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Gazing Into the Abyss: The Earth is Mysteriously Opening Up in Arizona

hugecrack2A gigantic crack has formed in land owned by the Navajo Nation in Arizona, and its mysterious appearance has residents concerned about the implications of an overnight Grand Canyon splitting the earth in two.

The rift was first noticed a a few weeks ago just east of Flagstaff, and since then, the crack in the earth has grown so large that efforts were made to begin building a fence to keep the unaware from falling into the dark abyss, the depths of which are currently unknown.

The US Geological Survey says that quakes are no big deal in Arizona, popping up here and there, but never with enough impact to so much as a rattle a building, much less tear open the ground.

According to the Navajo Post, the only outlet that seems to be carrying the story so far, efforts were made several days ago to contact the Navajo Nation Land and Geology Department, but no one seemed to have an answer as to what could have caused the rift, how big it might get, or.. what might come out of it. One thing is for sure – the residents are keeping a very close eye on it.

All I can think is that this would have made for such a great bit of Gears of War: Judgement advertising. So, who’s going to be the first to volunteer to repel in and send us some footage of the newly uncovered monsters geologic wonders lurking below Flagstaff?

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Greg Newkirk

Greg Newkirk

Senior Editor at Who Forted
Documentary film-maker, professional monster chaser, and mystery monger, Greg is the senior editor for Who Forted? 'Zine. When he's not occupied by writing about the wide world of the weird, he's busy directing and editing documentary films like The Bigfoot Hunter: Still Searching or writing about offbeat travel for Roadtrippers. He's currently in production on his new project: an original documentary web series titled Planet Weird. He currently lives in Cincinnati.
Greg Newkirk
Greg Newkirk

3 Comments

  1. Toni

    03/23/2013 at 5:15 PM

    I’m interested to know where the crack is east of Flagstaff. As far as the crack that appeared in the highway on the Navajo Nation, that crack’s been there for years, only it was up/down. The highway crack has been there as long as I can remember, and it made the road so bad that it would suck you over towards the guardrail. And Flagstaff has had earthquakes in the past that not only rattled buildings, but shook the San Francisco Peaks so badly that huge boulders rumbled down the mountain. A 5.3 quake in 1993 woke us from sleep, well actually our dogs woke us just before it hit. There is also a major fault south of Flagstaff that runs along Lake Mary and right into the heart of the downtown. In the past 6 years, there have been many small quakes east of Flagstaff, halfway between Flag and Winslow.
    Southern Arizona has some big faults as well.

  2. Steve Humphries

    03/29/2013 at 8:06 AM

    A Youtube video showing Earth changes that happened in February 2013 had a segment showing the crack crossing a highway. This was in the same area of Arizona as this shows but is not the same video as this one. They said it had appeared over night and is impassable not just a little crack in the road with a large part of the area dropping down.

  3. Joe

    05/19/2013 at 8:05 PM

    That crack happened two billion years ago. Enough time for rain and dust storms to erode the edged smooth and grow lichens on the side. LOL you bunch of clowns.

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