The Well To Hell

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Being that Mythic Well is a blog about the myths and legends that have inspired fantasy stories, I have chosen the legendary story of the Russian geological team who believed they struck hell while drilling a nine mile deep hole in an unnamed part of Siberia.

Yes, you read that right, they struck hell.

A team of Russian scientists, led by Mr. Azzacov, drilled a hole so deep into the earth’s crust that it entered an unexpected hollow cavity. Purportedly, the temperature reached a blazing hot 2000 degrees Fahrenheit! Curious, they lowered a heat tolerant microphone into the cavity and were shocked at what they heard before their microphone burned up; the voices of tortured souls screaming for help…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iPIXq_jGMQ

Terrified, these scientists believed they unleashed something evil onto earth.

Had these scientists really discovered hell? Or is this another urban legend?

Characteristic of other urban legends…

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