A massive underwater sinkhole, an eternally burning pit, a church made from human bones, a tiny village where life-sized dolls outnumber the residents and lots more of mysterious stories and places you never imagined could exist. Our gorgeous planet has lots of breathtaking and wonderful sceneries enough to fill your bucket list but our planet isn’t a place to always call home. It has its own fair share of terrifying and frightening places. These are some of them:
1. Capuchin catacombs (Palermo, Italy)
The Capuchin catacombs of Palermo (also called Catacombe dei Cappuccini or Catacombs of the Capuchins) are burial catacombs, home to the largest collection of mummies in the world. Today they provide a somewhat macabre tourist attraction as well as an extraordinary historical record.
2. Cenote Esqueleto (Tulum, Mexico)
Popularly known as the Temple of Doom, Cenote Esqueleto is hazardous right from the start. It is a massive underwater cave in a sinkhole. From above, its shape resembles a skull and it has claimed lives of many divers.
3. Danakil Depression (Eritrea)
The Danakil Depression is the northernmost portion of Ethiopia's Afar Triangle or Afar Depression, a geological depression formed by the divergence of three tectonic plates in the Horn of Africa. It is one of the hottest places on Earth in terms of year-round average temperatures. Temperatures can reach 145 degrees Fahrenheit, and its hydrothermal fields are colored by the microbes that live there.
4. The Door to Hell (Darvaza, Turkmenistan)
The Darvaza gas crater also known as the Door to Hell or Gates of Hell, is a natural gas field collapsed into a cavern near Darvaza, Turkmenistan. A sinkhole in a natural gas field was set on fire more than 40 years ago after a Soviet drilling mishap. Since then, the crater, which is 225 feet wide and 99 feet deep, has been on fire.
5. Lake Natron (Tanzania)
Lake Natron is a salty and unbelievably alkaline lake whose pH can reach a maximum of 12. It is located in the Arusha region in Tanzania. High level of evaporation has left behind significant levels of natron (sodium carbonate decahydrate) and trona (sodium sesquicarbonate dihydrate). This lake turns birds into stones. Its high pH makes it highly corrosive to birds, bats and other animals that come into contact with it.
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