What caused the mysterious 80 meter wide crater in Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula ?
In this special, we examine why the Yamal Crater (and subsequent ones discovered), as reported in the world press, is not the result of space aliens, methane exploding earth farts – Climate Change caused of course, meteorite strikes, the process of pingo collapse, and explain instead why the actual cause of the Yamal Peninsula crater is a great crime against the Earth and Humanity.
What crime against the earth could create such a crater? Read for yourself, and decide for yourself.
After reading, for a review of other theories and background information see also:
Review of Theories and Coverups of the Siberian Hole at the End of the World.
Thank you for joining us. Perhaps you’re wondering what this page is about. As the title indicates here we will share a solution to the mystery of the Yamal crater in Siberia.
So, what exactly is the Yamal Hole? When we look at it our first question is probably ‘What the heck are we looking at?‘ In other words, bewilderment. Before answering that please take a minute to think, and ask yourself a question; what occurred in Siberia from the 1950s to the start of the 1990s?
Keep that question in mind while we look at some things to catch up to speed.
In our title above we use the term “biblical blunders.” Perhaps you are wondering what this alludes to. Understanding the mystery of these holes that are now being discovered in Siberia cannot being with Space Aliens, Sinkholes, Earth flatulence (Methane gas), Global Warming, or collapsing pingos – nor can any other disinformation, purposefully spread in a massive deception operation to cover up what is really happening, avail us. As the analysis of researcher Soulaiman Soussi (Abu Abdullah) revealed, what we are seeing is evidence of a great crime against the planet earth and its people.
As you read this, when you think about what surrounds you, the cultural matrix you are in, and the prevailing mentalities at work, you will realize the solution to this mystery lies in the Judeo-Christian mindset that characterizes both the West and Russia, even during its Soviet era.
Russia never ceased being a Judeo-Christian culture, irrespective of how communist in mentality a few thousand Party Apparatchiks may have been. The reality is that Communism itself is a Judeo-Christian sect. The reality of the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet Russian Federation, is that their people are Judeo-Christian in cultural and mental conditioning. No matter how much they worship Karl Marx, Lenin or Darwin as substitutes to their idolatry of Jesus Christ (upon him and his mother peace) and the three-headed biblical monster god they incorrectly make out him into (and sublime is God in reality above all small and diseased minds attribute to him.)
Since we began writing a second and third holes were discovered in Siberia, along with less reliable rumors of possibly others. We expect more similar holes may be found. As Time magazine sloppily phrased it; “Two new mysterious holes have appeared in the Siberian permafrost … just two weeks after the first crater appeared in the northern Yamal peninsula.” Couched in these words, it is a lie. What actually happened is that two mysterious holes were discovered, just two weeks after the first crater was discovered. For more information click here, here, and here.
Photos exist of the second hole, smaller than the first with a diameter of only 15 meters, near the village of Antipayuta, in the Taz district. Its remoteness is reflected by the fact that the regional Duma’s deputy, Mikhail Lapsui, had to fly there helicopter.
Observe the second hole closely: Notice it’s features, as well as the features of the surrounding area.
The third hole was discovered in the Taymyr peninsula by indigenous reindeer herders who reportedly almost fell into it. It’s depth is reported by the Siberian Times at between 60 to 100 meters and its diameter is a mere four meters. Please observe it carefully.
Please also observe its features.
This photo gives some idea of its scale:
A Crime Against The Earth:
At this point it’s appropriate to ask ourselves, what exactly are we looking at? The short answer is as follows; this is evidence of a crime against the earth. What, precisely, do we mean by this? More is needed to put this matter into further context. Everything written to this point has been to frame the issue appropriately, in order that the most likely solution makes sense once we present it. This is important, given the immense amount of confusion in the media – confusion we ourselves had before brother Soulaiman Soussi shared his interpretation with us.
In order for us to understand his hypothesis a large amount of mental footwork was necessary. Here, we are in effect helping you across the same mental journey we took. While we do not claim that the conclusions given here are the only possible ones, this hypothesis is the most likely one, and certainly the most cogent one given to date.
