7 incredible secrets of Lake Baikal
• 7 incredible secrets of Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal holds about 20% of the world's freshwater, and it is so clear that you can easily see objects that are at a depth of 50 m. However, we will tell you today about a very surprising fact that occur in this incredibly beautiful place
1. Ice hill
Lake Baikal is unique for its unusual forms of ice cover. Among them, particularly note so-called "hills" - hollow cones of ice, which can reach a height of 6 m.
2. Baikal mirages
The locals call them golomenitsey. This phenomenon is on the lake, in which the horizon is possible to view objects in reality are at a distance of 40 km. Mirages on the lake appear in both the warm and in the winter season.
3. Devil funnel
This place is located in the deep part of Lake Baikal. The name of it was due to the strange phenomena that occur here 1-2 times a year. In good weather, with complete calm, there is suddenly a huge crater is formed. Locals believe that this is opening the gates of hell, which tightened the souls of sinners in hell.
4. Baikal triangle
The abnormal area on the lake, named by analogy with the Bermuda triangle. This is an area of abnormal turbulence, which refuse to work all kinds of devices. In addition, there are often observed a very unusual phenomenon as occurring glittering balls, circles and rapidly changing weather. Some of the visit here also speak about the loss of time.
5. Huge rings on ice
These huge ring with a diameter of several kilometers, periodically appearing on the icy surface of the lake can be seen only from the air. According to the results of observation from space, it became known that the rings appeared only in 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2009 and each time in a new place.
6. The fairy ring on the island
According to the beliefs of local residents, perfectly aligned circles of grass, recurring on one of the islands of Lake Baikal, appear here for round dances of witches. Ufologists also believe that the rings, reaching a diameter of several tens of meters are due to alien landing.
7. Glowing water
In 1982, researchers for the first time with the help of special equipment found that the water of Lake Baikal lights. Unfortunately, this phenomenon can not be seen with the naked eye. wherein the luminescence level of 100 photons per 1 sq. cm per second.
Further investigation showed that the luminescence of the inhomogeneous water and at a depth of losing intensity. Its brightness is reduced in the period from November to mid-January.