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Why Are Giant Sinkholes Appearing All Over America? Is Something Happening To The Earth’s Crust?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 2:10
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Why Are Giant Sinkholes Appearing All Over America? Is Something Happening To The Earth's Crust? - Photo by Brian StansberryWhere are all of these giant sinkholes coming from?  Of course there have always been sinkholes, but over the past few years it seems like both the severity and the number of giant sinkholes has been increasing dramatically.  So exactly why are so many giant sinkholes appearing all over America all of a sudden?  Is something happening to the earth’s crust, or is there some other explanation?  The “experts” are blaming this epidemic of sinkholes on things like loose soil, acidic groundwater, new construction, leaky water pipes, coal mines, fracking, long periods of drought followed by rain, and depletion of underground aquifers, but do they really understand what is going on?  On Thursday, a 37-year-old man named Jeffrey Bush living near Tampa, Florida died when the earth underneath his home suddenly opened up and swallowed him alive.  His brother tried to help him when he heard Jeffrey screaming, but it was too late.  The entire bedroom was sucked deep into the earth and the home had to be rapidly abandoned.  Now authorities are admitting that he will probably never be found.  So is this type of thing really “normal”?  It would be one thing if this was just an isolated incident, but the truth is that giant sinkholes have been appearing with increasing frequency all over the planet lately. Could this be an indication that major earth changes are on the way?

Florida has always been an area that has been prone to sinkholes, but the numbers do show that sinkhole damage in the state has increased very rapidly in recent years.  According to ABC News, insurance claims related to sinkholes more than doubled between 2006 and 2009…

Hillsborough County, where Seffner is situated, is part of an area in Florida prone to sinkholes, with insurance claims associated with them more than doubling between 2006 and 2009, according to a Florida Senate report.

But that is just Florida, right?

Other parts of the country are not having this kind of a problem, right?


Just check out what has been happening in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania lately.  There are dozens of sinkholes that have opened up in Harrisburg, and the city is so broke that it doesn’t have the money to fix all of them.

In fact, at this point there are 41 sinkholes that have been documented in Harrisburg, and many of them are right in the middle of the street…

Pennsylvania’s state capital is suffering from a rash of monster sinkholes, but city officials are too broke to do anything about it.

Loose soil and leaky, century-old underground water pipes are to blame for the municipal nightmare, which came to a head on the New Year’s Eve when a 50-foot sinkhole yawned open along Fourth Street, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The eight-foot deep crater — one of at least 41 in the city — is so large, locals made it a “check-in” site on the social media site Four Square.

Some cheeky residents and the media nicknamed the hole “Super Sinkhole Walter.”

Of course there have been lots of cities throughout U.S. history that have experienced such an epidemic of sinkholes, right?

There is no reason to be alarmed, right?

In a previous article about sinkholes, I talked about a sinkhole that recently formed in Ohio that was the size of four football fields and that was more than 30 feet deep.  It caused part of State Route 516 to collapse and authorities were projecting that the road would continue to stay closed for months to come.

But that is “normal”, right?

The giant Louisiana sinkhole in Assumption Parish that made headlines all over the nation last year is now more than 800 feet in diameter.  It just continues to grow, and authorities have no idea when it will stop growing.

But this kind of thing happens all the time, right?

Just recently, large sinkholes forced roads to close in New Jersey and in Arizona.  Of course those incidents will soon be forgotten because there are more news stories about major sinkholes in the United States almost every single day now.  Giant sinkholes have been happening with such regularity that people hardly take notice anymore.

You can see some photos of some of the craziest sinkholes in recent years right here.  It would be one thing if giant sinkholes were just appearing in the United States, but unfortunately that is not the case.

For instance, a sinkhole that appeared in the middle of Guatemala City in 2010 was about 30 stories deep.

Down in Sarisarinama, Venezuela some sinkholes have appeared in recent years that are more than 1,000 feet wide.

China has been one of the worst areas of the world for sinkholes over the past several years.  In fact, just check out what has been happening in one village in China recently

Residents in the village of Lianyuan in southern China’s Hunan Province have been treading rather gingerly these last few months. Over 20 sinkholes have opened up in the ground since last September. The cave-ins, which range in size, have seen houses collapse and rivers run dry. And there is never any warning as to where and when the sinkholes occur. According to local authorities, the main reason for the cave-ins is the number of coalmines in the area. It is not clear what steps are being taken to prevent further sinkholes from appearing.

I could go on and on with more examples from all over the globe, but hopefully you are starting to get the point.

Giant holes are opening up all over the earth and swallowing homes, buildings, roads and sometimes even people.

So why is this happening?

Is the crust of the earth becoming more unstable?

Or is something else at work?

Please feel free to post a comment with your opinion below…

Sinkhole - Photo by Hoshana

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  • Quantum Kev

    You definitely have a point. In fact, they said that 3 more sinkholes have opened up in that same Florida town where the man disappeared. Not only that, but there is an amazing vid somewhere else on BIN from China that shows a man disappearing into a sinkhole, as it happens. Just crazy. There is definitely something whacky going on, especially considering the events in Arizona, where an entire highway has had to be shut down because the hillside is just collapsing, and then the landslide in Washington state yesterday.

    Have these things always happened? Certainly. Have so many happened, in such a short time, in so many diverse places ever before? Not that I can recall. Something is definitely going on – something is different.

  • Anonymous

    Sinkholes are so common now but they used to be very rare. Sinkholes cannot be covered up anymore and THAT is why you are hearing about them.

    Sinkholes are occurring worldwide but some countries more than others.

    The reason: Nibiru/Planet X! Correct.

    The near presence of Planet X (arrived in the inner solar system in 2003) is causing almost al the earth changes and signs in the sky people are noticing: Earthquakes, sinkholes, volcanic eruptions, collapsing buildings, cranes, and bridges, moon, sun and stars out of position or rise/set early or late, EXTREME weather, melting sea ice, melting permafrost, increase in tornadoes or tornadoes out of season, etc., etc.

    A good place to start to investigate the TRUTH that is still being covered up is

    Nancy Lieder IS the founder of the modern Planet X/Nibiru, the first person to reveal it was going to come back and why. But she and the Zetas also tell you what YOU can do about it. There is hope, lots of it!

    Nancy Lieder starting sharing TELEPATHIC (not channeling!) communications with ETs who have become known as the Zetas starting in 1995. That’s right 1995! Everyone who is trying or will jump on the Planet X/Nibiru bandwagon are coming behind Nancy!

    There are ZetaTalk newsletters and this one discusses sinkholes:

    I am not Nancy Lieder, but I would appreciate it with JayWill, Lavender Rose (or some such screen name) would give credit to Nancy Lieder and ZetaTalk.

    Stop STEALING from her and the Zetas. Give credit where credit is due!

  • LavenderRose

    Jay you are doing a GREAT job, humans need to be informed….. It’s not easy sharing bad news, but people need to WAKE UP to earth changes, and be spiritual and start to LOVE themselves, LOVE each other and LOVE MOTHER EARTH, each day, raise the VIBRATIONS of THIS PLANET AND learn to LOVE…………… I say, all negative comments should NOT be posted on this site, because, morons will always be a moron Quantum, you have good points, dont be critical of the messenger!

  • CaseyD

    LOL, sinkholes just fuel my phoebia…for the longest time now I have wondered what is to happen to the earth if we continue to drill for oil, mine for coal, salt, etc. Weakening/hollowing the earth from within and then leaving it…what will happen? Will it collapse one day? What do we do with these sinkholes? Do we fill them up? If so, what do we fill them with…earth from somewhere else? I know that most probably fill with water, maybe, but we are low on that. :roll:

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