Hole in the ice
fuels speculation about UFOs
February 15 2007 at 02:31AM [The 15th was Thursday-CF-]
Riga - A hole in a frozen pond in
northern Latvia achieved unexpected notoriety on Wednesday as rumours began
circulating that it was created by an object falling from outer space.
"We've been collecting information on the story all day, and we'll
definitely report it in the morning," Inguna
Plume, editor of local newspaper Ziemellatvija,
large hole" appeared in the ice of a frozen pond near the
northern Latvian village of Karki in early
February, the Leta news agency wrote. Despite sub-zero temperatures,
the hole reportedly did not freeze over for two days.
Locals initially reported seeing "strange things" in the area.
One girl said that she
had seen "a small bright object with a silver ring around it",
while other witnesses reported
seeing up to six symmetrical beams of light emerging from the pond.
When the existence of the mysterious hole became known, the theory that it
could have been created by an object falling from outer space began to gain
credence, Karki spokesperson Sandra Pilskalne told Leta.
Scientific experts admit that the hole could have been created by a falling
piece of interstellar debris, the news wire added.
The mysterious hole has now frozen over, but water samples have been taken
for testing, Pilskalne said. Representatives of Karki council were not available for comment when
approached by reporters. - Sapa-dpa
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