3.10 – ALIENS & EVIL PLACES (9.28.11)

THE VALLEY OF DEATH [11e]

Yakutia, Russia. This vast region in north-central Siberia is one of the most remote and least explored in the world. Here, deep within the dense forests and thick marshlands along the Vilyuy River is an area many refer to as “The Valley of Death.”

“The Valley of Death in Siberia is a place where local people will not venture. Because they say no one comes out alive.”

– Philip Imbrogno (Astronomer),
(Author, Files From the Edge)

“The locals are very reluctant to speak about what’s going on, and they don’t want people to go there.”

– Paul Stonehill
(Author, UFO Case Files of Russia),
(Russia’s Roswell Incident),
(Paranormal Mysteries of Eurasia)

“It’s an area of such quote unquote ‘evil’ that the people who live there, the Yakut tribe describe it as a place that is almost inhabitable.”

– Bill Birnes, J.D., Ph.D.
(Author / Publisher, UFO Magazine)

In 1854, geographer and natural scientist Richard Karl Maak was appointed by the Russian Geographical Society to lead a scientific expedition into the dreaded Vilyuy River basin. In his journal, Maak wrote of several large and mysterious metallic objects that the local hunters referred to as “cauldrons.”

“These pictures illustrate what people claimed “cauldrons” had looked like. The first picture shows a cauldron upside down with an open entrance where even a man on his reindeer can enter it. The second one shows another cauldron with some side supports.”

Ivan Mackerle (Explorer / Journalist)

The existence of the metal structures was confirmed on three separate occasions between 1933 and 1947 by Mikhail Koretsky of Vladivostok who had traveled to the Valley of Death to pan for gold. He claimed to have seen seven dome-shaped cauldrons, each measuring 20 to 30 feet in diameter, with odd and unnatural vegetation growing around them.

“Some of the people later reported loss of hair, strange sickness affecting them, strange condition of the skin that would never go away.”

– Paul Stonehill
(Author, UFO Case Files of Russia),
(Russia’s Roswell Incident),
(Paranormal Mysteries of Eurasia)

But what could explain such a toxic reaction? And where might the dangerous cauldrons have come from? In search of answers, UFO researcher Ivan Mackerle and a team of scientists traveled to the Valley of Death to try and locate the strange metal objects.

“I didn’t know if it was just a legend or if it was real, so I wanted first of all to find this place and investigate it to make up my own opinion.”

         – Ivan Mackerle (Explorer / Journalist)

Using a motor-assisted parachute to search the expansive valley, the researchers eventually spotted an odd circular pattern in a marshland. When the team explored on foot, they found the ground under the strange marsh area to be very unusual.

“It sounded metallic and hollow, so we thought that we found the sunken cauldrons. Then we found another place like it and even a third that had higher magnetic variations. All seemed like evidence of caldrons sunken into the earth.”

Ivan Mackerle (Explorer / Journalist)

But before they could explore the site any further, members of the exploration suddenly began to complain of strange, even bizarre, symptoms similar to those described in local legends.

“I felt very dizzy all of a sudden, lost my balance, threw up and had a fever. And I didn’t know why. I could not walk. I was losing sight. I could not drink or swallow, and the pupils in my eyes were dilating fast. So, I thought maybe I got some poisoning. When I came home, I had a thorough checkup and the doctors couldn’t find any reason for my illness.”

Ivan Mackerle (Explorer / Journalist)

Have the explorers actually found the location of the metal cauldrons? And what was the cause of Mackerle’s strange and sudden symptoms? Could it have been from some sort of radiation deep beneath the ground? According to local Yakutian legends, the metal cauldrons were part of a powerful weapon left behind after a great battle between extraterrestrial beings.

“According to old legends, there was an epic battle between the forest demons named Niurgun Bootur and Tong Duurai. During the battle, fireballs were shooting up from the Earth. There was a horrible sound, and all the forest area was destroyed, trees were upside down and rocks smashed.”

Ivan Mackerle (Explorer / Journalist)

“And when everything cleared out, the locals found a vertical structure that stayed there for a while, until it sunk into the permafrost. The Valley of Death is said to contain strange objects embedded in the permafrost that are activated through the ages, through the centuries, and basically shoot out fiery objects that intercept incoming objects that are out to harm the planet.”

– Paul Stonehill
(Author, UFO Case Files of Russia),
(Russia’s Roswell Incident),
(Paranormal Mysteries of Eurasia)

“The local people there say it is some kind of alien underground installation, that comes active and will shoot comets or meteors or aerial craft that are in the area. And, in fact, this may have been what caused the Tunguska explosion.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“Approximately a century ago, relatively nearby the Valley of Death, we had a very enigmatic event happening, the so-called Tunguska explosion. An explosion of such extraordinary mass and such extraordinary impact that it wiped out almost an entire area of Siberia.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

“It was some type of an explosion that happened in midair above the ground at Tunguska. So, is it possible the weapon was deployed, maybe? The only way that such a thing is in fact possible, is if extraterrestrials had their hands in it. Our ancestors could never have built a defense system like that. So, if such a defense system really existed, then it would have had to have been 100% extraterrestrial in origin.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

“This is such an extraordinary story, that really we have to wonder whether it could potentially be real. If it is real, then we are really confronted with evidence that at some point in the past, something was going on, on this planet which is really Ancient Aliens in its most physical form with ancient remains which could still be seen there.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Might the so-called “Valley of Death” really be the site of an underground radioactive defense system, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe? And might this help to explain the numerous accounts of sickness and death arising from that region of Siberia? Perhaps further evidence can be found deep underground, not in the Russian wilderness, but half a hemisphere away in the New Mexico desert.

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