This is a translation of a news report on what is either an ice fall or some strange carving or cutting and lifting of ice:
An Anomaly of Unknown Origin Noticed In the Urals
The fall of a meteorite or a natural phenomenon of unknown origin has changed dramatically quiet rural way of life of the inhabitants of the village Rubezhka. In the morning, January 12, a local forester Paul Singilevtsev found a mile from the village uprooted from the middle of the Urals huge chunks of ice and giant sagebrush.
“How this is bothering me!”
Nikolai Sitnikov of the Akim District of the County Rubezhinskogo was obviously tired of answering questions from visitors from various regional agencies. He met us, if not with outright hostility, then at least with a solid share of irritation.
“Everybody has been here – he says – rescuers, committee for national security, police. we are fed up with journalists! I will show you how to get into the place so you can do it own your own. I will make up a way for you to get there.” The journalists barely have time to talk back. “I’m tired! I will escort you to the place, I will no go there myself. Now I will draw up a plan on how to get there.”
However, despite the mock sternness …(he) clearly wanted to talk about the incident. …he drew up an impromptu map, taking a lot longer than necessary, while also talking about the details of anomalous phenomena.
We have a forester Paul Singilevtsev – said Akim. — In the morning, the 12th, he went around a lot. On the way back, as he says, he decided to cut off the path and walk across the ice of the Urals. He says that the unusual lump of ice immediately attracted his attention, went and looked, realized that something strange happened, and went straight towards me. And I was brought here along with DESM professionals and all those supposed to have a reason to investigate such cases. The most striking thing is that no one had seen or heard anthying (related to this strange occurrence). One night the ice was quiet, yet later was broken – but no cod to be seen, no explosions, no impact.
According to Nikolai Sitnikov, for the moment he is most interested in the cause of the strange inversion of the ice. He says there is nothing dangerous for the inhabitants of the village (to fear).
“Cheesniki” arrived, and they analyzed samples of soil, water, ice, even measured the radiation levels using a dosimeter, but no change was found. They said that all of the parameters were normal. … To me the main thing that people do threatening. They are then told that the spring is to hold the bottom of a large study of the Urals and just be told what had happened.
By the end of our conversation Nikolay Sitnikov also told how the incident affected Rubezhintsah. According to him, the villagers were “inflated” from a science fiction novel anomaly.
Allegedly, someone has already seen in his yard “green men” as one of the villagers got up at night to relieve himself he saw them flying… [can't translate]. However, on January 16 he saw a… [can't translate].
It should be noted that the chart Nicholas Sitnikov made was not very good. Anyways, in his homemade plan, we went quite far from the village. Having strayed a couple of hours in the woods, thoroughly, we froze a few times while firmly stuck in the snow, we finally managed to get to the shore of the Urals.
Here, we had four people in the form of foresters. They immediately understood what we ["were looking for"?], and pointed in the right direction to a strange hole in the ice. ["We questioned"?] Paul Singilevtseva, who discovered the anomaly, who was among the foresters, and… [can't translate].
After a half or two kilometers of hiking paths on the ice of the river, we found the desired spot.
To say that the fault of the ice cover of the Urals here looks like a strange anomaly is an understatement.
Right in the middle of the river is clean strip not covered with snow and ice. The length of the strip – 100 meters, width – 6 to 10. Around the middle of all this there is accumulation of ice hummocks. Moreover, solid blocks, weighing 200-300 pounds… [can't translate]. In order to have dispersed these blocks of ice, as in ice thrown from a possible “ground zero” of 10-20 meters, it would have been necessary to use powerful explosives or using a heavy blow of high speed.
On some blocks of ice are visible traces of river sand, as if after a break on them dramatically splashed with water mist lifted from the bottom, and then abruptly left without even having [can't translate] sand. There was ice of different colors – from transparent to almost black. This fact could be blamed on a different index of refractions of light, though the photographer, [can't translate] Raul Uporov specially photographed them at the same angle, to minimize this error [in the photos]. The edges of the ice [can't translate] we thought had been melted.
Cracks are visible on the ice for a few dozen meters from “ground zero” and the ice cracked by strict geometric rules – at right angles and equal rectangles. By the way, uprooted ice, with rare exception, has the shape of equilateral triangles. In short, out editors have never seen anything like this before.
