Sinkhole swallows tree, not your everyday occurrence, but something very real and shocking to thousands of viewers and counting toward a new video clip of swamp trees being sucked into the earth by a Louisiana sinkhole this week, the Clarion Ledger reported this Thursday, Aug. 22.
A sinkhole swallowed a tree in the video footage offers a firsthand look at the power and eeriness of these sinkholes that seem to be plaguing U.S. territory lately, particularly in the southeastern states of the nation. This particular sinkhole was spotted and caught on camera in a swampland near Assumption Parish, Louisiana.
The video of the consumed tree has gone viral on YouTube and other popular video sites since its release, and elicited quite a few surprised, awed, and even scared comments.
“Wow ... So this is what these sinkholes are capable of,” one user commented on the sinkhole swallows tree video.
“Scary ... just scary. Like that time a man died in his house when the sinkhole swallowed almost the whole home!” wrote another.
“Cool ... Wish I had been there to see [the swamp trees]. It was there one second and then - poof - it's gone.”
A Summer Bay Resort only 10 miles from Disney World also experienced a frightening sinkhole this month, one that swallowed up nearly an entire villa complex almost 15 feet into the earth.
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