Two New Mystery Holes Appear in Siberia, Scientists Baffled About Their Origin

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Two New Mystery Holes Appear in Siberia, Scientists Baffled About Their Origin

Second Yamal hole

Scientists still have no heading in discerning what has been causing these holes to form.

Two weeks after the original phenomenon occurred, two new enormous holes have been found- one in the Siberian province of Yamal (which translates to "the end of the world") and another that lies due east in the Kransoyark region. Officials and scientists are still unsure as to what caused the event.

The first hole was explored and measured at 195 feet in diameter with a depth of around 300 feet. The second hole inside Yamal has a diameter of 50 feet, and its depth is currently unknown. The third hole in Kransoyark was 13 feet in diameter and is estimated to be around 200 to 325 feet deep. Deputy of the regional parliament Mikhail Lapsui spoke to The Siberian Times in an interview, saying, "I flew by helicopter to inspect this funnel on Saturday, July 19th...[There is] ground outside, as if it was thrown as a result of an underground explosion."

The newly found Yamal hole was witnessed by local residents forming on September 23rd of last year. There are two separate accounts: One claims the ground began to smoke and was followed by a bright flash, while the other indicates that a celestial body fell and crashed into the permafrost. The Kransoyark hole was discovered accidentally by local reindeer herders from the village of Kosok when they almost fell into it.

None of the local geologists, ecologists, or historians have come to an agreement concerning what could have caused these giant holes to form. 'It is not like this is the work of men, but neither does it look like natural formation,' said one account. Theories currently range from meteorites, stray missiles, a man-made prank and aliens- to an explosive cocktail of methane or shale gas suddenly exploding.
Do you think these holes were formed naturally or supernaturally? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Source: University Heral via The Siberian Times

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Quick build some chest high walls, Locust incoming! =)

Mole men! It's obviously mole men. They're preparing an invasion force to exterminate us surface dwellers.

I dunno, there must be one hell of a troll in Russia if hes moving nearly 92000 cubic ft of material for the sake of controversy.

Also, how close would theese things happen to be to the Kola borehole?

I'm secretly hoping it's some natural event as a result of meddling mankind. So we can have some spectacular (and hopefully not dangerous) extreme example of why we should respect the earth and not exploit it unsustainably.

Quite obviously crab people.

OT: I would love to abseil down these.

I wonder when/if they solve this if the discovery will shed any new light on the Tunguska event.

gigastar:
Also, how close would theese things happen to be to the Kola borehole?

Quite a distance, many hundreds of miles if my Geography isn't that rusty maybe even around a thousand. If your thinking is going where I am thinking it is though you might be interested to know that GazProm are tearing the Yamal region up in oil and gas exploration and extraction...

KaZuYa:
Quick build some chest high walls, Locust incoming! =)

Exactly! It's Emergence Day, but the Locust must have taken a wrong turn at Albuquerque though.

J Tyran:
I wonder when/if they solve this if the discovery will shed any new light on the Tunguska event.

gigastar:
Also, how close would theese things happen to be to the Kola borehole?

Quite a distance, many hundreds of miles if my Geography isn't that rusty maybe even around a thousand. If your thinking is going where I am thinking it is though you might be interested to know that GazProm are tearing the Yamal region up in oil and gas exploration and extraction...

Admittedly thats not exactly what i was thinking, but yeah that would be the most probable cause.

Just based on the photos alone, I'd rule out a meteorite. It looks more consistent with an underground explosion pushing material outward, followed by loose soil and rock slipping down into the cavity.

It probably involves gas, and given all the extraction that goes on in the Siberian region, there's a good chance it was unwittingly caused by humans.

holy shit, aliens are among us!

gigastar:
Also, how close would theese things happen to be to the Kola borehole?

J Tyran:
I wonder when/if they solve this if the discovery will shed any new light on the Tunguska event.

Neither Tunguska nor the Cola borehole are even remotely near the reported locations of these holes. They are thousands of miles apart from those locations and each other.

The Cola borehole is located near the Norwegian border.
The Tunguska ground zero is.. um... here.
The mysterious holes were found somewhere on Yamal, Gydan and Taimyr peninsulae.

I suppose it's tempting to see connection between these places since they are located in one country, but Russia is HUGE. I don't think the holes are related to Cola Superdeep or Tunguska in any way.

I find it weird that environmentalists have been cawing for years about methane releases in Siberia, but when there's giant holes suddenly appearing out of nowhere in Siberia, they suddenly stop mentioning it. o__O

Ok now this is getting interesting!

Hopefully this turns out to be something interesting like stray missiles or a secret government project!

KaZuYa:
Quick build some chest high walls, Locust incoming! =)

Dammit you're right!

