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posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 03:11 PM
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Enormous crater appears suddenly in part of Russia whose name translates as 'the end of the world'
Teams of scientists are rushing east to fathom the cause of this unusual - and rare - geographical occurrence
One especially outlandish theory talks about a UFO landing as a possible cause of this colossal chasm in the earth




UFO landing site? Meteorite crater? Scientists baffled by gigantic 262ft hole

Just found this perusing around. No real comments other than the hole appears to have been produced from the inside out. Doesn't look like an eruption though as I would suspect one that would cause a hole that larger would leave some significant ejecta around the area.

Have to keep an eye on this to see what develops


Edit: Not sure I buy the "global warming" excuse as we know that's not happening
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posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 03:18 PM
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a reply to: Bilk22

After scientists visited the site they determined it is nothing more than a new Sarlac Pit constructed by Jabba.
/end sarcasm

Seriously though this weird occurrence has hit elsewhere.

Come to think of it those other incidents were reported but I have not seen anyone talk about why it happened / how it happened.



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 03:18 PM
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You beat me to the punch with this thread. That is one serious hole. looks like something burned it into the ground. AAAAAAAND the name of the town means end of the world....classic. S&F sir



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 03:32 PM
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Why can't it just be a type of sink hole? Some cavern or something underneath that "gave out"?



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 03:37 PM
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originally posted by: chiefsmom
Why can't it just be a type of sink hole? Some cavern or something underneath that "gave out"?
Well until or if they close my thread
- the material was forced out and not in so it isn't a "collapse". It's also a near perfect circle which makes it a bit odder < is that a word? LOL



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 03:42 PM
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Good place for Russia to install a big missile silo....It's already dug for them.

We never get cost saving breaks like that in the USA. If this happened in the USA someone would get a contract for digging it, using a little bribe money to politicians. Excuse me, I shouldn't call it bribe money, I meant campaign contributions.



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 03:44 PM
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From the link,

Global warming may have caused an 'alarming' melt in the under-soil ice, released gas and causing an effect like the popping of a Champagne bottle cork, Ms Kurchatova suggests.


Looks like it was a build up of gas and boooom!



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 03:48 PM
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a reply to: Bilk22

That is one big hole.

Considering where it is, could it be a methane burst of some kind?

The pictures all kind of resemble permafrost, and well, you warm up methane and BOOM...
which is what the one lady is suggesting.
I could see that happening.
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posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 03:48 PM
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originally posted by: SecretKnowledge
From the link,

Global warming may have caused an 'alarming' melt in the under-soil ice, released gas and causing an effect like the popping of a Champagne bottle cork, Ms Kurchatova suggests.


Looks like it was a build up of gas and boooom!
Global warming has been proven to not have been occurring
Besides there's a large hole inside the hole that appears to traverse horizontally. One would also think the ejecta from a spontaneous eruption wouldn't be so neatly placed at the edge of the hole.

Well it's certainly odd
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posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 03:54 PM
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OH LORD.....daily mail....

"UFO landing site", "Meteorite Crater"....

Since when are meteorites striking deep holes like that?

Seems that after the World Cup is over they're REALLY running out of news to make a effing sink-hole into a UFO landing site...
Tabloid garbage at its finest...
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posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 03:55 PM
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I think the only thing that stops me from saying sink hole is the stuff around the edges. Unless something bubbled up, and then it caved in...

*ponder*



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 03:58 PM
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There have been several threads about these kinds of holes showing up in and around Russia for some time. Deep. Perfectly round. Smooth sides.



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 03:59 PM
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originally posted by: rustyclutch
AAAAAAAND the name of the town means end of the world....classic. S&F sir

End of the world as in the geographical back of beyond. Not as in Armageddon.
Quite a common name, eg Cape Finisterre, or Land's End... don't read anything into that!



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 04:00 PM
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How does an "effing" sink-hole eject debris?



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 04:05 PM
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Holy crazy sink hole Boy Wonder the Bat Cave is collapsing....to the....?!?



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 04:05 PM
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originally posted by: SecretKnowledge
a reply to: NoRulesAllowed

How does an "effing" sink-hole eject debris?


When the sinkhole itself is formed from something exploding underneath it.



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 04:11 PM
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That is an interesting hole in the ground! It's ringed with material, so it's not a sinkhole (or JUST a sinkhole). I don't know much about violent eruptions of methane, but the location seems like strong circumstantial evidence pointing toward that. The most peculiar aspect is the funnel shape. I'm guessing it's some sort hybrid of a crater + a sinkhole.

From Siberian Times


Initial reports and images were suspected to be fakes, but the hole is a real phenomenon and it is believed to have been formed around two years ago. Pictures: Konstantin Nikolaev

There is agreement that soil around the hole was thrown out of the crater, large enough for several Mi-8 helicopters to fly into it - not that they have.

The expedition organised by the Yamal authorities includes two experts from the Centre for the Study of the Arctic and one from Cryosphere Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. They plan to take samples of soil, air and water from the scene.

They will be accompanied by a specialist from the Emergencies Ministry.

A spokesman for the ministry's Yamal branch ruled out a meteorite but said it was too early to say what cause the gigantic hole in the earth.

'We can definitely say that it is not a meteorite. No details yet,' said a spokesman
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posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 04:11 PM
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originally posted by: Xcathdra

originally posted by: SecretKnowledge
a reply to: NoRulesAllowed

How does an "effing" sink-hole eject debris?


When the sinkhole itself is formed from something exploding underneath it.
The thing about some type of eruption or explosion causing this seems to not jive with how well the ejecta is placed around the hole. I would think a spontaneous eruption/explosion would leave a random formation of debris and not as symmetrical and neatly placed as it appears to be. I would also think some of the ejecta would have landed at various distances from the explosion. Rocks and different material would travel different distances.
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posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 04:13 PM
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That IS one massive hole !

It does look like an explosion from underneath but what do I know...

S&F. Intriguing !!!!



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 04:17 PM
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originally posted by: chiefsmom
Why can't it just be a type of sink hole? Some cavern or something underneath that "gave out"?


You've got the crater rim - that means soil was pushed up and out. But you've got a cave system underneath as well (going by some of the other photographs). They say the darkened areas represent burnt soil.

The only way you could get all three is to have a build up of gas, there is an explosion and the soil collapses.

They'll probably find some camper van with gas bottles buried in the rubble.





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