Some places on earth are scarier than the worst haunted house. These six places that resemble hell on earth are so terrifying that they might leave you wondering if the gates to hell aren’t here on this planet after all. Prepare to be shocked and terrified – check the list out for yourself below!
Number Six: Masaya Volcano – Nicaragua
Located in Managua, Nicaragua, the Masaya Volcano is part of the first national park in Nicaragua but is quite terrifying to look at. Composed of two volcanoes and five craters, 16th-century Spanish explorers were the first to name the active volcano “The Mouth of Hell.”
Number Five: Mount Hekla – Iceland
Mount Hekla is an active volcano in Iceland that’s had a long history of association with hell. Today, some people still believe that witches congregate on the volcano to meet up with satan. The volcano is 4,892 feet tall and is one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland; since the year 874, there have been an impressive 20 eruptions.
Number Four: The Mayan Cenotes – Mexico, Central America
The Mayan Cenotes are a collection of underground caves and waterways located in Mexico and other parts of Central America. While many tourists flock to the caves today to see the impressive underground beauty, the caves have also housed Mayan temples and even human remains! Quite hellish.
Number Three: Erta Ale – Ethiopia
Erta Ale is a perpetually active volcano located in Ethiopia. The volcano so closely resembles hell that it’s even been used to represent hell in Hollywood! You can see the volcano in 2010’s Clash of the Titans.
Number Two: A True Portrait of Hell on Earth – Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
The Kamchatka Peninsula contains a whopping 160 volcanoes, of which 29 are active. One of the peninsula’s volcanoes, Tolbachik, particularly resembles hell on earth because of its molten, Mordor-like appearance. The volcano is surreal, and some may even consider it beautiful.
Number One: Derweze – Turkmenistan
Finally, the place that most resembles hell on earth has to be Derweze, located in Turkmenistan. In fact, it’s so evil-looking that it’s called the Door to Hell! The Door to Hell is actually a natural gas field that collapsed into an underground cavern, but it’s a lot more fun to think that there might be something more devilish hiding down there. Thanks for reading!