(OPINION) – Is something very unusual happening to our world? Hundreds of giant sinkholes have been suddenly appearing all over the globe, and this is deeply alarming to a lot of people. For months, I have been coming across news stories about giant sinkholes during my daily research sessions, and at first, I ignored them.
But lately, there have been so many stories about giant sinkholes that I decided to start looking into this phenomenon. Of course, there have always been sinkholes, and so it isn’t a shock when one suddenly appears somewhere. In many cases, they are caused by heavy rain, broken water pipes or earthquakes.
But what is different about 2021 is the fact that hundreds and hundreds of absolutely enormous sinkholes have been suddenly appearing all over the globe. Is this just a “bad year”, or is this an indication that something truly strange is happening to the crust of our planet?
Let me start by talking about a giant sinkhole that just keeps growing in Mexico. It is now 124 meters wide, and it has already swallowed a house and two dogs… Back in May, a farm in Mexico started developing a sinkhole that has since caused the evacuation of a family living in a nearby house, the collapse of that same house, and a rescue operation for two dogs that, like the house, were swallowed up in the sinkhole.
As of this past weekend, the sinkhole — on farmland in Santa Maria Zacatepec, located in Central Mexico in the state of Puebla — had grown to 124 meters wide, according to Ary News. By itself, that sinkhole in Mexico would not be that big of a deal.
But this sort of thing is happening all over the globe. For example, a 17-year-old kid recently discovered a sinkhole that is 200 feet deep in his grandfather’s field that literally developed in just one night…
The night before, he’d been walking in the area, and he said there was no indication of the geologic disturbance. But the next morning, he says he nearly fell into the hole. Had he done so, tragedy would have resulted as the sinkhole is 9 feet across and roughly 200 feet deep.
It’s not an isolated occurrence in the Konya province. Several sinkholes have appeared there in recent years. Most notably, a monstrous 57,414 square-foot (10 miles!) chasm that revealed ancient human cave dwellings.
Of course, most Americans couldn’t care less about what happens on the other side of the world, and so let me give you some examples from right here in the United States. On Sunday, two vehicles fell into a large sinkhole that suddenly appeared in a key section of Manhattan… READ MORE