Mysterious giant craters in Siberia: Sinkholes or underground explosions?

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Mysterious giant craters in Siberia: Sinkholes or underground explosions?
Mysterious giant craters in Siberia: Sinkholes or underground explosions? Picture via Youtube video

Giant round craters seemingly appear out of nowhere in the remote areas of Western Siberia, mesmerizing and, sometimes, scaring nomadic reindeer herders and scientists alike.

One such crater opened up just last year, while more than a dozen others took several decades to form, researchers say. Some remain vast cavities, going as deep as 30 meters (98.5 feet). Others become lakes.

An anthropologist who studies the culture of the local Nenets people says she had witnessed a spontaneous formation of one such lake in the tundra.

There was no lake, but larch trees. One night, after loud bangs, it was like an upside-down saucer, with the trees on the bottom and the roots on the surface,” she says, adding that several days later a lake was formed, which is now considered sacred by locals.

RT takes a look at the possible origins of the so-called ‘black holes’ – massive craters that are being formed across the Yamal Peninsula in northern Russia. Enjoy!

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Amazingly hair-raising. Thank God, He protects me from sinkholes in my locale. Strange Sounds is now my favorite website. I’ve looked at it over the years. Everyone who works there is appreciated. Thank you for all of these remarkable reports!!!

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