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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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theSOURCE
On 9/23/2021 at 8:19 AM, Still Waters said:

That was horrible! That climber barely touched the ground before those terrifying demons tore him to shreds! I'll never sleep again!

Oh wait. I was watching a different video. Sorry.

 

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MissJatti

This is SPARTAAA!! YEMENNNN!! HELLLL!!!

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Seti42

I was hoping to see more footage at the bottom and less drone flyovers at the top. It's surreal down there.

I wonder where the dripping water is coming from, is it condensation? Is it leaching through the walls and overhangs?

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jethrofloyd

After climbing in the 'Well of Hell', you can bath in 'The Devil's Bath'.(New Zealand). :)

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Poncho_Peanatus

it was about time somebody went down there. I wonder what they find, perhaps tons of old fossils from a bygone era? who knows....

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Grath

I know its not what it seems... but on some of those top views it almost looks like something was screwed in there.   It gives the visual impression of a giant wood screw was inserted then unscrewed

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