Man camped at Turkmenistan's "Door to Hell" and shot video of it


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/16/man-camped-at-turkmenistans.html


#2

until I see a video shot vertically, it didn’t happen


#3

“Door to Hell”

Pretty sure that’s in New Jersey.


#4

I thought it was in the Trump Tower.


#5

I recommend that you read the blog post this video is attached to. Talks about the craziness that is Turkmenistan.


#6

Wouldn’t oxygen displacement downwind be dangerous, considering the size of the crater/fire?


#7

Pff, anyone can take a picture of a door. I want to know what it looks like on the other side!

Kidding, that thing is so crazy/creepy/cool.


#8

It’s burning slowly with soft flames. The air there must be thick with partial combustion products, since the wind is strong. Like tons of soot and more pernicious, carbon monoxide.


#9

The door to a thing can’t be in the thing, can it?


#10

Sure, otherwise you’d never be able to get in or out.

Of course, in hell, they call it the Door From Hell.


#11

What is it about the gates of hell that compels people to walk into them?- Crow T. Robot


#12

So what is it on the side of that crater that keeps burning? Presumably, any vegetation burned away long ago. So is it the sand and rocks that are on fire?


#13

I that that’d be called an elevator, which i think would satisfy the criteria of the door being within hell.


#14

FTFY 


#15

AKA the Holland Tunnel.


#16

I wondered why there was no toll coming back to the Jersey side, but I paid through the nose to go to the New York side. Now it all makes perfect sense.


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