Incredible pictures: aerial footage shows quake cracks spell out ‘Gary McCormick did nothing wrong’

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station report being able to see the message that Gary McCormick did nothing wrong all the way from orbit.

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station report being able to see the message that Gary McCormick did nothing wrong all the way from orbit.

One of New Zealand’s most respected geologists, Bishop Brian Tamaki, tells us that earthquakes are God’s mouthpiece, and we may just be seeing evidence of that in new pictures released today by GNS Science.

GNS has been conducting an extensive survey of the northern half of the South Island in order to assess damage done to the region by November 14th’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake.

The result has been some incredible footage showing massive landslips, raised seabeds, giant canyons, and more.

But geologists say today’s discovery may be the most fascinating of all.

As GNS was piecing together a large number of aerial photos of Northern Canterbury, they suddenly discovered the enormous, many-kilometre-long cracks they’ve been looking at for weeks now, actually spelled a message.

“It’s so large, and over hundreds of kilometres,” said GNS scientist Kelvin Berryman, “so as you can imagine, it took us quite some time to piece together what it said.”

Berryman explained that, when you put all the aerial photos in their correct place relative to one another, the cracks in the ground spell out “Gary McCormick did nothing wrong.”

“We have no idea what it means,” he said. “Who’s Gary McCormick? What’s he supposed to have done? These are questions that are going to take some time to answer.”

In the coming days, GNS will be interviewing a man known only as “Si”, who other clues have led them to believe may hold some answers.

“The only other message we were able to decipher was ‘Si knows,’” said Berryman. “But we haven’t verified that, and we really can’t share anything more at this stage.”

Another team of scientists was flying down from Wellington to aid with the effort, he said, but they’ve been held up after their Air New Zealand tickets were inexplicably declined.