Well to Hell – #96

I’m strapped for time so I’m going to phone it in a bit with today’s hoax and just quote the entire thing from the awesome snopes.com. I did take the time to make an amusing accompanying picture though!

The Hoax:

Geologists working somewhere in remote Siberia had drilled a hole some 14.4 kilometers deep (about 9 miles) when the drill bit suddenly began to rotate wildly. A Mr. Azzacov (identified as the project’s manager) was quoted as saying they decided that the center of the Earth was hollow.

Supposedly, geologists measured temperatures of over 2,000 degrees in the deep hole. They lowered super sensitive microphones to the bottom of the well, and to their astonishment they heard the sounds of thousands, perhaps millions, of suffering souls screaming.

It seems that an innocent article in Scientific American got completely embellished to turn a well with some interesting geologic activities into a pit of dead souls. According to snopes, some Christian groups use this as proof that there’s a hell. Pfft!

(Again, I apologize for my poor job at this one!)

See a list of hoaxes counted down so far after the jump.

100.  Bridezilla Freaks Out About Her Hairdo
99. The Joe Schmo Show
98. The Crying Indian
97. Ivar’s Underwater Billboards
96. Well to Hell

3 Responses to “Well to Hell – #96”

  1. 1 Gabriel November 27, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I heard about this years ago on Coast to Coast bak when Art Bell was the host. All the callers were completly credulous. No one challenged the idea that someone had drilled a hole into hell all they wanted to know was how they kept the microphones from melting and why damned souls didn’t escape.

  2. 2 Joe Duffy November 28, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    In 2010, I plan to publish my book, entitled, “Scientists Discover Hell Beneath Siberia.” It is a comprehensive explanation of a fascinating story that has existed almost twenty-five years, traversed the world in many languages, saturated the Internet, and mystified multi-millions of persons.

    It contains many pictures and documents reproduced, Internet links, artistic illustrations, glossary, extensive bibliography, and hundreds of footnotes. It will finally reveal whether this story is truth or not.

    Send an email to: beverlyhillspublishers@yahoo.com if you wish to obtain a copy upon publication.

    — Joe Duffy, Beverly Hills, California

  3. 3 EnlightningLinZ December 1, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Gabriel – I would have loved to hear that lol

    Joe Duffy – You’re joking, right?

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