The tri-colored lakes of Mount Kelimutu are special because of their natural occurring phenomenon. Due to the ever-changing colors and the varying colors amongst themselves, it is beautifully haunting. The local people here consider it as a resting place for the departed souls. They believed that Mae was a god of the afterlife and those who died will sit by the base of the lakes on their merits in life. Therefore, it is connected to the names of the lake, when translated meant one for the souls of the people, another for the spirits of young people and lastly for the spirits of soothsayers.These lakes change color dramatically and unpredictably from blue or green to red or black, making it one of the natural phenomena to be beheld by many.