‘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, told reporters.
The “unusually 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.’