Well to Hell

The Well to Hell is an urban myth about a team of scientists in Siberia who drilled a hole so deep that it broke through to hell. The story first appeared as an article in a Finnish newspaper.

Well to Hell

According to the legend, some years ago, a Russian scientific team were working on a geological drilling project in Siberia. They had managed to drill a hole over 14.5 km depth deep in the crust of the earth, when the drill bit suddenly began to rotate wildly.

According to the story, the geologists were dumbfounded. They couldn’t understand what they had come across. Some members of the team thought they might have reached the deep center of the earth and it was hollow. Others believed that they had just come across a deep, underground cave.

The geologists felt a blast of searing heat gush out of the hole and thought they heard faint sounds emanating from the well. They raised the drill and lowered temperature gauges to measure the heat at the bottom of the hole.

They got a huge surprise. The temperature they discovered was far higher than they had expected. By their calculations, the temperature at the bottom would have to be about 1,100 degrees Celsius (over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit).

They were shocked. It just didn’t seem possible. Some of the scientists were too afraid to continue with the project.

The most shocking thing was what they found next. They lowered a special microphone into the hole that was designed to withstand the heat. What they heard turned the remaining scientists into nervous wrecks.

It was a weak, but high-pitched sound. At first, they thought it was coming from their own equipment, but after some adjustments they realized it was actually coming from the earth’s interior.

They could hardly believe their own ears.

The scientists heard human voices, screaming in pain. It sounded like thousands, perhaps millions, of suffering souls crying and shrieking in unending torture.

The horrified scientists had stumbled across a gateway to HELL!

After this ghastly discovery, about half of the remaining scientists quit their jobs and left. They were just to terrified to go on, fearing that they had accidentally let loose the evil powers of hell upon the earth’s surface. They hoped and prayed that whatever was down there would stay down there…

It’s a great story, but unfortunately it isn’t true. In 1989, Russian scientists working in the Kola Peninsula did manage to drill a hole that was 8 miles deep. They encountered some interesting geological formations, but nothing supernatural. The story was made up by a Christian group in Finland and published in the letters page of a newspaper.

Comments

  1. ScaryRachel446 says

    If I’m correct making up a story were Lucifer and his minions from Hell rising up isn’t Christian. But okay, whatever. I dunno…

  2. evil-kittens says

    oh god u pplz enormously long parapraphs that won’t change anyone’s beliefs so dude just chill
    u know what u know and believe they know what they know n believe its their and god’s matter

  3. NenaA.Kaiba says

    @Normandy

    I doughty you’ll see this, I hope you do but doughty it. I am a strong be leaver in spirts. Everything from the grass below our feet to the animals of this wolrd, everything alive has a soul, otherwise it wouldn’t feel, and animals do feel. I have two cats at home who love each other very much. You can say that’s not true, but if you sat and saw a cat who couldn’t hear freaking out over a bath and another cat trying to get to her, to make sure she’s okay, or if that cat who’s deaf freaked when awoken and the other come running, a ball of fluf, wanting nothing more then to tare into the danger to protect the other, you’d see the love. Right and wrong have nothing to do with a soul. Some people, HUMANS, don’t know that differens, dose that mean they don’t have a soul? Are they not allowed entrance because they are can’t understand? And in anyway, are you God? If not, who are you to say who is or is not allowed the grace of heaven? I be leave animals are angels sent to safe us, and for your whole ‘theyes didn’t eat the fruit’ , that just proves they’re innocents and can walk alongside God still. And that’s all said by a wiccan. Okay, my peace is over, the Kaibas gone!

  4. Wolf says

    Aw, if it was real it would be fun to toss something down there and see what would happen xD. But then the demons would probably get angry and come out from the hole and terrorize humanity .-.

  5. The_Yellow_Dash says

    i bet u sfk will come and talk about you and say stop spamming lol
    btw is this convo bout religions?

  6. prettydeadgirl5 says

    I’m sorry for assuming it was idiotic but thats just how I feel I’m sorry to have offended anyone, I’m glad you were not. You are a very smart person and I’m sure you will be going somewhere with that knowledge of yours. I know im not to press someone to believe something I believe and I realize I did. I know I made a mistake and I am regretful for it. Again thank you for helping end this quarrel I wouldn’t be surprised if you turn out to be a millionaire, you are seriously smart. :) -pdg5

  7. BriiamC says

    I do not think atheists are “confusing”. Simply, they do not believe in anything.
    Again, you are assuming that it is idiotic….
    Yet. As you said opinions are opinions, yet why make assumptions when you yourself can admit that you do not understand it.

