There are some really weird things going on around the world.
Smoke has created panic among local residents as it started emanating out of the ground of a swamp, while a boy’s death upon falling on ‘burning soil’ triggers concern in India.
In the last two weeks, some weird ground burning phenomena started to make headlines in India again.
A 14-year-old boy died at the hopital after he fell on hot ashes that came out of the ground on the outskirts of Mysuru. The incident has sparked concerns among villagers and locals believe the soil was searing because of illegal dumping of chemical waste.
Officials are now analysing the soil for chemicals. Meanwhile, nobody is allowed to approach the mysterious burning ground.
A bit closer to us, on April 28, 2017, mysterious plumes of smoke began emanating from a small piece of land near a swamp in Muthanadu Mund, India. Although officials sprayed more than 15,000 litres of water on it, the smoke continued to emanates. I would also run in panic.
Officials believe the still unexplained plume is due to heat building up under the ground surface due to the sedimentation of trees, leaves and other organic matter.
What are these mysterious burning grounds?