Niagara Falls Collapsed In 1954 And It Was Captured On Film

Many of you don’t probably know that more than six decades ago, back in 1954, the popular Niagara Falls collapsed. The entire event was recorded on video, so you can watch it yourself. 

If you have ever visited Niagara Falls, I bet you have been fascinated by their beauty. Located at the southern end of Niagara Gorge, it consists of the three waterfalls that split the international border between the United States of America and Canada,

From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls, all unique and spectacular in their own way.

They are a popular vacation destination, but you will be surprised to learn that they collapsed in 1954!

The people in charge of the waterfalls noticed the formation of cracks in the earth and were aware that a catastrophe was about to happen.

Then, in an instant, rocks, debris, and tons of dirt fell from the face of the falls and down into the river below.

The entire event was captured on film, so you can watch it in the video below.

British MovieTone describes the clip as follows:

“When the first tell-tale cracks appeared in the rock at the side of Niagara Falls, MovieTone cameramen kept a round-the-clock vigil. Their patience was rewarded by sensational pictures as 185,000 tons of rock crashed down to the bottom of the Falls.”

Listen to the announcer explaining the entire thing in details:


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