    How do you judge something you do not fully understand?

    This is basically called the process of being open minded, people are different and they believe in many different things, thus, to them it is normal.

    The tables could be switched you know, they may think people of your religion are “idiotic”, yet they simply do ot understand what you actually feel and have in mind.

    Even though you weren’t addressing me (I apologize sorely) I found some things in your text that potrayed it as offensive.

    Now, I shall say this again, I am not offended. Never was, never will be. I simply wanted to help because it seems now a days people are born into a religion and spend their lives thinking it is the only possible answer to the question of life.

    Regarding your first reply, some people think just that. They believe we are just here; no purpose.
    Is it crazy? To some, yes. Yet, to them it is their own belief.

    All I am trying to explain and was trying to explain, is that people are different and you shouldn’t assume, you shouldn’t think something is crazy because it doesn’t fit into your own terms nor should you try to press someone to believe something you believe.

    This is the last message to you, I will no longer quarrel with you. I only hope you learned something from the text.

    I did not mean to offend you.

    -B

  8. prettydeadgirl5 says

    Btw sorry to bring this up but I felt I should answer your question Atheists are stupid to me – ME
    “Because they dont share our beliefs?” = you
    Actually,no, You have to admit atheists are really confusing,what exactly is their religion do they even have a religion? What do they belive? Obviously it’s not easy to believe in something that sounds idiotic but we all know deep inside we came from something. and I’d said they were stupid to myself again an opinon :P Im sorry for my part in the fight and do not want any part in it again. Atheists are just stupid to me, I’m sure alot of people feel like I do. if someone would explain the atheist religion to me I might understand better.If you want to explain it to me will you please? Byeeee ;P

  9. prettydeadgirl5 says

    @briiam I understand your arguement with me but again thats your opinon, obviously I’m not trying to bully anyone, but I just think atheists are stupid because that’s my opinon I mean no one can fully admit the world just appeared like this. Just saying this whole conversation started because someone asked if animals go to heaven and to be frank, I was adressing them when I said some animals go to heaven because God said they do. Then someone called anyone who believed in God idiots and that set me off to talk about that and I was adressing them not you Or anyone else just them. Again, these are all MY OPINONS! you are using my words and twisting them into my first paragraph in which my other one I was completely talking about a different matter any of my paragraphs after the first one had nothing to do with my feelings in the first one. The other paragraph is explaining and clearing some of these things up. And I don’t want to fight anymore. Its really getting annoying. I was just stating my facts and opinons and you shouldn’t have gotten soo offended at them. Because I wasnt talking to you or anyone else who thought it befitting to try to prove all these things that they can’t and I know I cant techincally prove anyone of my statements either but you have to admit a higher being created us. I don’t want to fight as stated above and I dont care if you read this and decide to reply back I promise unless its really offensive I will not reply :I

  10. prettydeadgirl5 says

    again I’m not posing my beliefs on anyone nor did I try to and yes I know more about evolution, but In the paragraph where I stated atheists were stupid I’d said that was my opinon that whole paragraph was about my opinon. I’m also not stating you have to believe in God but if you dont believe anything how do you think we got here? obviously you ahve to admit something created us. Atheist make no since to me. You just have to believe in something! I mean does anyone understand atheism Cause please explain that to me! I dont get it and again I wasnt trying to start an arguement just stating my feelings and opinons :I

  11. vikindian says

    @prettydeadgirl after reading all your lengthy and meaningless arguements i still do nt believe in god.ok u have to prove more. lol proud to be atheist guys

  12. Normandy says

    Prettydeadgirl5, I hope you don’t get offended here, but have you studied the theory of evolution? I don’t believe it at all myself, but I must say that there are some good points in there that do happen to make sense. I’d like to think that because something can’t occur from nothing, God of course created man and animals but some animals could have evolved with the help of God. I do not solely think that fish could just walk onto land themselves and adapt to land. But there is a lot more to evolution than apes becoming man. Not to mention, it probably wouldn’t be good for you to say that anyone that doesn’t believe in God shouldn’t have a life, because that just lowers your standards. Sorry I’m rambling….

  13. BriiamC says

    I can read, thanks for asking.

    You seem to think that’s what you are imposing, yet your whole argument was going so well, then splat. Let me dissect your text:

    Not trying to be right just saying- you
    Well then, why state your beliefs in an effort to prove someone wrong?

    Atheists are stupid to me- you
    Because they don’t share our beliefs?

