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Walthall County family discovers mysterious hole in yard

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Walthall County hole is like a vacuum, and if the family pours water into it, it guzzles it right down. Walthall County hole is like a vacuum, and if the family pours water into it, it guzzles it right down.
WALTHALL COUNTY - TYLERTOWN -

A Walthall County family sent us a video Sunday morning of what they call a mysterious hole forming in their yard. The home is on Jayess road in Tylertown, Walthall County.

"We don't know what this is. There's a sink hole in our yard, and it's sucking air." says Max McKenzie.

They say it's like a vacuum, and if they pour water into it, it guzzles it right down.

"I don't know what it is, but we're going to have to do something to find out," says Max.  His 14-year-old son, Brad, discovered it.

"I heard noise coming from the ground, I got my ear down there and listened to it," says Brad.

They took a shovel and dug around the hole, hoping to figure out what it is.  They even stuck a pipe down there to see how deep it is.  And no matter how much water they pour into the hole, it guzzles the water, and it just disappears.

"It could be an old sinkhole, or an old well or something," says Brad.

"I hope its nothing dangerous because my house is about 10 feet away from it," adds Max.

They're not taking any chances with the mysterious hole.

"We've put some tape up, and we don't want anybody to walk around here too much just in case. You never know what's up under there," says Max.

McKenzie tells us they plan on digging to see exactly where the hole leads them.

"We'll probably take a rope or two and tie around us while we're working on it," he says.

The Walthall County EMA Director was heading to the home Sunday night to investigate. We hope to have an update from him Monday.

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