Last summer, 6-year-old Nathan Woessner was walking across the sands of Mount Baldy in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore when he suddenly disappeared into a deep hole.
It took a team of rescuers about three hours to pull Woessner to safety from beneath 11 feet (3.4 meters) of sand and sediment, according to the Chicago Tribune.
More holes have appeared in Mount Baldy, forcing officials with the National Park Service (NPS) to close part of the park, located 55 miles southeast of Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan. But why are these dangerous holes suddenly appearing in the sand dunes?
“We don’t know exactly what’s going on out there,” Ken Mehne, law enforcement specialist for the park, told the Tribune. “We can’t let folks out onto the area until we know it’s safe.”
Deep holes appear and disappear
The incident deeply affected geologist Erin Argyilan, a professor of geosciences at Indiana University Northwest. She was doing research at the base of Mount Baldy when she heard the screams of Woessner’s parents.
“I cried for three days,” Argyilan, who was pregnant at the time and was unable to assist in the boy’s rescue, told the Tribune. “I couldn’t help in the moment. So now I have to do what I can to learn why this is happening.”
Other experts are also interested in the strange holes in Mount Baldy, several of which have appeared since last year, only to collapse and be filled in with sand a day later. Some of the holes were so deep they could not be measured with the researchers’ measuring tapes.
Is it quicksand?
According to scientists, quicksand – that old trope of jungle-adventure movies – actually does exist, though it’s not as deadly as it appears in Tarzan films.
Quicksand is a sloshy mix of sand and water that looks solid when viewed from above, but will collapse into a more liquid form if a heavy object, like a human or animal, disturbs it. After liquefying, the mix tends to solidify, trapping the legs of an animal in wet, heavy sand.
There are also dry forms of quicksand, according to researchers. Experiments under controlled laboratory conditions have shown that manmade sand can suck an object under its surface, but this type of deep, dry quicksand has never been observed in nature, and it’s not been established that Mount Baldy is an example of dry quicksand.
Using ground-penetrating radar
NPS crews have teamed with the Environmental Protection Agency researchers to get to the bottom of the mysterious holes in Mount Baldy. Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) has been used to get a better understanding of the large sand dune.
The GPR surveys revealed a layer of soil buried beneath the shifting sands that now cover Mount Baldy. That layer of soil was exposed to the surface during part of the 20th century, according to an NPS statement.
“This particular dune has a complicated history,” Argyilan said, referring to Mount Baldy. The site was once mined for sand used in the manufacture of glass Mason jars. There are also manmade structures like an old wooden staircase buried beneath the surface of the dune.
Old photos reveal what’s buried
Argyilan has examined historical photographs of the area to determine what has changed since the 1930s. Trees and grass that once covered Mount Baldy are now also buried.
These discoveries have led researchers to what they consider their leading hypothesis: Some items buried beneath the sandy surface – trees, brush or manmade structures or debris – “were buried by the rapid landward movement of the dune during the late 1900s,” according to an NPS statement.
“The age of the materials and the wet conditions during the spring of 2013 may have forced these materials to become unstable, collapsing and creating openings to the surface,” according to the statement.
The National Park Service is continuing to use GPR and core samples to determine what lies beneath Mount Baldy, and how that may contribute to the appearance of deep holes in the dune. For the time being, the area remains off-limits to park visitors.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013
A growing sinkhole in Florida has swallowed at least one home, caused another to begin collapsing and forced at least six homes to be evacuated. The sinkhole began opening in a neighborhood just north of downtown Dunedin, Fla., near Tampa, early this morning, according to ABC News affiliate WFTS-TV in Tampa.
By 7 a.m., the sinkhole was estimated at 80 feet wide and 40 feet deep, and still expanding, Dunedin Deputy Fire Chief Tripp Barrs told WFTS. Power and utility lines were cut off and officials evacuated at least six surrounding homes amid reports that a neighboring pool was also cracking.
Television footage also shows a boat and screened-in porch at the homeowner’s property had collapsed into the hole.
The Pinellas County homeowner Michael Dupre told TV station Bay News 9 that he heard what sounded like a “sledgehammer pounding on a wall” as the sinkhole began to open up. He also told the station a sinkhole-prevention company had been at his home the past two days pouring grout to stabilize the home’s foundation.
