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If, in the course of your online browsing, you were to run into an ad with impressive pictures of massive mines and cool looking fossils that advertises an article titled “Deepest Hole on Earth Permanently Sealed After Finding 2 Billion Year Old Fossil,” you might think that this item represents a recent event, that it involves impressive looking open-pit mines, and that cool pictures of fossils are the result of the dig. You could be forgiven, as well, if you assumed that there was some sort of link between the fossils and the sealing of this hole. None of those assumptions would be true.
Scientists are not sure exactly how the huge hole, which is at least the ninth spotted in the region since 2013, formed. Initial theories floated when the first crater was discovered near an oil and gas field in the Yamal Peninsula in northwest Siberia included a meteorite impact, a UFO landing and the collapse of a secret underground military storage facility.
While scientists now believe the giant hole is linked to an explosive buildup of methane gas -- which could be an unsettling result of warming temperatures in the region -- there is still a lot the researchers don't know.
Some of the geologists had apparently seen a Satanic apparition rise from the hole. The network quoted a man named Mr. Nummedal:
“What really unnerved the Soviets, apart from the voice recordings, was the appearance that same night of a fountainhead of luminous gas shooting up from the drill site, and out of the midst of this incandescent cloud pillar a brilliant being with bat wings revealed itself with the words (in Russian): ‘I have conquered,’ emblazoned against the dark Siberian sky.”
“Characteristic of many urban legends, this story was alleged to have occurred in an obscure part of the world where it would be virtually impossible to track down the facts,” Buhler wrote on his blog. And once the story got started, people began quoting one another’s newsletters to validate their own. This is the stuff of which tabloid newspapers are made.”
originally posted by: misterE12
a reply to: ElGoobero
Here is the story mentioned in the Chinese blackout thread about the Russian hole!