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An Enormous Crater Randomly Appeared in Remote Siberia and the World Is Freaking Out
Global Post ^ | July 17, 2014 | Timothy McGrath

Posted on 07/17/2014 3:21:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway

It's gotta be either a UFO or a giant worm, right?

It's hard to tell from this perspective — ya know, while on the internet — but that's a freakin' gigantic hole in the ground.

It's about 260 feet wide, nobody knows how deep, and it seems to have appeared out of nowhere in a remote corner of northern Siberia called Yamal, which means, appropriately, "the end of the world."

There are plenty of theories already. Could be a UFO crash site, some say. Others, a meteorite.

A researcher with the Sub-Arctic Scientific Research Centre thinks it might have been caused by a release of subterranean gas trapped for 10,000 years or so. The gas, according to the theory, had been trapped since the area was a sea, and as climate change melted the permafrost, that pressurized gas might have forced its way out of the ground like a corked champagne bottle.

Incidentally, the Yamal Peninsula is one of Russia's richest regions for the production of oil and gas, and the hole appeared 19 miles from Bovanenkovo, a major gas field. So it could have something to do with that...

Thankfully, scientists are ON IT. Experts from the Centre for the Study of the Arctic and from the Cryosphere Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences are on an expedition as we speak.

Check out this video of the mysterious crater, shot from a helicopter.


TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: crater; russia; serbia
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1 posted on 07/17/2014 3:21:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Thankfully, scientists are ON IT.

Riiiiight. Now we'll find out what it most definitely WASN'T.
2 posted on 07/17/2014 3:24:16 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: nickcarraway

It’s called a “sink hole”, or as Congress calls it, “the budget”.

NEXT!!!!


3 posted on 07/17/2014 3:24:26 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: nickcarraway

Looks like Alien v Predator


4 posted on 07/17/2014 3:25:10 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: nickcarraway

The First Wookiee’s butt could plug up that hole easy.


5 posted on 07/17/2014 3:25:20 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: nickcarraway

Atlas Fugged?


6 posted on 07/17/2014 3:25:49 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: nickcarraway

As I guessed on a post yesterday, it looks like a maar. A maar is a broad, low-relief volcanic crater that is caused by a phreatomagmatic eruption, which is an explosion caused by groundwater coming into contact with hot lava or magma. To quote wiki. There are lots of these in Alaska and Kamchatka.


7 posted on 07/17/2014 3:26:14 PM PDT by JimSEA
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Something just crawled out of there!!!
Maybe it was the Underminers!
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-G7RWXffRKB8/T13lwWV7CTI/AAAAAAAADUw/o8EOivInsQo/s1600/underminer.jpg

Or maybe... Mole people!
http://stefanpoag.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/molepeoplemoledude1.jpg?w=300


8 posted on 07/17/2014 3:27:05 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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The really freaky part is that there is nothing inside. Just a vast void of nothingness! Oh, wait, it is a hole, there is supposed to be nothing inside.
9 posted on 07/17/2014 3:27:21 PM PDT by jjsheridan5 (Remember Mississippi -- leave the GOP plantation)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I thought it WAS the First Wookie’s butt hole...

Not that I’d ever seen it you know...


10 posted on 07/17/2014 3:27:42 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: nickcarraway

Langoleer’s!!


11 posted on 07/17/2014 3:27:58 PM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Resettozero

Thankfully, scientists are ON IT.

Shouldn’t some of the scientists bi in it?


12 posted on 07/17/2014 3:28:27 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: nickcarraway
whatever it is, it is REALLY BIG


13 posted on 07/17/2014 3:28:34 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: nickcarraway

It belongs to some guy named Mel.


14 posted on 07/17/2014 3:29:21 PM PDT by Defiant (Obama is not the anti-Christ. He is Satan's John the Baptist, preparing the way.)
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To: nickcarraway

Lots of weird geological stuff happens in that part of the world.


15 posted on 07/17/2014 3:29:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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Assuming this is for real, if it was a merorite it seems like someone would have seen the incoming fireball and/or detected the shaking of the Earth resulting from the tremendous impact.


16 posted on 07/17/2014 3:29:49 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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Scientists are on it. Yup. It’s global warming. Need more government control, more taxes.


17 posted on 07/17/2014 3:31:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: JimSEA

And,,,, as I said yesterday, it appears to have a Tuff ring. I agree with you!


18 posted on 07/17/2014 3:32:36 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway
Look at the vertical striations on the inner wall...


19 posted on 07/17/2014 3:32:54 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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It looks like a empty O.

They would name it ‘barack’.


20 posted on 07/17/2014 3:33:38 PM PDT by Vision Thing (obama wants his suicidal worshipers to become suicidal bombers.)
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