Scariest holes that will shiver your spine

Scariest holes that will shiver your spine

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Dean’s Blue Hole

The world’s deepest known salt water blue hole with an entrance below the sea level. It plunges 202 meters (663 ft) in a bay west of Clarence Town on Long Island, Bahamas.

Dean's Blue Hole, Long Island, Bahamas. 660ft deep
Dean’s Blue Hole, Long Island, Bahamas. 663ft deep

 
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Monticello Dam

It is a 304-foot (93 m) high concrete arch dam in Napa County, California, United States constructed between 1953 and 1957. The dam impounded Putah Creek to create Lake Berryessa, currently the seventh largest man-made lake in California. Water from the reservoir primarily supplies agriculture in the Sacramento Valley downstream. The dam is noted for its classic, uncontrolled morning-glory type spillway. The diameter at the lip is 72 ft (22 m). Locally, the spillway is also known as ‘The Glory Hole’.

Glory Hole, Monticello Dam, California, 304 ft deep. This hole is a man made dam that can drain up to 48,000 cubic feet of water per second!
Glory Hole, Monticello Dam, California, 304 ft deep. This hole is a man made dam that can drain up to 48,000 cubic feet of water per second!

Kimberley Diamond Mine

Kimberley is the capital of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. It is located approximately 110 km east of the confluence of the Vaal and Orange Rivers. The city has considerable historical significance due to its diamond mining past and the siege during the Second Boer War. Notable personalities such as Cecil Rhodes and Barney Barnato made their fortunes here, and the roots of the De Beers company can also be traced to the early days of the mining town.

The Kimberley Diamond Mine (also known as the Big Hole) holds the (disputed) title of being the largest hand-dug hole in the world. From 1866 to 1914 50,000 miners dug the hole with picks and shovels, yielding 2,722 kg of diamonds. Attempts are being made to have it registered as a world heritage site.
The Kimberley Diamond Mine (also known as the Big Hole) holds the (disputed) title of being the largest hand-dug hole in the world. From 1866 to 1914 50,000 miners dug the hole with picks and shovels, yielding 2,722 kg of diamonds. Attempts are being made to have it registered as a world heritage site.

Darvaza Gas Crater (Door to Hell)

The Door to Hell is a natural gas field in Derweze (also spelled Darvaze, meaning “gate”), Ahal Province, Turkmenistan. The Door to Hell is noted for its natural gas fire which has been burning continuously since it was lit by Soviet petroleum engineers in 1971. The fire is fed by the rich natural gas deposits in the area. The pungent smell of burning sulfur pervades the area for some distance.

Darvaza Gas Crater Turkmenistan. n 1971, geologists discovered a massive underground deposit of natural gas on this site. Whilst excavating the hole to tap the gas, the drilling rig collapsed leaving a massive hole. To prevent poisonous gasses from escaping, the hole was allowed to burn. It continues to burn to this day and has done so without ceasing.
Darvaza Gas Crater
Turkmenistan. n 1971, geologists discovered a massive underground deposit of natural gas on this site. Whilst excavating the hole to tap the gas, the drilling rig collapsed leaving a massive hole. To prevent poisonous gasses from escaping, the hole was allowed to burn. It continues to burn to this day and has done so without ceasing.

Guatemala City sinkhole

The 2010 Guatemala City sinkhole was a disaster in which an area approximately 65 ft (20 m) across and 100 ft (30 m) deep collapsed in Guatemala City’s Zona 2, swallowing a three-story factory.The sinkhole occurred for a combination of reasons, including Tropical Storm Agatha, the Pacaya Volcano eruption, and leakage from sewer pipes.

Guatemala City sinkhole is approximately 18 m (60 ft) wide, which is just large enough to completely swallow a 3 story building, cars, telephone poles, and other objects unfortunate enough to be in the immediate vicinity.
Guatemala City sinkhole is approximately 18 m (60 ft) wide, which is just large enough to completely swallow a 3 story building, cars, telephone poles, and other objects unfortunate enough to be in the immediate vicinity.

Dragon’s mouth

Scientists think this mysterious crater may be a giant methane blow-hole that signals the beginning of runaway climate change. They are calling the point when frozen arctic methane in Canada, Alaska and Russia starts erupting into the atmosphere dragon burps.

Dragon’s mouth ... a crater recently discovered in the Yamal Peninsula, in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Russian scientists said that they believe the 60-metre wide crater could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. Source: AP
Dragon’s mouth … a crater recently discovered in the Yamal Peninsula, in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Russian scientists said that they believe the 60-metre wide crater could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. Source: AP

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