A giant sink hole has become point of attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. However the museum board has voted to close the sink hole.
The giant sink hole appeared from nowhere and it swallowed eight cars to become a bigger attraction than the exhibits in the museum.
Earlier the museum’s board voted to fill up the sink hole which had opened up in February and became an added attraction for persons visiting the museum. In fact the curiosity about the sinkhole upped the attendance as well as the revenue of the museum in Bowling Green.
The vote was a reversal of an earlier decision which sought to preserve a portion of the sinkhole complete with the crumpled car in tow to still the moment when the sink hole opened in the museum’s Skydome. Thankfully the museum was closed at that time and therefore no one was injured. The decision to keep a portion of the sinkhole lost favor because it would increase the costs by added security measures.
The sinkhole had opened up in February and cars worth $1 million toppled like toys amid rocks and concrete. The cars were pulled out of the sinkhole with much fanfare. Attendance shot up by 60% from March to June and the museum is also cashing in on the popularity of the sink hole and is selling sinkhole-related shirts, post cards and prints.
Sinkholes are formed when limestone starts dissolving in water and the process is hastened if the water is mildly acidic. What starts as a small hole ends up as a sinkhole like the one in National Corvette Museum in Kentucky which swallowed up eight cars. Flowing water keep’s dissolving the top, middle and the bottom of the hole making it bigger and bigger till the top soil caves in.