Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Lake vanishes overnight in Russia

  1. May 21, 2005 #1
    never heard of this happening before

    Lake vanishes overnight in Russia
    Last Updated Fri, 20 May 2005 23:05:05 EDT
    CBC News

    MOSCOW - Villagers in central Russia are mystified by the sudden disappearance, overnight, of the town's lake.

    Russia's NTV channel showed a muddy basin where the lake once was, in the village of Bolotnikovo, 250 kilometres east of Moscow. The name of the village translates roughly as "boggy."

    Local officials say the lake was probably sucked into an underground cave system.

    NTV interviewed local fishermen who had gone to the lake early Friday morning only to discover that something had "pulled the plug" on the lake.

    "I looked and there was no water. I thought: 'Oh my God, what's going on?'" said one of the fishermen on TV.

    Emergency crew were called out to search the lake bed to see if anyone had been sucked under. Lakeside trees appeared to have been dragged down with the water.

    Safety officials say it's still dangerous to be on the lake bed.

    Local official Dmitry Klyuev said several houses had been swallowed up under similar circumstances 70 years ago.

  2. jcsd
  3. May 21, 2005 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Phewwwww,i thought someone stole it.

  4. May 21, 2005 #3


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member
    Dearly Missed

    We call them magic tarns in Norway.
  5. May 21, 2005 #4


    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    In Soviet Russia, Lakes Drown In You! :rofl:
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?

Similar Discussions: Lake vanishes overnight in Russia
  1. Russia (Replies: 27)

  2. Another vanishing (Replies: 25)

  3. Lake Tahoe (Replies: 11)