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Hikers In Ohio Just Stumbled Upon The Devil’s Tree… And It’s Insane

Last month, a YouTube video of a tree fire in Defiance, Ohio went viral after several media outlets and individuals shared footage of what they called, “The Devil’s Tree.”

What made the tree fire so unusual and alarming to viewers is that it appeared to have started from within, engulfing the inside of the tree from top to bottom—with no visible damage on the outside. Some speculate a lightning strike could have caused the internal fire. Others are simply baffled.

Since the video was originally posted by YouTube user Okan Elkin on December 21, 2015, the video has been viewed more than 1,482,014 times. Watch the video below to observe the fire for yourself:

***Please Note: The following video contains profanity.

What do you think of this tree fire? Share your thoughts and theories with us in the comments below!

April Dray
Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance journalist and blogger. Written word is my zeal. I love my cat and she tolerates me.