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November 09, 2006

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Choco

The story is well known among Astronomers however. But hey who cares what they are looking at right?

Lukas

The late and great Polish SF author Stanislav Lem used the Tunguska explosion as the starting point for his 1951 novel "Astronauts", which apparently was also made into a movie. In Lem's version it was a spaceship from Venus that crashed there.

toober

All of the effects of the 1908 event are really not the big of a mystery - it is a classic high airburst - even the weird tree effect, due to wood's high strength in compression. The guys the can sunshine figured this out many years ago.

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Will

cheerios

Those Tunguska episodes of X-files were the best of the bunch as I remember. Yes sure, meteorite. You and me know what it REALLY was.

Jo Beth Murphree

After thinking about this piece from the astronomical,humanity,and psychological effects from this explosion. I really do wish that this data had been documented in a an influential text b/c this information would have made an interesting research project for me. Everyone may think that this has no insignificance,but actually it makes a difference in our food chain.

treepour

Around that time, Tesla was conducting experiments that he believed could literally broadcast energy across the globe.

treepour

Ah, geez, about Tesla, never mind -- you've got it covered. My apologies.

Reggie

Pynchon's new novel, Against The Day, will reportedly feature some action taking place in Tunguska...

"Settings for the novel include Colorado, fin-de-siècle New York, London, Göttingen, Venice and Vienna, as well as Siberia at the time of the Tunguska Event."

Carl

"save for a few astrological and research scientist enclaves"

Are you sure you mean "astrological"?

Robert G

This event is actually featured quite a bit on the History Channel and Discovery Channel. At least, when I used to watch both of them very frequently in the late 90s and early 2000s.

lee

you can see that it was obviuosly done by david bowie. look at tree #7. clearly a controlled demolition. by spiders from mars. with giant flimsy contact lens tweezers. yeeeeouchee

steve57

If you really want to go for all out craziness, I'm sure Terrance McKenna had the theory that the blast was caused by the super advanced Aztec-Roman empire of our sister earth who were trying to break through from their parallel dimension to save us from the damage we had caused to ourselves by growing up under a Judeo-christian idealogy... Wow...

And whilst we're at it, that explosion on the 3rd pic down looks suspiciously like the Dark Throne logo. Spooky...

Maximus

I am reading an advance copy of the Pynchon novel. Haven't gotten to the Tunguska part yet, but Tesla figures prominently into things.

Nexvecter

Still a mystery .We'll have to wait for the tunguska.

Braden Speers

Sorry. My vote's for Tesla. This is one case where every pro-conformity person is voting for the outer space theory and opposing science. Tesla was, from what records show, conducting a "Star Wars" type experiment that day. Every account indicates that AC power could be the culprit. This was Tesla's specialty. There is no "conspiracy theory" sort of speculation around this. It is a very plausible explanation. The fact that Tesla tried to sell his idea to the government could explain the extreme opposition that we often hear when his name is spoken in reference to Tunguska. But, to deny the existance of Tesla's invention is like denying the invention of nuclear power. Remember, there have never been any facts in this case - only speculation.

Petrus

I vote for the answer number 1.

This Tunguska event is really interesting. The lack of documentation relating to it is a pity.

Amongst all this mumbo jumbo concerning meteorites, I finally found an article that deals extensively with meteorites, their cyclicity and their consequences.

Have a look at it :
http://www.signs-of-the-times.org/articles/show/128992-Forget+About+Global+Warming%3A+We%27re+One+Step+From+Extinction%21

anon

Anybody got their own explanations?

The fame of the event and the inhospitable nature of the location makes me wonder why nobody has decided to market a Tunguska tourist expedition. Can't you just envision a little old Russian lady selling souvenirs in a rundown shack? I'd go for it.

Jorge Acosta Lariot

The Tunguska Explosion of 1908
I think everybody has it wrong!! I proposed that the "EVENT" was caused by this:
1.) Earthquake in the area
2.) Massive release of methane gas trapped in the peat moss
3.) Lightning common with earthquakes ignited the methane gas
4.) Massive explosion with formidable expansion
5.) Secondary fire storm.
SIMPLE Earth Fart!!!!
Jorge Acosta

Biatche

Happy 100th birthday, Tunguska events....

sfumato1002

You forgot one other theory.

According to some bible students, Jesus was made King by Jehovah God in 1914. This date is from the Bible.

Before Jesus was made King in 1914, there was a great battle between Michael (Jesus) and Satan the Devil and all his followers.

Revelation 12:7-9 (New International Version)
7And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

Now read:

Luke 10:18-20 (New International Version)

18He replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

So when Satan is cast out of heaven, there is great light on earth.

Satan is cast down to earth and his time is short.

Then the bible talks about the end signs in Matthew 24, wars, diseases, hunger, earthquakes, crime, etc.

In 1914, the greatest world war of all history begins. Matthew 24 depicts the time we are living in right now like a newspaper.


jaycee

Nikiola Tesla was indeed in
Alaska when the Tunguska
event occurred. jc

Shelli

Who says it had to be Tesla directly, I mean, if his plan for his Tesla coils were published anywhere, it could have been the Russian government trying to make a weapon. And those cauldrons that were supposedly found in the Valley of Death look suspiciously like the dome on the top of his towers.
http://www.forteantimes.com/features/fbi/2800/valley_of_death.html

Enid Coleslaw

Man I certainly hope that you have done more homework since this was written. ? ?
Tesla was a penniless lunatic genius who chose labs over romance. Edison stole many of his ideas "inventions" and is well known for it.
Connect the dots to the wealthy elite & what do you have? ?
Yeah there ya go . . . use that big brain for some critical thinking lol
F*ck even at 15 yrs old in the early 80's I knew Tesla was taken for a ride. Many times.
I hope since 2006 more has come to light

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