Last Updated on August 24, 2018
No matter how many mysteries we solved or how many hidden histories we have discovered, there are still some weird destinations and phenomenon that are still buzzing in the human’s brain causing endless questions.
As we may already know, nature’s ability to mesmerize us is endless, but it also never fails to show how weak we are when it comes to discovering real, shocking things like the holes that are penetrating the surface of the earth to a depth that we could never reach.
The Deluxe Mystery Hole
There is a hole in Oregon that is known as the world famous Woodstock Mystery Hole, or the Deluxe Mystery Hole. Scientists are still unable to determine the cause of this hole, that is, by the way, located in a backyard. There are many theories about it.
One of them says that it was dug up by primitive people, while others believe that it is alien-made. It seems like the hole will always remain a mystery that will attract hundreds of tourists and geologists who still can’t know how exactly deep it is.
The Hole of Glory
The hole of Glory is very similar to the weird holes we used to see on cartoons. It is located in Monticello Dam and it looks like a tunnel that can take you to some sort of hell that is located in the depth of Earth.
But in reality, it is just to drain out the water, a boring purpose for such great phenomena. The best time to visit this hole is after it rains because the water would be flowing very quickly. It is truly very unique!
Sawmill Sink Blue Hole
Right in the middle of the Bahamas, there is a huge hole that helped humanity throughout history to explore and understand our planet Earth. This sinkhole measure 17 meters (55 feet) across and 33.5 meters (110 feet) deep, and it is the remains of a 2,500-year-old giant tortoise shell. Can you believe it?
The Sawmill Sink is located exactly in the interior of Abaco Island in the northern Bahamas, so make sure to go for a quick swim and to discover its glorious beauty at night when the water glows.
The Devil’s Sinkhole
The Devil’s Sinkhole is a natural phenomenon where you can actually see a huge hole penetrating the earth, creating a home for the Mexican free-tailed bats. However, to enter is strictly forbidden, but you can visit it if you made reservations.
For more impressive “devil” vibes, you should visit in summer when you can witness 3 million bats flying out of the sinkhole in a very wonderful and scary way.
The Great Blue Hole
A giant submarine hole that creates a wonderful view from above, and a scary destiny when you are close, the Great Blue Hole is located in the Caribbean Sea at the center of the Lighthouse Reef.
The creation of this sinkhole started back in the ice age as a system of caves, and then it turned out to be this great site we see today. If you are a fan of diving, then this place could provide you with one of your best experiences ever, as long as you are being careful.
Dean’s Blue Hole
Speaking of diving, this location is considered to be the second deepest saltwater blue hole on Earth and it is the number one destination for free divers who need to train or to have fun.
The Dean’s Blue Hole is located in the Clarence Town on Long Islands, Bahamas. With an entrance below the sea level, Dean’s Blue Hole is one of the most famous locations in the world and it attracts endless tourists and divers.
Mir Mine is not just a usual huge or a mysterious hole, it is actually something more than that. This hole is the largest source of diamonds since 1957, and today, people extract those shiny and expensive rocks from within the ground, which means from the heart of Earth.
Mir mine is located in the east of Russia. It is 1,722 feet deep making it one of the biggest excavated holes on the planet.
The Heavenly pit
If you are interested to visit a large hole that was formed 128,000 years ago, then you must head to Chongqing Municipality, China where most tourists fall in love and fall into the hole with parachutes.
The Heavenly Pit is named after the beautiful nature and the breathtaking views in that area. The weird thing about it is even it is hundreds of meters deep, it wasn’t discovered until 1994 by a group of British explorers.
Bingham Canyon Mine
This is the largest excavation in the world that is giving the world gold, silver, and molybdenum. Bingham Canyon Mine is located in Utah, USA, and sadly, this place experienced many issues in the recent years.
On April 10, 2013, there was a massive landslide that almost ruined the whole place. Thankfully, they got it under control reducing the risks of other landslides. This place is still attracting many tourists and explorers to witness the greatness of mother earth.
2010 Guatemala City Sinkhole
Eight years ago, a 20-meter wide pit and 90-meter deep were formed, swallowing and destroying a three-story factory.
The reasons behind the 2010 Guatemala City Sinkhole goes to the eruption of Pacaya Volcano, the Tropical Storm Agatha, and the leakage from the sewer pipe. This huge hole was not a natural mystery, but it was a disaster.
The sinkhole is located in Zona 2 in Guatemala City; that’s right, in the middle of a city! Which one of these holes do you think are more interesting?
Let us know in the comments section below about your thoughts and feelings about these large holes that are a wonder of nature, a power from above, and a beauty for all humanity.