Earth crack a mystery

BIRCH CREEK – One day the land was flat and filled with trees shooting straight into the air. Twenty-four hours later there’s a 600-foot-long crack, 4-feet deep twisting its way through the woods – and those vertical trees are now pointed 30 degrees left and right where the earth has mounded 15 feet high. No, it’s not a disaster movie; it’s what happened Monday at the home of Eileen Heider on Bay de Noc Road in Birch Creek.
Heider was sitting in her recliner watching TV at about 8:30 that morning. “The chair shook for a few seconds and I thought the spring in the chair went,” she said. Heider heard a noise at the same time. She checked her chair and around the house inside and out but couldn’t find anything unusual.

Menominee County Emergency Management Director Debra Wormwood was in Lansing, Mich., for a conference but was able to see the photo and share it with the State Police District Emergency Management Coordinator and a representative from the National Weather Service.

http://ehextra.com/main.asp?SectionID=12&SubSectionID=35&ArticleID=8713

4 thoughts on “Earth crack a mystery

  1. Agent Black says:

    I get the feeling the answer to this little mystery crack is going to be lethal.

  2. DaveyHo69 says:

    I fear a HUGE earthquake may be on the way. The New Madron fault was the site of a huge quake in the 1800s, I believe. Witnesses said the ground was rolling with 4-6 foot waves, as I recall.

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