Massive Guatemala Sinkhole (Photo)

This image is NOT a Photoshop alteration. This is a real sinkhole that spontaneously appeared in Zone 2 of Guatemala City due to tropical storm Agatha, and was posted to the Guatemalan government’s image feed:

Photo by Gobierno de Guatemala (CC)

Photo: Gobierno de Guatemala (CC)

How’d you like to have that just drop out from under you?

The roundness of the hole makes it all the more freakish, and I think we can probably count the seconds between now and when someone will say “aliens”, “end times”, “2012”, or “satellite weapon test” due to that one physical property of this crazy pit.

On a more serious note, this is just the most obvious sign of the destruction that was visited upon already impoverished Guatemala with the first big storm of the upcoming hurricane season in the Gulf. 30,000 people displaced from their homes, roughly 120,000 evacuated, and 93 dead. Does not bode well.

21 Comments on "Massive Guatemala Sinkhole (Photo)"

  1. emperorreagan | Jun 1, 2010 at 7:21 am |

    Early predictions indicated that it would be a fairly active season for tropical storms.

    It's going to be an ugly year, especially when storms head up the gulf and stir up the mess going on out there.

  2. This is a page to get up to the minute info: http://www.guatemalasinkhole.org

    • tonyviner | Jun 1, 2010 at 11:21 am |

      The website was copyrighted in 2009, yet the sinkhole 'happened' yesterday. Curiouser and curiouser…

  3. fake…

  4. Namelesswon | Jun 1, 2010 at 8:59 am |

    This is obviously an inadvertent slip up in the 2012 end times wrath of god weather matrix satelilte torsion field generating satelite technology project dervied from aliens via JFK.

    • I think we have a tie for best snark between you and Tony, Namelesswon. Hilarious!

  5. Peetwilson | Jun 1, 2010 at 10:43 am |

    Sooo… this kind've begs the question… WHAT IS DOWN IN THAT HOLE!?!?

  6. FAKE.
    I`ve been receiving this same image since 2004 or before…. saying that it happened in different points (Caracas, Bogota, URSS, and now Guatemala).

    Its obviously a Photoshop alteration… look at the lower border of the “hole”.

    C`mon disinfo…. you can do it better than that!!!

    Don't pass over that kind of Fakes.

  7. Not a good place to be having kids at. Move away and end the poverty. Now we need those guys that ride motorcycles inside metal globe cages at the circus to turn this into a spectacle. Awesome place for a serious game of chicken. Seems to me like some dark magick is at play here. NOT FAKE disinfo rules

  8. Jesus Christ | Jun 1, 2010 at 1:20 pm |

    Fake image is fake.

  9. We have a winner!!! Thank you for playing Tony. 🙂

  10. We have a winner!!! Thank you for playing Tony. 🙂

  11. Actually apparently sinkholes like this happen regularly around this area because soil is so oversoaked with water. I've seen ones almost this big open up in L.A. due to flooding, but never this round before.

    Here are additional images from different views from Reuters:

    http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Flooding-opens-up

  12. Filterfunker | Jun 1, 2010 at 2:16 pm |

    it's not fake!

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/06

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/01/guatem

    these are reliable sources….do some googling before you post people!

  13. Robinrdpro | Jun 1, 2010 at 4:38 pm |

    Very similar to the movie Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver surfer:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-45

  14. T Bellwether | Jun 1, 2010 at 5:41 pm |

    a news story on the subject by National Geographic can be found here: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/06

  15. It horrible to see what has happened to this nation and these people but I don't tend to think that this is a chapter from 2012. I do think that it is high time that we start looking at our world and everything that is happening to it. Communism heading world wide, the hatred of the Jewish people that is now almost world wide, the attemting silence of the world to the christian people and the Bible said this would all happen long before Nostradamus. This is way bigger then 2012 or aliens via JFK.

  16. It horrible to see what has happened to this nation and these people but I don't tend to think that this is a chapter from 2012. I do think that it is high time that we start looking at our world and everything that is happening to it. Communism heading world wide, the hatred of the Jewish people that is now almost world wide, the attemting silence of the world to the christian people and the Bible said this would all happen long before Nostradamus. This is way bigger then 2012 or aliens via JFK.

  17. what the heck is going on

  18. what the heck is going on

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