Sinkhole: You have got to be $hitting me!!!

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  1. Matt308

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    Is this the most scary thing you have every seen in your life? Looks like something out of a Stephen King movie.
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    In this photo released by Guatemala's Presidency on Monday May 31, 2010, a sinkhole covers a street intersection in downtown Guatemala City, Monday May 31, 2010. A day earlier authorities blamed the heavy rains caused by tropical storm Agatha as the cause of the crater that swallowed a a three-story building but now say they will be conducting further studies to determine the cause. Last April 2007, another giant sinkhole in the same area killed 3 people.(AP Photo/Guatemala's Presidency, Luis Echeverria)
    10:40 p.m. ET, 4/7/10
     

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    :shock: Holy crap!
     
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    I heard about this earlier. Looks strange to see that kind of hole there- almost unreal looking. I wonder how deep that is.
     
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    Unreal !!

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    Imagine waking up to that in your front yard.
     
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    Hmmmm...call me skeptical, but the sides of that hole look WAAAAAAAAAAY too perfect to be natural. Photoshop or something man-made, perhaps? Or one heck of a mole problem. Could be wrong though...wouldn't be the first time!
     
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    What the...?

    That looks like the result of a worm-hole out of a movie or something!
     
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    HOLY COW!!!!!:shocked!: What a hole!!!:shock:
     
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    Is the Silver Surfer in the area? Any one seen him flyin around?
     
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    Thanks for that, Gumbyk! So, looks legit. Daaaaaang!

    That black spot at the bottom is way too abrupt to just be shadows forming, looks like the hole opens out into a cavern or something. I think I'd be packing my suitcase right about now, living above that monster!!!
     
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    Yeah, first thing I did was see if it was fake, it doesn't appear to be.

    But f*ck that is a scary hole.
     
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    Anyone that's lived in the mountains around here knows there are sinkholes popping up from time to time due to the limestone caves underneath just collapsing...but it is a sink hole. It sinks, falls in...slowly. If its real quick it may drop a few feet in a day and then more over a week or two.
    This monstrosity is not a sinkhole, even if they call it that. Hell's Elevator would be a more fitting name for this catastrophe.

    I'd like to see some pics from a RC camera drone of the interior!
    Derek
     
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    I think the Silver Surfer was responsible...
     
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    That bl**dy thing makes my hair stand on my neck! :shock:
     
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    That just looks so strange. I looks like God took a big drill and just dug a hole.
     
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    That is really scary. Saw it yesterday and....

    Questions:
    1. How deep?
    2. How much bigger (somebody already said probably a lot)?
    3. How many more around (if there is a cavern)?
    4. How fast can I get the hell out of dodge if I live in that neighborhood?
     
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    I think I posted a pic of the 2007 hole in my "Amazing" pics thread. These things are real - real scary! Of course I can think of better areas for this to happen that Guatamala. :)
     
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