‘Mouth to hell’ is gaining momentum and nothing can be done to slow its growth

Citizens of a Russian village have warned that a “mouth to hell” is growing after it opened in Siberia.

Residents of Batagay in Yakutia in Russia have seen the gigantic opening in the Earth that some believe is a passage to the underworld.

Local reports have suggested that the sinking mass continues to increase and is affecting the landscape.

Images of the Batagaika crater show a huge mass of earth flowing down and seeming to attract everything around it.

According to ecologists, the cause of the crater is melting permafrost.

The land at the site was permanently frozen during the Quaternary Ice Age 2.58 million years ago, reports Mirror Online.



Batagaika crater in Siberia

When the forest area was cleared in the 1960s, sunlight reached the ground and began to warm it.

The ice in the ground began to melt causing the ground to compact, sink and sink.

More “mouths of hell” may soon appear around the world due to the impact of global warming on temperatures.

As the Earth continues to warm, this could lead to more of its surface reaching higher temperatures and the ice deep inside the surface beginning to melt.



Locals call the strange opening a “mouth to hell”

The Batagaika crater has been measured since the 1980s and is currently about a kilometer long and 86 meters deep.

The open Earth exposes layers of soil that are 120,000 to 200,000 years old, possibly up to 650,000 years old according to preliminary dating of the lowest layer.

This would make it the oldest uncovered sunken area in Eurasia.

The subsidence movement has not stabilized and cannot be stopped, it is currently growing by about 20 to 30 meters each year.

Expanding at such a rate will see the crater continue to engulf everything around it until it stabilizes.

More concerning, locals reported hearing disturbing booms coming from the site.

The Yakuts who inhabit the region cling to the supernatural beliefs of a spiritual world.

Their culture is well connected to the environment and they depend on hunting, trapping and fishing for their livelihood.

They can be found in Russia, but there are also small populations in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Latvia.

Researcher Julian Murton studied the opening and found only rock, no walkway or passage at the bottom.



The Batagaika crater has not stabilized and continues to grow
The Batagaika crater has not stabilized and continues to grow

A 2018 expedition by Northeastern Federal University and Kindai University in Japan found a preserved baby horse in Batagay.

The foal was around 42,000 years old and had retained its hair and internal organs intact.

The scientists were even able to extract liquid blood from the preserved body.

While a “mouth to hell” has yet to surface at Batagaika Crater, locals will remain wary of the mysterious and ever-expanding site.

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