Oct 202017
 

Archaeologists find gates of Hell in Saudi Arabia

Lovecraft warned us. But did we listen? Noooooo.

Using satellite imagery, archaeologists have claimed to have found hundreds of artificial structures in the Middle Of Nowhere, Arabia, that they estimate are about 9,000 years old. The structures are in ancient lava domes, vary in size up to 1,700 feet in length, are assembled crudely from rocks, and in some cases were covered over by lava flows meaning that whoever built these things built them on *active* lava domes.

Looking at the site on Google Maps, there are a lot of roads and whatnot in the area, so the locals must’ve known about this place all along.

 

 Posted by at 12:43 pm
  • Kopis

    Good to see you’ve replaced the “Ghost Gun” video and corrected it with a more appropriate map. I imagine it’s the first mistake you’ve ever made in your life. 🙂

    I’ve yet to make a error myself… 😉 🙂

    • Scottlowther

      Ummm… not sure what’s you’re referring to here. The “ghost gun” video was in a post a few days ago.

      • Kopis

        The “Ghost Gun” video *first* appeared on this post instead of guulag maps satellite view. Several hours later, it changed. Since you weren’t aware of it, there could have been a glitch on wordpress’ end, or ___ ?

        No screen shots were taken on this end. It was just a simple and rare goof, requiring no proof of having happened. Twilight Zone??…

        • Paul451

          I’ve noticed that sometimes on the main page, the videos and other embeds will “stick” to their position on the page, not to their stories. Ie, the first video from a few days ago will still be attached to the first story, not to the story it was originally attached to. It’s nothing to do with Scott or WordPress, it’s a glitch with the browser cache and how it identifies an embed. Open the article-proper, and the correct embed is displayed. Likewise, every so often, the main-page resets to a new order and then gets “stuck” on that.

          • Scottlowther

            > it’s a glitch with the browser cache and how it identifies an embed.

            I’m willing to believe just about any weird thing about glitches on the blog. But I’ve not seen this one in action before.

  • Herp McDerp

    If you go through the gates and follow the tunnels, they eventually will lead you to Antarctica. Be sure to take along some fish for the giant albino penguins.

    • Thucydides_of_Athens

      Don’t wake the dreaming librarian, I understand he become very cranky if that happens. And the overdue charges are astronomical…….

  • John Nowak

    >Looking at the site on Google Maps, there are a lot of roads and whatnot in the area, so the locals must’ve known about this place all along.

    That’s how Machu Picchu was discovered. He asked the boys about the ruins they played in.

  • Ah, just like van Dannikan’s “Feedlots Of The Gods” tried to warn us! 😉

  • Paul451

    so the locals must’ve known about this place all along.

    As surface level, a lot of these obvious-from-the-air/space structures are virtually invisible. Just a random ditch or discolouration in the ground, meaningless against every other feature until you pull back far enough to see the long lines connecting. And even the parts that are visible are just yet-another-foundation-block/partial-wall like every other who-cares ruin site in the region. A century old or ten millennia? Hey, I just get paid to dig a road, buddy.

  • allen

    I’ll bet the saudis never allow an archeologist within a thousand miles of the place. it obviously predates mohammed, so to them it’s not only worthless, but forbidden.