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Near Derweze...there is a giant flaming hole in the Karakum Desert...that has been burning...and confounding geologists...since 1971.
Locals call it...'The Door To Hell.'
The Soviets first experienced the flaming mess while drilling for nat gas in a cavern.
The ground collapsed...and they tried to burn it off.
It's been burning ever since!
The Turkmen always say they plan to close it...but have yet to act.