Some say that humans created hell with our sins… don’t know about that one, but we certainly created this Gateway to Hell. You can visit it too.
Yes, it’s real. This Gateway (or Door) to Hell is real. Well, we don’t actually know whether it leads to the horrific afterlife- but we’re sure it would have fatal repercussions if you entered it.
Gateways to Hell are known as geographic sites on the earth that appear to resemble an entrance to the Devil’s lair. Of course, prior to the age of modern science, people really believed that these gates were indeed a view into the afterlife. We don’t blame them, I mean, look at that burning cavern!
This particular Gate to Hell, found in Turkey, was stumbled upon by geologists from the Soviet Union in 1971. They were drilling into a natural gas chamber and by doing so, ignited the flame. That’s what they get for being natural-gas-hungry. The fire has been burning for more than 40 years already. Perhaps this is a demonstration of how human greed has created a monster (more on that another day though).
Since then, the site has become a tourist attraction and you can stand a top of the flames like a Greek Immortal- just be careful not to fall in. Regardless, it is a stunning site that proves that our earth and its decision to do things are sometimes out of our control (as much as we like to think it isn’t).
Is it weird and morbid that it’s on our travel bucket list?
Would you visit this hell-inspired attraction?
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