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Legend of bottomless hole near Ellensburg grows, but why can't we find it?
SeattlePI/KOMO ^ | 2/8/12 | Denise Whitaker

Posted on 02/09/2012 12:43:09 PM PST by illiac

ELLENSBURG -- From Bigfoot to the disappearance of D.B. Cooper, the Pacific Northwest is full of mysteries. Another mystery burred deep in the hills of eastern Washington keeps resurfacing.

Ellensburg and its surrounding valleys and Manastash Ridge are beautiful in any season.

Some believe what lies beneath is a deep, dark hole with supernatural powers.

A man named Red Elk is one of the only people alive known to have ever seen the mysterious hole.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattlepi.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: chat; humor; melshole; wierd
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1 posted on 02/09/2012 12:43:14 PM PST by illiac
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To: illiac

It’s in Olympia.

It’s under Gregoire’s desk.


2 posted on 02/09/2012 12:44:33 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: RinaseaofDs

Nope. You can find it in Congress.


3 posted on 02/09/2012 12:45:48 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: illiac
Legend of bottomless hole near Ellensburg grows, but why can't we find it?

If you find it, keep it a secret or Hussein 0bama and his regime will try to fill it up with our tax dollars.

4 posted on 02/09/2012 12:47:20 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: illiac; TigersEye

Some believe what lies beneath is a deep, dark hole with supernatural powers. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Are you sure its not Nancy Pelosi’s lost private parts? They went missing a few years ago, so the myth goes.


5 posted on 02/09/2012 12:48:28 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: illiac

Didnt Art Bell call this Mel’s Hole. He did 4 hours shows on it. Bottomless hole. they would through dead cows in and never hear them land.


6 posted on 02/09/2012 12:49:51 PM PST by tomd2
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To: tomd2

from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel’s_Hole


7 posted on 02/09/2012 12:53:03 PM PST by tomd2
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To: illiac
OBAMA-VILLE...

8 posted on 02/09/2012 1:01:34 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: illiac
From the article:
A man named Red Elk is one of the only people alive known to have ever seen the mysterious hole.
A minor correction, if I may:
A man named Red Elk is one of the only people alive known who claims to have ever seen the mysterious hole.

9 posted on 02/09/2012 1:02:35 PM PST by Bob
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To: tomd2

If they would have been live cows they would have heard them hit. And if the hole really is bottomless then they can cover it with a pair of Helen Thomas’ underpants.


10 posted on 02/09/2012 1:04:30 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: evets

So, that is where all the missing workers are going. How else can this administration get rid of 5 million people?


11 posted on 02/09/2012 1:05:37 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: 1rudeboy

Yes, they’re looking in the wrong ‘Washington’.


12 posted on 02/09/2012 1:14:01 PM PST by chopperman
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To: illiac

You can’t see it, because it was filled in as part of a government make-work “stimulus” project!


13 posted on 02/09/2012 1:28:12 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: evets

What is that from, anyway?


14 posted on 02/09/2012 1:28:12 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: AD from SpringBay
Helen Thomas has bottomless underpants? EWWWW!!!!!

DUDE! That's WAY too much information!

And I do NOT repeat NOT want to know how you found out this little gem...

15 posted on 02/09/2012 1:30:24 PM PST by null and void (Day 1116 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: evets

Best LAUGH in days.

Caddis


16 posted on 02/09/2012 1:31:53 PM PST by palmerizedCaddis
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To: illiac

So, Freerepublic has become a site for wacked-out mysticism and hocus-pocus?

Do you really believe the crap in this story?


17 posted on 02/09/2012 1:51:20 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: illiac

When you can’t stop falling... You’ve found it.


18 posted on 02/09/2012 1:52:52 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Disambiguator

>> “What is that from, anyway?” <<

.
Its Obama’s program for the jobless...


19 posted on 02/09/2012 1:57:23 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: null and void
Helen Thomas has bottomless underpants?

Please, no pictures!

