When fire chief Donald Tucker arrived at the scene early Monday morning, it was exactly as a 911 caller had reported. Tucker said, “A fire was burning roughly two feet in diameter, eight feet tall. And it burned for approximately 40 minutes.”
Once the fire burned out, Tucker told the News-Leader that he took a temperature reading — it was 780 degrees inside, he said. The hole was about 3 and a half feet deep, making a sharp 45° turn at the bottom. “There’s no sign of a strike, no splashed dirt around the edge,” he said.
Arkansas Geological Survey Professional Geologist Ty Johnson said,
“I can’t think of any geologic situation that would allow that to happen. Not in this area. There’s not any fossil fuels, or natural gas or petroleum that occurs in the area.”
“We don’t believe that the devil showed up, or the meteorites landed, or the big booms happened,” said judge Mickey Pendergrass
So what do you think ATS? Forgotten homemade incendiary device? Vented gas burnoff from Deep Underground Military Base operations? Fallen space debri? Plasma weapon test/misfire? Micro Ufo orb crash? A failed meth experiment (I once overheard some tweekers in a jailhouse talking about growing meth crystals in the ground with black walnuts, lol)??
My main question is why they couldn’t snap a photo while it was still burning!