Turkey, a modern city, is home to a small, ruined town that goes by the name of Hierapolis. The town was known for its eerie and otherworldly rituals. This place has been an intriguing place for the adventure-junkies who have a thirst for mystery. It has been so, especially, since the old temple which many have tagged as the “Gate of Hell”. The mystery revolves around the fact that whoever goes into the temple or those who go around never return. Moreover, people have confirmed that even if a person comes in contact with the temple, the will perish.
This mystery began around two thousand years ago when tourists came to the Greco-Roman temple in Hierapolis. The cave was deemed to be the “Gate of Hell”. The cave has been given the name “Plutonium” after the name of Pluto, the god of the underworld. It was said that he is the one killing every living being coming remotely close to the temple. Animals, birds, bulls, and human beings, all were told to have died due to his “breath of death”.
The locals were living under this notion until scientists came up with an explanation influencing these occurrences of mystery. The idea that it is a deed done by Pluto is replaced with a scientific explanation. The mystery of the cave at Hierapolis was caused by the noxious carbon dioxide gas trapped inside the cave. A volcanologist used a portable gas analyzer and found that the carbon dioxide levels at the entrance of the gate were higher than 4-53% percent. This amount is more than enough to kill any living organism and truly making it the “Gate of Hell”.
Therefore, the age-old notions were finally erased with scientific logic. The site was built on a fissure located deep beneath it which emitted carbon dioxide at really high concentration levels. However, people approaching the cave are still dubious about it. Tourists are still wary of it and keep far away from the “Gate of Hell”.