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Published:October 12th, 2010 11:34 EST

Mystery, What Caused 600-Foot-Long Crack In Woods?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"MENOMINEE TOWNSHIP -- It`s a geological phenomenon that has both authorities and Menominee Township residents scratching their heads. A large crevice, stretching almost two football fields, suddenly appeared in the woods near Birch Creek earlier this week.

`I don`t know really. It just looks like a giant crack in the ground," said young spectator and local resident, Ashley Armbrust. "I don`t know what happened.`


The 150 yard crevice is puzzling local residents. Some areas are up to five feet deep and a few feet across. The ground even rose up several feet in some areas around the crevice, causing trees to lean on both sides. Like the spectators, property owners feel the whole thing is just confusing." Read More
If a 600-foot-long crack suddenly appeared in the woods near my house, my first fear would be "Earthquake." If I checked the Internet and there was no word of a tremor, my second guess would be that either Oprah Winfrey is running through the woods in search of a wild pig to devour or Bigfoot stomped on a bee.

The good folks at the US Geological Survey as well as the Michigan Tech professors have no clue what caused the humongous crack.

Human beings get wrinkles from stress and aggravation, maybe Mother Earth is stressed out because we treat the environment with disrespect.

In any event, if I lived near the giant crevice I would immediately move.

What do you think? What caused the crack? Oprah? Send us your thoughts!

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