Whether or not you’re a fan of hard rock music, the latest Metallica video for their new single “All Nightmare Long” presents a cavalcade of Fortean and paranormal weirdness. Beginning with Soviet tests dating back to 1908 with dust found at the site of the the Tunguska explosion over Siberia, the video tells the story of an “alternate history” in which large quantities of this strange element are dumped on the US, creating a nation overrun with zombies, before finally resolving with a hint that the popular phenomenon known as chemtrails is also related to the alien dust. Below is Metallica’s video, complete with subtitles… and for those familiar with the Tunguska event, notice the references made in the video to one of the more enigmatic aspects of the blast, specifically reports that the sky over London “glowed green at night” after the explosion. What creepy imagery…


The reality of what actually occurred at Tunguska remains a mystery, though speculation that something along the lines of an alien power source, perhaps an “atomic engine” from a flying saucer, appears to have stemmed from a fiction story written by Soviet engineer Alexander Kazantsev in 1946. In the story, a nuclear-powered Martian spacecraft makes an unsuccessful attempt to land on Earth in search of water, and Kazantsev related that the story was an inspiration that came to him after a visit to Hiroshima the previous year. In modern times, it is commonly believed that an “air burst” of a comet, that is an explosion that took place prior to impact with the Earth, was the cause of the blast, which nonetheless resulted in an explosion with a force estimated at being as much as 30 megatons.

For more commentary on Tunguska and Metallica’s “All Nightmare Long” video, you might also have a look at this excellent piece available at the Forgetomori blog:

Metallica: Tunguska, Zombies and Chemtrails

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at info@micahhanks.com.

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