Yesterday’s event in Russia was a powerful, impressive and rare. Scientists are currently claiming that the explosion, apparently caused by a meteor, over Russian yesterday had the force of 30 Hiroshima bombs. But 100 years ago in a region of Siberia called Tunguska an explosion occurred that equaled 1,000 Hiroshima bombs. Yup, you read that right! 1,000 Hiroshima bombs.
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Stunning videos of what appears to be a meteor exploding in the skies over the Ural Mountains in Russian. The Associated Press reports that the Russian Academy of Sciences claims that the object weighed more than 10 tons and injured as many as 400 people. The report went to state that it “entered the Earth’s atmosphere at a speed of at least 54,000 kph (33,000 mph) and shattered about 30-50 kilometers (18-32 miles) above ground”.
Our buds at Bloody Disgusting offer some cool new pieces of concept art for Panzer 88. This WWII creature feature is about a German tank fleeing across Russia from a mysterious entity. The film will be directed by Peter Briggs, and produced in New Zealand with effects by Peter Jackon’s WETA Workshop.
More images after the jump. And there’s an new interview with the director here.
NASA’s Earth Observing Satellite (EO-1) caught this stunning image of activity on the Shiveluch volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. The volcano has been active for the last decade, including several dome collapses, incidents of lava flow, and smoke and ash plumes.
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Nice videos. But videos not corroborated by eye witnesses are highly dubious … to say the least.
From Ria Novsti:
KEMEROVO, February 19 (RIA Novosti) – A group of people led by the Russian Orthodox Bishop of Kemerovo and a regional official set out on Thursday in search of a bigfoot sighted in the Tashtagol area by hunters, a regional spokesman said.
Earlier this week, the Kemerovo regional administration released a report that local hunters had spotted “some hairy humanoid creatures with a height of 1.5-2 meters [5'6"-6']” near the Azass Cave on Mount Shoriya. The report was illustrated with a photograph from inside the cave showing the track of an unidentified creature.
“From the nearest village of Ust-Kabyrz, the bishop, regional head and a group of others will reach the Azass Cave by the only transportation possible: snowmobiles,” the spokesman told RIA Novosti.
He added that the priest would also make a private visit to Mount Shoriya, where he will open and bless a small church at a gulag barracks open to tourists. In the Soviet era, there were a large number of gulag camps in the area northeast of Novosibirsk.
According to the head of the department of anthropology at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology in Moscow, anthropologists have never seen or studied the body of a bigfoot or yeti, although there are numerous reports of their sightings throughout the world.
He also noted that yetis for some reason are always spotted singularly, which is “biological nonsense,” as a large population must exist in order to create generation after generation. According to the anthropologist, Earth has been studied so thoroughly that if a population of yeti existed it would have been confirmed.
The Kemerovo regional spokesman said a scientific expedition is being organized for the summer to investigate the sighting. The financial details of the expedition are being worked out and there are already many enthusiasts, businessmen and hunters ready to help.