    We didn’t all appear in a freak accident-you
    No one knows, if you do know I advise you to go and explain it to the world, yet for now, just face the facts that there is no right nor wrong answer.

    I didn’t mean to offend anyone-you
    You did not offend me, don’t worry. Thanks for caring, though.

    I’m not trying to judge anyone-you
    You just claimed Atheists were stupid.

    You said it was an opinion, yet you stated it was the truth.

    I am not saying you are wrong, nor am I saying you are right.

    That person needed no reality check, only the need to hold his or her tongue.

  14. prettydeadgirl5 says

    And I know its once again, MY opinon! Im not trying to be right and you kinda underminded your own arguement. Not trying to be right just saying.. I just don’t think its fair to judge me when I wasn’t even talking to you or your thoughts in the first place just replying to someone who obviously needed a reality check. I’m not trying to judge anyone, and I didnt mean to if I gave that off,but come on, atheist are stupid to me, at least believe in something! Again it was my opinon and I’m not trying to be offensive :I

  15. prettydeadgirl5 says

    Actually briiamc I’m not trying to judge anyone Which I then said sorry if I offended anyone if you can read… plus we all have to admit something created us all we didnt appear by a freak accident one look outside can tell that and actually I wasnt talking to the people with different opinons not even you maybe you mis read what i meant I meant we obviously didnt come from an accident so the people who said there was no God need a reality check. and that some animals go to heaven and Im stating MY opinon, I just didnt want anyone to fight and I’d apologize for anything offensive I’d said. AGAIN, can you read? Not trying to be mean :I

  16. BriiamC says

    Prettydeadgirl5

    Well, how would you know? Just think about it. HOW WOULD YOU KNOW?

    Because, I mean, as far as I am concerned no one knows.

    And based on your own religious justifications, wouldn’t we all be sinners? Haven’t we all done wrong? So, therefore, aren’t we all just lost?

    “stop your crazy obsession with being right” -you

    That’s what you too are doing, so I wouldn’t be talking.

    Of you didn’t want to upset anyone then why did you claim that they were stupid if they didn’t believe what you believe?

    And this goes for everyone, not just you. Even I am a culprit of thinking I am right.

    As I said, get this through your heads: No one knows so shut up about it.

    Yet, this does actually fuel my bored some life, thus I shall also thank you all.

    Thanks.

    Also, I recommend you fix your caps locks.

  17. prettydeadgirl5 says

    IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME I COULD CARE LESS IM JUST TIRED OF ALL THE FIGHTING! YOU CAN BELIEVE WHAT YOU WANT TO I JUST DONT WANT YOU TO UPSET ANYONE ELSE UP HERE THATS ENOUGH GUYS COME ON!

  18. prettydeadgirl5 says

    OMG THIS IS ACTUALLY PISSING ME OFF! GOD IS REAL BECAUSE EVERYTHING AROUND U DIDNT JUST APPEAR FROM ONE CELL THAT HAPPENED TO BE LIKE OMG IMA PISS EVERYONE OFF AND BE A APE THEN A HUMAN THEN ILL BREED OBVIOUSLY THERE IS A GOD CAUSE WE DIDNT COME FROM NOTHING! BTW SORRY ANIMALS DONT HAVE SOULS THEY DO GO TO HEAVEN THOUGH! BECAUSE IN THE BIBLE IT SAYS THERE ARE DOGS IN HEAVEN SO SOME ANIMALS DO GO TO HEAVEN AND ANIMALS DONT HAVE A CONSCIENCE! THE LION DOESNT KNOW IF ITS RIGHT OR WRONG TO CARE FOR ANOTHER ANIMAL. IF YOUR DOG EATS FROM THE TRASH AND YOU SCOLD HIM WILL HE NOT DO IT AGAIN? NO HE WILL CAUSE ITS HIS INSTINCT THE LION HAD AN INSTINCT WHICH TOLD HIM TO TAKE CARE OF IT. STOP YOUR CRAZY OBSESSION WITH BEING RIGHT! GOSH AND IF YOUR STUPID ENOUGH TO BELIEVE THERE IS NO GOD YOU DONT DESERVE TO HAVE A LIFE GODD! STUPID PEOPLE SET ME OFF! Sorry if I offended anyone its the truth!

  19. BriiamC says

    We are still on the religious topics? *sigh*

    People on the religious side: Awesome for you; go and believe what you’d like. You choose how you live so just ignore everyone else.

    People on the not so religious side: Awesome for you; go and believe what you’d like. You choose how you live so just ignore everyone else.

