Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Hole To Hell...!

Sometimes the most fascinating things can be found while doing research on the web.

Strange that so many folks have reported places like this, but no proof has ever been found to substantiate it. I personally don't ever want to even get close to one, ya know?

Mysterious Mel And The Hole To Hell
By Debra Kelly on Thursday, January 30, 2014

The tale of a Devil’s Hole, of a gateway into another dimension, a mysterious, bottomless pit that could resurrect the dead . . . it sounds like a tale out of Celtic mythology, right? In 1993, a Washington State man named Mel Waters came forward with tales of a mysterious well on his property. Not surprisingly, he refused to divulge the location, instead limiting himself to telling story after story about the phenomenon surrounding the bottomless well. The story got a boost in popularity when a Native American medicine man claimed to have visited the hole when he was a child.

Supposedly, people keep stumbling across a mysterious, seemingly bottomless well in the wilderness of Manatash Ridge, Washington. Everyone who claims to have seen it also speaks of mysterious and eerie feelings, and of a universal bad vibe around the place. It’s said that no matter what is thrown into the hole, it’s never heard to hit bottom. Said to have been used as a dumping ground by many, it’s also said that if a dead animal is thrown into the well, it will return—alive.

It seems as though it’s a story that’s been passed down from generation to generation, but the story was given a huge boost in popularity in 2008. A Native American medicine man Red Elk claimed to have visited the hole in 1961 . . . but he, of course, can’t remember where it is. He’s pretty sure, though, that it’s actual purpose is to connect us with the quasi-reptilian creatures that live in the center of the Earth.

For a demon hole that is supposed to have such a long history, many of its most detailed stories are surprisingly recent. In 1993, the property that supposedly contains the hole was bought by a man named Mel Waters—giving it the name of Mel’s Hole. Waters says he became obsessed with the hole, whose location he still refuses to divulge. He claims to have used thousands and thousands of feet of marine fishing line to try to determine how deep the hole is, but he could never find the bottom.

He says that the only thing he had been able to determine for sure was that the hole was more than 24 kilometers (14 mi) deep. And that it could resurrect the dead.

One of the stories Waters told was about a hunter who threw the body of his dead hunting dog into the hole. The dog returned, not long after, according to the hunter.

In 1997, Waters went on a national radio show with Art Bell, during which time he discussed many of the stories and his own observances about the hole. There was such an overwhelming response from the public that he returned to the show three days later to answer more questions.

Going public wasn’t without its price, according to Waters. Within months of taking his story to the public eye, Waters says that he was accosted by government agents and presented with offers to buy the land, on the condition that he also leave the country.

Waters says that he accepted, using the money to rescue wombats in Australia. Upon returning to Washington, however, he was presented with divorce papers and a cancer diagnosis. So he decided that there was nothing left for it but to go on a search for other devil’s holes.

And he supposedly found them.

Whether or not the hole really exists . . . skeptics say, obviously not. In fact, local papers have published stories saying that they haven’t even been able to prove the existence of a man named Mel Waters. But what can’t be denied is that the story—and the man—captivated more than 10 million radio listeners and spawned a host of search parties trying to find the mysterious hole. People still go out and search for the hole, suggesting that there are people out there who are still searching for the unknown . . . and know the value of a good story.

Call me crazy, but I have enough problems without going around looking for something like this! I can think of a few folks I could send to explore one of these holes for me! Know what I mean?

Better have our coffee in the kitchen this morning. It's supposed to rain today so why take a chance?

13 comments:

Chickenmom said...

Would be nice if that thar hole was in Washington, D.C.! Coffee in the kitchen sounds great - I'll bring some warm crumb buns for all to enjoy.

Mamahen said...

Just the kind of thing I try hard to stay away from for sure..I'll take rain over snow anyday! A cozy kitchen sounds nice...Would some crumb cake sound good this morning ?

Mamahen said...

Great minds and all that Chickenmom , your post wasn't therebefore I posted lol.

Sissy said...

Ah, remember doubting Thomas?

This I've never heard about but do know of Red Elk.

Interesting information, Hermit. We readers learn a lot from your diligent researching.

Supposed to reach 57F here today. Yay; I'm weary with the cold days and nights. 8F is a bit too chilly for my old bones.

Momlady said...

Heh, I know of some folks I'd like to see in that hole. Unfortunately they'd come back if the story were true. Coffee and company sound good.

Rob said...

"using the money to rescue wombats in Australia."

Ok......

Yes coffee would be good....

JO said...

This story is kind of like the one here about Jacob Waltz's Lost Dutchman Mine. People still hunt for it and then they just disappear

I'll have a refill please.

linda m said...

I know a few people I could send in search of that hole. Great story for this snowy Saturday.

BBC said...

I have better things to look for.

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
That would be a good place for it!

Warm buns sounds good to me!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Hey Mamahen...
Crumb cake is always good!

Thanks for dropping by!



Hey Sissy...
I'm glad I can find interesting stuff to share!

Thanks for the visit today!



Hey Momlady...
I have a list of my own started. Maybe we could cover the hole up when we dropped in our list members?

Thanks for coming by today!



Hey Rob...
I kinda wondered about that myself!

Thanks for dropping in today!



Hey Jo...
Some folks are always getting lost!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming over today!



Hey Linda M...
I think we all know a few like that!

Thanks for stopping in today!



Hey BBC...
Everyone is looking for something!

Thanks for the visit!

mandy_farmer said...

Wow, kinda weird if the guy really did use 14 miles of fishing line and never found the bottom. This may sound stupid, but may be it's a nonfunctioning geyser?

BBC said...

You can't put down 14 miles of fishing line without it breaking from it's own weight.

Dizzy-Dick said...

I have to agree with BBC, that would be almost 74,000 feet!!