Skip to comments.An Enormous Crater Randomly Appeared in Remote Siberia and the World Is Freaking Out
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.
It’s called a “sink hole”, or as Congress calls it, “the budget”.
Looks like Alien v Predator
The First Wookiee’s butt could plug up that hole easy.
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.
Something just crawled out of there!!!
Maybe it was the Underminers!
Or maybe... Mole people!
I thought it WAS the First Wookie’s butt hole...
Not that I’d ever seen it you know...
Thankfully, scientists are ON IT.
Shouldn’t some of the scientists bi in it?
It belongs to some guy named Mel.
Lots of weird geological stuff happens in that part of the world.
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.
Scientists are on it. Yup. It’s global warming. Need more government control, more taxes.
And,,,, as I said yesterday, it appears to have a Tuff ring. I agree with you!
It looks like a empty O.
They would name it ‘barack’.
From that pic I would have to wonder if a meteor would cut such smooth walls on the sides of the hole.
Google earth the area and look at sat photos. The area is more pock marked than the surface of the moon. Sink holes everywhere, most filled with water.
Next thing you know, someone will discover there is water and lots of it in the Pacific ocean.
Will Liza please pick up the white courtesy phone. Liza, dear Liza.
It looks like it has been bored out. I did a lot of post-holes and it has a similar appearance. Look at the “dirt” around to edges of the hole.
It must be global warming.
Looks more like a blow hole than a sink hole to me. Notice the hill shape around the edge.
This thing has Climate Change wrote all over it and I didn’t change my light bulbs. It must be my fault.
Everyone has a right to be very, very nervous. Now me, I’m just going to go ahead with my new movie development that has been in the works for nearly 18 months:
Don’t miss it. Scheduled release - Summer 2015.
Synopsis: The earth opens up and the hole just gets bigger and bigger working it’s way to China. What to do. What to do. Enter SuperBama the 8 time President of the United Nations States who zooms to the rescue.
The spice must flow.
You can see the top of the hole where the water is running into it, separating,
then making smaller streams.
Or, aliens have invaded and they're going to appear in our toilets all at once.
We'll need "Giorgio Tsoukalos's" opinion on this before we can really know for sure.
Somewhere, Dr. Evil is laughing.
What IS that thang?
Sequoia tree post holes, I guess.
Those look kind of like machine-made, regularly-spaced, vertical striations to me but it could also be a giant worm - or aliens...or Howard Stern’s butt wind.
Missed your post. That makes sense.
There needs to be something of known size in the images to gauge the true size. This could almost be a fairly large gopher hole.
Gophers.....really big gophers.
I was thinking crab people...
whatever the cause (”man made” in some way I suspect) there is way too much regularity and symmetry to the hole and it’s border - to my mind - for a comet or such to be the cause
it might be an an unnamed Russian bomb test crater and the U.S. is saying nothing about it for its own security reasons
Yeah, that was my guess too, given the area. Most people don’t realize how weird geology can get...