Category: Gateways to Hell

Gates of Hell – Karakum Desert

In the hot, expansive Karakum desert in Turkmenistan, near the 350-person village of Darvaza, is a hole 230 feet wide that has been on fire for over 40 years. Though technically called the Darvaza gas crater, locals know the crater as “The Gates of Hell.” Its fiery glow can be seen for miles around. The Gates of Hell crater was created in 1971 when a Soviet drilling rig accidentally punched into a massive underground natural gas […]

Houska Castle of the Czech Republic

Houska Castle of the Czech Republic was built with only one purpose: to encase the Gateway to Hell. Built in the middle of nowhere, this imposing Gothic structure was constructed with no fortifications, no water, and no kitchen. When it was completed in the 13th century, it had no occupants. Instead, the castle is fortified inwards, with its chapel built over a huge, bottomless pit acclaimed to be the entrance to Hell. Its sole purpose […]

Hell’s Gate, Oxford Al.

An abandoned bridge on Old Boiling Springs Road earned its unusual and spooky name this way: Legend says if you stop on the bridge and turn around, the road behind resembles fiery gates of Hell. According to OxfordParanormalSociety.com, the bridge is haunted. “Many years ago a young couple lost their lives on this bridge. On a dark night, if you stop on the bridge and turn off all the lights, a member of the dead couple […]