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UFO Group Speculates On Hole

From: Stig Agermose <stig.agermose@privat.dk>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 05:50:05 +0200
Fwd Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 10:07:42 -0400
Subject: UFO Group Speculates On Hole

Source: Eastside Journal (Bellevue, Washington),


N.B.! Contrary to the allegation of the journal, "rense.com"
doesn't belong to Charlette LeFevre. As most of you will know,
it is Jeff Rense's site.



Mystery hole found in Woodinville


by Noel S. Brady
Journal Reporter


WOODINVILLE -- A hole in the ground has finally put this city on
the national map.

So much so, that King County transportation spokeswoman Linda
Thielke yesterday was giving interviews with news media and
radio stations across the country asking about a mysterious 235-
foot- deep hole found near Woodinville last weekend.

Now a group of UFO enthusiasts in Seattle is making its own

"Everybody's taken by the depth of the hole," Thielke said. "I
guess it's just a fascination with holes in the earth."

Officials still aren't sure what to make of the three-foot-wide
hole that drops straight down beneath a neighborhood at
Northeast 172nd Street at 161st Avenue Northeast.

At first they called it a sinkhole, after neighbors reported
seeing it Friday evening about a foot inside a narrow
residential roadway. Then road crews wondered whether it might
be a mine shaft.

With both of those possibilities ruled out, Thielke said,
engineers now think it was either a well or a hole drilled early
last century in search of water, natural gas or oil.

Engineers have to determine what it was for, how deep it really
goes and what lies underneath before they can fill and cap it.

"We still have to figure out what it was originally there for,"
Thielks said. "If it was for water or oil or gas we have to
treat it differently."

On Monday road crews lowered a video camera into the dark
opening to see where it led. That's how they determined it was
230 to 250 feet deep -- and not the 1,000 feet firefighters
thought earlier after lowering a rope.

The county Department of Transportation posted a portion of the
streaming video on the Web for all to see. It's at:


[I couldn't connect to the server - Stig]

The video quelled fears that the hole might lead to a much wider
void beneath the roadway and possibly homes.

Today, a second, smaller camera was to be lowered into a four-
  inch-wide pipe that can be seen rising up from the depths of
the hole.

"We were thinking mine shaft, but no records have been found,"
said county Department of Transportation supervisor Ross Pettit
before the video camera was lowered into the shaft.

A neighbor who has lived in the area since 1967 couldn't recall
any sort of digging.

The state Department of Natural Resources found one possible
explanation. Records indicate that exploratory drilling was
conducted in the area back in the 1930s, possibly in search of
natural gas or oil, said Thielke.

Or it may be just an old well.

What ever it is, it's attracting an array of speculation.
Yesterday, Charlette LeFevre of the Seattle UFO/Paranormal Group
posted a story about the "bottomless pit" on her Web site,

"Could it have been a vent hole for the Nike missile silos built
during the `60s?" LeFevre wonders. "Could the hole have been dug
from below? Is it military related?

"Whatever it is, it will be interesting getting to the bottom."


Noel Brady can be reached at noel.brady@eastsidejournal.com or


Eastside Journal
1705 132nd Avenue N.E.
Bellevue, WA 98005-2251
Phone: 425-455-2222
Fax: 425-635-0602
All materials Copyright =A9 2002 Horvitz

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