Please closely re-examine these photographs, and keep them in your mind as you read forward.
This is an aerial shot of the first Yamal crater, displaying its ring of ejecta and the smoother darker inner walls of the crater
This is another aerial shot of the crater:
Please also examine this view of the crater:
So, when asked ‘what is it’ we answered above ‘evidence of crimes.’ What crimes could we possibly be referring to?
Quite simply some of the largest crimes of human history. This hole, and the two subsequently discovered ones, are evidence of immense crimes against the planet itself.
Let’s cover what these holes are not. If you want more information, refer to Review of Theories and Coverups of the Siberian Hole at the End of the World, Part 1 and Part 2.
What it is not:
The Yamal crater is not a collapsed pingo, a type of hill with a telltale signature form generated by freezing groundwater pressure. It is rather an artifact of something far darker.
In our previous piece you saw photos of verified collapsed pingos. None looked like the either the Yamal hole or the two more recently discovered holes. The first hole’s debris ring looks nothing like a collapsed pingo. Pingo collapses do not leave rings of scattered debris. Explosions do.
The Yamal crater is not a blowhole, generated by trapped gasses being released due to global warming. These soils are extremely hard permafrost. Warming conditions barely penetrate more than a couple of meters. This region’s soil is permanently frozen in a hard matrix that can often be as hard as stone. This sort of permafrost requires jackhammers to dig through.
An ejection of trapped gas, rupturing the permafrost, would not create the smooth almost molten appearance of the first crater’s inner walls. Nor would it create the smooth bore like appearance of the second crater. Such a gas rupture would heave the ground up, fragmenting it, and creating an extremely rough and irregular looking crater.
An actual gas explosion involving combustion occurring 60 to 100 meters down in permafrost is even more unlikely. That hypothesis can simply be discard, whether due to salt and water mixing in the presence of methane – as Dr Kurchatova’s believes – or due to any other factor that could cause a methane explosion. Even if such an explosion occurred the heat involved would not have been enough to create the hole’s smooth shaft. We will explain this point in far greater depth, but for now just realize that the crater left by such an explosion would have been one rough in appearance, in the actual cavity left behind from the expelled ground.
To be sure, exploding natural gas is not impossible. Methane explosions do occur. When they occur, however, what is left behind looks nothing like these holes. Also the idea of an unobserved and unreported gas explosion occurring 30 km from a major gas extraction facility, even in a region this remote, is folly.
What the Yamal crater represents is an immense crime against the earth. It is the result of a pagan culture’s disrespect for the planet and its inhabitants.. The actual crime?
Cold war Soviet era nuclear testing. Each of these holes was generated in an underground nuclear blast. This is the answer that everything in the media is leading you away from.
Consideration 0: Did Soviet era nuclear testing actually take place in Siberia?
The answer is yes. Of course the most infamous tests took place in Kazakhstan, in particular Semipalatinsk (for more information click here). However the Soviets also had a very active test program in Russian Siberia (Click here for further information). Estimates of long term west Siberian casualties due to radioactive emissions from testing are as high as 5 million, as Masami Fukuda notes in the 1998 paper linked above, ‘Radioactive and Other Hazardous Contamination in Artic Siberia‘. Fukuda further states: “The radioactive contamination is serious enough for the Russian Federation to be obliged not to disclose the fact to the public”
It is known that some of these underground explosions were not military weaponry tests. Many of them were aimed at mineral extraction. Fukuda’s paper details some of this. A 2013 Reuters piece by Vladimir Soldatkin details joint Siberian nuclear blasts conducted by the Soviets and Chinese. These blasts took place from the 1970s up into the 1980s. Several of these blasts were conducted at the Srednebotuobinskoye oilfield, in a remote Eastern Siberian region called Yakutia, in the Sakha republic.
