This isn’t funny in the least but you can almost hear the movie scripts being written right now, everything from horror to suspense – oh wait, they’ve done those already haven’t they.
So this is more a case of life imitating art as word comes from the Antarctica that a team of Russian researchers that were drilling through the two-mile-thick layer of ice that covers Antarctica’s Lake Vostok have been out of radio contact for the last five days.
This is the lake that scientists have been drooling over because they believed it would give them an incredible look into the past as the lake hasn’t been exposed to the air for more than 20 million years.
Of course there could be any number of reasons for them losing contact but with only days to go before they have to winterize the station the other scientists are understandably very concerned for their missing colleagues.
One of their American colleagues, Dr. John Priscu of Montana State University, says he has no way to reach the drilling team, and they’re coming up on the deadline to winterize their station before Antartica’s summer season ends.
“Temps are dropping below [minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit] and they have only a week or so left before they have to winterize the station,” he told Fox News. “I can only imagine what things must be like at Vostok Station this week.”
Here’s hoping that they haven’t woken something up eh.