The Plot Thickens in the Siberian Crater Saga

Well, two new holes/craters/portals to hell have been found in Siberia.

via The Washington Post:

Two new craters have emerged in Siberia, deepening the giant hole saga. Though not as big as the first crater, which extended hundreds of feet in diameter, these new craters are just as strange.

One of the newly discovered holes is near the original — in a land referred to by locals as “the end of the world.” It’s around 45 feet in diameter and formed under unknown conditions. Same goes for the other new crater, which has a diameter of 13 feet, a depth of between 200 and 330 feet and was discovered by “mystified” herders near the village of Nosok in the icy Krasnoyarsk region.

This new crater in the Taz district, near the village of Antipayuta, has a diameter of about 15 metres.

This new crater in the Taz district, near the village of Antipayuta, has a diameter of about 15 metres. Photo via The Siberian Times

“It is not like this is the work of men,” one expert explained to the Siberian Times, which has been hot on the giant crater story from the get-go. “But [it] also doesn’t look like natural formation.”

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I’m just waiting for a sighting of one of these:

tremors

Where’s Kevin Bacon when ya need him?

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  • Guest

    This hole, it was made for me!

  • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

    The Sandworms Shall Be Reborn and The Great Desert will rule Arrakis once more!

    …is what I’m going with since the Sarlacc theory fell through. Can’t be more than one Sarlacc pit.

    • Echar Lailoken

      Sorry Bro… There is more than one.

      The sarlacc was a semi-sentient, plant-like, omnivorous creature found on several planets across the galaxy. Not much was known about this creature, but it was unique in terms of galactic species. It lived to be tens of thousands of years old, and reproduced by spores. One particular specimen of sarlacc was located in the Great Pit of Carkoon on Tatooine.

      http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sarlacc

      • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

        Sorry Bro… You’ve been George Lucas’d

        the numerous books, video games, comics and other media that have been created over the last three and a half decades as tie-ins to George Lucas’ galaxy — collectively known as the “Star Wars Expanded Universe” — are now officially non-canonical.

        In an attempt to streamline everything Star Wars-related, the powers that be have opted to effectively reboot everything outside of Lucas’ six movies and Cartoon Network’s animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” series.
        (Via: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602712/Lucasfilm-sets-record-straight-on-Star-Wars-Expanded-Universe.html )

        • Echar Lailoken

          I don’t recognise Lucas as an authority.

          • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

            How dare you question the authority of the Great Profit of the Almighty Sarlacc!

          • Echar Lailoken

            Profit, indeed!

          • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

            Give him credit for having an ego so large it took the creation of a entertainment franchise and several corporations to fully express the depths of his $oul.

            But considering that the Apple-Beatz deal, I’d say he sold out for kind of cheap.

          • Echar Lailoken

            Most amusing is that directly after he sold Str Wars, which I think is the best thing he could do for the franchise. He and Spielberg do an interview where they say tent pole movies will destroy the industry. Which may be likely, but one can read it like the Godly Lucas has left, now it will all fail. lol.

        • Anarchy Pony

          How dare those savages nullify the Thrawn trilogy!?

          • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

            George can’t let there be an official trilogy better than a filmed trilogy.

        • xXGrizZ

          ‘the powers be’ can say whatever the hell they want. Until I hear the words come out of George’s mouth, in person. Disney and Kathleen K. can kiss my ass – I don’t recognize their authority.

        • InfvoCuernos

          Good. Timothy Zahn is a shit writer.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Graboids require relatively soft soil, preferably sand, in order to move with speed necessary to hunt. I am not sure but I think they are also cold blooded, so siberia is unlikely to prove hospitable to them.

    • Number1Framer

      If graboids are to blame, then surely whatever comes of this cannot be worse than the sequels to the original Tremors…

      • Anarchy Pony

        Second was okay, the rest were awful.

    • http://www.thecinematika.com The Cinematika

      OKAY, killjoy. Maybe they evolved.

  • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

    Only Shai-Hulud could produce holes that size! Look at the evidence!

    https://gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/8019B6/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lk2za8ipkT1qb6i6bo1_500.jpg

    • Anarchy Pony

      I can’t help but think that the Shai Hulud is too large to have made those holes.

      • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

        Pre-spice masses. Shai-Hulud is reproducing with a vengeance.

    • http://www.thecinematika.com The Cinematika

      This… is perfection. I’d buy a poster of this.

    • mario petris

      Whats shia hulud

      • Anarchy Pony

        Giant sandworm from the science fiction novel Dune.

  • Guest

    Silver Surfer did it.

  • Rhoid Rager

    All that you know is at an end….so said Morpheus.

  • Andrew

    Methane?

  • Adam’s Shadow

    Mongolian death-worms migrating north to Siberia.

  • Mr Grim

    I’m just waiting for Kalcen to come in here and start claiming that the sandworm size chart is invalid because (according to him) no-one has ever heard of “Dune”. ;-)

  • Cortacespedes

    No gas or radiation detected….hmmm.

    However….

    Recently released U.S. satellite photos have captured images of Russian army units, complete with missile launchers, amassing in the Siberian region.

    An intercepted communiqué between General Dmitri “вдрызг пьяный” Stolichnayov and the Russian Defense Ministry said simply,”Turn around you ублюдок”.

  • Opposite Day

    It’s the reptilians that live in the hollow earth, preparing their invasion. They need entrance points. ;-)

  • Fil

    Finger holes. How else are you supposed to bowl the planet?

  • Echar Lailoken

    The nerd is strong with this one.

  • donl

    I say it’s aliens who are shooting holes in the surface..perhaps to confuse the cave dwellers!?

  • Balthazar Crumbhunger

    “Just dig a hole that’s deep enough, and everyone will want to jump into it.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOkqisDqeYM

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