Their purposes were, among other things, to increase oil flow through rock and to create a storage reservoir. Soldatkin notes, “China carried out underground tests at Lop Nor, in its northwestern Xinjiang region that borders Kazakhstan and Mongolia, conducting the last in 1996” – which is practically on the doorsteps of the Soviet Union and Russian Federation. Given China’s joint participation in the Siberian blasts, these “independent” ones conducted so close to Soviet/Russian and Kazakh territory would only have been conducted with Russian knowledge and approval.
In short, there is a known history of Soviet era testing in Russian Siberia itself, not just Kazakhstan or the Arctic ocean.
Consideration 2: What is it about these holes that makes underground nuclear blasts the most likely explanation? In other words, what is it about these holes that leads to the conclusion that they were generated by underground nuclear blasts?
We established above that Soviet underground nuclear tests did take place in Siberia. These tests were highly secretive. It is true that through the 1990s and 2000s a few underground blasts that were previously secret became known to the public, including the Joint Soviet/Chinese ones. However it is very likely that many more tests remain secret to this day.
This context alone is not enough to establish our case. The actual fact is that the physical features of the Yamal Crater are the best argument.
The hole’s appearance.
The crater’s walls clearly appear to be unusually smooth, as if subjected to an extremely high temperature. Many people have noticed the smooth sides of the hole. In fact it is one of the most commented on feature online. There is nothing irregular and rough to it, outside of the surrounding ring of debris. If you had to come up with words to describe what is seen here, you could described the look of the crater almost as if it was cut out by the immense jet of a gas torch, or a laser.
The crater’s walls almost appear as if they were subjected to a process known as vitrification. Essentially when subjected to extreme heat stone begins to melt and fuse, then cooling into a glass-like substance. When the material contains silica it forms a true glass. One example of a type of stone formed by vitrification is obsidian, the black naturally forming glass that occurs as a result of volcanic activity.
There is much speculation as to whether or not the walls of this crater are made of permafrost or stone. You must consider also that the scientific teams that were dispatched to the Yamal by the region’s government – and very rapidly at that – appear not to have actually test the composition of the material deeper in the crater itself.
Therefore the jury is still out as to whether not the walls are permafrost or stone. While we believe they are stone, in either case irrespective of the type of material you will notice that it shows clear signs having been melted and fused at high temperatures, and not simply just having been roughly blasted out. In other words, whether the walls were stone or permafrost they show signs of being subjected due to extreme heat.
When you examine the sides of the hole underneath the initial layer of brown rough permafrost you will notice a sort of characteristic wavy like action. This is consistent with molten material re-solidifying.
The exterior and top layer is rough, but underneath the first couple of meters we see an extremely dark, almost black smooth fused like layer. There are eroded rivulets apparent, possibly from water melt off, but equally possible they could have formed if the material was fluid and slowly solidified.
Whether the main body of the interior cavern of the crater is made of bedrock underlying the permafrost, or of permafrost itself, in either case whatever type of explosion or ejection carved it out must have been accompanied by an extreme amount of heat, temperatures high enough to have melted the surrounding material so rapidly that when the ejecta was expelled what was left behind was a very smooth cavern.
The conclusion to this is obvious.
Consideration 3: You would have noticed from the pictures of the Yamal hole that around its edges, underneath the initial layer of brown permafrost dirt, the crater’s walls extending tens of meters down appear blackened. This suggests heat. If the layer is permafrost, then organic matter in the soil would clearly burn. If what we are looking at is stone black basalt does exist in the bedrock in many parts of Siberia. If this is bedrock under a thinner layer of permafrost, then the smooth dark or blackened walls would have required an explosion of immense heat and force to not only blast through basalt, but to do so smoothly, carving out the oval like inner chamber that you can observe deeper in the hole, then blasting through the top layer forming a narrower chimney like hole, with force, then sheering away in a cone like manner the top strata of stone and permafrost soil. See this picture:
Notice the inner edge of the crater is narrower than the outer edge, sheered away in a funnel like shape, then the inner wall also slopes away from the edge. The walls are smooth while the inner edge itself is sharp. The ejecta around the crater however appears be a brownish turf like color. The same color as the top of meter or so of the crater.
