Scientist who dug into hell in Siberia and recorded the cries of the damned souls




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Kola superdeep borehole, 2007, where the cries of the damned souls in hell are said to have been recorded.



Is this possible biblically?



Yes it is possible. The bible says in the book of Amos 9:2


“Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, whence I bring them down.” – KJV


So it is possible to dig into hell according to the above verse




Dr. Azzacove’s report to a Finnish newspaper



It is said that a man reported to a Finnish newspaper, ammenusastia, that they had dug into hell and recorded the cries of damned souls. The man who reported to the newspaper, Dr. Azzacove, was one of the scientists who were drilling the Kola superdeep borehole in Siberia, Russia at the time the cries were recorded by use of a special microphone designed to detect tectonic plate movements. The microphone was lowered down through the shaft of the drilling equipment.



The article



The story went as follows


The following article appeared in the well respected Finland newspaper, Ammenusastia



“As a communist I don’t believe in heaven or the Bible but as a scientist I now believe in hell,” said Dr. Azzacove. “Needless to say we were shocked to make such a discovery. But we know what we saw and we know what we heard. And we are absolutely convinced that we drilled through the gates of hell!

Dr. Azzacove continued, “. . . the drill suddenly began to rotate wildly, indicating that we had reached a large empty pocket or cavern. Temperature sensors showed a dramatic increase in heat to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.”

“We lowered a microphone, designed to detect the sounds of plate movements down the shaft. But instead of plate movements we heard a human voice screaming in pain! At first we thought the sound was coming from our own equipment.”

“But when we made adjustments our worst suspicions were confirmed. The screams weren’t those of a single human, they were the screams of millions of humans!

(, hell place)

Click here to listen to the sounds mp3 format

(Source: “sounds of hell”,


A search in the internet reveals very little about Dr. Azzacove. In the internet you find many people refuting this story and others especially those who believe in the bible supporting it. It is not easy to verify the story except if we can trace Dr. Azzacove or at least some of the scientists who were at the site at the time the event is said to have occurred. Anyone who has not done this should not try to convince us that the story is a mere hoax.


That is why I will also not confirm to you that the story is true or not because I have not met any of these scientists. The verdict is yours.



The sound clip investigated scientifically



A team of investigators from Singapore, known as Singapore paranormal investigators went a step further by investigating whether indeed the cries from the recordings were authentic or faked. They analyzed the sound clip scientifically and concluded that the sounds could be authentic but also could be fake and that it was not possible to conclude that the sounds were from hell or not though it could possibly be. This implies that they did not dismiss the sound clip as fake. If they could have done that, the story could have ended there.


In order to test whether the hell sound clip is authentic or fake the, Kenny, the SPI agent who carried out the experiment, put the sound clips under test by using a sound frequency analysis software program called AnalFreq Spectrum Analyzer Ver.1.8 by

Loyola University, Chicago.


The conclusion made from the experiment is quoted below:

“Our conclusion is, either it is true that the voices are from hell but the souls were shouting constantly at about the same tones, same volume and at about the same intervals, or somebody just mixed several voices to achieve this effect.  If the answer were the latter, then he succeeded very well in blending many screams together.  But the frequencies are too regular and the tones are too rigid.

So what do you believe, it truly came from hell or somebody is playing a hoax?
We like to hear your opinion.”

(Singapore paranormal investigators, “investigations into sounds of hell”)



Finnish newspaper non-existent!



Searching the internet for the Finnish newspaper called ammenusastia yields no meaningful results except the ones related to recording of sounds from hell. The Wikipedia does not list ammenusastia as one of the newspapers in Finland. This renders a big blow to the credibility of the story. But does this mean that the story is false?


Non-existence of a newspaper called ammenusastia cannot lead us to conclude that the sounds were not actually recorded. According to some websites the original story did not appear first in this newspaper. The fact that it cannot be found on the internet is not a proof that it was not in existence around 1989 when the story started circulating.


Consider the following story. Though the author calls the recording of the sounds a hoax, it can give you an idea of how the story spread:


“though it is impossible to pinpoint when the news story about a well in Russia transformed into a story about scientists breaking into hell or who was responsible for that transformation, we do know that in 1989, the trinity broadcasting network(TBN) aired a “scientists discover hell” story and placed the event as happening in the Kola Peninsula. A Norwegian school teacher visiting California heard that broadcast and took the story back to Norway with him. He then mailed it to a Christian magazine in Finland. In the form of letter from a reader, it reached a Finnish missionaries newsletter. From there it returned to the united states reaching both the TBN people (once again) and other evangelists who then claimed they had gotten it from a respected Finnish scientific journal.”

                                ( , religion section)




Apparition seen after recording of the sounds!