20 posted on 02/09/2012 2:08:00 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: editor-surveyor
From Bigfoot to the disappearance of D.B. Cooper, the Pacific Northwest is full of mysteries.

I get the image with that start of the article of a connection between those two items.

Consider a bigfoot family sitting around a campfire in a cave... They have obviously been eating alot of meat... Everything is cleaned up. But if you remember the sketch of Cooper...


Well, I see the teenage son wearing the shades, and the small daughter trying to eat the money, and being scolded by her mother not to.... Papa bigfoot give out a burp, and says the ribs were good, but the leg meat was tough.
21 posted on 02/09/2012 2:10:56 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: editor-surveyor
From Bigfoot to the disappearance of D.B. Cooper, the Pacific Northwest is full of mysteries.

I get the image with that start of the article of a connection between those two items.

Consider a bigfoot family sitting around a campfire in a cave... They have obviously been eating alot of meat... Everything is cleaned up. But if you remember the sketch of Cooper...


Well, I see the teenage son wearing the shades, and the small daughter trying to eat the money, and being scolded by her mother not to.... Papa bigfoot give out a burp, and says the ribs were good, but the leg meat was tough.
22 posted on 02/09/2012 2:11:22 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: tomd2
Didn't Art Bell call this Mel’s Hole. He did 4 hours shows on it. Bottomless hole. they would through dead cows in and never hear them land.

He did but I don't recall any definitive investigation confirming it. Reminds me of the purported hole into which Russians reportedly lowered a microphone thousands of feet. They allegedly recorded “sounds of hell.” Art Bell and his successor have played this recording, a frightening cacophony of screams, groans, and cackles which, if not from hell, sounded like hell.

23 posted on 02/09/2012 2:15:00 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: illiac

Here’s an off-the-wall vanity question:

Is Ellensburg, WA cattle country? And is THIS the Ellensburg for which the “Ellensburg” style western saddle is named?


24 posted on 02/09/2012 2:16:22 PM PST by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: illiac
Legend of bottomless hole near Ellensburg grows, but why can't we find it?

Maybe Madonna has gone back to Europe?

25 posted on 02/09/2012 2:36:10 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: tomd2
possibly infinite depth

Wow, the Earth is only 8000 miles wide but a hole in that same Earth can have an infinite depth!

..... this is why you have to watch what you read on wikipedia


26 posted on 02/09/2012 2:37:21 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: editor-surveyor

Many strange and unexplained goings-on have occurred between Manastash Ridge and Liberty/Tronson area. I ride dirt bikes and camp in the area and, although having never encountered the bottomless hole, have come back with stories that dissuaded some fellow off-roaders from ever exploring the area in the daytime, much less staying for the night.


27 posted on 02/09/2012 2:38:27 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Tucker39

I don’t know specifically about the saddle, but it IS cattle country and the valley is more or less shaped like a saddle. I am going up there tomorrow.


28 posted on 02/09/2012 2:40:40 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Candor7
My sister lived in Ellensberg for many years and never mentioned this tale. I'll have to ask her about it.

Another mystery burred deep in the hills of eastern Washington keeps resurfacing.

No wonder they can't find it. Ellensberg is not in eastern Washington. It is on the east side of the Cascades but it is very much on the western side of the state. Someone alert the search party! lol

29 posted on 02/09/2012 2:42:37 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

If you’re referring to the Microsoft/Amazon types that have moved in, you’re right.


30 posted on 02/09/2012 2:45:21 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: steve86

Well, I was referring to its geographic location but if you mean the Microsoft/Amazon types think of it as “eastern” WA I believe you. Looking at a map is probably not in their repertoire.


31 posted on 02/09/2012 2:56:30 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Tucker39
Ellensburg is cattle/wheat country...they do have a big rodeo every year....

but Ellensburg is also known for its unique "Ellensburg Blue" gemstone found in the area, and only in the area.....it's discovered by farmers as they till their fields and I understand it can be quite lucrative....supposed to be one of the hardest stones next to diamonds...

