Two more giant holes have been discovered in Russia in Siberia. Why?
Why are massive holes appearing across Russia?
In addition to the first massive hole that mysteriously in Russia about two weeks ago, two more holes have been discovered around the same region.
If you havn’t seen our video about the first hole, you can click here to watch it.
The original hole was discovered in the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia and looks like these pictures.
It’s depth is about a third of that of the Eiffel tower.
The second hole, one of the news ones, was discovered in the Taz district and is only about half the size of the original one. It looks like this.
The third hole was discovered in the Taymyr Peninsula, to the east, it is about a quarter in size of the original one.
The thing is, even after studying the hole up close – scientists can’t come to a consensus as to what actually caused it.
One account expressed the thought quote, “It is not like this is the work of men, but also doesn’t look like a natural formation.”
According to Mikhail Lapsui one of the original people to fly over the original hole, “There is ground outside as if it was thrown as a result of an underground explosion.”
Theories across the internet as to the origin of the holes range from alien or extraterrestrial activity to the gates of hell opening to stray missiles to a few more scientific ones.
Probably the most accepted theory so far is that this is the result of something called a “pingo.” A pingo forms when water from possibly several thousand years ago is frozen deep underground and is then over time covered with the ground.
As temperatures rise, the ice could melt and then trigger an explosion of methane from deep within the ground…throwing dirt all around it. Some speculate this could actually be a sign of global warming.
Then again, scientists havn’t come to any solid conclusion…and much speculation remains as to what is exactly forming these holes.
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