I'll get the lancers!

lacktheknack:
I find it weird that environmentalists have been cawing for years about methane releases in Siberia, but when there's giant holes suddenly appearing out of nowhere in Siberia, they suddenly stop mentioning it. o__O

yep, in the last article i said there is no mystery, only predicted methana gas erupting due to climate change. i still see no evidence to the contrary. especially with lead thoery being "Gas eruption".

Honestly, there's been so much shifting of the crust and other shit like that, not to mention our constant meddling with the earth itself that it makes me think that this is probably just the result of some support giving way. Be it a giant crack turning into a hole or as others suggested, gaseous releases of natural resources, this was probably just a matter of time.

It is, without a doubt, incredibly amazing to see these geological formations. As a mild enthusiast of geology, I wouldn't mind getting to see one of these up close and personal and learn the kinds of 'perfect' or 'man made' conditions that are causing these formations to occur.

Betting some of us are hoping that it is alien related. For one I am.

Unless they come to kill us all!

Scientists still have no heading in discerning what has been causing these holes to form.

Really? Because they apparently had a pretty good idea in the last article.

"We can say for sure that under the influence of internal processes there was an ejection in the permafrost," Dr. Plekhanov said. "I've never seen anything like this, even though I have been to Yamal many times."

Anna Kurchatova from the Sub-Arctic Scientific Research Centre believes global warming may be to blame, suggesting that rapid melting of the under-soil ice released gas and caused an effect similar to the popping of a champagne bottle cork.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/136207-Giant-Mystery-Hole-Opens-in-Siberian-Region-Named-End-of-the-World-Update

But if we're speculating it could just as well be the jolly green giant's Russian cousin harvesting his carrots.

[shakes fist at the sky] "Tes-LAAAAA!"

It's almost a pity the answer is probably mundane; I think we could use some hell-worms that feast on human flesh to unite the human race right about now.

So it begins...

In all seriousness, though, this is slightly odd but interesting. One could say Quite Interesting, even.

Makes you wonder what they might not be telling us. I'm sure the hole truth will come out soon.
...
I'll leave now.

J Tyran:
I wonder when/if they solve this if the discovery will shed any new light on the Tunguska event.

Wasn't it concluded that Tunguska was probably just a meteorite crash?

lacktheknack:
I find it weird that environmentalists have been cawing for years about methane releases in Siberia, but when there's giant holes suddenly appearing out of nowhere in Siberia, they suddenly stop mentioning it. o__O

It is odd. You'd think they'd jump all over this. Then again, maybe they're just waiting for that to be confirmed as the cause.

Also, I see you've somehow managed to find an avatar that could cause even more nightmares than your last one.

I sensing that the Silver Surfer is preparing these holes for Galactus...

Or that the Earth is a lot more hollow than we thought it was...

So... Giant monster is going to be the way the world ends? I can live with that.

Didn't they say a week ago that it was because of the gas deposits from a nearby extraction site?

Also, "do you think these holes ware formed supernaturally?" Really? Really? Really?

I'm calling it a buried Tyranid hive ship awakening after eons of dormancy.

OT Probably a methane gas pocket popping like a zit.

I said it before, I'll say it again: this has something to do with the alien defense system that our ancient, extraterrestrial benefactors left behind to protect Earth. ;)

When I said it was likely that Russia was going to collapse, this isn't what I meant...

OT: Do these line up by any chance? Do we have a map to reference on the off-chance that there might be a pattern?

Captcha: Other worldly

My Catptcha seems to think there's a Great Old One abound, but I think Russia's actually LACKING in one.

It sounds like the set up to a Junji Ito story.

Get out of there Stalker!

Fulbert:

gigastar:
Also, how close would theese things happen to be to the Kola borehole?

J Tyran:
I wonder when/if they solve this if the discovery will shed any new light on the Tunguska event.

Neither Tunguska nor the Cola borehole are even remotely near the reported locations of these holes. They are thousands of miles apart from those locations and each other.

The Cola borehole is located near the Norwegian border.
The Tunguska ground zero is.. um... here.
The mysterious holes were found somewhere on Yamal, Gydan and Taimyr peninsulae.

I suppose it's tempting to see connection between these places since they are located in one country, but Russia is HUGE. I don't think the holes are related to Cola Superdeep or Tunguska in any way.

Good job that I never implied proximity had anything to do with it then, only that if they can find new data on mysterious explosions in northern regions might provide a new perspective on exactly what happened there.

Well, there are two possible conclusions:

Shoggoths are coming, in which case GET AN OCCULTIST YOU DAMN FOOL!

Or

GODZILLA IS AWAKENING, OH GOD RUN!

Dragon eggs hatched

Blackwell Stith:
The Kransoyark hole was discovered accidentally by local reindeer herders from the village of Kosok when they almost fell into it.

How? Look at the size of that thing, with its massive ridge running around the rim, its not like a small pothole in a road!

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