Help ATS with a contribution via PayPal:
learn more

Darvaza Hole: "The Door to Hell"

page: 2
99
<< 1    3  4  5 >>

log in

join

posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 05:00 PM
link   
Ironically, the pronunciation of "Darvaza" is the same in Hindi to say "Door."




posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 05:04 PM
link   
Why didn't they put a cap on it and use the energy instead? I suppose they didn't realise how much methane was in there 'till they chucked a match down it.

What a waste!

[edit on 12/1/2010 by nerbot]



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 05:05 PM
link   
now all thats left is for a 30 foot balrog to come crawling out, breathing fire and acid for miles.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 05:15 PM
link   
It's very easy to put that fire out. Just start dumping sand into that hole.
And keep at it!
That hole doesn't look so big comparing it with the people standing at it.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 05:36 PM
link   

Originally posted by Man1fesT
Throw a large amount of dynamite into the fires, cuts the oxygen long enough to possibly put out them out. Same way they put out burning oil fountains in the Gulf war. It would be hard though, that hole is pretty big...

[edit on 12-1-2010 by Man1fesT]


I'd think you would go with a "fuel air bomb" on this one. You would take a plane and drop something like aluminum and magnesium powder then loft a payload of TNT from a distance (maybe a remote-controlled airplane with a radio detonator).

Nothing makes an implosion and sucks in air like a fuel-air bomb.

>> Bu I'm wondering if they couldn't just put some heat shielding on a bull-dozer and just start pushing dirt to the edge and slowly but surely covering it. That would probably NOT put out the fire -- coal fires like this seem to suck air from somewhere because the heat and burning would create quite a vacuum force.

So once you've narrowed the opening a lot, put some high temperature pipes down in the middle of it and run yourself a steam turbine -- sure you lose the tourism. But it just bothers me that so much energy is just going to waste...



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 05:37 PM
link   
Great post! very interesting!


First time i've ever heard about it, looks very cool!

40 years of burning is crazy!



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 05:40 PM
link   
Well thats it ! ! this is the REAL answer we have been waiting for...... The Russians are to blame for the CO2 rise..and global warming.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 05:47 PM
link   
Those pictures are amazing! Star and Flag!!
For many people this would almost seem exactly like the hole to hell. I am reminded of a website I saw a long time ago that had audio files that were scary to listen to. Apparently there were recordings from a microphone that was lowered into a hole that lead to hell, where you could hear the screams and noises from the suffering souls in Lucifer's dungeons.


"Needless to say we were shocked to make such a discovery. But we know what we saw and we know what we heard. And we are absolutely convinced that we drilled through the gates of Hell!"

Source



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 05:56 PM
link   
I just found this video where people actually walk up to it and film the inside.
I'd never do that. My luck it would collapse.




posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 06:05 PM
link   
reply to post by Nematode
 


A cool story or at least a hot one but a hoax that has been around for ten or more years see link below:

bbs.keyhole.com...

As for the burning hole that is something truly spectacular...would be neat to see something like that in person and maybe some day they will figure a way to harness the lost energy generated there. A great find OP and a great video of the sight.

[edit on 1/12/2010 by DJMSN]



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 06:20 PM
link   

Originally posted by appliedconcepts
Lets not go blaming global warming on russia now


but in all seriousness what could the long-term effects of this burning hole do to the earth as well as the atmosphere? any guesses?




Well according to wikipedia, it seems that it is better for the atmosphere that the gas is burning rather than being released in pure form into the atmosphere:

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 06:25 PM
link   

Originally posted by MessOnTheFED!
reply to post by Monts
 


Heres another screw up due to human error. People do things that they have no idea about the outcome. We are doing this everyday. One day we will really get "bit" by the perverbial snake in the grass.

Centralia

MessOnTheFED!

[edit on 12-1-2010 by MessOnTheFED!]


I agree, and it happens on a smaller scale too with some people thinking it's cool to not only sit in a UV lamp machine to get a tan but pay for it too. Imagine the stupidity of these morons. Talk about a generation of people who have become too obsessed with physical "beauty" thanks to advertising and the media. Remember from art that depiction of beauty used to be a pale plump lady with not a tan, but rather signs she used an umbrella to shield her skin in the sun. My how times have changed.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 06:48 PM
link   
reply to post by Monts
 

You don't have to go to Central Asia. Centralia, PA has it beat for longevity. They managed to catch a coal mine on fire in 1962 and it's been burning ever since. Actually, there is no Centralia any more. It was evacuated when they figured out the fire was good for another century or so. $40 Million spent so far. The town of Ashland, PA is threatened



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 06:57 PM
link   
Great find! It reminds me of something I read in Revelations from the New Testament about people being thrown into a lake of fire. I always pictured it being a hole just like in your picture for some reason.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 07:06 PM
link   
reply to post by GTORick
 


Where is the water going to come from to do this?



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 07:16 PM
link   
Gee does this mean the soviet union will have to pay a fortune in carbon credits to offset the disastrous effect this is having on the environment? I'm being facetious of course.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 07:41 PM
link   

Originally posted by 4nsicphd
reply to post by Monts
 

You don't have to go to Central Asia. Centralia, PA has it beat for longevity. They managed to catch a coal mine on fire in 1962 and it's been burning ever since. Actually, there is no Centralia any more. It was evacuated when they figured out the fire was good for another century or so. $40 Million spent so far. The town of Ashland, PA is threatened



Whoa! I didn't know about that one. Youtube has a video about that underground fire too. The bubbling shoes on the hot surface at around 5:00 or so blew my mind. I wonder if people in the surrounding area get headaches from the gases?




posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 07:58 PM
link   
40 years? How fascinating is that? It would have been so funny if the
earth would have become like one big cherry bomb when they lit it.

BACHAH BOOOM! well maybe not that funny.


flagged starred

Also every atheist and evolutionist, unbeleiver behold the grace of God.

He had to have saved our asses on this one.

I can see God during creation, I'm going to need a type of vent right here.
Gonna need the right dynamics, lets see, one of the little bratz might come along and, oh no no no that just won't do at all. Ok redesign
magma chamber so all vents recierve a minimum 80 lbs of psi at a constent.
Thankless little bratz no way can I trust em.


[edit on 12-1-2010 by randyvs]



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 08:42 PM
link   
so had anyone ever fallen in there or maybe pushed in that would be unpleasant.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 08:44 PM
link   
Old story. No threat, no consequences. In the middle of nowhere.
Whats the issue again?






top topics



 
99
<< 1    3  4  5 >>

log in

join