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Old 11th May 2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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Mysterious holes appearing in Russia.

http://globalrumblings.blogspot.com/...n-forests.html

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A strange phenomena is happening in some Russian forests. People are finding strange, deep holes.

They appear in the dense forest, in the places you can’t get on the car or truck to bring any device to drill the ground. There is no soil nearby that should be taken from such deep hole.

When people are brave enough to venture into the holes, they find that they end abruptly in the darkness. There are no any reasonable ideas on how these holes appear and what they are being used for. No one knows who or what is digging these holes or why.





Another article:
http://dawn.com/2012/04/21/myths-and...le-phenomenon/
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Some enthusiasts and researchers went to examine the huge pit and found out from the locals that the hole just appeared overnight and was a not perfectly round but was oval in shape. There were no marks of buckets or digging equipment nearby and the inside was absolutely smooth and vertical and at the depth of 4.5 metres, some water was seen. The locals later built a fence round it. Exactly the same kind of hole mysteriously appeared 10 years ago in the Ryazan area, this time too nobody could explain its appearance.
One reasonable possibility:
http://beforeitsnews.com/strange/201...r-2446906.html

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This claim has been making it's rounds on Facebook again recently, although it's been around for many years. A quick search brings up literally hundreds of sites in several different languages within the last 12 years about this. Most of them have the same wording, with no real information on any of them, and no pictures of any other holes than the one pictured here. There are plenty of hypothesis however, ranging from them being natural sinkholes to claims of them being samples of earth taken by aliens. One claim even went as far as saying that they are dug from below by "mole people." Looking at the hole you can clearly see it was drilled by the horizontal marks on the walls, which eliminates the chances that it is a sinkhole or a naturally occurring phenomenon.
And one more.... errrr let's just say "creative" explanation.
http://beforeitsnews.com/strange/201...r-2446906.html
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But there really is reasonable explanation … minds just have to think outside the realm of their blindsided reality …. and consider the celestial worlds around them ..

Souls have been on this planet a very long time … but fallen ancient facilities and their may disassembled parts have been buried on the surface longer than them …

Consider the mystical rods that have been seen in the skies ..

Where were some of them “before” they were seen in the skies ? …

I consider that these many sinkholes are evidence of what is referred to as the second resurrection … and now the graves of these ancient hosts and facilities are empty …
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Old 11th May 2013, 05:43 PM   #2
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This looks very much like old holes that have become uncovered - the sides are weathered and the appearance of moss/lichen (the green colour) is a dead giveaway of an old shaft. I see this a lot when I'm exploring old mine sites.
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If they are as reported, the most reasonable explanation is sink holes.
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Old 11th May 2013, 06:00 PM   #4
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Mole people?
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Old 11th May 2013, 06:32 PM   #5
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"When people are brave enough to venture into the holes, they find that they end abruptly in the darkness."

Yeah. That's why it's called a hole, and not a tunnel. Pretty spooky way to phrase it, though.
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Old 11th May 2013, 06:39 PM   #6
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Would years of freezing water surfaces make those horizontal marks which some attribute to drilling? As in, if it's an old well that's now been dry and covered with topsoil for a while.

Most likely totally unrelated, but an otherwise somewhat intersting thing that came up: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underground_rocket
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It looks to me like its man made. Perhaps some wildcat illegal mining?
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Old 11th May 2013, 08:34 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Cainkane1 View Post
It looks to me like its man made. Perhaps some wildcat illegal mining?
Thus explaining the near extinction of wildcats in Russia?
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Old 12th May 2013, 12:21 AM   #9
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Lasers.

Huge orbiting satellite lasers... with frikkin' sharks under them.
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They say the holes are "appearing". Does this mean the people were in the same spot before and didn't see the hole there at that time? Or is it just being surmised that they were a recent formation?
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I'm guessing they are dowsing failures.
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They are obviously disused vacuum tubes from a lost steam punk civilisation which connected Russia with America.
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It's nice to know we live in a world so bereft of crisis that holes in the ground can so fascinate us. Thank you civilization!
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Old 12th May 2013, 02:42 AM   #14
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They are obviously disused vacuum tubes from a lost steam punk civilisation which connected Russia with America.
You're gonna do just fine here, Dimebag. Welcome.