32 posted on 02/09/2012 3:03:41 PM PST by cherry
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To: illiac

The Way to the Black Lodge.

The owls are not what they seem...


33 posted on 02/09/2012 3:04:44 PM PST by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: TigersEye

The demarcation between eastern and western WA and OR, culturally, demographically, politically, climatically, geologically, anything you can think of, has always been the north-south Cascade range, even though the range does not lie equidistant from the western (Pacific) and eastern borders of the states.


34 posted on 02/09/2012 3:10:00 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: cherry

No wheat to speak of in the Ellensburg/Kittitas valley but plenty in southeastern WA and the Palouse area.


35 posted on 02/09/2012 3:12:27 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: steve86

“have come back with stories”

Are these stories things you have witnessed, or just stories that others have heard? I always find stories of the supernatural, ufos, etc. interesting and while skeptical, try to keep an open mind. (I miss Art Bell!)

Isn’t this the area where the UFO folks and dream travelers and other such folks have a semi-permanent camp set up and look for UFO’s near Mount Adams?


36 posted on 02/09/2012 3:22:51 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: editor-surveyor

I thought it was from a movie or something.


37 posted on 02/09/2012 3:38:33 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: 21twelve

Some things are best left unsaid.


38 posted on 02/09/2012 4:17:22 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Wow. Clever, dude.


39 posted on 02/09/2012 4:28:01 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Tucker39

It is indeed cattle country (although not as much as in the past). Still have angus and other breeds as well as beefalo out here. I’m not sure if the saddle is named after the town or not, but it sounds likely.


40 posted on 02/09/2012 4:29:31 PM PST by Last of the Bohicans ("Shakin' the bush, Boss!")
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To: steve86

What are some of the tales? :)


41 posted on 02/09/2012 4:30:47 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: editor-surveyor
So, Freerepublic has become a site for wacked-out mysticism and hocus-pocus?

You've been here since '98, right? Don't you remember those days? We had chemtrails/black helicopter threads and all kinds of weirdness. I kinda miss it sometimes. :-)

42 posted on 02/09/2012 4:36:31 PM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: B Knotts

chemtrails threads were/are some of the best.

One of the absolute best threads, though, was started by some poor, drunk guy on a Saturday night. It was hilarious.


43 posted on 02/09/2012 4:38:51 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: canuck_conservative

You bring up a good point. If a hole is bottomless, it leaves Earth and goes into space, where it automatically becomes infinite.

Oh. I hear “Also Sprach Zarathustra” playing in the background.....


44 posted on 02/09/2012 4:42:33 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

You mean A+Bert? I miss his posts.


45 posted on 02/09/2012 4:49:09 PM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: B Knotts

Been here since August of ‘97 actually.

I remember a guy named Michael that posted bizzare stuff all the time until he rode the lightning a few times.


46 posted on 02/09/2012 4:50:27 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: combat_boots

Problems with dropping a line with a weight too. Upon reaching the center of the earth, it would stop “falling”. Although at that depth you wouldn’t be able to feel it if it did stop.

If the Indian is telling the truth with his lifesavers trick (a good idea!) - if that is all that he had on the line, after 300’ it very well could have hit the dry bottom of the hole and he would not have noticed it hit bottom. (The weight of the line being more than the lifesavers at that point.)


47 posted on 02/09/2012 4:50:26 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: null and void
What I was trying to insuate is that Helen Thomas' underpants are already covering a bottomless hole... wait, that doesn't sound right either. Never mind.
48 posted on 02/09/2012 5:55:24 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: patriot08

Id rather close the book on that chapter of my life. Look forward instead of back. Although a book about it would make some money. Wouldn’t know whether to classify it in the Science Fiction section or Natural Wonders of the Universe.


49 posted on 02/09/2012 6:00:56 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: BrewingFrog

My log will have more to say about that...


50 posted on 02/09/2012 7:22:34 PM PST by null and void (Day 1116 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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