Found in a pitch lake in Trinidad, it becomes a tar pit when water is added. It was used by H.G. Wells in an attempt to "remove" the lawyer who brought her to her daughter's final resting place. Like quicksand, the more the victim struggles to get free, the faster they sink.
Real World Connection[edit | edit source]
Pitch Lake has the largest natural deposit of asphalt of any place in the world. It's a "tourist trap". Pun Intended.