200,000-Year-Old Soil Found at Mysterious Crater, A ‘Gate to the Subterranean World’

Locals have heard ‘booms from the underworld’ in a giant ravine but now scientists say it holds secrets of the planet’s past.

Many Yakutian people are said to be scared to approach the Batagaika Crater – also known as the Batagaika Megaslump: believing in the upper, middle and under worlds, they see this as a doorway to the last of these.