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’.
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