A volleyball-sized hole was burning, with flames shooting out of it off Highway 5 South in Midway Monday morning. The mysterious fire was burning roughly two feet in diameter, eight feet tall and for approximately 40 minutes. Now county leaders are trying to figure out how the phenomenon started… But nobody knows! AND NO ONE KNOWS WHERE THE HOLE ENDS.
Officials don’t believe that the devil showed up, or the meteorites landed, or the big booms happened. But the burning question is what caused the hole and the flames?
Every utility company that is in the area was contacted. They have lost no service they have nothing there. So there’s nothing to do with utilities, which would be our first inclination to believe something was there.
A few geologists said they don’t believe it was caused by a meteorite or lightning strike. And one with the Arkansas Geological Survey said how it started is a mystery:
“I can’t think of any geologic situation that would allow that to happen. Not in this area. There’s not any fossil fuels, or natural gas or petroleum that occurs in the area.“
They will probably have to do some serious excavation to find out the source of that. That would awesome to go up there and look. What ignited it and what fueled it we still don’t know. And it may remain forever a mystery.