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Top 10 Strangest Holes on Earth

These are the Top 10 Strangest Holes on Earth

1.THE DARVAZA GAS CRATER

Derweze (Turkmen language: The Gate, also known as Darvaza) is a Turkmenistan village of about 350 inhabitants, located in the middle of the Kara-Kum desert, about 260 km north from Ashgabat. Locals have named the cavern The Door to Hell. 

darvaza

2. THE WELL OF CHAND BAORI

The Chand Baori is a stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan. It is one of the largest stepwells in the world and also one of the most beautiful ones. Located in the eastern part of the province of Rajasthan, it was built by King Chanda somewhere in the 9th century.

well of chand baori

3. THE KOLA SUPERDEEP BORE HOLE

The Kola Superdeep Borehole is the result of a scientific drilling project of the Soviet Union in the Pechengsky District, on the Kola Peninsula. The project attempted to drill as deep as possible into the Earth’s crust.

kola superdeep

4. THE GUATEMALA CITY SINK HOLE

The now-world-famous Guatemala City sinkhole, which opened following a recent tropical storm, is estimated to be 66 feet wide, 100 feet deep, and perfectly cylindrical in shape.

guatemala sinkhole

5. SIBERIAN MYSTERY CRATERS

In mid-July 2014, a mysterious hole in permafrost, spotted by helicopter pilots in the Yamal region of northern Russia, captured the world’s attention. They named this crater as B1. A Russian scientist speculated that there may be “20 to 30 craters more.”

siberian craters

6. INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK

In 2013, strange sinkholes began appearing in the sand, one of which swallowed a small child. It took three hours for the boy to be rescued from the 11-foot (3.4 m) pit. The geological process that is producing the sinkholes is under study, but appears to be related to the burial and decomposition of fungus-ridden black oak trees. The dune remains closed to visitors. 

Indiana dunes sinkhole

7. MONTICELLO DAM HOLE

An interesting man-made sites is the Monticello Dam Drain hole in Lake Berryessa located in Napa county California. This dam drain is also known as the, “bottomless pit”.

monticello dam hole

8. THE DEVIL’S SINKHOLE

Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area is a natural bat habitat near the city of Rocksprings in Edwards County in the U.S. state of Texas. Home to the Mexican free-tailed bat, access to the area is available only through advanced reservations.

devil's sinkhole

9. DERINKUYU

The Derinkuyu underground city (Cappadocian Greek: Ανακού) is an ancient multi-level underground city in the Derinkuyu district in Nevşehir Province, Turkey. A massive man made cave system that have been carved out of a rock over 3000 years ago. To form an underground city complete with ventilation shafts and fresh running water as many as 20,000 residents live there.

derinkuyu

10. THE OAK ISLAND MONEY PIT

In 1795 witnesses thought they saw a pirate burying treasures in a small coastal island and they started digging and digging and digging to over 130 feet deep with tantalizing clues every 10 feet or so. Some are promising a treasure worth hundreds of millions or perhaps much much more. For over 200 years now various treasure hunters and investment firms have spared no expense in attempting to find the buried treasure. Earning the site it’s nickname the Money Pit. Four people have even died trying to reach the treasure 

money pit

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