Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

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.

Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

So this was a hole that was discovered a few months ago.

Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

It was big and dark and they couldn’t get any deeper than they did initially.  So they waited for the snow to come.

Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

So in winter, with a plenty of snow  they arrived again.

 Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

It was not an easy task to make exploration there both physically and mentally. The landslides were often and the black hole was not welcoming at all. Many were experiencing weird panic attacks.

Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

They went inside again and carried a geo radar with which they penetrated through the bottom of the hole.  They figured out that the place has the shape of a giant mushroom, with a narrower channel going down and becoming wider as it gets closer to the surface.

Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

“This time we were able to reach the bottom”, says Vladimir, the explorer, and I was shocked with its size and form. Again. Now the bottom has already turned into some sort of frozen lake of unknown nature.

Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

They got the samples of ice and ground.

Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

Meanwhile, on another part of this peninsula they have found another hole, similar to the first one, let see its photo on the next page:

Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

This is an aerial view – the bushes you can see are actually small Northern trees.Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

The reindeer herders who travel with their animals across the place said that they were witnessing how this one appeared:

“At first there was a fog. Very dense fog.”, says the reindeer herder, “then instant flash of light appeared and the Earth rattled. Then this hole was there”.

Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula

It’s interesting that both of the holes are in different places but both of them are at practically equal distances from the Polar circle. What are they and why they appeared are still not clear.

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22 thoughts on “Exploring the Giant Sinkhole of Yamal Peninsula”

  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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?

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  4. 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….

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  5. 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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  6. ACCORDING TO THE BELIEF OF THE MUSLIMS ON GOD ALL THE CREATIONS ARE WONDERFUL AND GIVES THOUGHT TO THE ENTIRE MANKIND TO PONDER AND ACCEPT THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WHO HAS CREATED ALL THESE MYSTERIOUS THINGS AND THE CREATION OF THE MAN HIMSELF IF ONE PONDERS ON IT ACCORDING TO HIS RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE . MAY GOD BLESS TO UNDERSTAND HIM & ACCEPT HIS POWERS WHICH THESE MIRACLES ARE GIVING THOUGHT TO ACCEPT THE LAST RELIGION ” ISLAM ” . Dated : 13/01/2016.

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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!

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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