Michigan Man Reveals 'Earth Pimple' Formed in His Back Yard After Heavy Rain

A woman shared a video of the bizarre "Earth pimple" that formed in her parents' back yard after Michigan was hit with torrential rain.

Logan Corcoran shared a clip of the natural phenomenon on TikTok on Monday, following days of heavy downpours in the state.

Corcoran simply captioned the footage, which has been viewed more than 15 million times: "Earth pimple."

It shows her dad standing in his yard, as the ground below him moves and bubbles, in a similar way to a water bed. The grass appears spongy with bulges dotted across the yard, as her dad bounces up and down on the surface.

He hacks away at the turf with a rake, and water comes pouring out as he breaks through the surface.

The clip garnered so much interest that people demanded a follow-up, and Corcoran, who added the hashtags Michigan and flood to her original video, shared a part two, dubbed "the drainage."

It shows her dad continuing to chip away at the grass, with more brown water streaming out of the hole he made, as he treads on the bulge, seeing it spurt out with more ferocity.

"The water just kept pouring out!" she captioned the clip.

She uploaded another video, entitled: "The mystery unfolds! Making a PT.4 because I ran out of time. Meet my dad aka Earth Pimple Popper M.D."

Filming the garden, she says: "I made it back to my parents' house . . . let's go check out the yard. Alright here's where it all happened."

The grass, which appeared hilly not long ago, had flattened back out as the trapped water subsided.

"Alright so this was the beautiful Earth pimple which is now flat," Corcoran pointed out, adding: "It's just wet, it's not really squishy any more."

As her dad notes: "It's all gone."

In an attempt to explain how their yard turned into a swamp, her dad chatted more about the gutters and foundation.

He said to the camera: "First and foremost this is not sod, not seed, and the ground cover underneath is clay, very hard. But when we built the house we put the gutters, on the left, the right side and on the front into a four inch corrugated pipe, then it came down to a tee. I believe the water was coming down so hard it backed up and created our Earth pimple. And then we popped it, it's over."


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Despite its temporary remodel, Corcoran noted it looks "pretty normal" now.

The clip attracted so much attention that even Dr. Pimple Popper herself, aka Sandra Lee MD, shared her professional opinion.

She revealed: "Actually technically I wouldn't call that a pimple. I'm going to call that more like a blister, like a bulla. Which is what you get after a burn or some bullous disease you get some water or liquid trapped under the skin, deep under the skin, and you need to pierce it, squeeze that water out. That's a giant bulla."

Numerous people commented on the sight, with Oceanum joking: "It's a natural water bed and you ruined it."

Sierrad22 thought: "Imagine how much this would mess with an intoxicated individual in the dark."

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— NWS Detroit (@NWSDetroit) June 26, 2021

Vero Charlie asked: "How deep is the water under that grass rug?"

Michigan saw heavy rain begin on June 25, with the hardest hit areas the suburbs of Detroit, including Wayne County.

A state of emergency was declared by Governor Gretchen Whitmer because of what she called "extraordinary flooding in southeast Michigan."

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), in the 24 hours up to June 26 Garden City reported 6.6 inches (ins) of rain, Grosse Point measured 6.5 ins, Ann Arbor saw 5.34 ins while Detroit recorded 5 ins.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said: "Our city has experienced extraordinary rainfall of nearly 6 inches in 24 hours, far beyond the capacity of Southeast Michigan's stormwater system," Flood List reported.

Newsweek reached out to Corcoran for comment.

Cars abandoned at the I-96 in Detroit.
Cars abandoned at the I-96 overpass of Pacific Ave., Northwest Detroit, causing the freeway to become impassable where the water was over 2 feet deep. Heavy rains saw the appearance of an "Earth pimple" in a Michigan man's backyard. Icon Sportswire/Getty Images