‘Doomsday’ Sinkhole Devours Shoreline, Trailer & Van In Australia

‘Doomsday’ Sinkhole Devours Shoreline, Trailer & Van In Australia
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A terrifying sinkhole, measuring 200 meters long, 50 meters wide, 7.5 meters in its central area and 9 meters at its deepest point, opened up along the shoreline of Rainbow Beach at Inskip Point in Queensland, Australia. The sinkhole swallowed one vehicle, a caravan, a camper trailer and some tents. The site is a popular camping destination and the hole started opening during the night of Sept. 26 while campers were asleep.


Eve, a psychic who has spoken with the Fraser Coast Chronicle, believed that the sinkhole is a sign that end of times is near. She said the world will not end suddenly but we might have entered what the Bible called as “end times.”

“It kind of feels like it is coming to the end of the world. It’s supposed to be symbolic of something big – big changes are ahead of us,” Eve said. She noted that there are actually tragedies occurring all over the world and the sinkhole at Inskip Point is just among the many signals that Doomsday is coming.

The photos taken after the sinkhole occurred are actually terrifying. See them here.

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Aside from these snaps, there is something eerie and suspicious about the incident. Ted Griffin, an earth scientist for the West Australian government’s agriculture department, said a crater had opened in the same spot of the sinkhole that appeared on Sept. 26. The crater opened in the late 1960’s. A similar sinkhole was reported in 2011 in the same area and it “will happen again, perhaps not for 50 years, but it will happen again,” Griffin told The Sunshine Coast Daily.

Griffin explained that the incident that took place on Sept. 26 is not called a sinkhole but rather an underwater landslide. “A sinkhole is a thing that you see in America because of excavation underground, where the earth just falls into a hole. It’s also in limestone areas where there’s caves – earth falls into (the) cave,” he explained.

An underwater landslide occurs in a “big channel, perhaps 50 or 100 meters” in a “very unstable cliff of sand.” This is what the Inskip incident is. He now blames the local government for poor planning of the development near the vulnerable area.

On Sept. 28, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) was advised by a geotechnical engineer that the sinkhole site is already “relatively stable.” Preliminary advice is that the event may have been a near-shore landslide rather than a true sinkhole, QPWS said in a statement. Coastal erosion is still occurring and this may result in more trees collapsing. Erosion may continue to occur slowly for some weeks, the statement reads.

Senior Ranger Dan Clifton said they are prioritizing the public safety, hence visitors and campers are prohibited in the area. “There is a real possibility the hole could expand with ocean currents, so people are urged to avoid the area. Rangers and police have erected traffic barriers and warnings signs to advise beachgoers of potential risks,” Clifton said in a separate statement.