FROM abandoned man-made mines to natural sinkholes and underwater pits. These are the 9 most dangerous holes in the world that will make you think twice before exploring this place.
Here are the 9 most dangerous holes on planet Earth with scary nicknames according to the story, a summary of Rotasi Asia World, from various sources:
The Most Dangerous Holes in the World
Red Sea Blue Hole
The first of the 9 most dangerous holes in the world is the Blue Hole of the Red Sea which is also famous as a graveyard for divers.
Imagine, this hole, located in Dahab, Egypt, has a depth of 328 feet.
When swimming on the surface, this blue hole may not be dangerous, but will be very deadly if the diver has reached a depth of about 181 feet and below.
Almost touching the bottom of the hole there is a stone tunnel that looks like an arch.
This tunnel connects the hole with the red sea. The water is so clear that the light from the end of the tunnel looks closer.
But actually that distance is a trick of the light.
This 85-foot-high tunnel connects the blue sea and the red sea, creating an underwater alternating current.
This factor is what makes it so deadly. Even most experienced divers think twice about exploring this place.
Moreover, this blue hole is often associated with 130 to 200 deaths.
One of the famous divers who lost his life here was Yuri Lipski (22), who dived with a video camera.
At first Yuri descended to the bottom of the pit, but then uncontrollable events occurred as he reached the bottom.
Footage shows him panicking and trying to charge the buoyancy compensator. But he was too deep and the pressure stopped him from getting up from the bottom.
His body was then evacuated the next day by Tarek Omar, a deep water diving specialist.
Darvaza, The Door to the Gates of Hell
The second hole of the 9 most dangerous holes in the world is the door to hell or “the door to hell” is a large diameter hole that has fire in it.
The hole, which is located in Derweez Turkmenistan, was created as a result of a dangerous experiment from the Soviet state which later became a frightening work.
Historically, in 1971 Soviet scientists initially wanted to use a remote desert site as a natural gas drilling site.
However, when the work was carried out, the ground beneath it accidentally collapsed due to a drilling rig hitting a natural cave full of gas.
They also had to stop drilling the hole. The width of the hole itself is approximately 230 feet with a depth of 65.5 feet.
Then for fear of the spread of toxic gas to the surrounding towns, geologists deliberately lit the hole full of natural methane gas by throwing grenades into it.
Initially, geologists thought the methane gas would run out in a matter of weeks due to the use of fire.
In fact, the anticipation was wrong, the fire continues to burn to this day, which indicates that the methane gas will not run out.
The fire that burns continuously can even be seen shining from Derweeze City, Turkmenistan every night.
The locals gave it the name Derweeze or Darvaza which means gate in Turkmen language and dubbed the burning hole as the gateway to hell and is actively being a tourist attraction by the Turkish government.
Kola Super Deep Borehole
The third hole of the 9 most dangerous holes in the world is the Kola Hole.
This hole was formed as a result of a surface drilling project carried out near Mermax in the Prachensky district of Russia in the 1970s.
At that time Soviet scientists wanted to learn more about the earth’s crust.
Over the course of two decades they managed to dig more than 39,600 feet or seven and a half miles into the earth.
In terms of depth, the summit of Mount Everest will remain below the hole for more than 10,560 feet or two miles.
Or if an object is dropped into a hole, it will take about 4 minutes to reach the bottom.
In 1992 they had to stop drilling because the temperature at its depth reached around 180 degrees celsius. It’s much hotter than scientists thought.
Although this drilling is not for nothing, but scientists found that there is water at a depth of 12 kilometers of the earth’s crust.
In addition, they found 24 new types of single-celled organisms that had long since died out, and gained access to rocks that are 2.7 billion years old.
The strange thing about this hole, local residents in the area say they often hear the screams of people being tormented like in hell.
That’s why this super-deep borehole has earned the nickname the well to hell.
Demon Ruin Hole
The fourth hole of the 9 most dangerous holes in the world is the Devil’s Hole or also known as the devil’s sinkhole, located in Texas, United States.
