The Earth is eating people
I’m not sure if it was the first photos of the “freak geological incident” to surface or news of the golfer who plummeted deep into an 18-foot cavern that has made it impossible for me to make it through a full night without living through vivid nightmares in which a sinkhole opens up beneath me and the earth pulls me into oblivion. Until now, my lone fear has been kept at bay by avoiding open graves, spelunking, and ice forts – I have to apologize to my niece, I simply didn’t trust the structural integrity of the Mantey Ice Mountain in the cul-de-sac.
In the harrowing incident in Florida, a sinkhole opened up underneath a man’s bedroom and swallowed him as he slept. His brother heard a crash, followed by his sibling’s screams, and nearly lost his own life as he attempted a rescue. First responders lowered equipment into the chasm, but found no sign of life. The man was presumed dead at the bottom of a hole that was nearly 30 feet in diameter at the surface, and opened to 100 feet across below the surface.
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