First off, thanks for all the input. Some impressive collaboration going on
here! It's what I love about ATS.
I thought I'd try and lay out the possible theories and evidence for the domes origins for the sake of clarity and then as we move on we can refine
Not in any particular order:
Diamond mining related technology
The very fact that the area has diamond mines makes this a plausable explaination. I think it's fair to assume that the average person wouldn't be
familiar with diamond mining equipment and might mistake it for something unusual so this is a definate possibility.
Some info on a (relatively) nearby diamond mine:
Some kind of ancient technology or weapon of unknown origin
The evidence for this comes mostly from the local folklore and legends. The links drawn with events like Tunguska are tenuous at best in my opinion.
However the strange properties of the domes do lend a little weight to the possibilty that they are not of human origin.
Crashed alien spacecraft or deliberately placed alien technology
Most evidence for this comes from speculation on the strange nature of the domes. I think it is natural when confronted with the idea of something as
strange as this to at least entertain the idea that it could be alien. I know I am.
Another possible link, and I use that word loosely, are the similarities between the properties of the metal of the domes and those of the crash
debris of the Roswell incident.
But then who's to say it was the same aliens? or that their ship was made of the same material?
For me anyway, this is the least likely of the explainations here, but one of the most compelling!
Nuclear testing equipment or secret Russian military technology
The reports of radiation, as many of you have pointed out, do suggest that the domes may have something to do with nuclear explosions or, in some
way, nuclear energy.
Nuclear weapons we're definately tested in the area but I'm struggling to pinpoint the locations exactly.
has a database of Russian nuclear tests and Yakutia does appear in the guide to data listing:
But further than that, I don't know.
An argument against this hypothesis would be the reports of the domes which pre-date any known nuclear testing.
The domes don't exist.
There is no photographic evidence so far to support the existence of the domes and pretty much all we have to go on are the reports of people who say
they have seen them. The stories and reports may all be exaggerated or total fabrications for all we know. This is true, but in my opinion I think
it's more likey that these people are seeing and experiencing something unfamiliar, rather than conspiring to keep the myth of the domes alive for
If I have missed any theories out then let me know and I'll add it to this post.
I think the next thing to do is go through them one by one and try to find as much more evidence for and against as we can. An expedition to the area
would be the most ideal situation and expat2368, if you do get a chance to go and check it out, that would be amazing. totally amazing. But until we
get something like that going we'll have to put up with what the internet and books can tell us.
reply to ilaruum
Thanks for posting the link to those photos
very interesting. I can't really tell if they are supposed to be pictures of the domes, the
translator is not making much sense.
If these pictures are of the domes then clearly they have been covered over with dirt by someone for some reason....
Could someone please have a
go at finding out whether the pictures are actually of the domes or just random geology or whatever? That'd be sweet.
I hope we can get to the truth here, whatever it is. Keep up the good work people
[edit on 17-2-2010 by Chonx]