When the sinkhole opened up and swallowed a bunch of classic Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green KY on February 12th 2014, it left many wondering why it happened. It was not only big news locally and regionally, but nationally and internationally. Thankfully nobody was injured in this catastrophic event, but as soon as the dust settled, theories behind the reason for the collapse popped up left and right.
The first question to pop into many people’s minds: Did fracking cause the Earth to quake, open up and swallow the vehicles? Tongues started wagging before any investigations begun! People who know nothing about fracking immediately blamed it for this sad event.
While the exact cause is still under investigation, geologists believe that the sinkhole was caused by underground caves; not fracking, like many ill-informed people were to believe.
Eight Corvettes, worth more than $1 million, were damaged. The Museum is strongly considering keeping a portion of the sinkhole not only as a reminder of the occurrence, but because it boosted business by increasing attendance for gawkers who wanted to see it. They feel it will add to the uniqueness of the museum. Hey, more power to them!
But let’s always remember that fracking wasn’t the culprit of the National Corvette Museum sinkhole here in Bowling Green, KY.