Sinkholes are becoming what earthquakes were in the 1990s: more commonplace in the news without prior warning.
The most recent account of Mother Earth eating its young occurred at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky today Wednesday, February 12.
Luckily no one was injured but for car enthusiasts on hand, the “substantial” damage for eight classic vehicles which included a 1962 Black Corvette, a 1984 PPG Pace Car, and a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder, it might as well been their first-born child.
The sinkhole, about 40 feet wide and about 25 to 30 feet deep, appeared before dawn under the skydome section of the museum, said Executive Director Wendell Strode.
Of the eight cars that fell, six were donated to the museum by Corvette enthusiasts, and two are owned by the car’s maker General Motors.
Strode could not say how much the total value of the damaged cars is, but added it was “substantial.”
Strode said a structural engineer was at the scene assessing the situation.
The scene was reportedly too unstable for anyone to actually go inside but Strode was reported saying, “There’s a story behind every single one of them.” I’m going to have to make a phone call and tell them we lost their babies.”
Check out pics of the danger zone in the gallery.
Photo: National Corvette Museum, ABC