“There was a sinkhole before and we knew there was sinkhole activity,” Dupre said. “After the Seffner sinkhole, we were scared. We’ve been dealing with our insurance company and, finally, two days ago, they started working on our house. Now it looks like our home is gone.”
No injuries have been reported in the Dunedin sinkhole.
Dunedin is just outside of what state officials refer to as “sinkhole alley,” the counties of Hernando, Hillsborough and Pasco.
More sinkholes for October 2013…
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Fri, 02 Aug 2013
Wichita — Watch your step if you venture into Wallace County in western Kansas.
The Wallace County sheriff says a large sinkhole was discovered about a week ago eight miles north of Wallace.
They’re waiting on experts to come out and examine the sinkhole. They have no idea what caused it, and no injuries have been reported.
Ed Note: Wow…sinkhole?? Looks more like a canyon…it’s odd that they didn’t give measurements, the camera angle makes it difficult to gauge how big it is. Hmm..if sinkholes keep growing, maybe we’ll witness the making of Grand Canyon II “in the blink of an eye”. In evolutionary terms, that’ll really make the Darwinist’s really squirm! lol!!
Wed, 29 May 2013
The sinkhole in downtown Washington will continue to block lanes and impede traffic until the end of the work week, officials said Tuesday.
Authorities shut down parts of 14th and F streets in Northwest Washington last week after a pit opened at the intersection, which is blocks from the White House and in an area full of restaurants and hotels.
The work is taking so long because workers digging down to the sewer line have to navigate a complex thicket of utility lines and old trolley tracks, according to George S. Hawkins, general manager of the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority.
“It’s been the most complicated street repair I’ve seen since I’ve been on the job,” Hawkins said at a news conference in front of the sinkhole.
Work at the pit could cost nearly $2 million, Hawkins said.
All of the work should be completed and the roads reopened by Friday, said Paul A. Quander Jr., the deputy mayor for public safety.
“A lot of progress has been made,” Quander said. “We’ve been working around the clock to fix this.”
Northbound 14th Street remains blocked between Pennsylvania and New York avenues, while F Street is closed between 13th and 15th streets. Only southbound traffic can pass through the intersection.
If the roads do reopen Friday, the intersection will have been at least partially blocked for 10 days spanning two work weeks and a holiday weekend. Traffic was severely affected in the blocks around the closure, with cars and buses being diverted from a key artery in and out of the city.
While the cause of the sinkhole is still being investigated, Hawkins said it appears that the hole developed because a nearby manhole was blocking a storm drain.
The storm drain at the northwest corner of the intersection, in front of the Hamilton restaurant, is meant to funnel storm water into the sewer system. But a manhole was constructed that blocked the drain. As a result, water had nowhere to go and seeped into the dirt under the street.
“That’s our best hypothesis,” Hawkins said.
The blockage in the storm drain was discovered Friday when workers threaded a camera into the drain. Authorities don’t know when the manhole was installed, but the dirt appears to have been washed out over a period of several years, Hawkins said.
Comment: “That’s our best hypothesis…” Oh dear, authorities everywhere are soon gonna have to do better than that to explain the global
explosion in sinkholes to a population going “HUH?!”
The planet is opening up…
China and Russia appear to be taking the lead in the media with sinkholes swallowing cars and buildings. To be honest, you never can tell how bad things are getting in N America when mass media focus’s on Kim Kardashian’s baby bump and Angelina Jolie’s latest mediapalooza stunt.
Well sometimes you should not get up! This is the case of this Chinese family (3 children) driving in Hetian, western China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region, when their car fell in a giant sinkhole that formed suddenly under it on may 16 2013. The Chinese family managed to scramble from their car despite not being able to open doors.
The sinkhole got bigger over the next 30 minutes until their vehicle almost completely disappeared.
According to authorities there used to be an air raid shelter below the road and heavy rain caused the cave-in.
By Maxine Wally | May 11, 2013
California homes are falling between the cracks-literally.
