I was starting to worry that I didn’t have enough irrational phobias. Always nice to add a new one.

Boing Boing: Hole opens in home, swallows man:
“A massive hole suddenly opened up in the kitchen of an Alta, California home, swallowing the owner and killing him. From CNEWS:

Authorities say the home, built in the 1980s, may have been sitting atop a decades-old underground mine. Recent rains could have softened the ground under the home, in an isolated area near Lake Alta.

‘It’s unbelievable,’ Placer County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Dena Erwin said. ‘From the front of the house, it’s absolutely normal. Then, in the middle of the house, is this enormous hole.’

Link (via Fortean Times)”