    Are we all happy now? I mean, no one knows what happens to us so just compute that. Dont tell someone that they are wrong if you yourself do not know what will happen. These petty arguments are to no avail, it only causes destruction. Just live how you want and leave things the way they are.

    Leave this in church, and for you atheists, simply don’t pay attention to it.

    If you all do this then I am sure we could all get along.

    -B.C

  20. DeathlyPrincess says

    kwd the on ly reason this earth is here and we r here is because of god its for better or worse and everything bad in earth is because of the devil u idiot

  21. happenstance says

    @EVERYONE IM DONE ARGUEING I WISH THERE WAS A NEW STORY OTHER WISE THIS WILL BE THE NEW THING IN THE CELLAR

  22. happenstance says

    @kwd he doesnt humans do and how dont you belive in a god stuff doesnt just happen and if you say big bang theory and evolution well those require just as much faith if not more and theres really no need for name calling

  23. kwd says

    how are you idiots going to beleive in a god who wrecks havoc around the world daily??? huh??? answer that you morons

  24. Dont take me seriously says

    Aw come on! Stop acting like little children! We all have different views and religions! Look at it this way. Where ever we are going, we are all human beings, people. We are the same being. Fighting over being different is just stupid. Let people have their own views. Stop being such religion racists!

  25. Tearn777 says

    Saying deal with it will not make you argument any better and emotion doesn’t equal soul and we’ll see when I am in heaven and you are in hell Kwd for god hates atheists.

  26. happenstance says

    @normandy well if emotin isnt a soul what is we cant define it so noone knows if they go to heaven or hell

  27. happenstance says

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD WE HAVE A COMMENT WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. happenstance says

    @kwd um pretty sure were going somewhere @normamdy i retract my former statement however you dont if they arent i dont know if they are@Dreymon i thought so to its a little jerky because they is no way to hell except death

  29. Dreymon says

    Almost a good story, but when they lowered a microphone into the hole of fire…well…that’s just dumb and who would suspect the core of the earth to be COLD? Then there’s the unnecessary religious shot at Christians. That just killed the story right there…

  30. kwd says

    @vkindian STOP SWEARING AT PEOPLE.
    LITTLE KIDS COME HERE.
    PLUS, how are you singlng normandy out when OTHER PEOPLE are sharing there views? Heck, I am going to share mine!! I’m an atheist, non of you are going to heaven, non of you are going to hell. DONT LIKE IT! DEALLLLL WITH ITTTT.

  31. Dont take me seriously says

    Anyone interested in Mermaids? Not the Little Mermaid kind! The Pirates of The Carabean kind and the killer kind. Legend speaks of a lake surrounded by hills…… In this lake a mermaid supposedly exists. The place is called Faiz(or Foiz) lake. It is located in somewhere in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Anyone heard of the place? I hear its a sight worth seeing. The green hills, beautiful sunset, crystal clear water and such. I doubt the legend of the mermaid tho. Kinda fishy, dont ya think?(pun intended)

  32. BriiamC says

    @Normandy

    Listen, don’t be biased to yourself; people believe in different things. Not everyone is like you in belief and by you attempting to share your beliefs and denying theirs isn’t right. Just accept that people are different, okay? No one knows what’s going to happen to us when we pass so do not make any assumptions and claim it is the truth.

  33. Tearn777 says

    So really there’s no point in giving animals rights and we should just kill them all and all the plants

  34. Normandy says

    Actually I can answer that, because its quite simple. If animals have no eternal soul, then there is no place for them to be afterwards, therefore no afterlife in plan for them. They simply decompose after death, like human bodies do, except for the fact that humans have an afterlife, first in purgatory, then to either heaven or hell.

  35. Tearn777 says

    Children, you need to accept that animals don’t have souls just like gingers. Remember god created animals below humans and there for humans are smarter then animals and also the lot of you seem to have some wild imaginations. Ah children so naive, also listen to normandy for he speaks the truth and ghosts aren’t real…that just what satan wants ya to believe.

  36. MysticalFighter says

    If you think ghosts aren’t real then think again because i’ve got a job in clearing out ghosts and it isn’t ”my imagination” that I can see spirits and talk with them. Also if animals don’t go to heaven then where do there go?. Answer me that…oh wait you can’t and also normandy if I go to heaven and don’t see my pet there….well i’m gonna be pissed off and just walk outta heaven and go back to earth. Because at least animals don’t hate people for being themselves like most people who say they are Christ followers and yet act barbaric towards people that are diffeant.

