Reader Question: Is it possible to drill to hell?

Moment the hole to Hell was opened by drilling

Kawar writes:

Hi i want to know if it is possible to dig into hell by drilling. i read that sum scientists diged into hell by drillling into hollow earth, at about 14 kilometers or so deeper then kola one. reveal to me the truth god bless you and much love


There is no scientific evidence for the existence of hell as a physical place. Even if we interpret “hell” as a metaphorical term for the Earth’s core, the answer is still no.

The deepest human-made hole on Earth is the Kola Superdeep Borehole in Russia, which extends down to 7.6 miles (12.2 kilometers) – a mere scratch on the surface compared to the Earth’s radius of 3,959 miles (6,371 kilometers). Moreover, the heat and pressure at the Earth’s core would make drilling there impossible with current technology.

“The deepest reached 12,262 metres (40,230 ft; 7.619 mi) in 1989, the deepest human-made hole on Earth, and remains so as of 2023.” – Wikipedia

The deeper answer is this:

We humans live in two worlds at once, the real physical world of atoms and forces, and also the world of our mental maps of that real world, which thankfully include our imagination. Imagination is an overlay, an addition on our mental maps of the real world. It evolved to let us predict the future and survive better.

Unfortunately, most humans do not know about this feature of consciousness which all humans have, and therefore, most people wrongly believe everything they and other humans experience is real. Therefore, there is much confusion throughout our history. When stories are passed from one person to another, some partly imaginary interpretations of real things have been passed on from one human to the next as if they were real. Over time science, hypotheses, experimentation and validation by multiple observers, has sorted out many examples of human confusion.

Don’t be fooled, just because we can know some things are purely imagination does not mean that we can easily separate imagination from the physical world in all cases. There are different types of imagination, and while most people can easily identify some things as not real, there are layers to our imaginations and some things are busy completely fooling us, even right now!

Our brains are filling in the visual area of our eye’s blind spots, as one example. Object permanence is another. You have a mental model that believes other rooms you were previously in, which you can now no longer see, are still there. They may not be, physically, if the earth quietly swallowed them up. That probably did not happen, but remember that our brains are constantly updating our mental maps to match reality and they are pretty good at this, but not perfect!

Therefore, yes, I will say that you could drill to the imaginary location of hell in your imagination, and if you choose to do that, it will be a real experience mentally, but not a real physical experience.

My imagination can do this as well. I will do it now.


When I close my eyes, I can see these scientists you mention and their drilling machine, a most powerful mechanical beast! When these scientists accidentally drilled to Hell deep under the ground in Iraq, they opened a horrible chasm with the worst smells you have ever imagined.

I’ve included a picture of it above in this article. (Note: This image looks real, but it is not real, it is the visual imagination of a human-made artificial intelligence, a computer program which can make pictures of just about anything, although not always very well.)

Continuing, my vision…

Surface entrance in Iraq to the hole to Hell

From the depths of this foul pit of Hell opened by the drilling machine, the scientists in their protective orange suits could hear emitted the endless wails and lamentations of tormented souls of former people who clearly wished for eternity that they had done the right thing when they had the chance.

The scientists freaked out! They were very worried about demons escaping and following them, so they quickly sealed up the hole forever using a powerful nuclear waste sealant which lasts 50,000 years.

Sealing up the hole to Hell for 50,000 years

Therefore, this journey I just took in my mind is proof that you should do the right thing, while you still have the chance, in life!

Do not make the mistake of thinking Hell is nothing at all. The shared cultural experience people have of Hell has a long life and history of its own among humans. It can be quite a powerful force.

The best advice is to care about others, to be good, to do good, to live right, and to then feel good about yourself, no matter what your religion or lack there of may be.

Good luck to you,




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Xeno June 20, 2008 at 4:27 pm

The truth can be unpopular. Personal attack from Mt Laurel, NJ removed. If you have some evidence that I’m wrong,, lay it out. I’m listening.

DEE DEE June 28, 2008 at 12:57 am

Wow your are in deep buddy,God love your heart, you are so blind but i guess you will see one of these days! I only hope its not to late.

Xeno June 28, 2008 at 1:07 am

Dee Dee, I would have to say that the evidence leads me to believe that without a functioning nervous system, I will see nothing at all… one of these days. Just being honest. But thanks for the love and concern. Best wishes.

Bernard November 17, 2008 at 8:35 am

Nothing is impossible. Where there is a will, there is a way. No one believed we would be able to land on the moon once, and we did. So drilling into hell is not far-fetched.

Whether the scientist story is true or not, judge for yourselves…”As a communist I don‚Äôt believe in heaven or the Bible but as a scientist I now believe in hell,” said Dr. Azzacove, manager of the project in remote Siberia. That statement alone, combined with other supporting facts, is enough for me to conclude that the incident was real.


If any one questions the existence & whereabouts of hell, I’d say turn to the Bible and compare this incident’s report to Genesis 37:35, Psalm 86:13, Amos 9:2, Job 17:16, and Revelation 9:1. There, you will see that the reports match, that hell is indeed under the earth’s crust.


Jesus said: “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.” -John 14:1

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” -John 3:16


Xeno November 17, 2008 at 10:52 am

Bernard, optimism is a positive trait, but it can make people gullible.

In fact, the statement you believe by Dr. Azzacove was never made by him. A Norwegian schoolteacher named Rendalen visiting California who was disgusted with people’s gullibility after hearing the “Well to Hell” story on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) purposely mistranslated an article about a building inspector and made up those words from Dr. Azzacove which you claim as proof of Hell. Rendalen offered his real contact information, and he would have told them it was a hoax if they bothered to check the facts, but they didn’t. In their optimism at finding proof of their already held beliefs, they just accepted it blindly. Not only that, they exaggerated that the report had come from a scholarly Norwegian journal.

(wiki, museum of hoaxes, snopes).

You’ve been tricked about both Azzacove and Hell in the same way; by trusting something as fact which was actually a bad translation, an embellishment with the author’s beliefs thrown in, of an earlier story.

In the case of Hell, one of the three different writings which came together around 440 BC to form the Genesis story, is probably derived from the Tale of Gilgamesh, about the adventures of the historical King of Uruk (now Iraq)–(somewhere between 2750 and 2500 BCE). The Gilgamesh story includes the flood, building an ark, the dove, creating a person from a rib, a serpent, the underworld, and many other elements you will recognize of Genesis. But it is written thousands of years earlier, it includes the belief in many gods, not just one.

Even the Jewish people had many gods at one time. “on the basis of the Elephantine papyri, it would seem that the Jewish temple remained largely polytheistic as late as 409 BCE during the reign of Darius II.”

Hell in the original form just meant “a grave.” No torment, no punishment, no devil!, just dust.

In Mesopotamian traditions, hell is described as a distant land of no return, a house of dust where the dead dwell without distinction of rank or merit, and a sealed fortress, typically of seven gates, barred against invasion or escape.

In a cycle of Sumerian and Akkadian poems, the god-king Gilgamesh, despairing over the death of his companion Enkidu, travels to the world’s end, crosses the ocean of death, and endures great trials only to learn that mortality is an incurable condition. Hell, according to the Gilgamesh epic, is a house of darkness where the dead “drink dirt and eat stone.” Рbritannica

The eternal torture and the devil were embellishments added later.

laerton February 15, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Did really Azzacov get to gates of hell ?

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