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Glass Skywalk on the Grand Canyon

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline:
Email with attached images provides information about a glass and steel skywalk that juts out over the rim of the Grand Canyon


Status:
True

The Grand Canyon Skywalk was completed in March 2007 and is now open for visitors

Example:
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Grand Canyon Skywalk

*Scheduled to open January 1, 2006

Hualapai Indian Reservation

* Juts out about 70 feet into the canyon, 4000 ft above the Colorado River

*Will accommodate 120 people comfortably (How comfortable would YOU be?)

* Built with more than a million pounds of steel beams and includes dampeners that minimize the structure’s vibration

* Designed to hold 72 millions pounds, withstand an 8.0 magnitude earthquake 50 miles away, and withstand winds in excess of 100 mph

* Has a glass bottom and sides…four inches thick

grand canyon



Detailed Analysis:
The information contained in this forwarded email is factual. An amazing glass skywalk has indeed been constructed at Grand Canyon West. The area where the skywalk is located is owned and managed by the Hualapai tribe. The skywalk is a featured attraction for travellers who visit the Hualapai Indian Reservation located on the canyon’s western rim.

This email forward detailing plans of the skywalk circulated for several years before the eventual opening of the structure.

Due to a number of setbacks during construction, completion of the skywalk was considerably delayed. Because of this, some recipients of the email suspected that the Grand Canyon Skywalk was actually just an elaborate hoax, while others were of the opinion that the project would never be completed.

However, these doubts were laid to rest when the skywalk finally opened on March 28, 2007. Since then, the skywalk has seen more than 700,000 visitors.



References
Hualapai tribe
Grand Canyon Skywalk – Official Site
Grand Canyon Skywalk – News
The Washington Post: Over the Edge

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer