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Walter Peck ambles down a Grand Canyon trail on his way to play poker with friends. But he has no idea that his journey is about to take a terrifying turn. You see, the woodcutter almost loses his footing – just avoiding plunging into a gaping, funnel-shaped hole along the way. Now, Peck foregoes exploring the abyss in favor of poker night. However, he comes back by day to delve in – and he finds something shocking inside.

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Yes, the next day, Peck enlisted his friends to explore the hole he had found the night before. With a rope around his waist, they sent one of their own – a local cowboy – down into the dark crevasse. The gang above let out 150 feet of rope until the cowboy touched the bottom of the cave. But he had already passed something disturbing on the way down.

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