I trust that most people noticed the spectacular image on the inside cover of this issue of Wat On Earth. I must admit that when I received this photograph together with several others about a year ago from a friend in the United States my initial reaction was … “Well, someone has been busy with Photoshop!” However, a little checking on the web revealed that these are genuine photographs and they tell a very unusual tale of an interesting locality in Mexico.
Now I (like many of you) have found individual selenite crystals before.
Strange and catastrophic events take place on our world on a regular and ongoing basis. Most of these are events, especially the larger ones, are “natural phenomena” caused by the shudders and burps of our planet, but sometimes these catastrophes are triggered by human activity.