Remote Siberia is not a place for typical exploration and discovery. With temperatures reaching below freezing commonly, and a harsh harsh winter. Many souls do not come here to explore, let alone dig holes in the ground 14.4 Kilometers deep, which is approximately 8.9 miles deep. That’s a DEEP hole. Their digging took a sharp turn when they broke through a cavity.
As they were quite surprised by this unexpected breakthrough, they lowered a highly tolerant heat-resistant microphone into the earth. At these depths, they dealt with extremely hot temperatures. The earth’s core is very hot. 1,100 degrees celsius to be exact. That’s over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. You won’t believe what they heard.
What was eventually coined the “Well to Hell” became somewhat of an urban legend. This hole in Russia was dug so deep that it purportedly drilled so deep that it broke through to Hell. This folk tale has been circulating around the web since at least 1995. It is first released in an English broadcast in 1989 broadcast by a religious-based TV station called TBN, Trinity Broadcasting Network.
The legend accounts that a team of Russian engineers, a geological group led by an individual named Dr. Azzacove, also known as “Mr. Azakov” in an unnamed place in Siberia had drilled this hole that broke into a cavity. Intrigued by this unexpected discovery, they lowered an extremely heat-tolerant microphone, along with other sensory equipment, into the well to hear what they could. The temperature was still very hot. The heat from a chamber of fire from which the tormented screams of the damned souls could be heard.
Here’s An Actual Audio Of What They Heard:
The hole was actually dug. The Soviet Union has, in fact, drilled a hole more than 7.5 miles deep, the Kola Superdeep Borehole, located in the Kola Peninsula. This shares borders with both Norway and Finland. When they reached the depth of 40,230 feet in 1989. They discovered some intriguing geological anomalies, but they did not report any supernatural or esoteric encounters.
The story made it to America. To the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), which claimed this to be proof that hell exists. A Norwegian teacher by the name of Age Rendalen heard the story on the christian television channel, TBN while visiting the USA. He was disappointed by what he saw as mass gullibility, Rendalen decided to prove TBN wrong.
Rendalen wrote in to the network, he claimed that he did not believe the story, oddly enough upon his return to Norway he ended up reading a factual account of the story. He shared that the story claimed not only that the cursed well was real, but that a bat-like apparition (a common representation of demons, such as in Bat Boy or Michelangelo’s The Torment of Saint Anthony) had risen out of the whole before creating a massive trail across the Russian sky.
Rendalen then began to perpetuate the story. He intentionally mistranslated a Norwegian article about a local building inspector in the story, then he submitted both the original Norwegian article and the English “translation” to TBN. Rendalen included his personal information. His name, phone and home address, just to create more validity. He also cited a pastor friend who knew about this and considered it a hoax. He agreed to expose it to anyone who seeking to know the full story.
Interestingly, TBN did nothing to verify Rendalen’s claims, and aired the story as proof of the validity of the original story.
There are different theories on this. One theory is that the recording was looped together from sound effects, very close or similar to the soundtrack of the 1972 movie Baron Blood. Another theory claims that these bats deep in the cavern of the earth created this shrieking cry of damned souls in hell.