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Still Waters

Danger and demons: Yemen's mysterious 'Well of Hell'

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Still Waters

Surrounded in mystery and tales of demons, the Well of Barhout in Yemen's east—known as the "Well of Hell"—is a little-understood natural wonder.

Closer to the border with Oman than to the capital Sanaa 1,300 kilometres (800 miles) away, the giant hole in the desert of Al-Mahra province is 30 metres wide and thought to be anywhere between 100 and 250 metres deep.

Local folklore says it was created as a prison for the demons—a reputation bolstered by the foul odours rising from its depths.

Yemeni officials say they don't know what lies below.

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-danger-demons-yemen-mysterious-hell.html

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docyabut2
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 It was just a sinking hole, but some really believe it was a hole to hell:) some religions  say when your good you go to heaven but when your so bad you go to hell :)

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Raptor Witness

Hell is on the outside, in Yemen, driven by richer nations, far away.

So many plagues, so little time, Father. My guardian, now destruction, to my enemy, a fire from far and away.

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joc
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5 hours ago, Still Waters said:

Local folklore says it was created as a prison for the demons—a reputation bolstered by the foul odours rising from its depths.

sounds like a methane pit.  Don't smoke near the hole...word to the wise....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darvaza_gas_crater

Darvasa gas crater panorama.jpg

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joc
3 hours ago, Raptor Witness said:

Hell is on the outside, in Yemen, driven by richer nations, far away.

So many plagues, so little time, Father. My guardian, now destruction, to my enemy, a fire from far and away.

 You are such a funny little boy!

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