The Door To Hell
This is a gas crater that has been burning for decades. Known as the “Door to Hell,” it does have a normal name too, the Darvaza Gas Crater. Of course, the name comes from its location as it’s found in Darvaza, Turkmenistan. This place was not always like this, however. Geologists claim we only saw a collapse into the present-day crater in the 1960s while others say Soviet engineers created it by accident in 1971 while trying to create an oil field. Yet everyone agrees that poisonous gases could come out, which led to lighting it up in the 1980s to prevent those gases from spreading out. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow wanted to limit the crater’s influence on natural gas fields in the area as far back as 2010. In 2022, he discussed plans to extinguish the crater due to its negative effects on the environment.