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admin tim
June 29th, 2008, 08:21 AM
June 30th this year marks the centennial of the Tunguska Event, one of the most mysterious of Fortean occurrences in history.

Briefly put, on June 30, 1908, something exploded over the Tunguska region of Siberia. The explosion knocked over an estimated 80 million trees over 830 square miles. Luckily, the area was sparsely populated, so the human death toll was relatively small. A good summary of the event may be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event.

Notable is the fact that there was no crater and no radioactivity. There was some debris allegedly identified. Although it was most likely a comet that sneaked in unobserved from the sunward side, some Fortean enthusiasts have speculated that it might have been an alien spacecraft. However, the lack of radioactivity would seem to preclude that possibility.

One of the most intriguing theories is that it was the result of Earth's encounter with a mini black hole that had about the mass of Mount Everest. But, just as with the Whitechapel Murders, no theory yet proposed has any evidence that strongly supports it.

Finding the solution to this mystery is a matter of some practical importance, as, if this event were to occur today, it would likely start a nuclear exchange. So, if you'd like a break from chasing Jack, turn those neurons in this direction.

Gumshoe
June 30th, 2008, 08:41 AM
http://www.space.com/news/080630-mm-tunguska-mystery.html

Howard Brown
June 30th, 2008, 09:08 AM
Timmers,old bean...I can think of another explosive event which occurred on a June 30th.

Thats the day, one year ago, Nina and I met.:kiss:

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