Other than this universe we humans have created almost everything and still trying to invent something or the other. When the land was covered with forests we leveled them out and created buildings for us to live. Carved out valleys to make lakes, used rivers as a source of power energy, and we even carved out human faces on mountainsides. Time and again, we have proved that there is nothing that we can’t do. We have found ways to ease our natural surroundings. But, there are times when nature fights back. It puts some unexplainable circumstances in front of us that we humans find very hard to explain.

This story where a natural event happened in the Soviet Union stunned every geologist in the world for the next 44 years. They thought that the excavation would be a daily routine but it turned to be quite a hardship…What happened that day which changed everything for them?

The Opportunity

Three geologists – Yuri Khabardin, Ekaterina Elagina, and Viktor Avdeenko were working on something back in 1955. They heard about a place in Siberian wilderness that they thought might be able to help their country. They began their journey and the next they found themselves doing a dangerous trek deep in that place.