A child raised on dungeons and dragons and underground empires might have been enchanted.
But Virgil Poe, a crusty 60-year-old retiree, wasn't all that amused when recent heavy rains opened a 16-foot hole in his yard.
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|The cylindrical hole is lined with bricks, suggesting it might have been the water supply for an old farm.
"I'm picking up sticks from the storm," Poe said. "As I was walking, I saw it, and I thought what on earth is that?"
He crawled closer to the hole, peered inside and found what looked like an old well.