Strange circular markings have appeared in a fozen pond in upstate New York. There are a couple of posisble explanations:
(Fox sorry) — Intriguing circular formations are known to occur throughout the natural world during seasonal freeze and thaw cycles. In areas of permafrost (like the northern Canadian tundra), the expansion of ice beneath the soil surface — a process called frost heaving — creates raised landforms called lithalsas. Lithalsas often form circular or ring-shaped patterns on the surface.Frost heaving also creates a related landform called a pingo. Over many years, pingos can grow into small, circular hills: The tallest known pingo is the Kadleroshilik Pingo in Alaska, which reaches 178 feet in height.
It’s not the best picture to judge from, but it does not resemble any frost heaving I’ve ever seen. It also doesn’t look like the markings an alien race that presumably traveled light years would leave behind, which, yes, is another explanation making the rounds (I tried to include the image, but as many of you know, computers and the software that runs them grow less capable and more confusing every year, posting the image was not possible). It looks like a human prank and of course that’s what it is.