Imagine the pure fear of waking up in the middle of the night to the out-of-body experience of being sucked—pulled—into the Earth's upper crust. The horror, the horror. But this is exactly what happened to a man in Seffner, Florida, on February 28, 2013, when his bedroom became a 100-foot-wide sinkhole. The man is missing and presumed dead. "It sounded like a car hit my house," said Janell Wheeler, the man's aunt and one of the occupants of the home, to the Tampa Bay Times. The cause of this sinkhole is unknown.
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