Wave 3 reports that security alerted museum officials that motion detectors were set off near the museum around 5:45a.m. on Wednesday morning. Officials say when they arrived on the scene they discovered a massive sinkhole had opened up at the museum.
In a shocking YouTube video posted by the Natural Corvette Museum, witnesses can see a massive sinkhole open up inside the museum, and within a minute two of the cars seen on scene disappear inside the sinkhole. Reports indicate that the sinkhole is approximately 25 to 30 feet deep and about 40 feet wide.
The National Corvette owned six of the eight cars that were lost in this incident including a 1962 Black Corvette, a 1984 PPG Pace Car, the 1 Millionth Corvette built in 1992, the Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette built in 1993, a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette, and the White 1.5 Millionth Corvette built in 2009.
The other two cars were reportedly on loan to the museum by General Motors. Those cars included a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil.”
The National Corvette Museum was constructed in 1994 and opened to the public in September of that year.
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