Johnny Morris, a billionaire recently discovered weird things happening to his golf course in Missouri. A major portion of the course formed a huge sinkhole. He obviously was surprised to find a sinkhole in his backyard, as it wasn’t a usual occurrence.
Johnny was advised to fill up the large crater but instead, he got curious. What Johnny thought to be a sinkhole was actually something different. The sinkhole underneath his golf course exposed a cave system right there on his property.
What he found in the sinkhole was fascinating
The sinkhole that saw a lot of earth being swallowed into the ground captivated billionaire Johnny Morris. The 68 year old who founded the mega chain store Bass pro shops was also an enthusiastic explorer. He decided to get the earth quarried from his golf course near Branson in the Ozarks mountain range.
Although Morris doubted there was something more to the sinkhole, which opened up on his golf course, there was bound to be a cave or a cave system existing down but what he really found was beyond his expectations.
This Sinkhole Revealed Spectacular Phenomena
Morris has an estimated net wealth of $ billion having made most of his fortune from his fish and tackle business. Till date he is the head of 98 stores being part of the Bass pro catalog that opened in 1974. He found a cave existing on his grounds in 1993. The cave was photographed and explored by National Geographic and was publicized to be a chapel of sorts.
It was because of this that Morris was even more fascinated by the massive sinkhole beneath his golf course. The sinkhole emerged in late 2015 and measured 40 ft x 70 ft. instead of noticing authority’s suggestions to fill it up, he initiated an excavation right there on the golf course.
The excavation led to the captivating find of tall limestone formations that stretched into a further tunnel of caverns starting from the cave. The sinkhole beneath his golf course might well be a remarkable system of limestone and rock caves that could stretch for quite a distance. It could also be connected to the cave found earlier on Johnny’s property.