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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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To: nickcarraway
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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To: nickcarraway

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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To: nickcarraway
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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To: nickcarraway

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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To: nickcarraway

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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To: nickcarraway

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

Til something better comes along, I'm going to go with that explanation of what it is.
21 posted on 07/17/2014 3:33:52 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: HangnJudge
The striations coming from the bottom running over the sides and onto the surface all in a line seem really weird.
22 posted on 07/17/2014 3:34:06 PM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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To: HangnJudge

From that pic I would have to wonder if a meteor would cut such smooth walls on the sides of the hole.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 3:34:36 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: HangnJudge
Look at the vertical striations on the inner wall...

Reminds me, for some reason, of Katie Currack.
24 posted on 07/17/2014 3:35:09 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: nickcarraway

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.


25 posted on 07/17/2014 3:35:35 PM PDT by wrench
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To: nickcarraway

Will Liza please pick up the white courtesy phone. Liza, dear Liza.


26 posted on 07/17/2014 3:35:39 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: HangnJudge

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.


27 posted on 07/17/2014 3:37:08 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: nickcarraway

It must be global warming.


28 posted on 07/17/2014 3:38:17 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Looks more like a blow hole than a sink hole to me. Notice the hill shape around the edge.


29 posted on 07/17/2014 3:40:29 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: pallis

This thing has Climate Change wrote all over it and I didn’t change my light bulbs. It must be my fault.


30 posted on 07/17/2014 3:40:47 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Obama - The Scandal a Week President.)
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To: nickcarraway

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:

“DONUT EARTH”

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.

...


31 posted on 07/17/2014 3:41:26 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (Remember Mississippi)
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To: nickcarraway

The spice must flow.

CC


32 posted on 07/17/2014 3:41:39 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: HangnJudge
That's water running down inside of it, add the natural chemicals to the moisture
and it's probably eating the side or melting it.

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.

33 posted on 07/17/2014 3:41:48 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Texas Songwriter
Hell of a Post Hole...


34 posted on 07/17/2014 3:43:11 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: nickcarraway

Somewhere, Dr. Evil is laughing.


35 posted on 07/17/2014 3:45:31 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: HangnJudge

What IS that thang?


36 posted on 07/17/2014 3:46:46 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: HangnJudge

Sequoia tree post holes, I guess.


37 posted on 07/17/2014 3:47:09 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: nickcarraway

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.


38 posted on 07/17/2014 3:49:16 PM PDT by apoxonu
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To: Resettozero
Thankfully, scientists are ON IT.

Who?

Top...men...


39 posted on 07/17/2014 3:50:18 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: JimSEA

Missed your post. That makes sense.


40 posted on 07/17/2014 3:51:37 PM PDT by apoxonu
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To: HangnJudge

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.


41 posted on 07/17/2014 3:54:09 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: nickcarraway

Gophers.....really big gophers.


42 posted on 07/17/2014 3:54:56 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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43 posted on 07/17/2014 3:56:06 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: HangnJudge
Maybe something real big is hungry...


44 posted on 07/17/2014 3:56:27 PM PDT by eldoradude (How many republicrats/demoblicans does it take to change a light bulb?)
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To: minnesota_bound

I was thinking crab people...


45 posted on 07/17/2014 3:57:47 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (This town needs an enema)
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To: nickcarraway
Promotion for the new season of NBC's fake reality mockumentary, Siberia?
46 posted on 07/17/2014 3:59:40 PM PDT by x
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To: nickcarraway

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

who knows

it might be an an unnamed Russian bomb test crater and the U.S. is saying nothing about it for its own security reasons


47 posted on 07/17/2014 3:59:41 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: The Cajun
"The striations coming from the bottom running over the sides and onto the surface all in a line seem really weird."


48 posted on 07/17/2014 4:02:56 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: JimSEA

Yeah, that was my guess too, given the area. Most people don’t realize how weird geology can get...


49 posted on 07/17/2014 4:03:59 PM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: HangnJudge
That little scar on the earth they're calling a "crater" doesn't even begin to compare to the massive black hole of finance and morality we have in the US---


50 posted on 07/17/2014 4:05:45 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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