Believe It or Not!
Drill Baby Drill
In 1971 a Soviet rig was drilling in Derweze, Turkmenistan when the geologists tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas. Before they could further drill, they needed to clear the cavern. The next logical step was to burn off the gas.
Real Life Silent Hill
The experts thought the fire would burn for a few days max, but the fire has been BURNING FOR OVER 40 YEARS!
The locals call the 230-foot diameter hole “The Door to Hell.” If you visit the site, you see locals throwing cigarettes to create spectacular bursts of flames.
No one has any idea how much gas is left to burn off, but it appears that there is no shortage!