Girl Swallowed by the Earth in Neighbor’s Backyard

On one sunny Saturday in June, a mother and her daughter played tag in the front yard of their home in Hackettstown, New Jersey.  With her mother Marlen close behind, Alyson Machigua giggled as she ran into the back yard of an elderly neighbor. When she was about halfway across the neighbor’s yard the toddler suddenly disappeared.  It was as though she had been swallowed by the earth.  The girl had fallen into a hole that was later found to … Continue reading →