These Deep, Dark Holes Just Might Open Into Another Dimension
Then, there are these mysterious holes. These holes are the things you hear about in horror and sci-fi tales. They're mysterious portals that may or may not open into some other world.
1. Devil's Hole, Death Valley National Park, California
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Devil's Hole is a narrow chasm in the limestone of Death Valley. You'd think that a name like Devil's Hole in Death Valley would keep people at a respectful distance, but there are several legends of people disappearing down here. In 1965, several kids jumped in, and two never came out. Their bodies were never found. This hole is filled with water -- some estimate it to be 1,000 feet deep -- and it may be part of a larger underground system of rivers, as some have reported a current. Go cave diving somewhere else.
2. Devil's Sinkhole, State Natural Area, Texas
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You might start noticing a pattern with the names here. Devil's Sinkhole in Texas is a 400-foot hole in the limestone ground, and has the designation of being the only hole on our list with a photo frominside. There's actually quite a bit of vegetation down here, but it's also home to about 3 million Mexican free-tailed bats, who swarm out from it at night. This probably has something to do with its sinister name.
3. Hrad Houska, Czech Republic
4. The Darvasa gas crater, or Doorway to Hell, Turkmenistan
5. Devil's Hole, Manastash Ridge, Washington