If the body of the crater is deep permafrost and not a basalt-like stone, or a sedimentary-like stone, we are still looking at the actions both of extreme heat and extreme force. A blasting through the ground’s surface with a melting and liquifying, followed by a cooling and solidifying.
You will notice the smooth almost wavy patterns, which is consistent with thick molten material cooling and solidifying.
See this photo for a top down view of the same scene. Here you can clearly see the surrounding brown soil deposits, and the darker smooth inner ring of the crater with the wavy lines, the sharper inner edge of the crater, and then the inner chamber sloping away from the inner edge.
Consideration 4: The volume of ejected soil around the Yamal crater appears small, given the hole’s actual depth and diameter. This suggests that whatever blasted it out either vaporized portions of it or widely dispersed it as a fine pulverized dust, with cooler lumps falling closer around the hole. This suggests a sudden, extremely hot and violent explosion. This photo better illustrates it:
You should notice here the deposited lumps of soil in a ring around the actual hole, but that the deposits only extends a few meters away from the hole itself. The piled up ejecta creates very small mounds and in no way appears to represent all of the material that must have been blasted out of the hole.
Very little plant growth can be seen on these piles, except on the outer edges furthest away from the hole itself. Keep these three photos in mind as you continue to read.
Consideration 5: The above observations lead us to this point. You have noticed how little plant growth exists around the ring of ejected debris. Furthest away from the hole there is grass, scrub, and even small shrubbery growing, which can be clearly seen in some close-up photos. However the closer to the hole we get, we notice that plant growth disappears. The soil closest to hole’s opening is almost entirely void of any living growth for a few meters.
What could this possibly mean? As you read, think to yourself what could cause this.
The ejected dirt closest to the hole would be the dirt from deeper inside of the hole, the peripheral dirt would have been ejected debris from the outside or close to the top of the hole, when it was blown out. This given, we must ask ourselves why is it that the dirt furthest away from the hole can sustain some plant growth, while the dirt closest to the hole’s opening is incapable of sustaining plant growth?
Notice also that there is erosion around the hole, which would be consistent with the hole being older than a year or two. Though Siberian conditions are somewhat forbidding the climate should more than allow plant growth after a season or two. Clearly this is not occurring closest to the edge itself, in spite of the clear presence of water melt-off. This means that whatever deposited the dirt around the crater’s immediate edge altered it in such a way as to prevent growth. An obvious cause would be radiation.
The answer to our somewhat leading questions is simple. If the hole was generated by a nuclear explosion, the materials ejected from deep inside the hole would be more radioactive than those at the surface, which were expelled further away from the hole. Of course radioactivity would dissipate over the years but the levels could remain high enough closer to the holes edge to effectively sterilize the soil.
At this point you may have some objections. Let’s look at a few possible objections to this theory.
Objection: Locals say one of the holes was recently formed.
Regarding the second discovered hole, regional Duma deputy Mikhail Lapsui has been quoted as saying, “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.”
This statement has inner contradictions. Mikhail Lapsui is relaying what he and his team have heard from locals, but he honestly indicates there are “several versions” of which he lists a “first” and a “second” – the word several implies more than three so we presume there were other versions he didn’t mention. Though we didn’t debunk the meteor theory, the second crater clearly was not caused by a celestial body. For one, as Lapsui himself states, the crater is surrounded by “ground outside, as if it was thrown as a result of an underground explosion.” The Siberian Times photo does not clearly show this in its close-up picture of the site, but the description sounds very similar to the first Yamal crater. Of course there would be ejected deposits around a crater formed by a meteorite impact, but a meteorite large enough to have survived atmospheric entry, impacted, and generated a crater of this size, would have released enough energy to have been easily noticed at the town nearby in the case of the second crater, or the gas fields 30 km away from the first. It would have been investigated right away. Even if one meteor strike was unnoticed, three simply begs the question.
