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A fragile Earth it is...Massive sinkholes open up on MO golf course

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posted on May, 28 2015 @ 09:00 AM
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Four massive sinkholes opened up on a Missouri golf course near Branson. Initially thought to be caused by all the rain but they admit that there are underground caves throughout Missouri and water is constantly moving underneath, so sinkholes are fairly common in this state. I just thought these were some fascinating images. The largest hole is 80 feet wide and 35 feet deep. Can;t remember how to embed video so I just provided link to Weather Channel.

www.weather.com...




posted on May, 28 2015 @ 09:08 AM
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That's spooky stuff that naturally has me worried
about the New Mardrid fault.

**on a side note if a long time poster like Rezlooper
has trouble embedding a video,
don't we think it's time to get this whole embedding fiasco
solved ? There has to be a better way. I myself have never
been able to do it.
I know I know you only do this part of the code
blah blah... there has to be a better way ATS..
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posted on May, 28 2015 @ 09:19 AM
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Not surprising. But interesting. Thanks, Rez.

On an interesting sidenote about Missouri caves, there is a near hidden industry around Kansas City where the cave systems are used as storage facilities. An old friend of mine recently took a tour of one that houses old Hollywood films and props.



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 09:22 AM
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I'd like to see hollow earth deniers try to explain this thing away with their "science"!



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 09:27 AM
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a reply to: Rezlooper




The largest hole is 80 feet wid



Should be a lot easier to get a " hole in one " then.





posted on May, 28 2015 @ 09:39 AM
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Got to love Karst Topography... It's something more people should be aware of when they build over such features.



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 10:08 AM
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I remember hearing about a golfer who fell in a sink hole on the golf course. I checked it out and it was back in March 2013. The course was in St Louis MO.


A relaxing day on the golf course went south when Mark Mihal a mortgage broker from the St. Louis suburb of Creve Coeur, found himself 18 feet underground on the 14th hole.


This is what the geologist said about sink holes in MO area.

Waterloo lies within Ozark ecoregion, which includes Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, and a small corner of Kansas. It is an area prone to soil collapses, said Moss, who's an expert on sinkholes.

"We are probably one of the worst areas for soil collapses in the Ozark ecoregion," Moss told ABC News.

"A void in the soil bedrock migrates upward over time. Eventually, you wind up with a fairly thin soil point, and then it collapses. It is not uncommon around here, and in fact it has been happening for thousands of years, but you just can't see it until the soil arch breaks though," said Moss.

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Crazy to think if this as common. Thanks for the post
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posted on May, 28 2015 @ 10:15 AM
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Golf courses are probably one of the worst things to place over Karst features (in terms of water use), since the constant watering of the grass will leech into the limestone, and eventually cause the limestone to dissolve. This causes underground caves and small voids which will over time become sink holes, as the weight of the soil above collapses into the void below.
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posted on May, 28 2015 @ 10:51 AM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: Rezlooper




The largest hole is 80 feet wid



Should be a lot easier to get a " hole in one " then.




Yep. A course I could golf!



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 10:54 AM
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originally posted by: Observationalist
a reply to: Rezlooper

I remember hearing about a golfer who fell in a sink hole on the golf course. I checked it out and it was back in March 2013. The course was in St Louis MO.


A relaxing day on the golf course went south when Mark Mihal a mortgage broker from the St. Louis suburb of Creve Coeur, found himself 18 feet underground on the 14th hole.


This is what the geologist said about sink holes in MO area.

Waterloo lies within Ozark ecoregion, which includes Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, and a small corner of Kansas. It is an area prone to soil collapses, said Moss, who's an expert on sinkholes.

"We are probably one of the worst areas for soil collapses in the Ozark ecoregion," Moss told ABC News.

"A void in the soil bedrock migrates upward over time. Eventually, you wind up with a fairly thin soil point, and then it collapses. It is not uncommon around here, and in fact it has been happening for thousands of years, but you just can't see it until the soil arch breaks though," said Moss.

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Crazy to think if this as common. Thanks for the post


I don't believe they are as common as led to believe, but becoming more common. I know they happen, but like these holes? Another major sinkhole event that took place in Missouri was the Marine who was hunting and out at night, fell into a sinkhole and died a couple of years ago.



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 01:13 PM
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originally posted by: VoidFire
Got to love Karst Topography... It's something more people should be aware of when they build over such features.


In fact, the hospital I used to work at in West Plains, Missouri, was built on donated land. When the hospital considered an expansion, and core samples were taken to see if the ground could take the weight of a six-story structure, they found out why the land was donated - the hospital was built on a filled-in sinkhole.



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: ilpero
I'd like to see hollow earth deniers try to explain this thing away with their "science"!




So how do those sink holes have bottoms to them? Also, the earth is hollow, what holds up billions of tons of mountains?



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 01:23 PM
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I agree golf courses are one of the worst things to build period....What a waste of land.



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 02:25 PM
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originally posted by: Rezlooper
Four massive sinkholes opened up on a Missouri golf course near Branson. Initially thought to be caused by all the rain but they admit that there are underground caves throughout Missouri and water is constantly moving underneath, so sinkholes are fairly common in this state. I just thought these were some fascinating images. The largest hole is 80 feet wide and 35 feet deep. Can;t remember how to embed video so I just provided link to Weather Channel.

www.weather.com...


Here a video of it, I was just posting it earlier when the ATS lights went out, Grrr! I wish they'd let us know




P.S.That golf course is a swizz...Astroturf!
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posted on May, 28 2015 @ 04:42 PM
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Thanks for the vid post. That thing is huge. Lucky for the course, they said the holes were near the driving range and not on the actual playing holes, otherwise golfers would have one heck of a new hazard to deal with.



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 05:42 PM
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otherwise golfers would have one heck of a new hazard to deal with.


I was thinking they are just new hazards for the course. Landing in one might make for a heck of a wedge shot.



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 11:57 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

Finally playing golf to my liking! Easy to score hole in one...




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