The Doorway To Hell

The Earth is an amazing place, but there are definitely creepy places. This Darvaza gas crater is called “The Door to Hell” and is a never ending fire pit. Tourists come here each year by the hundreds to see this crazy crater. This crater was created by man when they drilled too far and unleashed cavernous pocket of natural gas. The natural gas composed mostly of methane, which was making breathing difficult for animals in the area. In order to stop the spread they lit it on fire expecting it to die out in a few weeks. What they thought would be a few weeks has turned into a half-century long desert bonfire.

There have been rumors that spiders are attracted to the bright fire and plunge to their death by the thousands. Not creepy at all.


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