Actually this hole is a large vertical cave that reaches 400 feet down.
The origin of the formation of this hole is still not solved. However, scientists found artifacts in the cave that are estimated to be 400 to 2500 years BC. Among the artifacts are arrowheads and burning stones.
Three people have died as a result of falling into this pit. As a result, in 1972 the residents of the area were moved by the government to another Texas state.
Furthermore, in 1992 this place was re-opened to the public as an extreme tourist location.
Currently access to the area is only available by reservation. This hole is home to more than 3 million bats. If all the bats fly freely together, they will make a scary screeching sound.
Dean’s Blue Hole
The next dangerous hole is Dean, a popular hole that has become a very deadly diving hot spot.
Located on the Island of the Bahamas. It is one of the deepest underwater holes on earth reaching 663 feet.
The name of this hole comes from the name of a local resident’s family. On the surface, this loop hole is 115 feet, and is thought to have formed more than 15,000 years ago.
According to estimates, this hole was formed by the soaking of rainwater through cracks in the limestone bedrock.
When sea level is lower, the hole is visible above the water because of the blue hue of the water rather than the light blue surrounding it.
It is home to all kinds of marine life including turtles, tropical fish and seahorses. Since April 2008, this hole has been a free-diving site.
According to local legend, the hole exists because of the devil’s behavior and the demon is still there to drag anyone who dares to swim there.
In 2013, Nicholas Navoli died shortly after emerging from a dive in this blue hole. Investigations stated that he died due to excess fluid in the lungs.
The first death in an international freediving competition at this venue was in 2008. At that time three women drowned when someone fell into a hole and two others tried to save.
Police arrived at the scene, the three women’s bodies were seen floating on the beach after the horrific incident.
The Kimberley diamond mine in South Africa is also known as the deepest borehole and hand-dug hole in the world with a depth of more than 700 feet by 50,000 diamond miners. Its size is so large that it can be seen from space.
The hole was created by miners using only a shovel and pickaxe between 1871 and 1914, until tragedy struck in 1897 and 1899 and mining activity was forced to stop.
A total of 7,853 miners were rushed to the hospital, 1,114 of whom died as a result of the tragedy.
Local legend has it that if you listen carefully while standing at the opening of the pit, the screams of long-dead miners can still be heard. Even after mining stops.
Berkeley Pit is located in Montana, United States, this is a former copper mining pit that has a depth of 1,780 feet.
Now this place is the only hole in the world that contains toxic waste.
After being banned for public in 1982, this hole was filled with water. However, it still contains heavy metals and chemicals such as sulfuric acid.
The hole now holds more than 6.5 trillion gallons of water containing toxic acids.
In 2016, a large flock of snow geese was seen landing in a pond hole to escape a blizzard.
Local government officials worried for the safety of the birds tried to scare the birds out of the water.
However, 4,000 geese eventually died because they were exposed to chemicals from the water.
This hole is actually a spillway or water disposal at the Monticello dam, the dam on Lake Berryessa.
The dam was completed in 1957. While the spillway serves to control the water level so that the dam does not overflow.
The hole is 72 feet wide and 700 feet deep. And it can hold a maximum of 362,000 gallons of water per second.
Dam water will enter this hole when it reaches a height of 15.5 feet above the funnel level. The last time this happened was in May 2006.
A man named Emily Schwalleck, 41, was trapped and sucked into this deadly hole while swimming in the lake in 1997.
Chand Baori, which was built between 800 and 900 in India, is one of the largest stepping wells in the world.
Its depth reaches 100 feet and serves to hold rainwater for stock during the dry season.
Three sides of the well have 3,500 steps descending 100 feet down, while the fourth side is a temple of the Hindu god Harshat.
There had been a fatal accident in this place, so now it required special permission to go down to the bottom of this monster well.
Local legend says that this well was made in one night by a ghost. [*]