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It Started as a Small Sinkhole but What Archaeologists Ended Up Finding Is a Fascinating Bit of History

Featured Image: Cedar Rapids skyline CREDIT :Iowahwyman SOURCE: Wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0


Earlier this summer, an inspector was conducting a routine bridge check when a small sinkhole was spotted nearby. This hole would lead to a larger investigation that ultimately revealed more than a dozen 150-year-old caves that were used to make what is a favored drink in America today — beer.

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According the Cedar Rapids Gazette, up to 14 beer caves dating back to the mid-1800s were identified after the initial look into the sinkhole revealed there was more to it. The caves were used to age beer made by breweries at the time and keep the beverage cold, the newspaper reported. . . . Read Complete Report

Image: Beer Cave. Get this sign and more at Inkey Beer “How To Decorate Your Homebrew Cave: Part 1 (The Walls)

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Sinkhole Swallows Disney Resort In Clermont Florida “RAW FOOTAGE” (8/12/2013)

Featured Image: Fredricksburg Maryland Sinkhole CREDIT:Randall Orndorff. U.S.   Geological Survey (Public-Domain). FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY.

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Published on Aug 12, 2013

A sinkhole caused a section of a central Florida resort villa to partially collapse early Monday, while another section of the villa was sinking, authorities said.


Bayou Corne LA sinkhole Update: 1 Year Later (W/Video)

Featured Image: Bayou Corne Louisiana sinkhole size increases after sharp quakes last week new collapse shown with red line around it. CREDIT: Assumption Parish Police Jury. SOURCE: Examiner.com. NOVEMBER 1, 2012. BY: 



Kansas : Large Sinkhole swallows Pasture in Wallace County and is still growing (Aug 03, 2013)

From youtube uploaded by SignsofThyComing· on Aug 4, 2013


From The Advocate BY DAVID MITCHELL dmitchell@theadvocate.com

One year later: Bayou Corne sinkhole still a mystery

August 03, 2013


“5:30 a.m. on Aug. 3 of last year.” . . .

“In a wooded patch on Texas Brine’s leased site south off La. 70 was a 200-foot-by-200-foot sinkhole.

“Initially called a “slurry hole,” the sinkhole had emerged sometime overnight after months of stirrings deep underground, pulling mature cypress trees straight down under a surface of floating mats of grass, mud and crude oil. . . . Read Complete Report


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Published on Aug 2, 2013

Newspaper: Giant Louisiana sinkhole now over 20 times larger than last year – It’s “taken on a volcano-like quality”…

From youtube uploaded by BPEarthWatch on Jun 6, 2013

Bayou Corne Sink Hole Collapsing into Bayou.

From youtube uploaded by Tatoott1009Reloaded on Mar 22, 2013

Strange things happening near massive sinkhole in Louisiana “Doors pop open by themselves”



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Scariest Sink Holes Known To Man

Uploaded on May 15, 2009

The most awesome sink holes found in nature cannot compare to the scariest sink hole known to man located near the Potomac River.


California : Massive Sinkhole swallowing up entire Lakeside Heights subdivision (May 12, 2013)

Featured Image: FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY. The Devil’s Sinkhole. This was the original site for a limestone dig near Hawthorne, Florida. The Devil’s Hole (sometimes referred to as the “Devil’s Toilet Bowl” by the locals) is a fun spot for an afternoon dip. There is a rope swing, and two stands to jump from. CREDIT: Xlandfair SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (Public Domain).

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Published on May 13, 2013

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Update: Out of control nightmare: tremors increasing at massive 13-acre Louisiana sinkhole (+) Louisiana Sinkhole Crisis is Out of Control — GET OUT of Southern Louisiana NOW! (Video Report)

Photo: This is a locator map showing Assumption Parish in Louisiana. CREDIT: David Benbennick For more information, see Commons:United States county locator maps. SOURCE; Wikipedia (Public Domain)

From The Extinction Protocol

Posted on April 2, 2013

April 2, 2013 – LOUISIANA – The head of Louisiana’s Department of Natural Resources named 13 scientists and other experts Friday to serve on a blue-ribbon commission tasked with determining the long-term stability of the area around northern Assumption Parish’s sinkhole. The 13-acre sinkhole and consequences of its emergence and continued growth, such as methane trapped under the Bayou Corne area, have forced the evacuation of 350 residents for more than seven months. The sinkhole, found in swamps between Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou on Aug. 3, is believed to have been caused by a failed Texas Brine Co. LLC cavern mined into the Napoleonville Dome. . . . Read Complete Report


From youtube uploaded by Aaron McCluske

Louisiana Sinkhole Crisis is Out of Control — GET OUT of Southern Louisiana NOW!

Published on Mar 26, 2013

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Massive Sinkhole Swallows Florida Man As He Screams For Help (W/Video)

Photo: This is a sinkhole in a parking lot at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA, USA.  CREDIT: Scott Ehardt SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain)


From Reuters

Recovery effort ends for Florida man presumed dead in sinkhole

By Saundra Amrhein

SEFFNER, Florida | Sat Mar 2, 2013 10:24pm EST

(Reuters) – Florida rescue workers ended their efforts on Saturday to recover the body of a man who disappeared into a sinkhole that swallowed his bedroom while he slept and will demolish the suburban Tampa home due to its dangerous conditions, a rescue spokeswoman said. . . . Read Complete Report

From youtube

Massive Sinkhole Swallows Florida Man As He Screams For Help

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Published on Mar 1, 2013

A man was missing early Friday after a large sinkhole opened under the bedroom of a house near Tampa and his brother says the man screamed for help before he disappeared. . . . Read Complete Report

Mysterious Louisiana Sinkhole Raises Concerns of Explosions and Radiation

from Yahoo! News



A nearly 400-foot deep sinkhole in Louisiana has swallowed all of the trees in its area and enacted a mandatory evacuation order for about 150 residences for fear of potential radiation and explosions.

The 400-square-foot gaping hole is in Assumption Parish, La., about 50 miles south of Baton Rouge.

The sinkhole sits in the middle of a heavily wooded space where it has consumed all of the soaring cypress trees that had been there. Flyover photos show some of the treetops still visible through the mud.

Authorities enacted a mandatory evacuation for between 100 and150 homes in the area, but most people have chosen to stay, according to the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Preparedness. If any of the dangers seem to become more imminent, the order will be escalated to a forced evacuation.

While officials are not certain what caused the massive sinkhole, they believe it may be have ben caused by a nearby salt cavern owned by the Texas Brine Company.

After being used for nearly 30 years, the cavern was plugged in 2011 and officials believe the integrity of the cavern may have somehow been compromised, leading to the sinkhole. . . . Read Complete Report

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from WWLTV.com

Bubbling Assumption Parish swamp shuts down highway

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“NEW ORLEANS — The mysterious bubbling swamp in Assumption Parish that turned into a sort of soupy sinkhole actually shut down a nearby highway this weekend.

About 100 homes were evacuated when the sinkhole started spreading.

It caused cypress trees to topple and even bent a natural gas pipeline. That’s when officials shut down Highway 70, and started work to depressurize the pipeline.

Officials aren’t sure, but say the problem could be connected to a nearby fault line or a collapsed salt dome.” . . . Text posted with Video