Discover Yemen’s mysterious ‘Well of Hell’ – A prison for the demons


Surrounded in mystery and tales of demons, the Well of Barhout in Yemen’s east – known as the “Well of Hell” – is a little-understood natural wonder.

Well of Barhout, Well of Hell, yemen, The Well of Barhout also known as the Well of Hell in the desert of Yemen Al-Mahra province
The Well of Barhout also known as the Well of Hell in the desert of Yemen Al-Mahra province. AFP

Closer to the border with Oman than to the capital Sanaa 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) away, the giant hole in the desert of Al-Mahra province is 30 meters wide and thought to be anywhere between 100 and 250 meters deep.

Local folklore says it was created as a prison for the demons — a reputation bolstered by the foul odours rising from its depths.

Yemeni officials say they don’t know what lies below.

It’s very deep — we’ve never reached the bottom of this well, as there’s little oxygen and no ventilation,” said Salah Babhair, director-general of Mahra’s geological survey and mineral resources authority.

We have gone to visit the area and entered the well, reaching more than 50-60 meters down into it. We noticed strange things inside. We also smelled something strange… It’s a mysterious situation.

Sunlight doesn’t extend far into the structure, and little can be seen from the edge except the birds that fly in and out of its depths.

Videographers seeking close-ups of the inside of the well have said they are almost impossible to capture – local superstition has it that objects near the hole can be sucked towards it.

Babhair said that the well was “millions and millions” of years old.

These places require more study, research and investigation,” he said.

Tales of demons

Over the centuries, stories have circulated of malign, supernatural figures known as jinns or genies living in the well.

Many local residents remain uneasy about visiting the vast hole, or even talking about it, for fear of ill fortune from a chasm which, legend has it, threatens life on Earth itself.

Yemenis have had enough bad luck as it is.

The country has been embroiled in a civil war since 2014 between the government and the Huthi rebels.

The United Nations says Yemen is suffering the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with tens of thousands killed, millions displaced and two-thirds of its 30-million population dependent on some form of aid. [France24]

This actually reminds me of the ‘Well to hell’ in Siberia…

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The mysterious Well to Hell in Siberia

Creepy, no? Here some more information about this wondrous phenomenon in northern Russia

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  1. The Book of Enoch is full of places like this that he was shown to be the holding place of fallen Angels and other beings !!! Another section seen by Enoch would substantiate Luke 16. “Another place, which was still more horrible than the former, and I saw a horrible thing; a great fire there which burnt and blazed-/-/-/full of great descending columns of fire; neither in extent or magnitude could I see nor could I conjecture.—Then I said, How fearful is the place and how terrible to look upon.” All in Chapter 21. In Chapter 18, And I Enoch, alone saw the vision, the ends of all things, and NO man shall see as I have seen.—-Remember the Angels showed him around and even wrote things down for him.

  2. the yids, through the United States and the Saudis, are killing the Yemeni people. But the first rider is already here and the trumpet has sounded.

  3. I bet all the marxist-satanist pedobominations would fit in that hole. Then add a couple tankers of gasoline, and chuck a grenade in there—fire in the hole!

    • 10 miles deep in Siberia. They stopped after the microphone picked up “suffering souls.” 2,000°.

      Hmmm, now that we have drones, send one down in there for some videos with audio. Probably something suspicious down there. You could hide UFOs and other contraptions.

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