A cluster of 40-foot trees was swallowed up in a matter of seconds by a sinkhole in a Louisiana swamp with the incredible moment captured on video (above) by someone named John. He posted the original video (below) to YouTube on Wednesday under the name assumptionla (for Assumption Parish, Louisiana). Based on a Facebook posting, we presume the incident occurred Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.
The Bayou Corne Sinkhole in Bayou Corne, Louisiana, was first discovered a year ago when the swamp began bubbling up natural gas. Over the past 12 months it has continued to grow and is currently at about 8 1/2 acres, according to the Bayou Corne Sinkhole Facebook page.
We reached out to John for more details, but the amazing videos speak for themselves. Here is the entire original video:
The video was also posted on the Bayou Corne Sinkhole Facebook page, where updates to this disaster are posted regularly.
Said one commenter on Facebook about the disappearing trees, "This made me just want to cry."
Photo below shows the Bayou Corne Sinkhole, courtesy of its Facebook page.