The Pearl of Siberia

Feb 27, 2016, 05:56 AM

What's down there? Lost treasure? Legend has it. 20% of the world's unfrozen freshwater sitting on 4.3 miles of sediment? Science confirms it. What about humanoid creatures almost 10 feet tall, wearing silvery suits with helmets out for a deepwater swim, who don't care to be messed with? Well... yes — if you believe a report from the Soviet military. Unbelievable as this sounds, this story is only one of many frequently occurring reports of supernatural events at this magnificent body of water. Lake Baikal has a long history of being known as Russia's hotspot for all manner of unexplainable anomalies, like UFO & USO sightings (Unidentified Submerged Object), glowing orbs, spirits, Bermuda Triangle-like phenomena, melted rings in the ice three miles wide which are seen from space, and of course, a lost race of amphibian giants. But what else would you expect from the oldest, deepest, and most voluminous lake on earth, known as "The Pearl of Siberia?"

Tonight's Quote:

“It reflects like an optical instrument and responds to changes in the weather so sensitively that it seems like a part of the sky rather than of the land.”

  • Author Ian Frazier on Lake Baikal from his book, Travels in Siberia.

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Show Note Links:

Lake Baikal on Wikipedia Lake Issyk-Kul on Wikipedia Article from the Siberian Times: "Aliens and UFOs at world's deepest lake" Mysterious giants inhabit Eurasian lakes (part I) Mysterious giants inhabit Eurasian lakes (part II) Seagull Magazine "Newcomers from the depths of Lake Baikal" - Use Google Chrome to translate this Russian website Another Mark Steinberg article for Seagull Magazine - Use Google Chrome to translate this Russian website Anomalies, mysteries and places of Lake Baikal - Use Google Chrome to translate this Russian website Russian website overview on Lake Baikal highlights - use Google Chrome to translate page "Dead alien found in UFO hotspot in Russia" CNN Slideshow: "Lake Baikal, the jewel of Siberia" Underwater bases and ancient civilizations "Metallic spheres found in Siberia are of alien origin?" "Thirsty UFOs" Will o' the Wisp Categories of a "Close Encounter" Dr. J. Allen Hynek - UFOlogist pioneer The legend of "Ihtiander" A Journey to Lake Baikal The Study of UFO's in the Soviet Union Remember Tunguska? Lost Treasure in the Lake? Threats to the Pearl Jeremy Hsu's Article about the Rings Some Amazing (if not verified) Facts about Baikal See Episode 4 of 'What on Earth?' Do Whirlpools Really Change Direction in the Opposite Hemisphere? UFO's in Siberia The Underwater UFO Base in Malibu. Real or not? The Legend of Lake Baikal Hotel Something We Didn't Mention, But Worth Considering! A Solid Scientific Article on Baikal On ...