Here’s How This Enormous Hole In Russia Became The Centre Of Some Mysterious Conspiracies

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In the remote Siberian town of Mirny, there lies a gaping crater in the Earth’s crust. The hole drops to an astonishing 1,722 feet below ground, in fact, making it one of the largest made-made cavities on the planet. But ever since the Mir diamond mine was excavated back in the 1950s, strange rumors have swirled. And at least one of the conspiracy theories surrounding the site is rather disturbing…

Our planet is full of all kinds of curiosities, and the huge holes that dot the Earth are certainly among them. Indeed, there’s something fascinating about large chasms – whether they have been dug by humans or simply occur naturally – not least because they often provide us with windows into subterranean worlds. Many of these pits are beautiful to look at, too.

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