The Norwegian teacher is said to have added some “salt” to the story but this really does not matter very much to us because it is well documented that he did it deliberately and maliciously. He added that an apparition was seen in Russia after the sounds of hell were recorded. It is said that he did this deliberately. This could have created more confusion and could have made the story look more incredible. The Wikipedia reports about the teacher as follows

Åge Rendalen, a Norwegian teacher, disgusted with what he perceived to be mass gullibility, decided to augment the tale at TBN’s expense.[2] Having heard the original story on TBN during a visit to the US, he wrote to the network, originally claiming that he disbelieved the tale but, upon his return to Norway, supposedly read a “factual account” of the story.[1] According to Rendalen, the “story” claimed not only that the cursed well was real, but that a bat-like apparition had risen out of it before blazing a trail across the Russian sky.

Rendalen deliberately mistranslated a trivial Norwegian article about a local building inspector and submitted both the original story and the “translation” to TBN, along with a letter which included his real name, phone number, and address, as well as those of a pastor friend who knew about the hoax and had agreed to expose it to anyone who called seeking verification.

However, TBN did not verify Rendalen’s claims and aired the story as “proof” of the validity of the original story.” – (, “well to hell hoax”)


The 20000F (10930C) temperature


This temperature, as indicated in the article that appeared in the newspaper on sounds of hell, differs from what the scientists who dug the Kola Superdeep borehole, are said to have recorded. According to Wikipedia, the temperatures reached 3560F and this was too high for the equipment to continue working economically.

Do we reject the story because of this difference? I do not think so. It may be true that in the process of circulating the story, it got distorted in one way or another. A good example is when the Norwegian teacher described above added that an apparition was seen in Russia after the recording of the sounds.

In my own view, even if this part of the story on temperature is wrong, it does not provide enough ground for the dismissal of the story as a whole.

Moreover, what actually the scientists reported is that the temperatures became higher than expected at that depth of the earth. They also made a discovery of other anomalies like mud boiling with hydrogen. The high temperature made them abandon digging the borehole because it could have made drilling prohibitively expensive. Temperatures in hell are very high and some of those who have gone to hell and back have reported seeing souls immersed in boiling mud. It seems the scientists literally drilled to hell!

However, note that the centre of the earth is much hotter than 20000F.

Sally Riordan writes:

It is approximately 4000°C at the centre of the Earth. To put this in context:

  • The centre of the Sun is approximately 15 million°C
  • The surface of the Sun is 5500°C
  • Iron melts at 1535°C (when at atmospheric pressure)
  • Water boils at 100°C (when at atmospheric pressure)
  • Human skin is comfortable with temperatures up to about 60°C
  • The highest temperature recorded on the Earth’s surface is 58°C (Libya 1922)

It is not possible to directly measure the temperature at the centre of the Earth and four thousand degrees is nothing more than our most well-established piece of guesswork to date. Most modern calculations rely on the fact that we believe the inner core to be made up of iron and nickel that is just about at melting point. It is under a lot of pressure, which prevents it from melting, even at such high temperatures. There is also a lot of evidence regarding how the outer core of the Earth convects and that helps to establish the temperature. However, recently British scientists have suggested that the temperature of the Earth’s core may in fact be as high as the surface of the Sun, so the question is still open.

(Riordan Sally, , ask our experts section)





The centre of the earth is estimated to be about 40000c hot. The distance to the centre of the earth is estimated to be 6,378km. Molten rock (magma) is said to be found 3000km from the surface of the earth. However, scientists drilling the Kola Superdeep borehole, the world’s deepest, found boiling mud at just 12.62km down the surface of the earth, an anomaly that scientists have not been able to explain. Hell could be located not very far from the earth’s surface.

The following article from Wikipedia describes what Kola super deep borehole is. One of the remarkable things you read here is that the scientists did in fact discover strange things below the surface of the earth one of them being as stated in the article in the words quoted below

“Another unexpected discovery was the large quantity of hydrogen gas, with the mud flowing out of the hole described as “boiling” with hydrogen”.

In other words they discovered boiling mud, as described by some of those who went to hell and back. It was much unexpected of them to discover a thing of this nature at such depths of the earth. Note that probably it is at this stage that they stopped drilling which also seems to be the stage described by Dr. Azzacove where they recorded the cries of the damned souls.

At the end of this article the writer says that there has been a “well to hell hoax” but does not tell us why he considers it to be a hoax.

Again the verdict is yours as to the validity of the recording of cries of the damned souls in Kola super deep borehole.

