Shepherds Discovered This Mysterious Crater in Remote Siberia – And Scientists Are Gobsmacked

Image: Vladimir Pushkarev, The Siberian Times via National Geographic

In the wilds of Siberia, a group of reindeer herders guide their animals across the bleak terrain. Without warning, a vast hole opens up in the ground beneath their feet. Astonishingly, the men must rely on their strength – and pure luck – to prevent themselves from suffering a terrible fate.

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Now, it’s not the first time that a mysterious crater has appeared in the region without warning. Incredibly, these herders have stumbled on the third such hole to emerge in recent years – and scientists are baffled.

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