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Well of Hell Yemen: Mystery surrounds natural wonder in Al-Mahra desert

No one knows what is at the bottom of this 250m deep hole. It stinks and locals say it’s a devil’s prison.

Surrounded by mysteries and demon stories, the Well to Hell Hoax, known as the “Voice of Hell” in eastern Yemen, is a slightly understood natural wonder.

A huge hole in the desert of Al Mara, which is closer to the border with Oman than the capital Sana’a, 1300 km away, is 30 m wide and is thought to be 100-250 m deep.

According to local folklore, it was created as a devil’s prison. Its reputation is supported by the stench that rises from its depth.

Yemeni officials say they don’t know what’s underneath.

“It’s very deep. It has never reached the bottom of this well due to the lack of oxygen and lack of ventilation,” said Salah Babhair, director of the Geological Survey and Mineral Resources Department of Mahra.

“We visited the area, went into a well and reached more than 50-60 meters below. I noticed something strange inside. It smelled something strange … it’s a strange situation.”

Sunlight does not extend deep into the structure and is barely visible from the edges, except for birds that enter and exit that depth.

Videographers looking for a close-up inside the well said they were almost impossible to catch — local superstitions say objects near the hole could be sucked towards it. I will.

According to Babhair, the well was “millions of years old.” “These places need more research, research, and research,” he said.

Over the centuries, the story of a malignant supernatural person known as Jin or Genie, who lives in a well, has spread.

Many locals are worried about visiting and talking about vast holes, fearing the misfortune from the life-threatening crevices of the Earth itself, according to legend.

Yemen had some bad luck.

The country has been involved in a civil war between the government and the Houthi rebels since 2014.

According to the United Nations, Yemen is suffering from the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, killing tens of thousands, evacuating millions and relying on some form of aid for two-thirds of its 30 million population. I will.

— AFP

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