Also the Yamal hole has a circular inner chamber that is larger than its top entrance. This is a telltale sign of an underground explosion. Explosions expand in a spherical manner, creating a sphere like chamber. Notice in this illustration to the right.
The spherical chamber collapses in on itself, partially filling in the crater. This is not important in this case, just clearly notice the spherical outward expansion of the explosion. Clearly, whatever created this hole ejected materials outward, which is not consistent with something impacting it from above, and carving out a crater.
Objection: The Yamal hole doesn’t look like a Nuclear Crater.
How do you know this?
We admit, when Soulaiman Soussi initially shared his thoughts on these matters this was our first reaction. /so when we say this is a silly objection it is directed firstly at ourselves. After he explained his hypothesis, however, and asked us to do our own research and look things up for ourselves we were not only convinced, but a bit embarrassed.
Most people have no idea what an underground nuclear test crater looks like. The few that think that they do still do not. Most people’s impression of a nuclear crater resembles this:
This is the Sedan crater: a result of Operation Storax’s blast in July 1962. You will note this occurred at Yucca Flat, Nevada.
Nevada is a desert. Desert geology includes large deposits of loose desiccated topsoil and sand. Dry sand would produce a far different crater than Permafrost. You will notice the smooth inner walls of the crater, it’s funnel like shape (it is interesting to note that the third Siberian hole recently discovered is a near perfect funnel) and the gently sloping hill of ejecta around it.
Consider this crater, linked to from George Washington University.
Some of these craters appear to be small punches in the ground, with no surrounding lips of ejecta. Their smaller sharp appearance more closely resembles the second and third Siberian Craters.
Keep in mind that some photos of blast craters you may see represent airbursts, and not underground tests. So when forming a picture in your mind of what an underground blast crater looks like, you must keep in mind the type of soil, and whether the crater you have in mind as a comparison is an underground blast crater or an airburst one.
Also the nature of the crater depends not only on the tonnage of the bomb, but its burial depth, as this diagram from FAS shows.http://fas.org/faspir/2001/v54n1/sm_crater_depth.gif
So we see, there are many factors that can influence the shape and size of a blast crater. The type of soil or rock media surrounding the bomb when it goes off is an important factor. Loose topsoil will create a different crater from loose sand, which will create a different crater from bedrock, or frozen permafrost. The depth of the blast also is a factor, blasts occurring at different depths will produce different craters. Deeper ones may not produce a crater at all.
Visualize in your mind the following mental picture: see a profile cutout of the ground. Now imagine a bomb buried underneath, perhaps 100 to 200 meters deep. Now picture that bomb exploding, the explosion a rapidly expanding sphere of force.
This spherical explosion must expand out through the media its embedded in. However the explosion itself is 100 or 200 meters underground. It is expanding spherically, but it must encounter more resistance from below and the sides. Why? Because it’s expanding against the entire volume of the earth beneath it, so this is the least weak point.
As it expands to the sides it encounters a bit less resistance but it is still resisting against the entire mass and volume of the earth it encounters from both sides. Whether it’s buried in bedrock or permafrost, the explosion will find the weakest place to expand, and the majority of its energy will escape that way. The weakest point here is clearly towards above-ground. The explosion will try to escape along the weakest area, such as any sort of ground fissure, soil or stone strata that is less dense than other areas. It will blast through this, and everything it ejects will be concentrated up. Then it will all come back down at some distance.
What you will see, if this occurs in hardened permafrost or bedrock, may easily resemble the pictures of the Siberian craters.
Objection: Noted experts have proven the Yamal hole is a collapsed pingo, whose core melted because of global warming. Or they have proven it is from a methane explosion due to global warming. Either way it’s global warming! fault !
No such thing has been “proven” by anyone, and no responsible scientist has anywhere made this claim – in spite of what you think you have read in the media to this effect.