About 100 miles north of San Francisco in a neighborhood called Lakeport, cracks in the ground that have turned into cavernous divides are splitting homes, causing them to break and sink beneath the ground.
The community was built upon now-dormant volcano Mount Konocti; officials can’t say whether or not the volcano is a contributing factor in the strange splitting occurrence.
“We have a dormant volcano, and I’m certain a lot of things that happen here (in Lake County) are as a result of that, but we don’t know about that,” county public works director Scott De Leon told Yahoo News.
Residents Scott and Robin Spivey noticed cracks in the walls of their Tudor-style home that widened by the day.
“We want to know what is going on here,” Spivey said.
Spivey, former city building inspector, and his wife were among the eight households that have now been evacuated in the Clear Lake area of Lake County. 10 more are on imminent evacuation notice.
“It’s a slow-motion disaster,” Randall Fitzgerald, Lakeside Heights resident, said.
These kinds of collapses that happen in volcanic areas with steep hills can move numerous feet one day, and a quarter of an inch the next.
Some, including Consultant Tom Ruppenthal of Utility Services Associates in Seattle say that groundwater is partly to blame. Water has surfaced in the area-there has suddenly been a wellspring of water at the top of hills, where not much groundwater runs-that erodes some of the land until it splits.
“It’s very common for groundwater to shift its course,” he said. “I think the groundwater has shifted.”
Until homeowners can settle finances with insurance companies-some of whom have left residents high and dry, as these kinds of home emergencies are not often covered-they will have to make due.
“It’s a tragedy, really,” contractor Dean Pick said while taking pictures in Lakeport for an insurance company. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Published on May 7, 2013
Over the past year the world has experienced unprecedented and bizarre weather phenomena – from record breaking heat and cold to increasing earthquake activity worldwide. It’s not just global warming, but rather, a system wide surge of strange weather activity.
This video compiles extreme earth changes and weather events, with footage including meteors entering the atmosphere, sinkholes opening up worldwide, the discovery of dark lightning, increasing volcano activity, and a uniquely unusual UFO sighting in Ireland.
While this video does NOT imply extreme weather is a result of human activity – it does suggest that climate change is real and occurring all around us. Whatever the source, one may ask – will extreme weather define our world’s history for decades to come?
One of the houses in the town of Buturlino was completely demolshed. Residents managed to escape the building a few minutes before it literally collapsed like a house of cards on Wednesday night.
“I just barely left the house as everything around started to collapse,” Aleksey Ionychev told Russia’s Channel One.
“I looked and saw a poplar, 15 to 20 meters high, went under the ground and straight away I heard loud sounds of water running, like a waterfall, and then saw a 10 meters crater,” the man said. “It’s good that we are alive, but the house was new and everything we had, so to say, we lost. The house was not insured and of course no one cares about it.”
Initial reports suggested people were injured in the incident. However, it was later confirmed that no one sustained traumatic harm. “Information about dead and injured that appeared in media is not true,” the head of the local administration Nikolay Chichkov told Rossyiskaya Gazeta.
Thirty-three residents of nearby areas have been immediately evacuated. There were no people in one of the collapsed buildings, while the third damaged building was used for grain storage.
The Ionychev family reportedly moved to their relatives’ house, along with other residents.
According to Chichkov, the sinkhole not only demolished the three buildings, but also caused ruptures in electricity and gas utility lines. By the afternoon, gas utilities and power had been restored. The sinkhole remains cordoned off by emergency services.
The reasons behind the accident have not been made public so far. “There is a version that the sinkhole was caused by subterranean waters, which rose due to snow melting,” the regional head wrote on his blog.
Some experts also pointed to a railroad some 90 meters away from the place of the accident. However, trains are still passing the scene, though they have been forced to slow down to 60 kph.
The town of Buturlino, with a population of 6,500, is some 120 kilometers southeast of the city of Nizhniy Novgorod in central Russia. According to the 2010 census, Nizhniy Novgorod is home to over 1,250,000 people.
Wow! Gaia is really wreaking havoc, what’s really incredible is considering the massive flooding, a dam breaking, the large earthquakes and volcanic activity taking place in some of the poorest parts of the world, “relatively” few lives appear to have been lost.
