Thursday, July 16, 2009

Aliens From the Deep? Or, What in the HELL is Going on in Alaska?

Whatever is going on in Alaska right now is definitely the stuff for Forteans. I don't mean Sara Palin's abrupt departure (was she visited by a blinding white light and decided to follow the voices within) although that was certainly odd. We have this news item from July 8: 'Uplift' baffles scientists, transforms area beach:
Ike a giant fist punching through the earth, a 1,000-foot long section of the beach below Bluff Point rose up 20 feet from the tidelands sometime last Friday or late Thursday, pushing boulders up from the ocean bottom, cracking sandstone slabs and toppling rocks upside down.

Below Bluff Point, a new fissure opened up at the base of the 800-foot high cliff. The uplift could be a re-activation of a landslide that happened perhaps 12,000 years ago.

There's also the big glob of goo off Alaska: Big blobs of mystery goo floating off Alaska coast
Hunters from Wainwright first started noticing the stuff sometime probably early last week. It's thick and dark and "gooey" and is drifting for miles in the cold Arctic waters, according to Gordon Brower with the North Slope Borough's Planning and Community Services Department.

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