Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Holes in the ground again. Now it's Russia...

image Englishrussia reports that since the late 1980's, strange holes appear in the dense forests in the Siberian region. They are big enough to allow descent of a man, and they end abruptly several meters down. The forest around them is undisturbed and impenetrable by heavy machinery, and the soil removed from the hole is nowhere near.. Now that is weird.
image Now that excites my Hollow Earth passion deeply.. They seem to be core samples, complete with vertical scratch marks on the sides, but huge. The machinery required to dig such holes would leave permanent scars in the surrounding forest. And last, but not least, their lack of purpose. They are not oil drilling tests. These are a lot smaller. They are not part of a network as they are not interconnected. They are located at random in a huge forest, probably a small percentage of the undiscovered ones, deep in the forest.
image Aliens, anyone? Recent holes appeared in a field near a highway connecting the cities of Krasnoyarsk and Abakan, near the village of Kurgany, Siberia. They are different than the ones in the forest, as they look more like crash sites (!) or burrowing holes (that' even weirder)
I wonder if the earthquake some three years ago did not wake up some Cthulhu Mythos creature, like the Eater of Souls, craftily deployed in the same region in A Colder War, a short story by Charles Stross that will leave a cold spot inside you after reading..
Theories and more theories... They say the questions are more important than the answers, but I seem to be missing the questions as well..

UPDATE: Tony Polounine was kind enough to post an interesting idea, that the holes are the product of a flying machine designed by Victor Grebennikov. Read his comment below and more on Grebennikov here: http://keelynet.com/greb/greb.htm. I will have to write something about him soon. This is the stuff legends are made of!


Tony Polounine said...

Hi guys!
I would like to give you a hint on possible origin of this holes.
If you goggle the "cavity structure effect" you will find some articles about the work of V. GREBENNIKOV, Russian biologist that worked in Siberia in 1970-s in Soviet Academy of Science. I was working in the Nuclear Physic Institute there in that time and I remember rumors about some guy who has discovered new kind of field, unknown to science. He build a flying device based on that field and tested it around Novosibirsk City. He consulted some scientists in our Institute about that discovery, but nobody can explain that.
Holes in the ground are remnants of unsuccessful landing of that flying device and match perfectly to description in his article. Field around that device extends below and above the device in conical shape. In case of emergency landing conical field pushes ground away, creating conical hole. No excavated ground around and no trucks of heavy machinery.
That guy - biologist is now dead, but he got a son. Looks like someone has continued his experiments.
Tony Polounine.
Auckland, New Zealand.

Illuminatus said...

Thanks Tony for bringing this amazing man to my attention! I had never heard of Grebennikov before, but he seems fascinating. The most comprehensive text is on http://keelynet.com/greb/greb.htm but, like any good underground story, there is no conclusive evidence or data and the inventor himself is dead... I also did not come across any mention of the holes, but then again I read the text quite fast, so I must have missed it.
And if that is the case, then SOMEONE is flying on one of his machines... His son?

Clark Ruell said...

I believe V. GREBENNIKOV only passed away in 2001 so he could have been flying his own platform. The pics look like those holes are not withing the last few years so could be from a number of years ago. I don't see why you think these are recent.

Illuminatus said...

They could be old or new. I cannot be sure about these things my friend. All we know is that someone observed them, and that they are highly resistant to the forces of entropy!