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Unexplained Mysteries

  • The steam started coming out of the earth about 15 days ago after a controlled burn of weeds…

    A column of steam and gas continues to emanate from a mysterious crack that opened up in a hill near Columbe, in Chimborazo, Ecuador.

    The area has been evacuated because officials still don’t know if the gas expelled by the unexplained underground fissure are toxic.

    Soil and gas samples have been taken by technicians of the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School.

    Is that strange geological phenomenon linked to nearby volcano?

    The strange phenomenon has most probably a volcanic origin as the burning crack and the gas emanations are located approximately 45 km from the Chimborazo volcano.

    But officials try to rule out a volcanic origin saying the burning crack was created by the controlled burn.

    According to geologists, the ground remains incandescent and ejects gas since 2 weeks because the soil is full of organic matter, which is a good fuel.

     

  • That 3ft-large sinkhole was discovered spewing fire and incredible heat in a hillside on the outskirts of Urumqi, in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in north-western China.

    The heat being released by the crater is so intense (792°C or 1457°F) that experts can’t get close enough to determine how deep the hole is.

    The ‘Ring of Fire’ is busting extreme heat out of the Chinese crater. Picture CEN

    According to locals, the ground in that area had started to warm up for some time… But who would have thought about an underground fire?

    The hill is indeed not in a volcanic area. But smoke has often been reported rising from underground on this hill during spring and autumn.

    Geologists suggest the fire sinkhole was caused by an underground spontaneous combustion of coal:

    “Primitive mining and extinguishing techniques caused coal to burn deep under the ground, which then burned towards the surface.”

  • A blue spinning spiral suddenly appeared in the sky over Norway and Japan, baffling skywatchers and scientists.

    Back in December 2009, a bizarre swirling vortex appeared in the skies of Finnmark, Norway, leaving thousands of residents baffled.

    Witnesses from Trøndelag to Finnmark compared the amazing sight to anything from a Russian rocket to a meteor or a shock wave.

    The strange sky phenomenon began when what appeared to be a blue light seemed to soar up from behind a mountain.

    It then stopped mid-air and began to circulate.

    Within a few seconds a giant spiral had covered the entire sky. Then a green-blue beam of light shot out from its centre – lasting for ten to twelve minutes before disappearing completely.

    The Norwegian Meteorological Institute was flooded with telephone calls during and right after the light storm.

    According to astronomers this weird spiral was not connected to aurora, or Northern Lights, so common in that area of the world.

    As shown in the video below, a similar phenomenon was also captured in the sky over Japan on September 25, 1988 (see translation below the video):

    Translation of the video: The first man says that he was outside and all of a sudden a circle of light appeared above him and became larger and larger.

    After a while, the strange appritions started spinning clockwise before changing direction all of a sudden.

    The vortex shocked the man and asked himself what the hell was that?

    This is not a weather phenomenon, is it maybe a spacecraft? According to the man, the same swirling spiral of light reappeared during the next five days.

    At that time, most people believed that the Soviet Union was destroying its nuclear weapons.

    The narrator then explains that this tape had been kept secret for the last 20 years and that this strange phenomenon at the end of the Cold War, when the Soviet Union was about to collapse.

    Thus, people first suspected the Soviet Union trying to destroy their nuclear weapons. But I doubt and prefer speaking in this case about a portal to another dimension, to an alien civilisation.

    Meanwhile, the origins of these Norwegian and Japanese spirals in the sky are still unexplained, but it wouldn’t greatly surprise me if Van Gogh had witnessed such a spinning vortex before painting his masterwork ‘Starry Night‘.

    Similar spirals in the sky are painted by VanGogh on his masterwork Starry Night. Public Domain via Wikipedia

  • A mysterious black O-shaped cloud spotted over a city in Pakistan has prompted a torrent of unusual theories from residents and netizens alike, with some suggesting the odd sight is a harbinger of an alien invasion.

    Seen floating over Lahore on Tuesday, the "evil cloud" - as some have taken to calling it - left onlookers perplexed, many of whom took to social media to try to get to the bottom of what they had just witnessed.\

    Others soon weighed in to note similar observations made elsewhere in the world, with one user sharing a clip taken in Dubai of the same phenomenon.

    While some users thought they were missing out on an elaborate prank of some sort, such dark, ring-shaped clouds have been spotted all over the world. The explanation is more mundane than an extraterrestrial offensive or a portal to the netherworld, however, most likely caused by a small explosion or combustion. In one infamous case in the UK in 2014, dubbed the "Black Ring of Leamington Spa," the object was created by fireworks.