Naturally my prayers go out to all the families have who lost loved ones, but when you take a look at the sheer volume of destruction in some places, IMO the death toll could’ve been considerably higher. For instance, tornado’s in Italy are rare, people there likely haven’t been taught how to take cover and stay safe in tornadic conditions; in addition, there weren’t any sirens to forewarn people in the tornado’s path either.
Earths management team has a good handle on assisting Gaia and her children through the shift with with as little loss of life as possible. Fortunately, we’re a resilient race and can be quite resourceful when faced with crisis, and lucky survivors when confronting danger. There’s no reason for fear, we’re always right where we’re supposed to be…
Also, I think it was in the second video that a helicopter cameraman catches footage of Saturn’s rings from his camera!! Very cool..
Here’s the last three weeks of “Signs of Change”…
Published on May 8, 2013
The weather all around this planet has gone crazy this week!
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Published on May 1, 2013
Signs Of Change, April 2013 Part 4
Floods, earthquakes, meteorites crashing into houses and more has taking place the past week or so.
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Published on Apr 23, 2013
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Published on May 7, 2013
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This newest methane bubbling site is in the northwestern most edge of the Bayou Corne community. This is the first BIG bubble site in the bayou that I am aware of on the north side of HWY 70, and so far west. See Nick Romeros interview with CBS at cbsnews.com The Sunday Morning Show under videos. Very moving, and he voices so many of our feelings. Mine, for sure.
Published on May 6, 2013
22 ft. long sinkhole opens up in the middle of the intersection of Lake Street and 2nd Avenue in San Francisco….
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April 18, 2013 – CHICAGO, IL – One person was hospitalized after a sinkhole swallowed three cars in the South Deering neighborhood on the Southeast Side this morning. The person was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Witnesses said the hole opened up around 5 a.m. at 9600 South Houston Avenue, quickly growing from about 20 feet to about 40 feet. First two cars slid in, then a third as the hole widened, witnesses said. A fourth vehicle was towed from the edge as it was about to fall inside, witnesses said. The man who was injured was trying to drive his car around the hole when the road gave way, according to witnesses. The man suffered minor head injuries. Ola Oni said she was about to leave for work at 5 a.m. but had not gotten in her car yet when it suddenly fell into the hole. “It could have happened to me, I am lucky, I’m happy,” Oni said. “In this kind of neighborhood, I don’t think this should happen.” She gestured toward the hole. “Look at this, this neighborhood is in danger.” The sinkhole opened up after a water main broke, according to Tom LaPorte, spokesman for the Water Department. The heavy rain could have contributed to the break of the cast iron pipe that dates back to 1915, he said. Officials are looking at the age of the main as well as weather conditions. –Chicago Tribune
contribution by Robert M.
Note: The water mains broke because the earth is expanding and the lithosphere is collapsing globally, scenes like this are happening all over the world and the sinkholes are only getting bigger, swallowing up more and more as time passes. My, my…things are getting quite interesting as our Earth mother awakens from her long slumber.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013
Despite a quick response from rescue workers, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The shocking incident caused officials to evacuate nearby residents.
According to published reports, over 100 sinkholes have formed in Beijing over the past two months. Poorly planned development is said to be the main factor.
Earlier this month, 43-year-old Mark Mihal nearly died when he was swallowed by a sinkhole while playing golf on a course near St. Louis.
Weeks before that, a Florida man was killed when a sinkhole opened up under his home. His body was never recovered.
Christian Science Monitor
Thu, 21 Mar 2013
Overnight, a sinkhole swallowed a pond on Mark Korb’s property in Newcastle, Calif. When he went to bed Saturday night, the pond was there. On Sunday, March 17 it was gone. How does that happen? While northern California is nowhere near as prone to sinkholes as Florida (see USGS sinkhole map), one clue might be the fact that the pond was man-made. While sinkholes don’t need a human trigger; changes in drainage due to construction or agricultural irrigation have been known to activate mass outbreaks of sinkholes in Florida, and other parts of the country.
