Sink holes are fascinating occurrences that nature. They happen when the ground beneath the surface gets weakened or washed away, and the surface then caves in to reveal a gaping hole.
A sink hole is what appeared in Johnny Morris’ golf course in Missouri. The multi-billionaire an owner of Bass Pro Shops wasn’t going to fill the hole though, he was curious about what was inside, so he set to find out.
Some government experts told Johnny to fill in the hole and go about normal business back at the golf course, but Johnny instead sent in two backhoes to start clearing out dirt.
When they started to get the ball rolling, they discovered a complex system of limestone caves.
The caves ran for a long distance under ground, baffling geologists. The walls indicated that there were more cave systems nearby as well.
Johnny hasn’t revealed how much he is spending on the project, and he isn’t planning to either, but he says he is happy with every nickel he has spent excavating the hole.
Johnny built his business from the ground up when he graduated college. He is the 379th most wealthy person alive and has a fondness for caves.
He has been discovering his own caves since he started fishing. This one was discovered when he and fellow cave enthusiast Jack Herschend found the hole on a cold day in 1993 and decided to climb right in!
Now every day, two backhoes work digging out the hole, one in the bottom and another top. Sometimes there are even three brought in.
Morris said: ‘Whether it’s just like a foxhole thing you have to crawl in or whether there’s big caverns, that’s the mystery, and that’s the exciting part of all of this,’
What do you think of this discovery project?