved swimming hole for generations, a gathering place for Native Americans and
early settlers and a rich habitat for aquatic species. It is also a popular
diving spot for thrill seekers, despite the fact that at least eight divers
have lost their lives here over the years.

89 thoughts on “The scariest experience inside Jacob’s Well, Wimberley Texas”

  1. We live about two hours from here and haven't gone yet. I just want to know, how did the divers lose their lives? Did they get disoriented? Do they run out of oxygen?

  2. nonsense, all em divers died for being stupid, i have been to all levels and corners of jacobs well n then some

  3. I wonder if they ever pulled all the bodies up, or if some of them are stuck down there unrecovered. Surely there must be at least one skeleton?

  4. I have heard the plume used to be really high back when water tables were higher. In the drought of 2011 it was sad to see Blue Hole downstream not flowing.

  5. this is crazy. you should check out maine. Saco river, or brownfield and Naples ponds and swimming holes

  6. Excellent video!!! This is easily the best Jacob's Well video I have seen.
    Beautiful camera work, clean and detailed audio, wonderful information, excellent presentation.
    I take a deep bow of respect to you and your beautiful video production. Everything about it is wonderful. Thank you.

  7. Great video, good footage.
    For a whole different experience, watch the entire video in silence and mute the audio…wow!!!

  8. Apparently several people have lost their lives in this well. I can’t believe there are no warning signs. I read an article that said you have to have a permit to dive in it. Can anyone who lives there or has been there confirm???

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  10. Early settlers lmao I lover the fact they call themselves ‘settlers’ while everyone else is an immigrant 🤔 interesting

  11. I afraid of depths. Even if someone telss tha it's 2m deep and you cant see how deep it is.
    But this is my nightmare.

  12. Diving in that situation is purely to show off to other people. There's no way these people would dive in that if they were alone.

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