Christopher Sebela

writer, wronger, rearranger

Near the small town of Darvaz in Uzbekistan is a place that the locals call “The Door to Hell”. Thirty-five years ago some geologists were drilling for natural gas there and hit upon a cavern. Poisonous gas was detected down in the hole, so the excavators ignited it in the hopes that it would “burn off” and clear out the air so that they could explore further.

It’s been burning ever since, non-stop, for more than three decades.

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