Midnight In The Desert — Mel's Hole

How Deep Can You Dig a Hole?

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How Deep Can You Dig a Hole?

Elon Musk's got everyone thinking about tunnels these days, with their potential to change transportation and alleviate traffic. But how far down can you go before digging gets impossible, wether you're trying to go down or horizontal? The deepest hole you could actually fall into is the Moab Khotsong mineshaft in South Africa, southwest of Johannesburg. At 1.9 miles down, the fall down would be a lengthy 25 seconds, probably enough time to text someone "Uh oh I am falling to my death." While only 9 inches in diameter, the deepest artificial hole in the world belongs to Russia, a...

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In Arizona Desert, the Mystery Is Deeper Than the Hole

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In Arizona Desert, the Mystery Is Deeper Than the Hole

(Newser) – In terms of unexplained mysteries, it's not exactly the Bermuda Triangle. But the discovery of an old, deep hole in Arizona has neighbors scratching their heads. Hector Thompson and his mom Michele were walking near their home in the desert town of Tonopah when they came across a "mystery hole" earlier this week, KTVK reports. There were no warning signs near the hole and nothing covering it. Michele says it was "an accident waiting to happen." And Hector wanted to find out what was in the hole, which he reckoned was "pretty old." A news crew sent a...

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Mel's Hole Found?

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Mel's Hole Found?

Mel's Hole is not sitting out in an isolated region of the Manastash Ridge. It is being guarded by a closely knit group of locals. Also, the actual hole location is toward the bottom of the Terraserver white box alluded to on the 2002 show, down in the Wenas Valley. The fiber optic cable, however, was not used for the hole. They are actually running fiber optic cable all along Umptanum Road from Ellensburg to the Wenas Valley, probably for all the houses that have been built in the area since this story took place. At least 4 houses in...

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