The Gate of Hell in Turkmenistan


The world is surrounded by mysteries the deeper we look the deeper we dig because we find it difficult to stop, a place that are known to be some sort of gateway directly to hell. Let us introduce this location.

As big as a football field, the Darvaza gas crater is located in the Karakum Desert. This natural gas field is also called "The Door to Hell" or "Door to Hell". The reason: the natural gas fireplace has been burning continuously since it was lit by Soviet petrochemical scientists. The fire is fueled by the region's rich deposits of natural gas.

According to local reports, the "Door to Hell" was the result of a drilling accident caused by Soviet scientists who discovered this important oil field in the early 1970s, says National Geographic.

After establishing their drilling platform, the engineers wanted to assess the amount of gas reserve available on the site to begin storage. But it was without counting on the ground which gave way into a large crater in which the drilling rig and their camp disappeared. Following this incident - which did not cause any direct victims - large quantities of methane were released, which could cause a problem for the environment, but also a danger for the surrounding inhabitants. To prevent more toxic gases from being released, the scientists set fire to the giant hole. At first they thought that all of the gas would burn off in a matter of weeks, but the combustion continues to this day, almost half a century later.

Earlier this year, a blogger shared a video recounting the details of his journey to the heart of "La Porte de l'Enfer". He describes his stay in a tent next to the crater. And his approach to the edges of the crater, "extremely hot", he even goes so far as to declare that "his face has almost melted" as he posed for a photo.


"The heat of the crater was extreme, the afternoon sun made it even worse, and from time to time, I had to go and take refuge in the hills because of the gusts of wind," he says on his blog . “Imagine the strong heat that hits you when you open the door of an oven, except that there it is even hotter, all over your body and you cannot escape it. Being that close to the crater is not Dangerous in itself, methane is not toxic, but there is a lack of oxygen. Frequent visits to its surroundings make it difficult to breathe, and you quickly get dizzy and headache. "


Few indigenous people visit this site, but it has become a tourist attraction, where visitors enjoy relative freedom of movement.

Source : happymaglevif

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