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Old 01-07-2012, 02:35 AM
 
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Default The big hole

So whats up with this huge hole i saw from the plane north of flagstaff or so? Is this a tourist area? What is it? I say north of flagstaff because i saw the red rocks from sedona
Thanks
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Meteor Crater
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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altho....one time as I was getting out of the car at the Canyon Rim, I overheard a guy from NY say to his wife....."Big Deal, it's just a big hole."
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:53 AM
 
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Thats what someone from NY told me when i said i was going to the S rim but it was the most amazing "hole" i ever seen.
But that meteor crater looks like just a hole. Why is it that, thats the type of place you expect a metor to hit? I mean im glad its not Phx or Nyc but its almost as if it were planned.
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:19 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Why is it that, thats the type of place you expect a metor to hit? I mean im glad its not Phx or Nyc but its almost as if it were planned.
Um, Phoenix and New York City didn't exist 50,000 years ago when it hit.
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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You may have seen Sunset Crater which is just NE of Flagstaff, thats a volcano. Meteor Crater is about 40 miles east of Flagstaff, a big hole in the ground from a meteor that hit about 50,000 years ago. Astronauts trained there at one time.
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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just to be sure, is this what the hole looked like?

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Old 01-07-2012, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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You may have seen Sunset Crater which is just NE of Flagstaff, thats a volcano. Meteor Crater is about 40 miles east of Flagstaff, a big hole in the ground from a meteor that hit about 50,000 years ago. Astronauts trained there at one time.
I am sensing a bit of faceciousness. Being north, I believe he is referring to the Grand Canyon. It's that NY-think. Nothing impresses anyone that is from the Big Apple. I took my BIL, who had lived in Manhattan all his life. His comment on seeing the gGand Canyon for the very first time in person, in his thick accent, was, "Ya know we oughta do. We oughta bring down all of New Yawks gabage, dump it in this whole, pave it over, and put up condominiums."
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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Yea AZ Thats the hole i saw. PanTerra hahahhha yup! Exactly what my friends were saying.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Yea AZ Thats the hole i saw. PanTerra hahahhha yup! Exactly what my friends were saying.
Yeah my BIL is a funny guy. Meteor Crater is much more impressive from the air. I have pictures taken from the "Visitors Center" that I could post, but it just looks like an unimpressive hole. What threw me off was your direction from Flagstaff you said about the hole. You said north. Meteor Crator is ESE from Flagstaff.

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/108596.jpg

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