A small handful of individual scientists have been quoted in the media, only one of whom – Dr Andrey Plekhanov – actually visited the site:
The Siberian Times states that Dr Plekhanov is a Senior Researcher at the State Scientific Centre of Arctic Research. Everywhere this man has been quoted, you will note consistently that he has stated that no final conclusions could be made, prior to further testing. He has consistently adopted a cautious, guarded, and professionally responsible tone, while categorically avoiding any claim that anything has been proven. Even when he suggests “Climate Change”, it was when he was prompted by the Siberian Times reporter, and he addressed the issue cautiously.
The other researcher who was quoted as claiming the Yamal hole was likely the result of a gas explosion, due to salt, water and methane, did not visit the site, she took no measurements of the site, and we imagine that the poor woman was probably put on the spot by leading questions asked by reporters. In both cases one could suggest an agenda behind immediately suggesting global warming, but it is entirely possible that both scientists were simply verbally maneuvered into addressing the topic, due to the reporters’ lines of questioning.
When you scour the media record you will note one University of New South Wales researcher, Dr Chris Fogwill, has been cited as saying the hole was “likely to be a geological phenomenon called a pingo” in an interview published July 16 2014, by Colin Socier and Simon Morris of the Sunday Morning Herald. The trouble is that Dr Fogwill he didn’t quite say that. This was the interviewers paraphrase. What Dr Fogwill actually said was “Certainly from the images I’ve seen it looks like a periglacial feature, perhaps a collapsed pingo”
Please read that again. He said “perhaps” it “looks like” a pingo – or another type of periglacial feature. And he professionally, and responsibly, further said “that is a question that could only be answered by going there” Socier and Morris certainly reported this, but everyone else on the Internet in repeating their story and the pingo hypothesis lost this degree of nuance.
1: If what you claim is true why did it take 50 years to find the first hole. Why are we suddenly finding a bunch of holes all over the place?
2: Why isn’t the Russian government admitting this? If these are Soviet era nuclear blast craters wouldn’t the Russian government admit to it?
These are related objections, so our responses are interrelated.
It took 50 years to find the first hole because it is so remote. You must take into account the remoteness of these regions.
When brother Soulaiman first shared his hypothesis with us, this was also one of of our initial objections. This part of Siberia, however, is one of the most remote areas of the world. In fact, its very remoteness is a factor that could have made it such an attractive atomic testing location to the Soviets during the height of the Cold War idiocy. After he shared his interpretation with us it seemed obvious that there are probably other similar holes around the more remote areas of Siberia.
In the two weeks since he shared his thoughts this is appearing to be the case, with more holes being discovered each week.
Consider this; Siberia’s Yamal peninsula is part of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, whose 2010 Census population was 522,904 inhabitants. Yamalo-Nenets’ area is 750,300 square km or 289,700 sq miles, with a population density of roughly 0.7 people per square km, or 1.8 per square mile.
The population density of the peninsula itself is 3 persons per square km, but this is a deceptive number as we will soon see. Almost 85% of this population are clustered in a few towns, leaving only 15% in rural areas in which we find these craters.
On the actual Yamal peninsula itself, which is even more remote than the rest of the Yamalo-Nenets Okrug, there are a few thousand indigenous tribes-people, the Nenets and the Khanty, herding reindeer. The peninsula itself is one of the most undeveloped areas of Siberia, which is itself the most undeveloped and forbidding places of the world.
Quite simply, more holes are being found now that people are looking for them. It’s likely more holes will continue to be found not because global warming is causing methane to blow up all over the place, but because these are very old and remote holes that people are now actively looking for them.
When the area was as obscure as it is remote no one had an idea these craters would be there. Now the entire world is looking not only at the Yamal Peninsula, but at all of Siberia itself. People are scouring Satellite imagery for holes, flying around in helicopters, even local natives are mentioning holes they stumbled into (literally) a couple of years before.
It’s entirely possible that for decades people could have driven or walked a few hundred meters away from the second and third holes and not noticed anything amiss, and passing a thousand or so meters away from the first it would have just looked like a weird hill.
