Officials in northern Arkansas are looking into the cause of a mysterious hole that shot flames into the air for around 40 minutes.
Researchers ruled out methane as the source of the fire that erupted from the hole on Sept. 17 in Midway, near the Arkansas-Missouri border. Lots of theories have sprouted, such as meteorites, but have been proven unfounded according to officials.
"The flames flared up to 12 feet (3.6 meters) high from the hole, which has been on the private property for at least 10 years. "Geologists scoped the hole with a camera and determined it was likely created by an animal because it extended horizontal before intercepting a nearby drainage ditch, according to an Arkansas Geological Survey report." (AP News https://apnews.com/4bf1694febf64a71bbaf7be80e9248b5?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP_Oddities )