But this giant hole of fire in the heart of the Karakum Desert is not the aftermath of an attack on Earth, launched from outer space.
It is a crater made by geologists more than 40 years ago, and the flames within have been burning ever since.
Welcome to Derweze in Turkmenistan – or, as the locals have called it, ‘The Door to Hell’.
2 Responses to The Door to Hell: Take a look inside a giant hole in the desert which has been on fire for more than 40 YEARS
This reminds me of good ol’ Centralia, PA
Good call. Centralia is an amazing story. My wife wrote a song about it and we recorded it with a full band. Maybe sometime I can post a link to the recording without drawing in the crazies.