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No One Knows Why Deep, Dangerous Holes Are Appearing In This Sand Dune
gizmodo.com ^ | 4/28/14 | Sarah Zhang

Posted on 04/29/2014 8:43:08 AM PDT by Kartographer

One summer day last July, a six-year-old boy was walking across a dune when he disappeared, falling into a deep, narrow hole in the sand. This and two other holes that have since appeared at Indiana's Mount Baldy are unlike anything scientists have seen before—it could be an entirely new geological phenomenon.

After being buried for three horrifying hours in the eleven-foot-deep hole, the boy was fortunately rescued. But the incident left an impression on geologist Erin Argyilan, who happened to be doing research at Mount Baldy that day and heard his parents' terrified screams. "I couldn't help in the moment," she told the Chicago Tribune, "So now I have to do what I can to learn why this is happening."

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: erinargyilan; holes; indiana; mountbaldy

1 posted on 04/29/2014 8:43:08 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer
I vote for Graboids!!

2 posted on 04/29/2014 8:43:48 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Seconded. My thoughts exactly. There’s no other explanation.


3 posted on 04/29/2014 8:45:26 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Kartographer

What, they never saw “Tremors”?


4 posted on 04/29/2014 8:45:30 AM PDT by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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To: Kartographer

Well, it did grab a boy so that makes sense.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 8:45:56 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Kartographer

Spice worms.


6 posted on 04/29/2014 8:46:17 AM PDT by mylife
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To: Kartographer

Where’s Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward?


7 posted on 04/29/2014 8:46:41 AM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Kartographer

Global fracking!!!!!!


8 posted on 04/29/2014 8:46:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kartographer
China has finally succeeded.

Leni

9 posted on 04/29/2014 8:46:57 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Kartographer
 photo we-dont-understand-it-so-they-must-be-aliens.jpg
10 posted on 04/29/2014 8:47:06 AM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: Kartographer

Shai Hulud!!!

11 posted on 04/29/2014 8:47:08 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Kartographer

Wormsign


12 posted on 04/29/2014 8:47:40 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: HerrBlucher

Good one!


13 posted on 04/29/2014 8:47:47 AM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Kartographer

14 posted on 04/29/2014 8:47:57 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Kartographer

So what do we call it if a donkey falls in?


15 posted on 04/29/2014 8:48:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s the Chinese.
They’re tunneling in from the other side...


16 posted on 04/29/2014 8:48:56 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Kartographer
It's either that or Antlionosaurus.

17 posted on 04/29/2014 8:49:20 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Kartographer

Hugh, crab hole.


18 posted on 04/29/2014 8:50:24 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Kartographer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj7R_2WWdKs


19 posted on 04/29/2014 8:51:18 AM PDT by mylife
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To: Kartographer

Those are GOP holes.


20 posted on 04/29/2014 8:52:17 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: All

An old joke my daddy told me:

A guy was walking through a graveyard at night and fell into a freshly dug grave. He tried and tried but couldn’t get a good enough grip to pull himself out. So, he huddled up in the corner and tried to stay warm

A few hours later a drunk stumbled into the same grave. He kept jumping up and trying to grab hold of the edge to pull himself out. He guy huddled in the corner said “There ain’t no use trying, you can’t get.....by God he did, didnt’ he!”


21 posted on 04/29/2014 8:59:46 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Kartographer
An analogous situation exists in the Sahara Desert. People walking on the sand simply disappear. This has been known for centuries.
22 posted on 04/29/2014 9:01:02 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Kartographer

Gotta be fracking. Or GMO’s. Or global warming. One of these three causes everything else, so why should this be an exception.


23 posted on 04/29/2014 9:03:19 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: Kartographer

24 posted on 04/29/2014 9:04:07 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

spell check that joke?


25 posted on 04/29/2014 9:05:14 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Fresh Wind

Book


26 posted on 04/29/2014 9:05:43 AM PDT by southland ( I have faith in the creator Republicans freed the slaves)
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To: airborne

Yep check for pods.


27 posted on 04/29/2014 9:18:46 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Kartographer
"Like sands thru an hour glass, so are the Day's of Our Lives"...........

The explanation for the daytime TV crowd.

28 posted on 04/29/2014 9:20:56 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: lonevoice

Things like this that make me miss Art Bell.


29 posted on 04/29/2014 9:27:33 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Kartographer

A magnified photo of Anthony Weiner tracks.


30 posted on 04/29/2014 9:31:39 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Fresh Wind

Those are deomocrats


31 posted on 04/29/2014 9:33:07 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Kartographer

This is just TOO similar to the movie ‘Invaders from Mars’ Don’t remember much of the remake, but the original gave me nightmares for years....as well as a disdain for beach living. Of those who have disappeared into the hole, how many are now sporting the alien devices on the backs of their neck?


32 posted on 04/29/2014 9:54:55 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: Kartographer
He's lucky it wasn't lightning sand.


33 posted on 04/29/2014 9:58:16 AM PDT by pa_dweller (Extremist tea-party-driven hostage-taking legislative arsonist without a life)
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To: Kartographer

Paging Val and Earl. :-)


34 posted on 04/29/2014 11:01:42 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I think the are out doing a septic tank job! ;-)


35 posted on 04/29/2014 11:10:36 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

LOL!


36 posted on 04/29/2014 11:14:50 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Kartographer; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

Sounds like they’ve never heard of erosion.


37 posted on 04/29/2014 11:22:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Pride in the USA; Art Bell
Things like this that make me miss Art Bell.


38 posted on 04/29/2014 12:30:49 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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