One morning in 1984, a two-foot-thick slab of earth was found lying on top of a flat
wheat field in Washington state (USA). The slab, like a piece of earth hacked out by
a giant golfer, lay right side up with its edges neatly sliced and surrounded by some
soil particles. Measuring ten feet long, seven feet wide, and weighing some three tons,
it had been moved seventy three feet from where it was cut out of the ground. The hole
could have been made by an enormous cookie cutter.
This report made the worldwide report of “cookie cutter holes” to seven. Four had been
found in Norway, one in Britain, and one in Germany. Some think that earthquakes focused
tremors on these spots, punching up chunks of soil. Lightning might have converted
subsurface water into steam, whose pressure then forced chunks of earth up out of the
ground. If the ground froze and expanded, the earth could have been torn loose and
carried away by subsurface water. Methane gas explosions, meteors, and covert military
projects have also been cited as reasons.