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Mount Baldy to remain closed this summer as holes mystery persists
nwitimes.com ^ | April 24, 2014 2:20 pm

Posted on 04/27/2014 7:09:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin

MICHIGAN CITY | Officials at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore announced Thursday that scientists still do not know what caused holes to appear in Mount Baldy last summer, and the popular attraction will remain closed for further study.

Nathan Woessner, 6, of Sterling, Ill., was swallowed by a hole July 12 and rescued by firefighters.

Two additional holes have appeared since July, park officials said Thursday.

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1 posted on 04/27/2014 7:09:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

I’m not saying it was aliens, but it was aliens.


2 posted on 04/27/2014 7:14:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: BenLurkin
It's Invaders From Mars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REc1iR_ME4c

3 posted on 04/27/2014 7:15:12 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: BenLurkin
Interesting.

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4 posted on 04/27/2014 7:15:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m tempted to say sandworms, but it’s not the same Dune.

In White Sands National Monument, the dunes will creep over a tree. The tree eventually decays, leaving a trunk-shaped hole in the sand. Hasn’t happened recently, but in the past, people walking over such a cavity have fallen in, and usually the cavity collapses.

So maybe there are old trees or telephone poles under the dune.


5 posted on 04/27/2014 7:15:50 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: BenLurkin

Perhaps if they STOPPED LAUGHING at Art Bell, they could find the REAL CAUSE of this.


6 posted on 04/27/2014 7:15:52 PM PDT by BobL
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To: BenLurkin

Near Chicago. One theory is Chicago sucks-— leaving the holes in Indiana


7 posted on 04/27/2014 7:15:57 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: BenLurkin
 photo tremors.jpg
8 posted on 04/27/2014 7:17:31 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: BenLurkin

Tremors


9 posted on 04/27/2014 7:17:57 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: BenLurkin

Although the holes were rather small, they had to count them all.


10 posted on 04/27/2014 7:18:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Sarlacc

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11 posted on 04/27/2014 7:18:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

Imagine, you could go up there, drop down into a sinkhole unexpectedly, get covered over with sand and people would say it was a mystery. They knew you went up into the mountain, but then never came down.

This is how some of this mysterious disappearance stuff happens.


12 posted on 04/27/2014 7:20:16 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Mastador1
Has to be the Martians.

Anyone checked the back of his neck??

13 posted on 04/27/2014 7:20:47 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: BenLurkin
wite people


14 posted on 04/27/2014 7:21:43 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: BenLurkin

Could be a Sarlacc Pit developing.


15 posted on 04/27/2014 7:21:43 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Mastador1
It's Invaders From Mars

My very first thought. When I saw this movie as a kid, I was afraid to walk on sand...LOL!


16 posted on 04/27/2014 7:22:37 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin - Last Man Standing (Ironic, ain't it?))
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To: BenLurkin

Aww hell, let’s just blame global fracking and call it a day.


17 posted on 04/27/2014 7:22:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

You beat me by three minutes, stupid phone!


18 posted on 04/27/2014 7:23:12 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Mastador1

That movie scared the bejeesus out of me as a kid.


19 posted on 04/27/2014 7:24:24 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: doorgunner69

Worked there in the 90s. The dune was moving a few feet every year, covering trees as it went. They eventually rot, opening up these holes. No mystery to anyone at the park service, only to stupid journalist. Use to climb the dunes at night and watch the sunset light up the chicago skyline. Other than that living there sucked. As did working for the nps and having to peddle their lies.


20 posted on 04/27/2014 7:26:36 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists
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To: BenLurkin
To be more serious we know how this investigation is gonna turn out assuming,that is,that some Rat Party functionary is put in charge of it or is able to hijack it:

Global Warming

or

Fracking

21 posted on 04/27/2014 7:29:19 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Deathtomarxists
No mystery to anyone at the park service, only to stupid journalist. Use to climb the dunes at night and watch the sunset light up the chicago skyline. Other than that living there sucked.

That's what the news story is about!

22 posted on 04/27/2014 7:30:26 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: dfwgator

Nice!


23 posted on 04/27/2014 7:30:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

That area has been target for decades for closure by eco nuts. They want people off the land. Especially OHV users.

I guess they found a way.

Soon Glamis in SoCal will develop these holes too.


