Graveyard Shift

The Tragic Discovery Of Jessica Widner, Whose Hand Was Seen Sticking Out Of The Ground

In October 2017, a California woman discovered a grisly site near a cave in Crestline, CA: a zombie-like hand sticking out of the ground. She anonymously contacted the authorities, who eventually removed and identified the body. This story of a woman mysteriously buried alive left many unanswered questions, though. Who was she and what was she doing near an unstable cliff? 

As the story continues to unfold, authorities remain unsure about the woman's motivations. Was this tragedy preventable? The cliff is a popular attraction due to the many antique bottles buried under the soil, but it's also an unsafe area where cave-ins are likely. Hopefully, the city can prevent future tragedies with the addition of warning signs in the area.