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    I couldn't find any threads on this

    ???Gate to Hell Found in Turkey : Discovery News

    Is anybody keeping up with this?
    Are there any plans to explore the cave?


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    Go on your first date there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by grmpysmrf View Post
    I couldn't find any threads on this

    ???Gate to Hell Found in Turkey : Discovery News

    Is anybody keeping up with this?
    Are there any plans to explore the cave?
    Oh, another entrance to Hades (not Hell, actually; Hades is just the Greek underworld, whereas Hell is a place of punishment, more akin to Greek Tartarus/Tartaros.)

    This role has previously been claimed by Lake Avernus, near Naples: Lake Avernus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And then, Persephone was said to have been abducted by Hades at Lake Pergusa, near Enna in Sicily: Enna

    Clearly there's a bit of competition for the honour.
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    The history surrounding the site is really cool.
    I was wondering if anybody was keeping up with it. I guess no one knows
    They have unearthed a Cerbereus statue and a snake statue as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grmpysmrf View Post
    I couldn't find any threads on this

    ???Gate to Hell Found in Turkey : Discovery News

    Is anybody keeping up with this?
    Are there any plans to explore the cave?
    We're waiting for the demons to stop blocking the entrance.
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    I thought hells gate was located on the border of New Jersey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    I thought hells gate was located on the border of New Jersey.
    That was last september, It was all over the news.
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    It sounds like a natural vent through which poisonous/sulfurous gases escape, similar to the one used by Pythia, the Oracle of Delphi (depicted below). She may look like a cutie, but she was basically a "huffer" of intoxicative inhalants. This was in the days before fingernail polish remover and Reddi-wip. If you stood close enough to her, you could hear her brain cells popping (jk).



    When I first opened this post, I thought it was about the "Door to Hell" in Derweze, Turkmenistan (shown below). Please excuse my disambiguationlessness.

    The Russians were drilling there for oil and hit a cavern of natural gas. The ground (along with drilling rig) collapsed into the cavern (soon to be known as the "Door to Hell"), and the Russian scientists figured the safest solution was to burn off the natural gas, which would only take a few days. That was in 1971, more than 15,000 days ago (and counting). They were only off by a factor of a few thousand. Go figure.

    So, yeah, it's like a mega-giant Bunsen burner, except there's no valve to shut off the gas, and the area of the "aperture" is about 20,000,000 times the area of a regular Bunsen burner. (Yes, I actually made a rough calculation.)

    Anyway, the locals couldn't figure out what to do either, so they took the American approach and turned it into a tourist attraction. Go figure. If you decide to visit, be sure to bring a couple bags of marshmallows and some very, very long skewers. They say it's really awesome at night and, yes, you can see it at night from the International Space Station, except that the trip there is much more expensive.

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    They could have captured some of the natural gas.

    Man, what a waste.
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    Can't they smother it with some of that firefighting foam? might be a way to put it out and capture some of that gas.
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    Yeah, you'd think they could shrink the opening by pouring in concrete or something, then with a small enough opening, they could cement a valve in place and turn it off.

    On the other hand, we have coal mines in Centralia, Pennsylvania and elsewhere that have smoldered for many years. The Centralia mine fire is also in Wikipedia.

    Centralia PA (almost completely abandoned)


    There's other similar tragedies around the world.
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    I've seen a documentary on this. It's incredible.
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