Remember the entire region of Siberia was used as a prison in Soviet and Tsarist times. No one other than indigenous natives had any reason to go there otherwise. Those Europeans who went there were either coerced into labor, in mines or worse, and would have been utterly miserable, freezing, and being worked to death for no pay – or they were doing their jobs in a military or official capacity for next to no pay, and would not have been curious about exploring strange hills or corners in some of the earth’s most forbidding territory.
Siberia is so cold and undeveloped by human construction that prehistoric frozen woolly mammoths are not only still being dug up from permafrost, but they are intact enough for their flesh to be cooked and eaten. Imagine a deep freezer that keeps meat edible for thirty thousand years – that is Siberia.
The only reason increasing numbers of non-indigenous people are going there is that it holds the world’s largest natural gas reserves (55 trillion cubic meters), and Gazprom are just beginning to exploit these holdings. (For more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamalo-Nenets_Autonomous_Okrug, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Siberia, and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamal_Peninsula )
This paints an interesting scenario.
It means the 3 persons per square km density of the peninsula itself is deceptive. It is an average, the vast majority of those people would be clustered in the immediate vicinity of the gas fields. The rest would be scattered out herding reindeer. The actual population density – excluding the gas fields and small towns – could be as low as 0.1 person per square km.
What this scenario also points to is that no one who lived modern lifestyles, and had access to modern communications, would have bothered going there of their own volition until Gazprom began gas development.
Of the regions 0.7 people per square km, an average that again is heavily weighted by the few urban environments, those few in actual rural areas were mostly wandering about, herding reindeer, living in yurts, and only communicating with their tribespeople. Only since 2010, and particularly since 2012 have a significant number of outsider bothered hanging around the area. The nearest gas field, the Bovanenkovo, is 30 km away.
Unless someone was lost there would be no reason for them to even be in the areas in which the holes were found.
As to the Russian Government: The few people who knew of these tests had no motives whatsoever to speak of them. You could further ask If these are Soviet era nuclear blast craters why isn’t the Russian government admitting?
The likelihood of anyone outside of the highest quarters knowing about the original tests would be remote indeed. Those who knew of the tests wouldn’t know the exact locations of the craters. Nuclear testing is a matter of State security. Even in an “open society” like the USA nuclear test information was highly classified and kept secret for decades, in fact it still largely is, what little was admitted may have given the appearance of openness but in reality far more was kept secret and hidden than ever openly admitted.
Since these programs were classified actual details were kept compartmentalized, the paper trail would have been obscure, and access to records kept in as small a number of hands as possible. Take the notorious Semipalatinsk test site. From 1949 to the end of the Soviet Union 456 nuclear tests took place there, under conditions of immense secrecy.
Another factor to the secrecy is simple – the non-human environmental and human health impacts of these crimes against the planet. The health impact of these tests was kept secret until the 1990s. Even as late as 2012 a multinational operation to clean up the site – about the size of the state of New Jersey – was kept largely secret. (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semipalatinsk_Test_Site see also http://src-h.slav.hokudai.ac.jp/sympo/97summer/fukuda.html ) In other words, 60 years after this madness the impact of these tests are so serious that a centralized autocratic State like Russia dares not disclose these matters to the general public.
Brother Soulaiman’s analysis suggests that were early craters, from the earliest phases of Soviet Nuclear testing. The technologies used were primitive. The object would not have been to create large craters at all, and the fact craters were generated is a sign that the loads were not buried sufficiently deep. Over the decades underground test technologies improved. Consider this diagram from fas.org “Crater Formation As A Function Of Depth Of Burial.” http://fas.org/faspir/2001/v54n1/sm_crater_depth.gif
Fas notes: “Underground nuclear tests must be buried at large depths and carefully sealed in order to fully contain the explosion.” (see http://fas.org/faspir/2001/v54n1/weapons.htm ) They note further that shallower bursts produce larger craters. In other words the very point is to contain the explosion.
As you can see at shallower depths a chimney effect is apparent creating a crater or retare. The crater’s diameter shrinks proportionately to the depth of the explosion. At an optimum depth no crater is generated.
