earth phenomena

It’s alive! Weird video shows the earth “breathing”

We’ve all been taught that the earth is “alive” and here’s some pretty freaky footage proving just that. This unusual video appeared online a few days ago and appears to show the earth “breathing”. In all likelihood the effect is due to wind, loose waterlogged earth, or possibly water underneath the ground surface (or a combination of both).  Whatever the cause, I'd suggest nobody go and poke it! Check out the video below. Video showing the Earth breathing   The video was rumored to have been shot in a forest in Nova Scotia on October 31, 2015 by Brian Nuttall. Sources: YouTube, Facebook (Brian Nuttall)

Mystery 2,250 long canyon-like crack appears suddenly in Wyoming – and may still be growing

This crack in the earth is huge – more than seven football fields long and nearly a football field in width – and it appeared virtually overnight. Scientists are not sure what caused it, how it formed, or how much bigger it may get. “A hunter stumbled on it when he was hunting there Oct. 1. And the next time anybody went out there, a few weeks later, there it was, this huge slide or crack or whatever it is.” The crack appeared in a rural area, about 40 miles south of Ten Sleep in north central Wyoming, on state-owned land in the middle of a cattle ranch. The land began to crack in late September but geologists were stunned to find it had developed from a mere

Series of mysterious loud booms and explosions reported throughout UK, Belgium, France, Denmark, Australia, and eastern USA

Twitter lit up on Saturday (November 29, 2014) as hundreds of witnesses reported hearing a sequence of mysterious and inexplicable loud bangs and booms that continued echoing throughout the United Kingdom for up to 30 minutes. Around the same time, reports of a similar strange noise began arriving from France, Denmark, Belgium, Australia and the eastern United States leading many to suspect the booming noise was the sound of a “pulse detonation engine”, the power source behind the United States’ top-secret Aurora aircraft project. Days after the event, there was still no official explanation for the mysterious noises. Brits begin reporting odd series of “booms” At around 10:00 PM local time, hundreds of Twitter users from Aberdeen to Devon in the United Kingdom began reporting “explosions” which

Earth’s magnetic field weakening at an alarming rate – will humans be impacted?

It’s no secret. The Earth’s magnetic field has been weakening at an alarming rate – 10 times faster than in previous years. Scientists believe that the accelerating change in the magnetic field may indicate the Earth’s magnetic poles are about to flip. Would such a change be a mundane event, as many scientists predict, or disastrous to human civilization? The magnetic poles flip every few hundred thousand years (the last change occurred during the Stone Age) and are typically preceded by a gradual weakening of the magnetic field surrounding the Earth. Since the magnetic field protects Earth from incoming cosmic radiation and solar winds, some believe a weakening magnetic field can trigger a profound impact on the inhabitants of Earth. Although scientists predict the next flip

Say it isn’t so! Sinkhole in National Corvette Museum swallows 8 rare Corvettes

Museum officials say they received a call today from the security company at 5:45 AM alerting them to motion detector alarms going off in the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  When they arrived, they were horrified to find a 40-foot-wide sinkhole in the middle of the museum’s exhibition floor and eight missing Corvettes.  Located across the street from the GM Bowling Green Corvette assembly plant, the yellow cone-shaped museum houses Corvettes on loan from private owners and those "made famous by magazines and auto shows the world over”. Among the eight classic Corvettes swallowed by the 30-foot deep “Corvette Sinkhole” were  a 1993 AR1 Spyder, 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil, 1962 Black Corvette, 1984 PPG Pace Car, 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette, 1993 Ruby Red

Giant sinkhole swallows Disney World resort buildings – nearly 40 residents scramble to escape collapsing building

The ground shook and windows blew out in Lake County, Florida on Sunday as a resort near Disney World collapsed while sinking into a 100-foot wide sinkhole. Guests were given a scant 10-15 minute warning to evacuate the Summer Bay Resort as the building cracked and popped during its fall into the giant sinkhole. All guests managed to escape and no one was injured but nearly 40 guests lost personal belongings to the massive sinkhole. Security guard Richard Shanley was on duty and sprang into action as the buildings began to collapse. Shanley ran room to room beating on doors and assisting people as they scampered through windows to escape the collapse. “It was scary. You don't know what to do. It was a matter of just

