Sinkhole eats man: Florida Gothic.
It's a short-short story in real life:
The brother told rescue crews he heard a loud crash near midnight on Thursday, then heard his brother screaming.
"When he got there, there was no bedroom left," the Hillsborough county fire rescue spokeswoman Jessica Damico said. "There was no furniture. All he saw was a piece of the mattress sticking up."
The brother called police and frantically tried to help. An arriving deputy had to pull him from the still-collapsing house...
"The entire house is on the sinkhole," she said.
And a splendidly chilling phrase:
"We put engineering equipment into the sinkhole and didn't see anything compatible with life," Damico said.