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Now two NEW large holes appear in Siberia

By The Siberian Times reporter
28 July 2014

Reindeer herders find more craters in the far north in a deepening puzzle for scientists. 

The funnel is a perfectly formed cone, say locals who are mystified at how it was formed. Its depth is estimated at between 60 and 100 metres and its diameter - more than four metres. Picture: Local residents

Millions of people around the world glimpsed the first giant hole after it was revealed by The Siberian Times here and on The Siberian Times TV here.

Now news has emerged of two new similar formations in the permafrost, prompting more intrigue about their creation.

Theories range from meteorites, stray missiles, a man-made prank, and aliens, to an explosive cocktail of methane or shale gas suddenly exploding. The version about melting permafrost due to climate change, causing a release of methane gas, which then forces an eruption is the current favorite, though scientists are reluctant to offer a firm conclusion without more study.

Crater near Bovanenkovo gas field


Yamal crater near Bovanenkovo from above


Sides of Yamal crater near Bovanenkovo

First pictures from the big crater near Bovanenkovo gas field. Theories range from meteorites, stray missiles, a man-made prank, and aliens, to an explosive cocktail of methane or shale gas suddenly exploding. Pictures: Andrey Naumenko, 'Yamal-Region'

The second is in the Yamal Peninsula - known to locals as 'the end of the world' - like the first. It is some hundreds kilometres from the first, which is close to a huge gas extraction plant at Bovanenkovo. This new crater in the Taz district, near the village of Antipayuta, has a diameter of about 15 metres. 

A deputy of the regional parliament - or duma - Mikhail Lapsui has examined this latest phenomenon. 

'I flew by helicopter to inspect this funnel on Saturday 19 July,' he said. 'Its diameter is about 15 meters. 'There is also ground outside, as if it was thrown as a result of an underground explosion. 

'According to local residents, the hole formed on 27 September 2013. Observers give several versions. According to the first, initially at the place was smoking, and then there was a bright flash. In the second version, a celestial body fell there.'

The Chief Scientist of the Earth Cryosphere Institute, Marina Leibman, told URA.RU website: 'I have heard about the second funnel on Yamal, in Taz district, and saw the pictures. 

'Undoubtedly, we need to study all such formations. It is necessary to be able to predict their occurrence. Each new funnel provides additional information for scientists.'

Yamal holes on the map


Crater near Antipayuta on the map


View of the crater in Antipayuta

This new crater in the Taz district, near the village of Antipayuta, has a diameter of about 15 metres. Pictures: Google maps, press service of the Governor YaNAO

The third crater and hole is in the Taymyr Peninsula, to the east of Yamal, in Kransoyark region. It was accidentally discovered by local herders, inhabitants of the northern village of Nosok. 

The funnel is a perfectly formed cone, say locals who are mystified at how it was formed. Its depth is estimated at between 60 and 100 metres and its diameter - more than four metres. 

The herders almost fell into the hole which lies on a pasturing route. They took pictures of the hole which were sent to scientists at the Norilsk Taimyr Explorers' Club. 

Experts - geologists, ecologists, and historians - have not come to a consensus about the origin of the funnel, say reports in the region. 

'It is not like this is the work of men, but also doesn't look like natural formation,' said one account. 

Hole on Taymyr on the map


Big hole on Taymyr near Nosok

The herders almost fell into the hole which lies on a pasturing route. They took pictures of the hole which were sent to scientists at the Norilsk Taimyr Explorers' Club. Pictures: Google maps,  Local residents

Further study is planned of this hole. 

The first hole is around 70 metres deep with an icy lake at its bottom. 

Please see our reports on the first hole here and here.

