7 mysterious death pits on Earth

Many mysterious lands in the world are thought to be the gateway to the afterlife, from the ever-burning fire pit in Turkmenistan to the sinkholes in Mexico.

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Darvaza gas pit (Derweze, Turkmenistan)
Darvaza gas pit (Derweze, Turkmenistan): Known as the "Gates of Hell" by locals, the Darvaza gas pit is formed naturally when the soil collapses. Geologists have set fire to avoid methane escaping and it has been incessantly burning since 1971. The pit has an area of 5,350 m2, a mouth of 69 m wide and 30 m deep. This place attracts visitors thanks to the spectacular scenery like in the movie. Photo: Reddit.
Ploutonion Gate in Hierapolis (Pamukkale, Turkey)
Ploutonion Gate in Hierapolis (Pamukkale, Turkey): This is one of the places to worship Pluto - god of the dead. The gas that heats the famous Pamukkale hot spring, originates from a cave below the area. The vapor was toxic, so people believed it was created by Pluto. This place is also considered sacred land, a gateway to hell. Photo: CNN.
Masaya Volcano (Masaya, Nicaragua, Central America)
Masaya Volcano (Masaya, Nicaragua, Central America): Indigenous people believe that there is a goddess living in this crater. However, many people believe that the volcanic's continuous activity is due to the devil living below and this is the gateway to hell. Today, Masaya is an impressive attraction with boiling smoke of sulfur and molten lava. Photo: Explorerwandatours.
7 hot springs in Beppu (Japan)
7 hot springs in Beppu (Japan): The hot spring town of Beppu is also famous for its scary 7 "hells". They are colorful springs, boiling hotly enough to boil eggs. Among them, the most special is Chinoike Jigoku, "Hell of blood", with a unique red color. Photo: Living + Nomads.
Hekla Mountain (Iceland)
Hekla Mountain (Iceland): This active volcano is considered the gates of hell from the 12th century, after the eruption in 1104. The subsequent eruptions confirmed this particular reputation. In 1341, some claimed to see birds flying among the lava and assumed they were tortured spirits. Today, Hekla is also said to be a place where witches meet evil. Photo: Iceland Mag.
Mayan Pits (Mexico)
Mayan Pits (Mexico): Natural pits located in Mexico and Central America, Mayan considered  the hole as the home of the rain god Chaak and the gates leading to Xibalba - the afterlife. Scientists have found temples and remains in sinkholes in the Yucatan Peninsula. Photo: Travelmint.
Mayan Pits (Mexico)
Some other famous gates of hell in Mayan conception are Cobán, Guatemala, or Actun Tunichil Muknal in Belize. Nowadays, most of these holes become swimming and visiting places instead of scary destinations. Photo: Ambergris Caye.
Hellam Township (Pennsylvania, USA)
Hellam Township (Pennsylvania, USA): This town is considered to be the place to put 7 doors leading to hell. Many people think that anyone passing through them will fall to the afterlife. The area where they are located is a forest, in which it is said that there is a madhouse located on Trout Run. In fact, this madhouse does not exist, but it still does not stop the curious people from searching. Photo: Warm Soda Magazine.

7 mysterious death pits on Earth 7 mysterious death pits on Earth Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on August 28, 2019 Rating: 5

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