Now read about the Kola Super deep Borehole


Kola Super deep Borehole



photosource:(Wikipedia, Kola Superdeep borehole)


Kola Super deep Borehole, 2007

The Kola Superdeep Borehole (Russian: Кольская сверхглубокая скважина) is the result of a scientific drilling project of the former USSR. The project attempted to drill as deep as possible into the Earth’s crust. Drilling began on 24 May 1970 on the Kola Peninsula, using the Uralmash-4E, and later the Uralmash-15000 series drilling rig. A number of boreholes were drilled by branching from a central hole. The deepest, SG-3, reached 12,262 metres (40,230 ft) in 1989, and is the deepest hole ever drilled, and the deepest artificial point on the earth.[1]


Deepest borehole record

The deep core-drilled Kola borehole cannot be directly compared with any other borehole in the world [clarification needed]. The longest borehole record was established in May 2008 by the extended-reach drilling (ERD) well BD-04A drilled by Transocean for Maersk oil in the Al Shaheen oil field in Qatar. This ERD well was drilled to a record measured length of 12,289 metres (40,320 ft) including a record horizontal reach of 10,902 metres (35,770 ft) in only 36 days.[2]


The initial target depth was set at 15,000 m (49,000 ft). On 6 June 1979, the world depth record held by the Bertha Rogers hole in Washita County, Oklahoma at 9,583 m (31,440 ft)[3] was broken. In 1983, the drill passed 12,000 m (39,000 ft), and drilling was stopped for about a year to celebrate the event.[4] This idle period may have contributed to a break-down on 27 September 1984: after drilling to 12,066 m (39,587 ft), a 5,000 m (16,000 ft) section of the drill string twisted off and was left in the hole. Drilling was later restarted from 7,000 m (23,000 ft).[4] The hole reached 12,262 m (40,230 ft) in 1989. In that year the hole depth was expected to reach 13,500 m (44,300 ft) by the end of 1990 and 15,000 m (49,000 ft) by 1993.[5][6] (The longest hole ever drilled is the 12,290 m (40,320 ft) Maersk Oil BD-04A well at Al-Shaheen field in Qatar, but the Maersk hole was primarily horizontal.[7]) However, due to higher than expected temperatures at this depth and location, 180 °C (356 °F) instead of expected 100 °C (212 °F), drilling deeper was deemed unfeasible and the drilling was stopped in 1992.[4] With the expected further increase in temperature with increasing depth, drilling to 15,000 m (49,000 ft) would have meant working at a projected 300 °C (570 °F), at which the drill bit would no longer work.


The Kola borehole penetrated about a third of the way through the Baltic continental crust, presumed to be around 35 kilometres (22 mi) deep, reaching rocks of Archaean age (greater than 2.5 billion years old) at the bottom.[8] The project has been a site of extensive geophysical studies. The stated areas of study were the deep structure of the Baltic Shield; seismic discontinuities and the thermal regime in the Earth’s crust; the physical and chemical composition of the deep crust and the transition from upper to lower crust; lithospheric geophysics; and to create and develop technologies for deep geophysical study.

To scientists, one of the more fascinating findings to emerge from this well is that the change in seismic velocities was not found at a boundary marking Harold Jeffreys‘s hypothetical transition from granite to basalt; it was at the bottom of a layer of metamorphic rock that extended from about 5 to 10 kilometers beneath the surface. The rock there had been thoroughly fractured and was saturated with water, which was surprising. This water, unlike surface water, must have come from deep-crust minerals and had been unable to reach the surface because of a layer of impermeable rock.[9]

Another unexpected discovery was the large quantity of hydrogen gas, with the mud flowing out of the hole described as “boiling” with hydrogen.[10](bolded and italicized for emphasis)

Current status

The site is currently controlled by the State Scientific Enterprise on Superdeep Drilling and Complex Investigations in the Earth’s Interior (GNPP Nedra) as the Deep Geolaboratory. As of 2003[update], the deepest active bore, SG-5, is 8,578 m (28,143 ft) and with a 214 mm (8.4 in) diameter.

The project was closed down in late 2005 due to lack of funding. All the drilling and research equipment was scrapped and site abandoned since 2008[11].

Similar projects

The United States had embarked on a similar project in 1957, dubbed Project Mohole, which was intended to penetrate the shallow crust under the Pacific Ocean off Mexico. However, after some initial drilling, the project was abandoned in 1966 due to lack of funding. This failure inspired great successes of the Deep Sea Drilling Project, Ocean Drilling Program, and the present Integrated Ocean Drilling Program.

Well to Hell

This hoax states that a borehole in Siberia drilled into Hell and the voices of the Damned could be heard. The hoax has been circulating through the internet since at least 1997. It became well known after the Trinity Broadcasting Network played the voices on the radio. Trinity Broadcasting Network picked up the story from a Finnish news paper.

(Wikipedia, Kola Super deep borehole)





It is important to note that if hell is indeed located in the centre of the earth according to what people who have gone there and come back say and according to what the bible indicates, then it is possible to dig into it.


The bible at least has one verse that seems to support the possibility of digging into hell. According to the following verse, for hell you dig and for heaven you climb. That confirms that hell is inside the earth for we normally dig towards the centre of the earth.



Amos 9:2


“Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, whence I bring them down.” – KJV



However, as I had said before, we cannot confirm or deny that the cries of the damned souls were recorded by the scientists but know that it is possible to dig into hell. Hell exists and it is real. It is a place of eternal torment for those who refuse to accept Jesus Christ as their savior. It is only through accepting Jesus as our Saviour that we can avoid going to hell.



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