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Eighteen kilometres from Kuressaare towards Kuivastu is the location of Estonia's most unique geological object: The Kaali Meteorite Craters . In 1937 30 meteorite crashes were discovered in the Kaali area. Its estimated that meteorites crashed down to earth around 700 B.C. The local tales says that the Kaali Lake is bottomless but unfortunately it this is not true and the ground is at 16 metres. Its said that the lake has an atmosphere which visitors have called "surreal" and "mysterious" and has been mystery to people since ancient times: "a huge, terribly hot stone blew up in the sky; it was a treasure-laden goblin with seven heads and ten horns.". Its believed that it has been a place of worthshipping and pilgrimage.
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