24 posted on 04/27/2014 7:31:09 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: cripplecreek; Impy; BillyBoy

I’ve been to Mount Baldy. Windy as can be there. Hang-glider fanatics aren’t going to be happy about that closure, that’s the premier take-off spot at the park.


25 posted on 04/27/2014 7:32:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BenLurkin

26 posted on 04/27/2014 7:32:42 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: DBrow

They should put out thumpers, just in case.


27 posted on 04/27/2014 7:35:43 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is)
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To: BenLurkin
They don't know what is causing these holes, but the solution is to raise taxes.


28 posted on 04/27/2014 7:37:26 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is)
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To: smokingfrog

Im surprised that guy can fit down that hole considering the size of his package.


29 posted on 04/27/2014 7:38:06 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: gitmo

Mole repellers work around our seitch.


30 posted on 04/27/2014 7:42:53 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Hang glider do the same on this side of the lake.

Some serious dunes on lake Superior (Grand Sable) but not much room for landing at the bottom.

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31 posted on 04/27/2014 7:43:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Deathtomarxists
"Invader from Mars" is a hopelssly dated film now, but scared the hell out of me as a kid. The hero kid in it lived near some place with sand dunes. You knew bad stuff was about to happen when the sand began to funnel into a hole.

Those of us that saw it fifty or more years ago never forgot it.

32 posted on 04/27/2014 7:44:11 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: driftdiver

He might go down, but he’s not going back up.


33 posted on 04/27/2014 7:46:25 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah, that’s not much of a beach !


34 posted on 04/27/2014 7:48:06 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: LaybackLenny
My very first thought. When I saw this movie as a kid, I was afraid to walk on sand...LOL!

I looked at the base of everybody's hairline for the tell-tale "X".

35 posted on 04/27/2014 7:54:45 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: Mastador1

36 posted on 04/27/2014 8:00:15 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: BenLurkin
Sinkholes appear and disappear over the earth. They are no big deal. I live on a hill of shale...I'm safe from that particular hazard. Now, the traffic and foolish pedestrians with their headphones on and STARING at their iphones.
Ah me.

There's all kind of stuff going on at the earth's core and crust. But, you know that too.

I sometimes wish a big sinkhole would swallow up .... oh never mind! :o)

37 posted on 04/27/2014 8:07:51 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: BenLurkin

Sand sharks?


38 posted on 04/27/2014 8:12:39 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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39 posted on 04/27/2014 8:17:21 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Blood of Tyrants

40 posted on 04/27/2014 8:22:40 PM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Clearly sandworms are the culprit.


41 posted on 04/27/2014 8:36:22 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Global Warming or Fracking

How could you possibly forget RAAACISM?

42 posted on 04/27/2014 9:12:19 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: driftdiver

LOL!


43 posted on 04/27/2014 9:18:52 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl

It’s just so obvious. These holes, whether here or in Russia, are due to climate change.


44 posted on 04/27/2014 9:24:37 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: DBrow

Used to be called subsidence. Years ago when coal mining lots of trees were buried, as they rotted away houses built on top of them sank into the ground. Also happened from the collapse of old underground mine workings, coal and rock.
Or it could be buried treasure and the traps left behind, think Oak Island, are finally rotting away. Or could be an X-File.


45 posted on 04/27/2014 9:31:44 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: dfwgator

Scientists still do not know what caused them, but Dr. I.M. Kooky, Indiana State U., assured parents,
“We’re fixing the holes where the rains come in, to keep our minds from wandering, where they will go ... oh. It really doesn’t matter if we’re wrong, we’re right.”
And he continued lecturing on in this sing-song way until it got dark and everyone wandered off, watching where they stepped.


46 posted on 04/27/2014 9:35:04 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Impy
Wow, four Left leaning Worms. How apropos.
47 posted on 04/27/2014 9:49:38 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: driftdiver

“Like throwing a hotdog down a hallway.”


48 posted on 04/27/2014 9:59:40 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: gitmo

“Now remember, walk without rhythm, and we won’t attract the worm.”

Freegards


49 posted on 04/27/2014 10:08:25 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: BenLurkin

In other news Michael Moore has been grief stricken by the loss of a hotdog he was carrying days ago. An obviously shaken Moore was last seen in the Indiana dunes national lakeshore. Rosie Odonnel has called to comfort Mr Moore and help find his missing hot dog but was distracted when she, herself, had dropped a honey barbeque chicken wing en route. Neither have been seen since.


50 posted on 04/27/2014 10:37:12 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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