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22 Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

Posted on November 15, 2014 by tim


Today you are going to see photos from a mysterious phenomena that happened deep in the Northern Russia. A giant hole in the Earth appeared in the Yamal peninsula some time ago there. Sometime ago  helicopter flyby was made to take the photos and confirm that the thing exists and it is not the result of some weapon being used or natural causes? Then they sent a second group of scientists to explore the place. The scientists went there and weren’t able to go too close as the land was collapsing all the time and there were strong winds on the surface and it was considered dangerous conditions to carry on. So they returned again in the winter, for the third time. And we have those exclusive photos! Let’s see how it was.

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22 Responses to “Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula”

  1. Lumpy Gravy says:

    Global warming in action. What the reindeer herders saw there was methane gas escaping from the now less frosty permafrost ground of the Yamal peninsula. Methane is a potent green-house gas and its release into the atmosphere will accelerate the global warming process and lead to more methane releases from permafrost regions and even more rapidly increasing temperatures, which will lead to the melting of surface snow in the northern hemisphere, which will reduce the reflection of sunlight, which will warm the atmosphere even more, which leads to … which will … … …

    Most climate scientists agree that the process is now irreversible and that the evolved ape who triggered it can’t do anything to stop it.

  2. Richard S. says:

    If it was a true sinkhole there would not be a mound around the circumference of the crater. Possible causes… meteor strike, atomic explosion, volcanic? Unlikely.

  3. eu1972 says:

    Some people think the craters on the moon are from electrical arching, we already have lighting on this planet, maybe it was a super electric discharge? Electric Universe Theory?

  4. jim says:

    very cool

  5. Grace says:

    This is some kind of dried up Quagmire caused by global warming which eventually sunk, hence that hole.

  6. chris says:

    Global warming claim of Lumpy Gravel is probably correct but the cause may be misapportioned to methane emissions from permafrost. The more likely causation is methane clouds caused by animal farts also named animal flatulence caused by animal indigestion from eating too much grass… The cure might be the elimination of mehane cloud generating animals, especially the bovine types. I realise the Hindus will vehemently object to this as they consider the cow to be a “mother” but in the interest of human salvation, certain sacrifices are unavoidable….

  7. ALI says:

    go ahead.ponder,meditate,you will feel AN ALMIGHTY POWER, THE CREATOR OF OUR UNIVERSE.
    THINK ABOUT CREATURES,CREATION OF UNIVERSE,ABOUT YOUR OWN BODY,you will find that LIGHT if you wish to find.

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  9. Jolyte says:

    It should be obvious that the elves from Snow White dug this.

  10. Azfar A Khan (Mr.) says:

    Very interesting. Should be explored by the scientists. Can’t we place some high resolution cameras inside through any means to monitor the activity in this sinkhole? May be there are some minerals inside? Man has reached moon; hence it’s not a big deal to explore this hole and unveil the secrets, if any!
    Azfar A Khan, Pakistan

  11. Azfar A Khan (Mr.)a says:

    Exploring this sinkhole is a great challenge. Why shouldn’t we install some high-resolution cameras inside through some means and monitor the activity inside? May be the hole contains some type of minerals! If man can reach moon, exploration of this hole shouldn’t be a big deal!
    Azfar A Khan, Pakistan

  12. beabs says:

    read the bible about the end times you will find the reason for this holes

  13. mylene says:

    the bible has all the reason about the end times,sinkhole is one of that reason, a sign that JESUS CHRIST 2nd coming is
    very soon.It’s a wake up call for all us maybe,that we should be prepared and be ready for His coming!

  14. elhongo says:

    wow, these are excellent data.

    there will be more of these. look at a sat img of the peninsula.
    this is what happens when the permafrost thaws.
    (it’s not animal farts in this case – there are few megaherbivores around out there, few lifeforms larger than a mini birch, a fox or a snowy owl)

    the shape – a bubble forms underground. rounded at the top, ie wider at the bottom. it vents thru a channel – the most narrow bit at the top, with straight walls initially. the rim then partly collapses.

    page 3/4/6 – there are rounded structures embedded in the walls, unfortunately no clear pix during summer. probably something structural in the soil, there are many regular features in permafrost soil (vertical triangles, horizontal polygons, round lumps of rock etc) produced naturally. but i have no idea what it *actually* is, would be cool to know.

    they got samples which is very good. well it should go w/o saying that one samples such things, but we *do* now have samples and the most interesting data will surely be forthcoming soon.

    also, there is eyewitness testimony, which is also excellent because it’s by naive ppl who just describe what they perceived and don’t try to interpret it.
    the fog is probably due to methane already seeping thru the weakening permafrost – the gas itself is lighter than air and dissipates but the dewpoint is probably changed at the soil surface and you get fog. the maths can be done i think (but i can’t).

    the flash is interesting. a methane explosion is only possible at (iirc) 9% methane in the air, that concentration is suddenly exceeded as the bubble vents. so it’s something else – maybe some electrostatic thing like st elmo’s fire or certain types of bog-lights.

    The sound is what you’d expect if any large amount of potential energy is converted into kinetic energy within an atmosphere. Note they mention neither an impactor (or any sort of impact), nor a shock wave. The stuff vented fairly straight up, which is just what is expected from a gas ~2/3 the density of air.

    re minerals inside: well there definitely *were* minerals inside if the above is correct. they escaped, and now contribute to fucked up weather in pakistan and other places.

  15. AMAKYE says:

    what is inside the hole

  16. Karl says:

    it’s called a ‘pingo’ – look it up on wikipedia.. they’re common and only a mystery to climate ‘scientists’ because climate scientists skipped learning that science if the philosophy of falsification.

  17. Alec Kinnear says:

    Any reason we can’t all the photos on a single page even when we are logged in? I’m happy to support you guys but would like photo essays on a single page with lightbox for larger versions.

  18. hajira kassimu says:

    where is it found

  19. Jesf says:

    I’ma gonna let you finish but Beyonce have the best sinkhole ever!

  20. Viet says:

    Wow this is totally amazing ! Can’t believe this is real

  21. AliBZ says:

    Wow, your website is awesome

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