A door to hell literally exists…and it’s in Turkmenistan.
“The Door to Hell is a natural gas field in Derweze (also spelled Darvaza, meaning “gate”), Ahal Province, Turkmenistan. The Door to Hell is noted for its natural gas firing which has been burning continuously since it was lit by Soviet petrochemical scientists in 1971, fed by the rich natural gas deposits in the area.”
Exactly what were these scientists hoping to achieve when they found a pit full of flammable gas and decided hey, let’s throw a match in there?
Pretty cool though. Another interesting fact: there is a country called Turkmenistan.