posted on Feb, 17 2010 @ 08:26 AM
Great thread. Something interesting, new and refreshing.
Are there any recounts from explorers who have described seeing or at least referencing these oddities? These could help.
Google Earth is no luck. I've tried zooming in as much as possible throughout some areas of interest and even if there was something there to be seen
I wouldn't have seen it on Google Earth. I'll have a look around myself as well but thats why older recounts of these (surely there are some) may
help us pinpoint a more specific region to examine based on possible citations of surrounding geographical features.
EDIT ADDITION 1:
Found this. It supports statements from the OP in regards to the properties of these things:
In ancient times, the Valley of Death was part of a nomadic route used by the Evenk people, from Bodaibo to Annybar and on to the coast of the Laptev
Sea. Right up until 1936, a merchant named Savvinov traded on the route; when he gave up the business, the inhabitants gradually abandoned those
places. Finally, the aged merchant and his granddaughter Zina decided to move to Siuldiukar. Somewhere in the land between two rivers that is known as
Kheldyu ("iron house" in the local language), the old man led her to a small, slightly flattened reddish arch where, beyond a spiral passageway,
there turned out to be a number of metal chambers in which they then spent the night. Zina’s grandfather told her that even in the harshest frosts
it was warm as summer in the chambers.
Don't know who accurate that recount is though.
EDIT ADDITION 2:
Found some more info from Mikhail Koretsky:
“We didn’t come across shafts going down into the ground with chambers. But I did note that the vegetation around the ‘cauldrons’ is anomalous
— totally different from what’s growing around.
It’s more opulent: large-leaved burdock, very long withes, strange grass, one and a half or two times the height of a man. In one of the
‘cauldrons’ the whole group of us (6 people) spent the night. We didn’t sense anything bad and calmly left without any sort of unpleasant
Nobody fell seriously ill afterwards. Except that three moths later one of my friends lost all his hair.
And on the left side of my head (the side I slept on) three small sore spots the size of match-heads appeared. I’ve tried to get rid of them all my
life, but their still with me today.
Koretsky states that he was in posession of a stone which he believed to be a part of the 'couldron'. He said it was smooth and had no signs of
workmanship. He went on to say that he brought the stone with him and he continues...
"In 1937 I gave the stone to my grandfather, but that autumn he was arrested and taken to Magadan where he lived on without trial until 1968 and
then died. Now no-one knows where my stone got to...”
This Siberian Death Valley is very intriguing, it seems there's a lot more going on than just these 'domes'. I'm reading recounts of similar
Tsunguska type events, massive 'explosions' of fire accompanied by 'trembling grounds'. I don't want to hijack the OP's thread with that
EDIT ADDITION 3:
Great, starting to find some more info. Check out this travelers tale:
In 1936, a geologist visiting the Olguidakh River (the “place with a cauldron”), found a ‘cauldron’ that was not completely submerged. A
smooth hemisphere of metal 2cm thick and with razor-sharp edges, it was reddish in colour. Barely a fifth of it was above ground and the opening in
its vault was accessible to a person sitting on a reindeer. The geologist sent its description to the capital city Yakutsk, but no one paid any
In a lot of these articles there are mentions of the radiation levels of the Valley of Death region and how it seems to be fluctuating at higher rates
than any surrounding regions. Can anybody help verify these claims? I can't find any scientific data. I don't want to believe all these claims are
false, but if they are then how could this be explained:
While conducting our aerial search for the ‘cauldrons,’ we had found yet another peculiar place – a perfectly circular field of rusty brown
boulders where the compass needle went wild. A magnetic mountain?
[edit on 17/2/2010 by serbsta]