The Town Scryer is a mixed bag of humor, socio-political observations and ephemera from the perspective of a eclectic Pagan veteran of the counter-culture.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Gate of Hell

         "The way to Hell is easy: 
Night and day the gates of black Ditis stand open."

 While drilling in 1971, Soviet geologists tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of 230 ft. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to burn it off. Geologists had hoped the fire would use all the fuel in a matter of days, but the gas is still burning today. Locals have dubbed the cavern "The Door to Hell".

Images: twentytwowords

 Also: wikipedia

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1 comment:

  1. hi,
    I would like to make a request regarding the usage of your images from door to hell.
    Please let me know soon.