By Jamie Rivera Published 11/04/2015 06:36:00 | Views: 2709
A gigantic fissure appeared without warning in the Bighorn Mountains. Picture: SNS Outfitter & Guides

A MYSTERIOUS crack in the earth the size of five football fields has opened up in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains.

No one can explain the gigantic tear in the rock, which measures an extraordinary 2250 feet long by 150 feet wide.

“The gash”, as locals are calling it, was discovered by hunting organisation SNS Outfitter & Guides, which posted a photo on Facebook in late October. An engineer from the town of Riverton went out to investigate, reporting that there appeared to have been an incredible 14 to 18 million metres of movement.

He believed it was the result of an unusually wet spring loosening the weaker ground under a cap rock, with the damp ground eventually allowing “the bottom to slide out.”

The fissure’s sudden appearance is the latest in a string of unexplained geological events occurring worldwide over the past month.

By Jamie Rivera 11/04/2015 06:36:00

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