Nothing will really look the same any more. I see a level of the Earth with Earth below it, and when the Earth shifts, only the top level moves northward and the level underneath doesn’t. That causes areas to crack open. (He proceeded to give an analogy). Try to see the United States on a table made out of hardpacked dirt that’s a foot thick, and under that is more dirt that was joined together at one time. Now when the poles shift, this upper foot is going to move northwards, and it’s not going to take the lower portion with it. It will separate - Remember this is an analogy, I don’t know how many thousands of feet deep it is. – Only the upper part moves and becomes disjointed from the bottom part. Then the upper foot of dirt is not substantial enough to hold together, so it will split and crack like parched earth. As it shifts northward it will disturb the waters which will cause further splitting, cracking, and flooding. The waters will move in from the north, and the seas above Canada and Alaska will flood the upper part of the North American continent, and then a greater part. Below it, the Great Lakes will flood downward.
They will be port cities, but none of them will ever again be as large as the cities you have now – like Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago; the populations will be more evenly spaced.
And on either side of the United States the upper parts of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans will flood downward. All of this water will cover a great portion of the United States, which will break off and separate because of the cracks. By the time the flooding subsides, it’s hit the southern oceans below the United States, and it starts all over again. So a great deal of water will seemingly move from the north downward.
We tried to distinguish which states would be left above water. The higher mountainous areas would survive because of their elevations. Other areas did not seem to follow such simple rules. A large land segment would be located in the interior of the United States, composed of parts of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, etc. But some of this area did not have a very high elevation. We couldn’t understand why the rising waters of the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River, and water coming down from Canada wouldn’t cover this area also.
The poles will melt, but the thicker areas will not break up as easily as the areas of land. The North pole is going to shift northwards, back about a quarter down on the other side, closer to Russia and Siberia. The South pole will move upward, possibly into southern South America. If you could visualize the United States as it lies now, the continent will turn northward and slightly twist to the right.
Imagine the world being round like a ball. The North Pole is at the top, and when this plate of the United States shifts northwards, what’s underneath shifts, too. But instead of following the curvature of the ball, it will push outward once it gets past the roundest point of the planet. Do you understand what I mean? It’s going to start shifting northward and when it hits an area that confines it, it has no place to go. When that happens it’s going to come out away from the planet. That’s what will happen to the area we call the Midwest. It will involve Arkansas and the states above it. Kansas and Nebraska, which we think of as plains states, are going to be pushed outward, too.
The pushing up of that land will not happen from directly under the United States.
The United States will be broken up into six or seven island-type masses. The largest portion was again reported to be in the middle of the country. The East and West Coasts were mostly inundated, and most of the upper area around the Great Lakes and all of the southern area was gone.
Some large cities such as Seattle and Denver will be left. Cities will develop on the middle land mass. I don’t see anything there now that we would call a major city, since St. Louis and Kansas City will be gone. The Midwest has smaller cities and a lot of undeveloped farm land.
One city in that area which will have the most commerce or people will be Harrison, Arkansas. There will be another city just south of it on the east side of that landmass that will become a big port and a trading center. It might even be - no, it’s not far south as Little Rock.
Many of the small towns will enlarge, particularly on what will then be coastline because the remaining people will go to those areas to find work. Most of the transportation will be by water at that time. They won’t be lengthy trips by water, but ships or very large boats will be utilized to carry things from one land mass to another, like we now do by rail or truck. So there will be jobs along the coastline and people will gravitate toward those areas.