The tests that generated these sort of craters would have been early. Such events took place between 50 – 60 years ago, the earlier phase of Soviet testing. The senior engineers and scientists involved, as well as the apparatchiks who signed off on these projects, would have been in their 40s at a minimum, and more likely well advanced in their careers in their 50s or 60s. These would have been the top physicist and atomic scientists among the Soviets. Their assistants may have been a few protégés in their 30s.
The senior personnel involved, who were running the show and privy to the most information, would have died a generation ago. The youngest of their protégés would be in their 80s today, and nearing their 90s. Senility and fading memories are the least that we are looking at.
In effect this generation was involved in highly classified and secretive criminal activity against the earth. The fall of the Soviet Union saw an initial burst of open access to State secrets, millions of pages of confusing and poorly indexed archival documents. After a year or so into Yelsten’s reign an iron curtain fell over this sea of classified paper. Then with Putin the curtain of Russian secrecy increased further, surpassing that at the later days of Soviet times.
Even if a researcher interested in Nuclear testing 40 years earlier and he knew what he was looking for – and he wouldn’t – he would have had to dig through millions of pages, likely in regional archives far from Moscow, and perform the sort of detailed archival research that takes years to do. Open access to KGB records closed very quickly, and the likelihood is that given the sort of atrocious environmental damage involved in Nuclear testing, including generations of people whose health was utterly destroyed, responsible parties would have cleaned up the paper trail of those things which were already obscure and cryptic, dealing with State scientific and defense secrets at the highest levels.
Even in the early 1990s the senior scientists and military personnel involved in the early tests would have been dead of old age, given Russia’s dire life expectancy, assuming these people survived decades of political purges. Their protégés would have been in their 60s.
Given public horror of the nuclear crimes of both the Soviets and USA, and the very recent memory of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, what fool would have admitted – in defiance of State vows of secrecy that still very much applied – and in the face of a changing regime and guard – that he participated in what were effectively State sponsored crimes against the environment and people?
For each test only a handful of people would have known. Most of this handful would have been dead by the late 80s or early 90s, those who survived would face public shaming and stigma.
No, everyone involved – those who hadn’t died a decade before – would have kept their mouths shut for legal reasons, or reasons of fear and public stigma.
In short, there is a known history of Soviet era underground nuclear blast testing in Russian Siberia. There is also a known history of Soviet and Russian secrecy regarding these past tests. This secrecy is not only due to military and security concerns, but also to public concerns over health.
Given this secrecy, the number of years that have passed, and the natural (or unnatural) deaths of an entire generation or two involved in these tests, the probability of the locations of many of these tests being known to anyone outside of a few individuals in Putin’s immediate circle – if even that -is astronomically remote.
Given the rugged, utterly forbidding nature of Siberia, it’s extremely low population, the tendency of the majority of its mobile and communications networked population to reside in small urban environments surrounded by Arctic conditions with no real motivation to explore the surrounding region, and the thin indigenous nomadic population, the likelihood of anyone stumbling on these holes, and finding them remarkable enough to report, beyond the era in which their existence would have been a matter of intense State secrecy that the government would kill to maintain, is slight indeed.
While more could be said about this, the geological conditions of the hole, and the history of the region, all point to underground nuclear test craters being the most likely explanation to the mystery of the Yamal hole, and the subsequently discovered Siberian craters. Since this is the case, we expect more craters may be discovered and if radiation readings are taken of certain parts of the holes elevated readings will be found. These readings will be anomalous when compared to the general background radiation of the region, though after decades much of the radiation would have dissipated.
These holes are not the result of Space Aliens, or Meteor strikes, or anthropogenic global warming and climate change – they are evidence of an immense crime that the Soviets and Chinese are complicit in. Blame also falls on the West, from the French, to the British, and most of all the Americans, who also freely participated in these crimes against the Human Race and the Earth’s environment.
Allah and his messenger knows best. This is a hypothesis which later findings can prove or disprove.
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