ETA: Hey, maybe our Mormon lady (forget her nic) is right about the hollow Earth idea.

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They are obviously disused vacuum tubes from a lost steam punk civilisation which connected Russia with America.


Awesome first post, and welcome!




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Old 12th May 2013, 09:01 AM   #16
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A sink hole wouldn't be that narrow. In order to collapse under it's own weight it would need to be much wider.

I agree with Kid Eager that it's just an old exploratory hole that was drilled so long ago that the area has become overgrown, which is why everyone is wondering how it was made if you can't get a vehicle to the spot. It also mentions that it's oval rather than perfectly round, which might happen if it's so old that the ground has started to settle and shift.

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A sink hole wouldn't be that narrow. In order to collapse under it's own weight it would need to be much wider.
Rare as they are, there are several examples of small sink holes.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/44...e-demolish.htm

http://chriskp.squarespace.com/the-s...chemistry.html
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I stand corrected. Thanks for the links.

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Old 13th May 2013, 10:46 AM   #19
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Couldn't they just be old wells that have become uncovered for whatever reason?

People have been digging deep pits for a long.
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If the holes were old, wouldn't there be lots of tree roots breaking through into the shaft?
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If they are in the forest like that and uncovered for lengths of time we should expect plenty of animal remains at the bottom, yes? A compost pile at the bottom.
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If they are in the forest like that and uncovered for lengths of time we should expect plenty of animal remains at the bottom, yes? A compost pile at the bottom.
They said there was water at 4.5 m (about 15 feet). I doubt it's a coincidence that these holes go to the local water table and no farther.
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Couldn't they just be old wells that have become uncovered for whatever reason?

People have been digging deep pits for a long.
Dont' be such a closed-minded poopyhead pseudoskeptic. "Somebody drilled a hole, but we're not sure who" is nowhere near as much fun as "It was the aliens/mole people what done it".

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Dont' be such a closed-minded poopyhead pseudoskeptic. "Somebody drilled a hole, but we're not sure who" is nowhere near as much fun as "It was the aliens what done it".
You're right of course. It is well known that ancient Russians did not have the technology required to dig holes in the ground.
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I am not going down a hole with just a rope tied to a branch laid over the top. In fact why would anyone go down the hole to begin with? Use one of their infamous dash board cameras, crazy Russians.
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You're right of course. It is well known that ancient Russians did not have the technology required to dig holes in the ground.
Hey! Everyone knows Americans invented the shovel and those dirty commie Soviet Russkis tried to steal the credit
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Hey! Everyone knows Americans invented the shovel and those dirty commie Soviet Russkis tried to steal the credit.
But Chekov assured me that it was inwented by a little old lady from Leningrad!
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Mole people?
I love it.
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Another hole has appeared in Russia, the authorities are looking into it.
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Another hole has appeared in Russia, the authorities are looking into it.
It's proof of the power of prayer, I remember as a young Catholic praying for Russia to become holey.
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Maybe the Silver Surfer is in town? But this time played by Verne Troyer.
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Mole people?
I love it.
Nobody said anything about most people. I bet most people don't give a rats ass. What in heck are you talking about anyway?

Oh wait - you said mole people ...
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Cicadas. Really, really big ones.
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The philosophical take on this:

If a hole is dug in the forest without anyone noticing, will someone hear your desperate cries after you've fallen in?
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I bet it has to do with overpopulation.

A mole of people is a LOT.

I mean, I thought we were still in the 7-8 billion range.
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Cicadas. Really, really big ones.
Cicadas are kind of scary looking. Cicadas big enough to make those holes would probably give me a heart attack.
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Maybe the Silver Surfer is in town? But this time played by Verne Troyer.
Nah, if you a Fantastic Four meme, The Mole Man is a lot more appropriate.....
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Sorry for the very deep thread necromancy but:

Mysteries of massive holes forming in Siberian permafrost unlocked by scientists

CNN: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/17/world...scn/index.html
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Note that the new article is about totally different and unrelated phenomenon.

My take on the original is that it's likely to be one hole, the mystery of which has been exaggerated by the locals and misrepresented in the media, and a lot of bogus claims of other holes by bandwagoners.
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They're probably done by those guys who supposedly made all the crop circles!
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