Now we have to wait for the official conclusions of the study, which, as promised, Nikolai Sitnikov, will begin after the ice flow. In the meantime, we can only speculate.
That is my improved translation of Google’s automated translation of this article.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLCp1palAdI (there’s an English and French translation in the “video info, they are probably bad translations)
I don’t believe America is going to be a capitalist country after 20 years. I also don’t believe America will be unified anymore, as in all the states still United under the federal government. Despite these break ups, I believe that the federal government will survive in some form and will simply claim that it has rightful control over this broken up America and can command the states to do because, they simply have more power and using the excuse that it’s best to have a central government as the founding fathers claimed, ignoring that they also said that that citizens should throw off a tyrannical government over them.
I believe that the American federal government will start a third world war, or rather provoke one, and that there will be a large exodus of Christians from America to Canada, Mexico and Israel, because of an obvious and huge rise in crime over the next years. And also because of their fear of being drafted regardless of their age into an evil army controlled by a tyrannical government.
I think education will be on par with a substandard version of what China has achieved now, or rather as good as what Russia has now, and that the major breakthroughs if any, will be made in the those with government/military contracts, who have the money for R&D, and that most of these achievements will never be shared with the world. The ones I do believe will become common will mainly be in brain to machine interface technology, androids/smart-robots, self-repairing metal and graphene skins of vehicles, planes and armor, organ growing (including the ability to heal burn victims completely, nerve repair (including the kind that will heal paralysis), extreme human memory enhancement, graphene armor, optical computers, crystal memory storage, holographic projection, and miniature thorium power plants. I don’t believe the government will allow America or any other country to get farther than that and I believe it will use a third world war to severely reduce the world’s population, so that there will be no chance of ever loosening their control from an afterwards global American government.
I also believe that there will still be a world-wide drug war, merely out of greed and as a tool used by governments against citizens they don’t like, and that people being framed for drug possession or owning some banned plant will become common. I believe that governments will make it legal for them to seize an entire estate and all the property a person has merely because they found some illegal drugs or plants on them, and that even if it isn’t legal, they will “lose” the property or sell it off quickly so that if the robbed person manages to get the courage and help to go back to court to sue for damages, that the judge will simply say, “We’re bankrupt and no longer own your property so we have nothing to give you.”
I believe that China will no longer be able to sell us goods cheaply, due to having broken apart into smaller countries which will go into competition with one another, and as a result, the prices of goods throughout the world will become much higher. As a result of that, those who were used to having a comfortable life will resort to theft and murder to get what they want, and many businesses will go out of business as a result. The wealthy communities and businesses will boost their security and have to bribe the police for better protection as a result of crimes becoming much more frequent and bolder. Eventually, America’s great cities will look like ghettos.
Their police and military forces, will become much more corrupt as a result of taking bribes and become more corrupt than street gangs. Loyalty even between the government, military and police will be hard to have without bribes.
I believe this will happen due to the psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists gaining much more control throughout the leadership positions in the world, and as that happens, crime will increase in proportion and will become so high, that having an unhelpful and backstabbing neighbor will be common.
Eventually I believe that the corruption will become so bad, that some country is going to sneak a submarine of the coast of America and detonate a nuclear missile at just the right height to ruin most of the electronics, at which point, over the weeks, there will be millions of deaths, mass rioting and the north fleeing to Canada, and the South fleeing to Mexico. During this time I believe millions will die, and that the dead bodies will cause a huge increase in flies, and that these flies will spread plagues all over. I believe that many will resort to cannibalism and end up eating diseased humans which will result in more plagues.
I also believe there will be a few devastating earthquakes From California to Nevada and in the New Madrid area. The New Madrid earthquakes will cause gas explosions along the gas pipelines there which will kill millions of people.
I believe that working cars, trucks and planes will be rare and bullet proof vests, guns and ammo also, due to the world’s devastated economy, major food supply reduction (due to America being devastated), a huge drop in buyers of these things and from crime and wars hindering the transport of oil and gas. I imagine the world will become filled with feudalistic Thunderdome cities with small armies which will only cooperate in times of desperation or if they are convinced they can gain a good amount of worthy plunder and slaves.
These are not prophecies, just my educated guesses about what will happen.
Update 4-4-2012/5:40 AM, just found this: