Monday, October 12, 2015

Strange Crater For Monday Mysteries...!

This is a mystery that's been around for a very long time....and is still unsolved.

Once in a while, Mother Nature throws something at us that we just can't explain. She is pretty good at hiding the secrets she wants to keep to herself.

The Patomskiy Crater



In 1949, geologist Vadim Kolpakov set off on an expedition to Siberia, not realizing that he was about to discover one of the strangest unsolved mysteries in the world: the Patomskiy crater. As Kolpakov traveled deep into almost uncharted territory, the local Yakut people warned him not to go on, explaining that there was an evil place deep in the woods that even the animals avoided. They called it the “Fire Eagle Nest” and claimed that people would start to feel unwell near it—and some would simply disappear without a trace.

A man of science, Kolpakov was not put off by these stories. But even he was at a loss to explain what he found deep in the Siberian forests. A giant crater, the size of “a 25-story building,” reared up out of the trees. Up close it resembled a volcano mouth, but Kolpakov knew that there had been no volcanoes in the area for at least a few million years. This crater looked relatively newly formed—Kolpakov estimated it as around 250 years old, a figure supported by later studies of nearby tree growth. Interestingly, the trees also seemed to have undergone a period of accelerated growth similar to that seen in the forests around Chernobyl.

Since the discovery of the crater, there have been many theories as to what (or who) could have created it. Some people, including Kolpakov, have speculated that it might have been formed by a meteorite, although the crater does not resemble any other known meteorite site. Others are convinced that it was indeed a volcano. Many even think that there is a UFO hidden underneath the crater. In 2005, an expedition was launched in the hopes of finding some answers—but then tragedy struck. The leader of the expedition died of a heart attack just a few kilometers away from the site. The locals were convinced it was the “evil” crater that led to his death.

I found this article over at Listverse, where I have found many more mysteries! Credit given where it's due, ya know?

Coffee out on the patio again where it's hot and muggy!

11 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

That IS strange!

linda m said...

Very strange indeed!!!

Sixbears said...

Good one this morning! Had not heard about that mystery before. Coffee in the Florida room this morning.

Chickenmom said...

Strange - it looks like a volcano, sort of! I'll bring the Dunkins!

JO said...

Interesting looking thing. The inner mound makes it look like a space ship.

Over cast here this morning but nice

Barney (The Old Fat Man) said...

Looks like a giant doodle bug mound.

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
Strange about covers it!
Thanks for stopping by today!


Hey Linda...
Lots of strange in Mother Nature!
Tanks for coming over today!


Hey Sixbears...
Glad I found something new for you to ponder.
Thanks for the visit today!


Hey Phyllis...
Yeah...it sorta does, at that!
Thanks for stopping in today!


Hey Jo...
That's as good description as any, I reckon!
Thanks for dropping by today!


Hey Barney...
I knew that I had seen something like this before!
Thanks for the visit this morning!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Yes, like Barney said, it looks like a giant doodle bug or a giant ant hill. I wouldn't want to meet up with any bug big enough to do that.

Judy said...

And sometimes when the locals tell you to leave something alone it is wise to heed their advice.

Barney (The Old Fat Man) said...

Hey HJ, I read all the blog posts but not necessarily do I get here every day. Sometimes I am out having tooooo much fun.

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
I think I would avoid it as well!
Thanks for coming over today, buddy!


Hey Judy...
Would certainly seem like the wisest thing to do.
Thanks for stopping in today!


Hey Barney...
Always good to hear a comment from ya. Keep on having too much fun!
Thanks for coming over again!