Giant African Land Snails, as big as your foot, invade southern Florida

The Giant African land snail grows as large as a rat and can eat through the walls of a home – and they're invading southern Florida. Hundreds of thousands of the snails are emerging from hibernation and eating through everything in their path. Destruction by digestion aside, their shells are so hard, they can blow out the tires of a car and their excrement and slime coat walls and roads with a gooey mess.  And if all that is not bad enough, the snails also carry a parasitic rat lungworm that can cause illness in humans, including a form of meningitis. Scientists are working hard to eradicate the invasive species, which they think came from Africa via tourists who purchased them as pets. "They're huge, they move

A lake full of Pepto Bismal? Australia’s Lake Hillier – a bubble-gum pink wonder that scientists have yet to unravel

From above, Lake Hillier, located on the edge of Recherche Archipelago’s largest island in Australia, looks to be filled with Pepto Bismal.  It’s bubble-gum pink waters are so unusual, airlines report passengers getting up from their seats and crowding around windows to get a peek of the stunningly beautiful natural wonder.  Scientists are unsure why its waters retain their rose pink color but believe it may be from a dye created by the organisms living in the lake – Dunaliella salina and Halobacteria.  Another theory proposes that the pink color might be  attributed to the presence of red halophilic bacteria in the salt crusts.  What they do know is that the bright pink waters are no illusion.  The water retains its pink hue when taken

Meteor in Russia explodes, injuring hundreds of people, only hours before record-breaking comet passes by Earth

A powerful meteor with the power of a 300 kiloton atomic bomb blasted the Russian region of the Urals early on Friday about 9:20 AM local time injuring over 1,000 people, hospitalizing more than 100 persons (two critically injured), damaging several hundred building structures (including a zinc factory that appears to have taken a direct hit), and shattering countless windows.  The meteor, or meteors, released several kilotons of energy above the Chelyabinsk region, a city about 930 miles east of Moscow that is also home to several nuclear and chemical weapons disposal facilities.  The towns of Emanzhelinsk, Etkul, Kopeisk, Korkino, Chebarkul, Yuzhnouralsk, Zlatoust, Troitsk, Uvelsky and Krasnoarmeisky were also impacted.  The meteor hit just hours before Asteroid 2012DA14 made its closest recorded pass of an

Russian scientists claim to have found 300 million-year-old machine gear in lump of coal

A resident of Vladivostok in Russia has discovered a piece of coal from the Chernogorodskiy mines that contains what appears to be the remains of a machine that is 300 million years old. The man noticed the artifact in the coal and puzzled, took it to seek help from the scientists of Primorye region. According to The Voice of Russia, the coal was formed 300 million years ago, which is why scientists believe the item inside dates back to that era too: When geologists broke the piece of coal in which the metal object was pressed into and spot-treated in with special chemical agents, it turned out that the metal detail was unusually light and soft. No more than seven centimeters long, the object was found

Russian “Snowpocalypse” is a snow tsunami – buries streets, cars, and buildings under 10 feet of snow

Unrelenting snowfall in Russia this past week have buried many cities under 10 feet or more of snow.  Entire apartment blocks, markets, stores and offices were buried under snow overnight with snow accumulations so high, residents could not get out of their doorways.  There are reports that some cities remain cut off from the outside world due to the giant snow drifts. “Banks of snow were as high as two people put together, reaching the second-story windows of some apartment buildings. Cars, stores, garages were blocked. Norilsk metropolitan workers were forced to dig passageways through the snow banks to create access between the outside world and the barricaded city. Meanwhile, icicles up to three feet in length have formed off the ledges of buildings, breaking at

Hessdalen Lights in Norway have been reported since the 1800’s

Introduction to the Hassdalen Light Phenomenon The Hessdalen Lights are an earth anomaly (or UFO phenomena, they’re tough to classify without knowing exactly what they are) commonly seen in the Hessdalen valley in the central part of Norway. The mysterious lights, typically large, bright white, blue, red, or yellow lights floating above the ground or shooting at amazing speeds through the air, have been witnessed since 1811 or earlier. Interest in the lights picked up in 1981 when residents in the area began to see unknown lights in the valley and in the nearby districts.  The lights sometimes remain still and sometimes flash, and can suddenly move at extreme speeds up into the atmosphere or down into the ground, or into one of the many lakes in