Horrified Villagers Dub a Mysterious Fire Spewing Sinkhole the ‘Gateway to Hell’

A mysterious sinkhole spewing fire and incredible heat has appeared in a Chinese hillside.

Geologists and media have flocked to the desolate mountain on the outskirts of Urumqi, in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in north-western China, since it appeared a few weeks ago.

The hole appeared recently after locals noticed the ground nearby getting warmer

The heat blasting from the ‘ring of fire’ has been measured at 792C (1457F) from two metres away, reports People’s Daily Online, and is so intense that experts can’t get close enough to determine how deep the hole is.

Video footage of the 3ft-wide hole shows locals igniting branches and grass by pushing it to the rim.

The hill is not in a volcanic area, and experts from Xinjiang Meitian Geological Bureau think the hole is caused by the layer of spontaneously combusted coal underneath the ground, which leads the surface layer to collapse.

Geologist Hu Tan who is leading the investigation into the 80cm wide hole said: “The air blasting out of the hole is so hot, that if you hold a branch near to it bursts into flames.

Experts think a coal seam may have spontaneously combusted below ground

Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you! As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil – Isaiah 64:1-2 (KJV). 

Locals told Chinese media that they had noticed the ground in the area had been warm underfoot for some time.

Horrified villagers have dubbed the firey sinkhole a gateway to hell.

The hill is not in a volcanic area, and experts from Xinjiang Meitian Geological Bureau think the hole is caused by the layer of spontaneously combusted coal underneath the ground, which leads the surface layer to collapse.

Experts think a coal seam may have spontaneously combusted below ground.

‘The phenomenon has existed in the area for a few decades,’ Huang Wei, an engineer from the bureau told China Central TV Station.

He added that smoke often comes from under the ground on this hill in the spring and autumn.

“Although it is unusual, we’re pretty certain that it has been caused by the spontaneous combustion of coal.”

The area was reportedly used for mining in the 1970s, China Central TV cited a supervisor from Xinjiang Meitian Fire Engineering Bureau, Chen Long, said.

The temperature has been measured at 792C – but that was from two metres away.

“Primitive mining and extinguishing techniques caused coal to burn deep under the ground,” Chen said.“Operators didn’t seal the mines properly after business discontinued and this leads the underground fire to burn towards the surface of the earth.”

The local authorities have started drawing plans to put out the underground fire.

Jianwen added: “I would not rule out that there could be similar sinkholes in this region in the future, and we should be contacted immediately if others are discovered so proper measures can be taken to either close of the hole or seal the area.”

Similar phenomena on a larger scale were spotted in Turkmenistan and America’s Pennsylvania.

The former, referred to as the “the door to hell,” is a gas crater that has been burning in a Turkmen desert for more than 40 years. The one in Pennsylvania is a coal mine fire that has been burning since May 1962.

Source: RT and Daily Mail

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”..keep that which is avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith…” (1 Timothy 6:20-21 KJV). 

Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:-Psalm 102:25-26 (KJV).

“And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring ” Luke 21:11. 25 (KJV). (

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