  37. Normandy says

    My my the lot of you that have imaginations. Well if you happen to go to heaven after spending time in purgatory and don’t see your beloved Sparky, try not to get your panties in a bunch. Also children, I am speaking of eternal souls, most of you are speaking of emotion and instinct, which have nothing to do with eternal souls. I’d have to stop repeating myself if you’d taken that into account.

  38. happenstance says

    @Normandy they do though they feel guilty if they use it in the house they feel happy if you give them praise they get sad if your gone or you yell at them

  39. MysticalFighter says

    Yeah well i’ve seen spirits of my dead pets and could understand what were saying and also I believe that animals go to animal heaven. You see I can see spirits and ghosts and talk with em,

  40. Paradise says

    I believe all animals go to heaven. They DO have souls. They care, they love, they feel. Haven’t you seen or heard about the lion that killed a monkey mother then felt sorry for the baby and took care of it? Ducks take care of orphaned eggs an babies too!

  41. Normandy says

    Animals do not go to heaven nor hell, despite what some want to believe. They do not know
    differences between good and evil, only their natural born instinct. Animals are here to fulfill their duties as one of God’s creatures, and were not designed to live forever, proving my point that animals don’t go to heaven. As an old friend of mine used to say, were animals the ones who ate the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge? No. Henceforth they experience no sin or eternal soul.

  42. MysticalFighter says

    So it seems God doesn’t care about animals at all, cause he created below humans and that must that all animals are destined to go to hell.

  43. happenstance says

    @Normandy yes they are below us however no one would ever know if they can communicate with god or have eternal souls ps not all humans go to heaven some go to hell pps maybe through a well :D

  44. Normandy says

    Please do not assume percentages just because you disagree with me. Just because an animal is living and breathing does not guarantee that they posses a soul. In fact, animals were created below humans, and unlike us they do not have an eternal soul, which allows us to enter into heaven. Man is aware of sin and forgiveness, and can communicate with God. Animals and plants don’t think like us and don’t hold the same spiritual capacity as man.

  45. happenstance says

    @normandy um im 90% sure that cats DO have souls cuz they feel i and are alive i think things like plants dont have souls

  46. Normandy says

    I agree with the theory of humans not being able to hear the screams of the tortured. Animals, especially cats can likely only hear the screams of hell since they don’t have souls and aren’t going to heaven.

  47. CaptainShipwreck says

    @ xx_Layla_xx12 – my younger brother loves that show. I haven’t watched it with him yet though.

    There are actually certain places on Earth that are said to be ‘Gateways to Hell’- The picture used is called ‘Darvasa’ in Turkmenistan, or ‘Burning Gates’. It’s a deep cavern filled with natural gas that locals set on fire to keep it from essentially destroying everything around it. I think there are also a handful of places elsewhere that claim to have a gate to Hell (some in the States I believe like New Jersey and Pennsylvania- correct me if I’m wrong). Interesting story though! Wouldn’t be surprised if it was published- I doubt it would fly too well where I live though, but still an interesting little blipit

  48. Dont take me seriously says

    I wish that this wasn’t a lie! It would be so awesome to have someone unleash total annihlation on the Earth and for you to save it! Just think of it like this(read this in a hillbilly like old man voice):-
    It all began a few years ago…… They did it. Found it and got us in a bit of trouble. Them demons came after us good people….. A whole lot of em died…….. But now, we are on the verge of winning. Them demons dont stand a chance against us. They dont know us rednecks. We daggone and started to kill em. Now they run. So let em run back to hell!!! Get them chainsaws ready boy! Its time to get out there again. YEHHAWWW!!

  49. Paradise says

    That’s kinda creepy. It’s said that humans can’t hear the sounds of the tortured people in their graves because it’s mercy from God. Other animals like cats can though.

  50. ktop says

    HAHAHAHAHA^ you make me laugh ahaha okay. ANYWAYS, wouldn’t it be a good thing if it wasn’t real? Why would it be good to let hell loose on earth..

  51. kwd says

    I hate when people say “Sorry, but FIRSTTTT!!!”. Don’t be sorry, just don’t do it at all.

  52. ForeverRetarted says

    XxDeathBoltxX LOL I do! Some of them actually comment “FIRST! Okay better go read the story now.” Honey, it’s like you’re asking me to virtually slap you.

  53. Xx Death Bolt xX says

    Anyone get the feeling that SFK is just full of stalkers who want to post 1st 2nd etc?
    I do

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