As The Christian Science Monitor reported earlier this month after a Florida man was swallowed in his bed by a sinkhole, “Drought followed by heavy rains can also instigate sinkholes as heavy, water-logged earth presses down on limestone caves suddenly devoid of buoyant water. The two previous deaths attributed to sinkholes both involved professional well drillers whose activities cracked the top of limestone caverns, causing collapse. Humans can [destabilize karst landscapes] by drawing down water tables or irrigate too much, increasing the weight of the mass of materials that sits on top of the void,” says Jonathan Martin, a geologist at the University of Florida, in Gainesville. “Humans can modify the environment” enough to cause sinkholes.
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After the collapse of a salt mine in south Louisiana last year, a 9-acre sinkhole has flooded the area. It also caused gas and oil leaks, and local residents are fed up.
Louisiana officials are grappling with a giant sinkhole that’s threatening a neighborhood. A salt mine collapsed last year, creating a series of problems regulators say they’ve never seen before, including tremors and oil and gas leaks and a sinkhole that now covers 9 acres.
Residents have been evacuated for more than seven months now and are losing patience.
Ernie Boudreaux lives in a trailer on Jambalaya Street in Bayou Corne, La. Strange things have been happening to his home, he says.
“It cracks. You can hear it. The doors pop open by themselves,” Boudreaux says.
The front porch is separating from the trailer and sometimes he smells oil — all problems that started after the sinkhole opened less than a half mile from his house. His neighborhood is under a mandatory evacuation, but Boudreaux comes back a few days a week to care for his dog, Diesel.
Houston-based Texas Brine has been mining salt near the Bayou Corne community for more than 40 years. The company is now paying evacuated residents $875 a week to cover temporary housing costs. But Boudreaux, a welder, says he can’t find a rental that takes pets the size of Diesel, so he stays with his sister some and then comes home. He wants a more permanent solution.
“That $875 a week is hush-hush money — keep everybody quiet and just let it settle down. I say, I’m not letting this settle down. You talking about land, home that we can’t come back to,” Boudreaux says. “And if you do, it ain’t worth nothing.”
‘Just Like An Experiment’
From Boudreaux’s backyard you can see the entrance to Texas Brine. The firm operates several salt wells here in Assumption Parish, injecting water into an underground salt dome to leach out brine. The sodium chloride is used by the nearby petrochemical industries that line the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Ernie Boudreaux, who lives a half mile from the sinkhole, has been living with his sister for the past seven months.
“This is the sinkhole,” says Texas Brine spokesman Sonny Cranch. He looks out over what appears to be a lake surrounded by swampland and a fresh earthen levee. It was all swamp before Aug. 3, the morning workers discovered the sinkhole.
One day the area was swamp, he says, and the next “there’s nothing, except debris, floating vegetative matter, and as it turned out, there was some liquid hydrocarbon that had risen to the surface.”
That was crude oil and natural gas bubbling up from below ground. It was a mystery at first, but now authorities say an abandoned salt cavern collapsed, shifting the rock and salt formations deep below, causing the sinkhole above and unleashing hydrocarbons into the groundwater aquifer up to two miles from the site.
The sinkhole is still growing. Monitoring reveals continuing shifting underground and a possible problem at a second cavern.
The state has ordered Texas Brine to drill 30 of these natural gas wells around Bayou Corne.
Patrick Courreges with the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources says the escaping methane poses a danger. “Want to get that out so that you don’t have the risk of homes with enclosed spaces having a concentration of gas buildup that could be flammable or explosive,” Courreges says.
Courreges says Texas Brine had plugged and abandoned this salt mine in 2010 after integrity problems. And state rules at the time did not require any continued monitoring. Now scientists have discovered that the side wall of the salt cavern collapsed, causing tremors, the sinkhole and oil and gas leaks. Courreges says they’ve yet to find a road map for dealing with this unique set of problems.
“When we started looking around [asking] who else has this happened to, and the answer came — and we’re still looking — is nobody,” he says.
That makes it hard to predict what will happen next.
“It’s just like an experiment,” says Wilma Subra, a technical adviser to the Louisiana Environmental Action Network. “But the issue is, it is continuing to degrade. So as long as it’s degrading, you can’t say we’ve reached the end of degradation and now we can figure out how to remedy.”
