Tunguska Magic Wasteland
On the morning of the 13th of June, 1908 people reported a massive explosion in the region of the Tunguska River in Siberia, Russia. The explosion was so strong that it flattened about 2 thousand square kilometeres of forest and devasted the local plants and animals. The explosion side has never recovered and the forest has never regrow. Today, it is a wasteland filled with clouds of magical energy. It is the only place on Earth where magical energy can be seen. Those clouds are dangerous for any living being that comes in contact with them. They burn skin and block the airways. Living beings trapped in them die in agony.
The cause of the explosion remains a mystery to this day. However, most researchers theorize that it was some kind of accident related to a magical experiment or a failed spell. The theory is strenghten by the fact that few buttons from a uniform of Russian Imperial Army were found in the centre of the explosion site. They probably belong to the magic-user who casted the spell or someone who accompanied them.
Tunguska Research Centre
For many years after the explosion researchers studied it just through regular expeditions to the site. It changed in the 1990s. Then, a permament research centre was founded not far from the explosion site. Researchers from all over the world stay there and even more visit the place on a regular basis. The centre is equipped with several special vehicles that allow the researchers to safely navigate the explosion site.
There was a terrible thunder in a clear sky. It sounded like a shot from the biggest cannon the world have ever seen. I saw a pillar of fire explode into the sky. The fire was surrounded by purple clouds.
Aw yeah: magical wastelands are a pretty neat subject. I find the buttons at the epicenter of the blast are telling enough without stating anything one way or the other "oh yeah, this is what happened for sure."