One Of The Oddest Geological Wonders Is Located Right Here In Texas

Far out in the desolate stretches of West Texas lies an anomaly that’s as fascinating as it is terrifying. In June of 1980, everything changed for the residents of the sleepy town of Wink when a 20-foot wide sinkhole formed seemingly out of nowhere. By the very next day, the abyss had grown to a diameter of over 350 feet. Luckily, the growth slowed drastically and eventually stopped…that is, until 20 years later, when a second hole emerged, this one expanding to over 750 feet wide and counting. Nobody is sure of the sinkholes’ cause, but rumors somehow link them to Carlsbad Caverns. And although the gaping holes will probably never pose a real threat to Wink’s citizens, I can’t imagine how terrifying it must be to live with such surroundings.

Here’s a video of the sinkholes in all their glory:

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Have you heard of ‘Wink Sinks’ or possibly even seen the holes in person? What other odd natural wonders are located here in Texas?