Archive for May, 2014

A large explosion was  caused by the impact of a small asteroid (or comet) in the area of what is now Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia. It is the largest impact on Earth, that has been recorded in history. It occurred 30th June 1908.

There have been around a thousand scholastic studies about the impact and it’s site. The energy the event generated was about a thousand times larger then the atomic bomb that was dropped at Hiroshima, Japan.

Those in the area reported seeing a column of bright bluish light, ten minutes later there was a flash and sound like artillery fire. A shock wave caused people to be knocked off their feet and broke windows, hundreds of kilometres away.

Dr Who fans may recognise mention of the event in the novel, The Wages of Sin.

Comic fans from the DC side might also note that it was used in #199 Justice League of America.

 

Edit: This was also used with reference to the band Metallica’s video, All Nightmare Long. The video does not feature the band and instead features a series of historical events following the 1908 event. Band member Kirk Hammett claimed to have brought the film from a fan for $5 but then forgot about ut, later on having picked it up again he found a new fascination in it and arrange for a translation. The story was later revealed to be more fictional and used to hype the video (sort of Blair Witch style I guess).

If you want to see their video then CLICK here as unfortunately their official copy does not allow for embedding. Enjoy!

In the northern hills of Chile lays an old abandoned mining town which brings with it a true Ghost Town story. The cemetery opposite is where the towns original inhabitants were buried, they are said to rise from the graves and walk through their towns as they once did.

Le Noira was a large mining town in the 19th Century, when economics forced the town closed it was left deserted, but it seems that the tale only begins there!

The management were said to have treat the workers so badly when it closed they they killed those they could not trust to talk, any they thought that might be a potential tell-tale were murdered by the management. They killed the unfortunates and then buried them in the cemetery opposite where many were already the victims of terrible accidents.

This particularly gruesome tale may have weight to it as there have been sentimental items such as photographs found left around the home.

Nearby locals have been known to physically stop unwanted tourists. The shallow graves are scattered, the sand that was used to cover them has blown away over the years. Partially dressed skeletons in various conditions now lay in their semi-buried graves or in some cases not in them at all.

The poor people of La Noira have not been truly allowed to rest in peace.

 

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