Siberian Scientists who Drilled into Hell-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
scientists conducting deep hole drilling experiments in Siberia break through
the earth's crust at more than 14 kilometers. They find it unusually hot
at that depth (2,000 degrees F). As a part of trying to listen to movement
in the earth's crust, they drop a microphone into the drilled hole and are
horrified when they realize they are hearing the voices of millions of people
crying out in torment. Terrified, they decide to abandon the project, but
not before a bat-like apparition arises from the hole and gives them a
This is the combination of an urban legend and a hoax. The original story of the deep
hole drilling in Siberia made the rounds of tabloid newspapers in the early
1990's. Some researchers have theorized that the story somehow got started
from an authentic deep hole drilling project, but that has never been
proven. That original story included the account of breaking through the
crust, hearing the voices from the hole, and shutting down the drilling
operation. The plot thickened when a Norwegian school teacher named Age
Rendalen decided to embellish the story with
the description of the bat-like creature coming out of the hole. He did it
purposely to see whether a religious television program would accept the story
at face value without checking it out, and they did. TruthOrFiction.com
has first-hand information from Mr. Rendalen.
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A real example of the story as it has been circulated:
A geological group who drilled a hole about
14.4 kilometers deep in the crust of the earth are saying that they heard human
screams. Screams have been heard from the condemned souls from earth’s deepest
hole. Terrified scientists are afraid they have let loose the evil powers of
hell up to the earth’s surface.
"The information we are gathering is so surprising, that we are sincerely
afraid of what we might find down there," stated Mr. Azzacov, the manager
of the project to drill a 14.4 kilometer hole in remote Siberia.The geologists
were dumbfounded. After they had drilled several kilometers through the earth’s
crust, the drill bit suddenly began to rotate wildly. "There is only one
explanation—that the deep center of the earth is hollow," the surprised
The second surprise was the high temperature they discovered in the earth’s
center. "The calculations indicate the given temperature was about 1,100
degrees Celsius, or over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit," Dr. Azzacov points out.
"This is far more then we expected. It seems almost like an inferno of fire
is brutally going on in the center of the earth."
"The last discovery was nevertheless the most shocking to our ears, so much
so that the scientists are afraid to continue the project. We tried to listen to
the earth’s movements at certain intervals with supersensitive microphones,
which were let down through the hole. What we heard turned those logically
thinking scientists into a trembling ruins. It was a sometimes a weak, but high
pitched sound which we thought to be coming from our own equipment,"
explained Dr. Azzacov. "But after some adjustments we comprehended that
indeed the sound came from the earth’s interior. We could hardly believe our
own ears. We heard a human voice, screaming in pain. Even though one voice was
discernible, we could hear thousands, perhaps millions, in the background, of
suffering souls screaming. After this ghastly discovery, about half of the
scientists quit because of fear. Hopefully, that which is down there will stay
there," Dr. Azzacov added.