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Third Siberian Crater “Doesn’t Look Like Natural Formation”

OK, this hole definitely needs to be looked into. A third mysterious crater has been found in Siberia. This one was discovered in the Taymyr Peninsula by local reindeer herders who live in the northern village of Nosok.

Map showing locations of the three Siberian craters reported so far.

Map showing locations of the three Siberian craters reported so far.

The area is east of Yamal, where the first crater was reported last week, and northeast of the Taz district where the second one was found. This hole is smaller than those two – about 4 feet in diameter – and observers say its perimeter is perfectly round and the 100-to-300-feet-deep hole is shaped like a cone. According to The Siberian Times, one described it this way:

It is not like this is the work of men, but also doesn’t look like natural formation.

News travels slowly in Siberia. Local residents say the hole was formed on September 27, 2013. Shortly after, Mikhail Lapsui, a deputy of the regional parliament, flew over the area by helicopter and gave this account:

“There is ground outside, as if it was thrown as a result of an underground explosion. Observers give several versions. According to the first, initially at the place was smoking, and then there was a bright flash. In the second version, a celestial body fell there.”

Geologists, ecologists and historians are unable to come to a consensus on the causes of the craters. The prevailing theory on the other two is methane gas releases caused by global warming melting the permafrost. However, the Taymyr crater is far from the gas fields of the Yamal and Taz areas and is smaller, cone-shaped and perfectly formed.

A view inside the Taymyr crater taken by herder who stayed far enough away to not fall in.

A view inside the Taymyr crater taken by herder who stayed far enough away to not fall in.

Could it have another cause? Marina Leibman, chief scientist of the Earth Cryosphere Institute, says more information is needed.

Undoubtedly, we need to study all such formations. It is necessary to be able to predict their occurrence.”

Especially if it “doesn’t look like natural formation.”

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  • Patrick White

    new military weapons

  • Rick

    I would think that a good way to get to the bottom of the mystery would be to see what’s at the bottom of the hole.

  • Mike_Stone

    If it’s “global”, why isn’t it happening in the North American permafrost? Or, is it?

  • nofreedoms

    Remember “Alien vs. Predator” Problem solved….. or maybe just the beginning.

  • Dug Logos

    Version 2: elestial bodies fell there. Aliens landed, 3 of them.

  • disqus_RsKdJoqeod

    For f’ sake send a probe down it and write back

  • Rob Fox

    Maybe someone dug them

  • neo-Telamön

    Aliens…oh brother. Here we go with aliens again. When in doubt it must be aliens, right? Those intergalactic bastards…always screwing with the minds of us puny humans.

  • Xenomorphine

    I don’t think anyone’s seriously saying that’s the only possible option.

  • Mota

    Wasn;t there a bunch of meterorites falling last year..and didnt the people of that place say they formed last year?? i remember it all over the news about a country hearing a big boom and meteor shower hitting and destroying a lil bit of a city….could this possibly be where a few of those meteors landed???

  • roccofundaro

    Maybe the aliens needed a pie hole.

  • Mark

    Too bad there’s no “before” photos….

  • R. A.

    I don’t understand. Melting should mean more water, not less.

  • twas brillig

    Frozen lakes are melting and then dispersing? perhaps? Good question.