Omani adventurers explore the "bottom of Hell"... and this is what they found in Barhout's well, which is "inhabited by jinn"!
An Omani scientific team managed to reach the bottom of the Barhout well in Yemen, which is surrounded by legends circulated by people about it being inhabited by jinn, in what is believed to be the first successful attempt to explore the secrets of the mysterious hole, and found snakes and dead animals in the sediments.
About 1,300 km east of the capital, Sanaa, near the border with the Sultanate of Oman, Barhout Well is located in the desert of Al-Mahra Governorate. Its giant pit is 112 meters deep and 30 meters wide.
Mystery surrounds this well, located in the desert of Al-Mahra Governorate, eastern Yemen, as Yemenis have long circulated a legend that the well is a prison for the jinn, and the residents also call it “the bottom of Hell,” and it emits foul odors.
The Omani cave exploration team found dead animals, snakes and "cave pearls" at the bottom of the well, but it did not find any evidence of something supernatural.
Professor Mohammed Al Kindi, a geologist at the German University of Technology in Oman, joined the team in exploring the well.
"There were snakes, but they only bother you if you disturb them," Al-Kindi told AFP.
Eight members of the team descended vertically into the well using ropes, while two of their colleagues remained outside the hole.
Al-Kindi confirmed, "We were motivated by passion to do this, and we felt that this would reveal a new marvel and part of Yemeni history."
"We collected samples of water, rocks and soil, in addition to dead animals, but we must analyze them," the Omani professor said.
He continued, "There were dead birds, which led to an unpleasant smell, but it was not a strong smell," noting that the results of the report will be published "soon" when the samples from the water are analyzed.
Yemeni local officials confirmed to "Agence France Presse" last June that they did not know what was at the bottom of the well.
At the time, the director of the Geological Survey and Mineral Resources Authority, Salah Babhair, confirmed to Agence France-Presse: “We visited the site and reached a depth of more than 50-60 meters from the well.
And we noticed inside it strange things and smells that we did not know what it was,” describing the situation there as “strange.”
The majority of the population fears approaching the well because of the legends surrounding it.
Over the centuries, many stories have been transmitted indicating the presence of jinn in them, and it was believed that they pose a danger on earth, and may swallow everything that comes close to them.
Many people even avoid talking about this mysterious crater for fear of harming them.
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