The endlessly entertaining Fortean Times reports on the long-standing story of a bottomless hole outside Ellensberg, Washington State.
Brilliantly, one of the main sources alleges that he tried to find the bottom of the hole by lowering a weighted fishing line down it. He gave up after unspooling 80,000 feet of line. That’s a 15 mile-long line, fishing fans.
The madness continues at the minimalist discussion site Mel’s Hole.
The report quotes a geologist at the US Department of Natural Resources as pointing out:
a) The heat of the earth would melt the fishing line
b) Even if someone did manufacture a 15-mile fishing line, it would snap under its own weight
I’m sure the good folk at Mel’s Hole will have better evidence than this, but I, for one, am not about to get sucked down that particular bottomless pit of speculation.