Comments (138)

The holes are signs of the apocalyptic times we entering. The holes are neatly cut, there is no pile-up of dirt, no evidence of explosion of gas or any other material. There is little time left for satan to continue its dirty work in the world and so these are the holes through which the demons and unrepentent sinners will be thrust down into hell for a thousand years. Repent! Convert to the Lord God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit before it is too late!
JF, USA
02/08/2014 18:01
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Were-rabbit!!!
Iza, Anywhere
02/08/2014 11:26
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I'm not saying it's Aliens, but...
Ancient Aliens Guy, Alpha Centurai 8
02/08/2014 04:29
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H.G. Wells was right, THE TRIPODS ARE HERE, RUN LIKE YOUR ASS IS ON FIRE
Jerrd, CANADA
02/08/2014 01:23
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Perhaps there is a larger mystery - but from a satellite map perspective, these holes do not appear unusual to the area at all. There are literally hundreds of them dotting the mid-section of the peninsula. My guess is that whatever caused the other ones are causing these. Meteors seem doubtful, as one would have to answer, "Why such a concentrated occurrence over a long period of time. I can't see the rim debris in Google Earth pictures, but it's likely that would erode fairly quickly. Seems logical that whatever it is - and the 'gas in the ground' theory has my bet - has something to do with the local geology.
Web, USA
01/08/2014 22:39
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Anybody ever see that movie Tremors? Hahaaa!
Charles Allen, Texas
01/08/2014 18:00
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If u seen the movie of FANTASTIC 4 well that wood explain where the big hole came from , it wood be the RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER that wood explane the hole,but u got to see the movie then u wood know where it came from ok.BUT U GOT TO SEE THE SECOND MOVIE ,U WOOD KNOW THE CON SEPT.
E.E.WATKINS, AMARILLO TEXAS
01/08/2014 11:18
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CRAB PEOPLE! CRAB PEOPLE!
me, usa
01/08/2014 02:51
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Where is the land that was in the hole? From the outside there is almost no sediment.
Sorry if I wrote some wrong word, my native language is Portuguese and I`m not speak English very well.
Gus Gama, Salvador Brazil
01/08/2014 00:27
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"From Earth's bowels, not from its waters, must the gold be obtained... an abundance of gold can be gotten! (p. 87)... Let them find how gold from soil and rocks separates, how to Nibiru pure gold to deliver! (p. 91)... Where to obtain gold from Earth's bowels he (Ea/Enki) then determined... An Earth Splitter with cleverness Enki designed, on Nibiru that it be fashioned he requested, therewith in the Earth to make a gash, its innards reach by way of tunnels: That-Which-Crunches and That-Which-Crushes he also designed, on Nibiru for the Abzu to be fashioned. (p. 101)... To the midst of the Abzu, to a place of pure waters Enki betook himself. In that land the Place of Deepness Enki determined, for the heroes into Earth's bowels to descend. The Earth splitter Enki there established, therewith in the Earth a gash to make, by way of tunnels Earth's innards to reach, the golden veins to uncover. Nearby That-Which-Crunches and That-Which-Crushes he emplaced, The gold-bearing ores to crunch and crush, by sky ships to be carried, To the Landing Place in the cedar mountains to be brought, There from by rocket ships to the way station on Lahmu (Mars) to be transported.... (p. 106)... All that is required is ready: Let the gold start coming, let Nibiru be saved! (Lost Book of Enki) Zecharia Sitchin's translation.
Meadow222Lark, USA
31/07/2014 22:08
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The Taz District hole looks like scar marks along the edge, like something was spinning as it came out. If it was a gas burst, it would have been seen for miles. It looks like something slowly pushed its way out.
Broy, Me, USA
31/07/2014 21:38
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How come no one picks these implosion / explosion up on a seismograph?
Danny bloom, Denver
31/07/2014 20:46
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I think these holes were made by aliens who wanted to hide their aircrafts deep in the ground.
João das Couves, Amerdelheira
31/07/2014 16:04
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They are a reptilians and ufo's.
Paloma almudena, Spain
31/07/2014 15:38
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Solved: Use US Public Debt to fill those holes.
Kent Nilsson, Gothenburg
31/07/2014 14:35
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