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A Shepherd Found This in the Siberian Wilderness, and Now Scientists Are Freaking Out (Video)

Sunday, October 2, 2016 8:35
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Tornadoes, tsunamis, and earthquakes are a few of the more well-known examples of Mother Nature’s mighty wrath. But those are just the tip of the iceberg.

Shepherds working in a field in Russia learned this first hand when they heard a tremendous rumbling sounds in the night and ventured out the next day to find something utterly unreal….

In 2014 something very strange appeared on the the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia.

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People reported hearing rumblings in the night before venturing out the next day and finding this massive crater. 

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Farmers sleeping in the area described hearing a massive boom like a clap of thunder the night before it appeared.

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No one knew what had caused its sudden appearance.

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Some people even suspected the work of aliens.

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But after a few years of research, geologists have finally cracked the code. 

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The crater was caused by the eruption of something called a pingo. 

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A pingo is a core of ice directly under the surface of a plot of land. 

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Half of the ice core is filled with gas, and as the core thaws, pressure begins to build until a dramatic eruption occurs.

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Most of these end up forming sizeable lakes.

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But this one hasn’t filled in yet, which gives geologists a chance to do research it. 

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Take a look inside!

Source BoredomTherapy.com

Check out more contributions by Jeffery Pritchett ranging from UFO to Bigfoot to Paranormal to Prophecy

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  • Where is all the dirt and rocks that came out of that hole, there is not enough along the rim to fill the hole! Perhaps what came out flew away, ya think!

    • No.

      A lot stays in the hole, and it’s generally not a huge explosion, more like a loud burp.

    • The article says it was caused by a gas buildup in an ice accumulation. Ice melts, then runs down hill, and gas floats away. Does this answer your question, Gittyup?

  • A pingo? Typical scientific voodoo. “We don’t really know what happened, so we’re naming it a pingo (after one of the scientist’s dogs.)

  • Neat.

    • Isn’t the near perfect roundness freaky though?

      • That’s what I thought. It would be really interesting to actually watch something like that happen.

      • Could it be a massive ice ball that hit Earth n then melted ??

        • That’s possible, tidy, and worth considering.

          Upvote :smile:

  • Funny how they are near perfect circles. :cool:

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