Authorities are blaming Tropical Storm Agatha, which has claimed the lives of 150 people so far, for the massive sinkhole that has opened up underneath the capital city of Guatemala. At first glance, the hole looks like it’s straight out of a Hollywood disaster movie; when images of the event first surfaced on the Internet, many people were speculating it to be Photoshop fake, but this is no hoax.
With all the craziness going on with our planet, I figured this would be a great chance for the Reality Sandwich community to get creative, or, for some of you, to showcase just how superstitious you really are. So, what is the deal with the sinkhole? Scientist know that sinkholes often appear in areas where the rock below the ground is limestone, carbonate rock, salt beds, or rocks that can be naturally dissolved by circulating ground water. As the sediment dissolves, caves and air pockets develop underneath the land surface, and if there is not enough support for the land above the spaces, then the ground collapses.
But what is really going on here? Did aliens open up the ground? Are good, or evil, spirits channeling out the hole due to the Gulf oil disaster? Is a giant reptile going to crawl out of his ancient dwelling and replace humanity at the top of the food chain, or is the Guatemala sinkhole the gateway to Hell?
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