Ten Strangest holes on Earth Nothing triggers the Fury of the Earth more than a great massive hole. If it’s a terrifying sinkhole that’s swallowing up houses or a gigantic underwater hole that’s so large you can’t imagine image and what’s in there. Huge holes are a terrifying sight. And today we’re going to look at the strangest ones found on Earth. Hey, guys, and welcome back to another episode of Stay Wise.
The Great Blue Instead of its roaring waves and scary storms, the calm ocean often offers impressive natural wonders. Below its otherwise Rocky surface, it’s a vast underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize that extends 125 meters into the Earth’s crust.
It’s called the Great Blue Hole. Isn’t a hole under the sea a reason for curiosity? And this doubles when on hears that this blue hole was once an island snorkelers and scuba divers have been cruising the surface waters for decades. However, few have dared to venture deeper and explore what lies beneath the blackness. Many years ago, the sea level was way lower.
Limestone rocks were found beneath the island, which dissolved in rain and groundwater. Over a while, this process formed hollow places or caves below the Earth’s surface. In due course, the Cave’s roof became so thin that it crumpled, creating a vast sinkhole. This sinkhole, when seen from above, has a dark blue tinge. Because of its depth, it can be easily distinguished.
In contrast to the shallow Aqua blue water of its surroundings. Massive stalactites and stalagmites were also found below the surface, some even reaching nine to 12 meters in length. It’s the most famous dive place of all Belize, one that avid divers put on their life list of sights to dive. Number nine, Siberian Mystery crater. There’s a scary response for why Siberia is turning into Swiss cheese.
Mother Nature has gas, and we gave it to her. In mid July, the first Siberian crater emerged. Fascinating and frightening. The locals who discovered the massive hole in the Earth. People found a second one just a few days back.
Then, there was a third. Russian researchers who visited the crater sites concluded that the long frozen Siberian Permafrost thawed deuterizing temperatures collapsed and released captured methane gas. Although looking down into the abyss of these craters is a terrifying thought, the emission of vast amounts of greenhouse gases from melting permafrost is frightening. Number eight, Lake Barriers. A hole.
Imagine peering down into a bottomless spiraling pit. One wrong move and you could be knocking at death’s door. It sounds kind of scary, doesn’t it? There is a dark hole in Lake Barriers in California. It’s not a Demon’s mouth, a supernatural Whirlpool, a fourth dimension, or a portal into hell.
This creepy thing apparently won’t suck you into it either. The hole is intended to keep the dam from overflowing. It works sort of like a sink channel, but instead of it being at the base of the Lake, it sits at the top. When water flows to a certain level, it flows over the top and into a 72 foot wide, 200 ft long river below. Once you see it entirely of spiraling water, it’s hard to take your eyes off of it.
Seven the Devil Sinkhole The ominously named Devil Sinkhole is a huge vertical cavern with a 50 foot wide hole and a staggering depth of more than 400ft. Some consider that the sinkhole may have been used by Native Americans for the burial of the dead, as locals have found burnt rocks and arrowheads around the site. The sinkhole is also home to more than 3 million bads throughout the summer, which terrifyingly emerged screeching from the depths at sundown. Number six, Qatar Depression The Qatar Depression is a hole in northwest Egypt in the Metro government. It’s a portion of the Western desert.
It lies under sea level and is covered with salt pans dunes and salt marshes. This is the enormous natural sinkhole globally. Measuring 80 km long by 120 km wide and 133 meters deep. The vast sludge filled giant was created by winds blowing the salt beds right down the water table. It’s been used in battle and now scientists are trying to harness its vastness for energy purposes.
This dangerous, sludge filled quicksand pit is unearthly in its appearance and shocking in its size. Number five, Dean’s Blue Hole. As it turns out, you don’t require a spaceship to go to another realm. Some of the most baffling puzzles of the universe are right here on Earth. In the Bahamas, you find many blue holes amidst a mirror of tourist attractions and natural wonders.
Located on the Bahamas Long Island in a Bay near Clarence Town, Dean’s Blue Hole is 650ft deep. It’s the dreaded challenge of every professional deep sea diver and is the world’s second deepest known saltwater blue hole. Dean’s Blue Hole has a nearly circular surface with depths ranging from 25 to 35 meters. Who knows what could be hiding in those dark and icy depths? These sunken caves stand out from the rest of the world’s ecosystems because of their stagnant water and poor oxygen levels.
They are inhospitable to most aquatic organisms, but bacteria flourish in them. What if a monster lives within these slimy walls? Some divers claimed I’ve had a running with a giant tentacled creature here. It’s not surprising that stories have sprung up about these formations. Legend has it that the pit was dug by the demon that drags people in it and kills them.
Number four. The Berkeley Pit. The Berkeley Pit is a poisonous pit that towers larger than the Empire State Building. Once a huge copper mine in Butte, Montana. It’s now a place for hazardous material and strange microorganisms.
Since the mine closed and the pumps were turned off. In 1982, the pit started to flood with water that leeches heavy metals and toxins from the nearby rocks, such as arsenic and sulphuric acid. The pit is about 1780ft long, with the bottom thousand feet immersed in hyperaccitic water. Because of all the heavy metals swirling about in this poisonous soup, the water at the surface is red. Tourists can pay the Cedar Pit, which has killed at least hundreds of birds attempting to land in the water.
Number Three Guatemala Sinkhole Residents of Guatemala City have heard strange rumblings for weeks but weren’t sure what was happening beneath them. It was a disaster in which an area approximately 65ft across and 300ft deep collapsed in Guatemala’s City Zona Two, swallowing a threestory factory. The sinkhole occurred for various reasons, including Tropical Storm Agatha, the Papaya volcano eruption, and leakage from sewer pipes. Overall, the rise of sinkholes occurring in Guatemala City is high and unpredictable. Then, in late February 2007, a near perfect circle of Earth dropped some 30 stories almost instantly.
It’s incredible how neat the hole is. Sinkholes are caused by changing geological conditions or failing to maintain aging underground pipes and sewage systems. However, the common factor in both is usually water. Several rainstorms also contributed to the sinkholes collapse as stormwater percolated into the ground, further dissolving the rocks beneath. Guatemala City.
Number Two Mount Baldy Sincol, Indiana Mount Baldy, which rises 126ft above the water, is one of the world’s tallest lakefront dunes and the most prominent attraction at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, a National Park that stretches for 15 miles along the industrial Southern shore of Lake Michigan between GaryA and Michigan City, Indiana.
For many of the Park’s 2 million yearly visitors, the grueling hike, a Baldy slip sliding slope and the dead run down is a rite of passage. But something completely unexpected and still unexplained happened. The Dune ate a six year old old boy who had been walking across a Dune when a white hole appeared out of nowhere beneath his feet, swallowing him wholly and quickly. After three grueling hours, the boy was located and rescued.
Scared and scratched up, but otherwise fine. No one had observed anything like it. With no water beneath it wiping away its base, it was very unusual. Instead, the sinkhole was formed by a tree that the moving Dune had consumed. After a moving Dune fully submerged trees, they eventually die and decompose, thus leaving a hole in the Dune that can become a sinkhole in the right conditions.
Number One the Darwaza Gas Crater there are areas on Earth that are a little scary, a little haunted, and outright hellish. The Darvaza Gas Crater, also known as the Door to Hell or the Gates to Hell by locals, certainly falls into the latter category, and it’s terrifying. Burning flames are just the beginning. It’s situated in the Caracoon Desert of central Turkmenistan. So how did this fiery inferno end up in the middle of a desert in Turkmenistan.