Tag: gate to hell

Darvaza: Gate to Hell

There are many places around the world that locals have branded the “gate to hell”. One of the most dramatic examples is featured in our banner image for the site. It is the Darvaza (Derweze) crater in the Karakum desert…

The “Hellmouth” Batagaika crater

If the land around you was sinking and falling at this rate, you’d be worried too! Villagers of Batagay in Yakutia (Sakha Republic, Siberia) reportedly believe that a mouth to hell is nearby. Recent news stories tell of the sinking…