Buyouts At Bayou Corne
Bayou Corne resident Nick Romero is losing his patience.
“I didn’t do anything. I didn’t cause this,” Romero says.
In his front yard, Romero watches gas bubbles seep up slowly through the cypress-studded swamp. “I’m being driven from the thing that I love the most,” he says.
He’s a retired postal worker and his wife, Brenda, is a nature artist. They’ve been here more than 20 years.
“The damage is done,” Brenda says. “Our property is worth zero.”
Nick Romero says after seven months, nothing is getting better. He wants Texas Brine to ante up.
“Man has played around and stuck his hands where he shouldn’t have and mother nature says It’s time for y’all to leave,” he says. “They’re responsible for causing it, so it’s time for them to pay up.”
Cranch of Texas Brine says the company will work with individual families to reach a fair settlement. “We want resolution of this. We really, truly appreciate the emotional stress this has caused for so many of these people in the Bayou Corne area,” Cranch says.
Some residents have sued Texas Brine. And Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is demanding damages for all of the 350 residents near the sinkhole. He also says the company owes the state more than $8 million for its response to the crisis.
“They’re the ones that are the responsible party. They caused this damage, and certainly we’ll be aggressive in making sure that they pay their bills — whether it’s to the state, local government or the folks they buy out,” Jindal said.
Back on Jambalaya Street, Boudreaux wants the buyout but isn’t sure where he’ll to go from Bayou Corne.
“We born and raised here. Ain’t like I’m going to say I’m moving to Baton Rouge because I’m not a city person,” he says. “I’m born in the swamp and bayous. They ain’t got a bayou I’m outta place. I can’t go to no city. But where you gonna go? That’s the thing.”
Published: March 13th, 2013 at 2:14 pm ET
Title: Increased Seismic Activity Reported
Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury
Date: March 13, 2013 at 12:55p ET
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Dr. Horton has reported a “spasmodic burst” which occurred at 1:34 this morning with 90+ micro earthquakes happening overnight. In addition, there were several observable long periods (VLP) events recorded on seismic monitor LA12. Dr. Horton and Dr. Pettit are working to locate the events currently.
We will post updates as information becomes available.
Updated here: Official: Work halted around giant sinkhole — Sharp tremors continuing every 15 minutes — Gas or fluids moving below ground?
Mon, 11 Mar 2013
“I came around the corner and said, ‘oh my God!'” said Jenkins. “My daughter’s car was there. I woke her up and told her to get the car out of there!”
A sinkhole had opened up right in the driveway of her house, located on the 1500 block of 2nd Street. Doris, her daughter Inga Jenkins and her granddaughter Claudia Jenkins were forced to evacuate their house.
“I wasn’t thinking that this was how I was going to be spend my Sunday afternoon,” said Inga while in tears. “It’s pretty upsetting to see your driveway start to fall into a hole.”
Bethlehem Township Assistant Fire Chief Ron Ford told NBC10’s Claudia Rivero that crews have been in the neighborhood all week repairing a break in the sewer line. At this point, Chief Ford says it’s unclear whether that work caused the sinkhole.
“We won’t be sure how much damage it caused until we get the hole dug out and see where we are with the damage,” said Chief Ford.
The Jenkins’ home has cracks in the foundation and possible damage to the roof. Too dangerous for the family to live there, the home is the only one in the neighborhood that has been evacuated so far.
“We have to evacuate because of the fumes,” said Claudia Jenkins.
“My daughter and I are going to a hotel for two weeks,” said Inga. “We’ll see what happens.”
No other homes have been affected at this time, according to authorities.
There was another report of two small sinkholes that opened up earlier this week at 1470 2nd Street.
NBC10 reported on several sinkholes in the Lehigh Valley area over the last year. Several dozen Allentown families were forced to find temporary housing after a sinkhole opened under their street. In 2011, 54 graves were threatened by approaching water from a sinkhole.\
Published on Mar 6, 2013
Recorded on March 5, 2013 . In this episode, Clif High talks about why he believes sinkholes are appearing all over the northern hemisphere, chemtrails and a recent shift, or wrinkle in temporal timeline changes that occurred early in February.
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