This Giant Fire Pit of Hell Has Been Burning for Over 40 Years!

By Richard K. Noots

As if the world is laughing our energy crisis, a giant pit has been burning for over 40 years. What is burning, exactly? Why, natural gas, of course! This fiery pit goes by a few names, all of which are equally menacing. Pits of Hell, Atlas Obscura and The 1,000th Wonder, it never ceases to amaze the tourists and locals who see it.

Seriously though, should we try putting that out? Does it matter? I mean … What do I know? Just seems like a bit of a waste, right?