Officials in Arkansas have taken the unusual step of ruling out Satan as the cause of a hole that suddenly burst into flames last month.
Locals in Midway, Baxter Country were shocked when a flame erupted 3.7 meters (12 feet) out of the ground on September 17, settling at 2 meters (8 feet) high and burning for 40 minutes
“I’ve never seen it before. I hope I never see it again,” Donald Tucker, chief of the Midway Fire Protection District, told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. “What it was, I have no idea.”
Sadly, no photos or video of the event were taken. Reports suggested it burned orange-red, spanning about 0.6 meters (2 feet) wide.
The appearance of the flaming hole obviously had people a little spooked, and a number of theories sprung up about its origin. One was that a meteorite has struck the ground and caused the flame, although that’s pretty much impossible because science. (Read more from “A Hole Opened up in Arkansas and Shot Flames Into the Sky, and No One Knows Why” HERE)