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200-foot-deep hole opened up in the middle of a Guatemalan neighborhood

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posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 11:13 AM

It sounded like a bomb was dropping. Boom!" said Carlos Gutierrez, 58, of the crater, which measured 130 feet in diameter.

posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 12:22 PM
i don't understand why they're calling this a crater
it looks NOTHING like a crater, especially with the depth to width ratio

posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 05:45 AM
I've heard about this story, hear that it's a giant sinkhole. If you ask me, it looks like my ex sat down.

Okay heres a link I found.

Seems this hole if 330 feet deep. What could have caused this massive hole? I've seen sinkholes before, but never one this large. Officials are saying that this was caused by combo of recent rains and a ruptured sewer line. Loud noise, tremors, foul odor, and the sound of rushing water emitted from the hole. The people in the area claim that they've been feeling tremors for the past month. So perhaps the earth started to erode from deep under ground first, then worked it's way to the surface until the top gave away.

I pray for the people in Guatemala, the possible lives that were lost, and those who are still missing. I hope casualties are minimum, but there has already been reports of people who have met an untimely fate.

posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 08:31 AM
Here's a link containing 3 photos of the hole.

For the full impact, don't look at them until they've completed downloading.

posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 08:33 AM
I saw this yesterday too, good heavens only 2 people died that hole is MASSIVE. And frigin deep.

330 feet is almost 100 meters deep isn't it?

posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 08:40 AM
Have you ever played the game Gears of War. Man that looks like an Emergence Hole to me! Uh oh! Get your mac 10's ready!

posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 09:17 AM

Originally posted by thematrix
I saw this yesterday too, good heavens only 2 people died that hole is MASSIVE. And frigin deep.

330 feet is almost 100 meters deep isn't it?


Yes, 110 metres approx.

For comparison, Sydney Harbour Bridge is 134 metres from the TOP of the TOP ARCH to the water, as can be seen in these photo:

If you look carefully at the Sydney photo, you can see boats in the water and can gauge from those just how DEEP that Guatamalan hole is !

posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 10:29 AM
From the ground to the very tip of the torch on the Statue of Liberty, is apparently 305 feet, which is still short of the Guatamalan hole.

If anyone has any photos taken from the top of Liberty, looking down, it would provide an indication of how deep the Guatamalan hole actually is.

The hole must have been created in one massive collapse. In the photos I posted (link in above post) you can see how the sides are clean -- it's a straight drop.

The 'authorities' are reported as claiming that the hole was created by floods and a burst water or sewage main.

In the photos, you can see pipes dangling from the sides of the hole, high up. And in one of the photos you can see what looks to be a wider-diameter pipe, sheered off by the collapse. It can be see in the top layers of what appear to be reddish clay/rock.

But .......... HOW does a burst water or sewage main cause a MASSIVE collapse such as the one seen in the photos???? It just doesn't make sense.

And WHERE did all those millions of tons of earth GO ? That's the important question.

Obviously, there must have been (1) a cave or (2) tunnel of incredibly huge proportions that swallowed ALL that displaced earth.

And that cave or tunnel must have been able to swallow the contents of the hole with EASE, because it's clear that the stuff from inside the hole dropped in one clean fall.

So the hole BENEATH the Guatamalan hole must have been even BIGGER than the one we see in the photos !

Is anyone else thinking about all those stories of massive tunnel networks running beneath Central and South America?

And coincidentally, this item was posted PRIOR to the collapse of the hole: President and Mrs. Bush to Travel to Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico. President and Mrs. Bush will travel to Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico from March 8 - 14, 2007. This trip will underscore the commitment of the United States to the Western Hemisphere and will highlight our common agenda to advance freedom, prosperity, and social justice and deliver the benefits of democracy in the areas of health, education, and economic opportunity

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