  • Bethel, Ohio, resident Tim Walker posted a video to Facebook at around 7 pm last January 12th that shows a series of strange lights flashing in the sky.

    The lights, recorded by Walker’s Ring doorbell camera, flash several times, increasing in intensity. They appear white at first, before becoming a pinkish purple hue.

    “Anybody else see this tonight,” asked Walker in the video’s caption. “The sky was flashing pink and purple—super bright. Thought it might be lightning, but it’s fairly cold (40 degrees), and there was no thunder.”

    Weather data shows that the sky was cloudy when the flashes occurred, and although humidity was at 79%, no precipitation was recorded.

    Walker wasn’t the only local to experience the eerie light show.

    "So many people are posting about it in Bethel and Amelia. I wonder what it was," April Pierce commented on the video. "Some people said their power even flickered on and off."

    According to Kat Carmosino, who said she saw the lights between Amelia and New Richmond, "when the power went out there was the light show, the floor was vibrating and there was a humming noise. It was really odd."

    Walker confirmed in a comment to someone else that he thought the lights he witnessed were in the direction of New Richmond.

    He further speculated that perhaps an electrical transformer or substation had blown up in that area, although no such event has been confirmed. Others added that they thought the lights were caused by everything from fireworks to the “Annunaki”—a pantheon of Mesopotamian gods who some in the UFO community believe to be advanced extraterrestrials who have been in contact with humanity for eons and live on a planet hidden in our solar system, named Nibiru.

    Williamsburg resident Bob Wolfe was driving with his son when they saw the lights.

    "We were on our way home and had just turned south on Dela Palma Road off of Ohio 32 in the Williamsburg area," he said. "What we saw was like a big ball of fire behind some cloud cover. It didn't light up the horizon from our vantage point but my 11-year-old son and I both commented on how bright and unusual it was. It did linger longer than a normal bolt of lightning would, however it had no real motion to it other than the momentary flash."

    Walker was contacted by Mark Price of McClatchy News on January 20th, who asked if he’d “gotten a good explanation yet to explain the flashing lights.”

    Walker replied that he had not.

    "It was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen," Walker said. "I’m glad the video caught it and got such good video out of it. It really matches what we saw. It was very crazy how it started very light flashes and then built up until it was filling the entire sky."

    Price seemed equally impressed by Walker’s video.

    "I've done a lot of reporting on UFOs and other strange phenomenon, and this is really the strangest light show I've ever seen caught on video," he said.

    Video Above: A similar flash of light was filmed over Dallas, Texas, last June, although that light was a brilliant blue.

    Neither that light nor those recorded by Walker were reportedly accompanied by any loud booms, but they are still reminiscent of the flashes that are sometimes seen alongside the frequently reported mystery booms.

    Reports of mysterious booms—sometimes accompanied by flashes of light and/or minor tremors—have been on the rise worldwide since 2017, continuing throughout 2018 and even into 2019. The booms have been reported across the United States in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, North and South Carolina, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin; as well as in the countries of Russia, Denmark, England, and Australia.

    Meteors and other natural events—such as frost quakes—remain popular explanations for the booms, and bolide meteors were blamed for mystery booms in California, Michigan, and Washington in 2018. However, no blanket explanation covers every occurrence of a mystery boom and many cases go unexplained entirely.

     

  • Bizarre footage of two mysterious large ring-shaped clouds appearing in the sky above a Russian city has baffled the internet.

    Video has emerged showing the two disc-like clouds floating before a third suddenly becomes visible. Towards the end of the footage, a plane is seen heading towards the sky rings and pierces the first circle. Local media said a fourth ring appeared shortly afterwards.

    The incident was filmed in the city of Irkutsk in the southern Russian region of Irkutsk Oblast by numerous local residents, and the images were later widely shared on social media.

    The unusual phenomenon has raised discussions among web users over possible UFO sightings and even coronavirus scare.



    Some suggested the circles could have been produced by a quadcopter or type of drone while others speculated that they could have been the result of secret test flights.

    "I bet someone was having a cigarette and they blew huge smoke rings," one joked.

    Another added: "Someone spreading coronavirus?"

    Director of the Astronomical Observatory of the Irkutsk State University, Sergei Yazev, 61, said the circles in the sky were probably the inversion traces of a plane or aircraft. He added that the observatory had been contacted by local media enquiring whether the sky rings could be the result of a UFO.

    Last week, a bizarre cube-shaped object was seen soaring across the sky over Colombia.

    A Viva Air pilot captured the mysterious UFO as it glided down through the clouds in a controlled manner, at an angle.

    Earlier this week, a glittering snake-like UFO, illuminated in red and gold, stalked the skies above São Paulo, Brazil, a city of 12million people.

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