Skip to comments.106 Years Ago, A Mysterious Explosion 1000x More Powerful Than The Hiroshima Bomb Rocked Siberia
Posted on 06/30/2014 10:09:56 AM PDT by blam
June 30, 2014
Today is the 106th anniversary of a historic explosion that still has no clear explanation.
It happened in Tunguska, a remote forest area in the middle of Siberia.
The blast had the power of 15 megatons of TNT, roughly a thousand times that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima Japan. The event was so powerful that it was felt and heard a thousand miles away.
Locals believed the blast was supernatural, caused by a god that was punishing people for their wickedness.
Scientists, on the other hand, believed it was a meteor.
Here's Where It Gets Weird
20 years passed before the first Russian scientists went to the site to investigate.
If it was a meteor, there would be a crater and meteorite fragments.
However, there was no crater. And there were no fragments.
In fact, at the epicenter of the explosion was a grove of untouched, fully grown trees. Surrounding that tiny grove was around 800 square miles of leveled trees
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I thought Nikolai Tesla was blamed for that.
I remember The Ghostbusters talked of this...
First Time Machine experimental prototype trial run.
Catastrophic destruction of unit and pilot.......................
A huge gas bubble ignited by lightning?
Turns out that airbursts are much more common than previous suspected. The recent Russian meteor did lots of damage (broken windows, collapsing weak structures) without leaving a big crater.
Wouldn't gas have caused a large number of asphyxian deaths?
It is strictly a Noory’s Coast to Coast AM topic, also know as
George Noory’s Wacko to Wacko AM.
That was my understanding per History Ch. (?)
Yup. But Dr. Stantz got the year wrong...
It has long been known that it was not a meteor; absolutely no fragments. One long held idea is that it was an ice comet airburst which seems to make a lot of sense.
Bushs fault © ®
Turns out that a meteor doesn’t have to actually hit the ground to cause lots of damage. And airburst of a meteor can cause that damage without leaving a crater.
The damage caused by the meteor over Russia a few years ago proved that.
No fragments of Tunguska were found. That doesn't mean there weren't some.
LOL He was looking for tree tooth picks.
The fragments were spread out over a large area.
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