Roll for Folklore ep2: Tunguska!
Today's Roll for Folklore: The Tunguska Explosion!
On the morning of June 30, something cause an 12-megaton explosion that flattened 80 million trees in the middle of the Siberian wilderness. At around 7 o’clock in the morning, Indigenous people and Russian settlers northwest of Lake Baikal saw a bluish light, nearly as bright as the Sun, moving across the sky.
About 10 minutes later they heard what sounded like artillery - followed by a shock wave that knocked people off their feet and broke windows hundreds of kilometres away. The boom was so loud it was heard as far away as Washington DC
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