There Are No Monsters Under Your Bed, They All Died in the Freakish Sinkhole

Recommended Videos

On Monday, Inocenta Hernandez from Guatemala City had the spectacular good fortune to step out of bed and not immediately fall to her death. How is that spectacular good fortune? Well, prior to her stepping out of that bed, a monstrous 40-foot-deep sinkhole had opened up underneath it. Awoken in the middle of the night by a loud bang, Hernandez had gotten out of bed and gone outside, thinking there had been a car crash. After a gentlemen informed her that the sound had actually come from her home, she eventually discovered the impromptu death-pit that had spawned beneath her as she slept.

Lucky for her, the sinkhole appeared squarely underneath the bed in such a way as to avoid disrupting anything in a dangerous way. A half a foot in any direction could have meant a disastrously different outcome. The area is no stranger to sinkholes, but this one still stands out in its freakishly pin-point, but oddly benign accuracy. Looks like someone’s got a new laundry chute.

(KTLA via Gizmodo)


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
related content
Read Article Watching Neil deGrasse Tyson Take Terrence Howard to School Is So Satisfying
Screencap of Neil deGrasse Tyson in his YouTube show, "Star Talk." He is a Black man with a salt-and-pepper afro and a salt-and-pepper mustache wearing a black-and-white patterned buttondown shirt.
Screencap of Neil deGrasse Tyson in his YouTube show, "Star Talk." He is a Black man with a salt-and-pepper afro and a salt-and-pepper mustache wearing a black-and-white patterned buttondown shirt.
Screencap of Neil deGrasse Tyson in his YouTube show, "Star Talk." He is a Black man with a salt-and-pepper afro and a salt-and-pepper mustache wearing a black-and-white patterned buttondown shirt.
Read Article What Caused the Weekend’s Major Aurora Borealis Phenomenon?
Aurora Borealis over a farmhouse.
Aurora Borealis over a farmhouse.
Aurora Borealis over a farmhouse.
Read Article Entomologist Brought to Tears in Response to Her Positive Book Reviews
Dr. Megan Wilkerson book: A to Z Bug Facts Coloring Book: Explore 28 Insects With 60+ Unique Facts
Dr. Megan Wilkerson book: A to Z Bug Facts Coloring Book: Explore 28 Insects With 60+ Unique Facts
Dr. Megan Wilkerson book: A to Z Bug Facts Coloring Book: Explore 28 Insects With 60+ Unique Facts
Read Article Important Science Alert! NASA Just Sent a Cat Video From Space!
An orange cat chases a laser on a couch with technical graphics superimposed on the image.
An orange cat chases a laser on a couch with technical graphics superimposed on the image.
An orange cat chases a laser on a couch with technical graphics superimposed on the image.
Read Article Scientists Make Major Breakthrough in Treating Morning Sickness
A young pregnant woman of African decent sits on a sofa in the comfort of her own home as she cradles her belly with her hands. She is dressed casually as she looks down at her belly with anticipation.
A young pregnant woman of African decent sits on a sofa in the comfort of her own home as she cradles her belly with her hands. She is dressed casually as she looks down at her belly with anticipation.
A young pregnant woman of African decent sits on a sofa in the comfort of her own home as she cradles her belly with her hands. She is dressed casually as she looks down at her belly with anticipation.
Related Content
Read Article Watching Neil deGrasse Tyson Take Terrence Howard to School Is So Satisfying
Screencap of Neil deGrasse Tyson in his YouTube show, "Star Talk." He is a Black man with a salt-and-pepper afro and a salt-and-pepper mustache wearing a black-and-white patterned buttondown shirt.
Read Article What Caused the Weekend’s Major Aurora Borealis Phenomenon?
Aurora Borealis over a farmhouse.
Read Article Entomologist Brought to Tears in Response to Her Positive Book Reviews
Dr. Megan Wilkerson book: A to Z Bug Facts Coloring Book: Explore 28 Insects With 60+ Unique Facts
Read Article Important Science Alert! NASA Just Sent a Cat Video From Space!
An orange cat chases a laser on a couch with technical graphics superimposed on the image.
Read Article Scientists Make Major Breakthrough in Treating Morning Sickness
A young pregnant woman of African decent sits on a sofa in the comfort of her own home as she cradles her belly with her hands. She is dressed casually as she looks down at her belly with anticipation.
Author