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The old Soviet Union was devoted to science and research, for through them the regime hoped to find proofs for its militant anti-religious ideology. However, again and again, instead of confirming the old-fashioned atheism of the nineteenth century, its scientists and researchers came to the faith because of their twentieth-century research, proving what we have always believed, that (true) science merely confirms (true) faith.

Thus, for example, some thirty years ago, when nobody talked of climate change, Soviet researchers discovered that with the passing of the years there is less and less oxygen in the atmosphere, far less than 100 years ago. In the 1980s one distinguished researcher suggested that, if there were no change in our polluting habits, by 2020 humanity would die of asphyxiation. Thus, instead of today’s average level of 20% of oxygen in the atmosphere, in some very polluted cities, levels are now as low as 12%, causing asphyxiation among children and the elderly through asthma and other respiratory diseases. When the oxygen level reaches about 8%, human life is no longer possible.

Another Soviet scientist who investigated sub-atomic particles came to the following realization: all matter, it appeared to him, is made of positively-charged and negatively-charged particles, for example protons and neutrons. Understanding that +1 + -1 = 0, he came to the conclusion that the Biblical description of the creation of the universe ‘from nothing’ must therefore be true.

Yet another story concerns tests for electromagnetism carried out on a reservoir of water, both before and after the water had been blessed by a priest. The result showed a far higher level of electromagnetism after the blessing of the waters. The test, which had been conducted in an attempt to show that the blessing of the waters had no effect, had exactly the opposite result and at least one scientist involved asked to be baptized as a result.

The following story, which we have just translated from a Russian newspaper, of how, it seems, Soviet scientists, drilled down to hell, can be taken at face value, or denied. However, we invite our readers to investigate and reflect on it, looking further at the website linked to it. At the very least, any conscientious scientist would have to include that there is here a mystery that merits further research. In any case, symbolically, it would be no surprise to learn that the greatest ‘achievement’ of Soviet atheism was the discovery of hell.

Scientists make sensational discoveries at the super-deep bore-hole in Kola

In 2006 the Kola bore-hole project at the Zapolyarny Station near Murmansk in the Arctic celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary. Although a depth of 12 kilometres had been reached in 1983, it took ten years to drill another 262 metres, until in 1995 the project was frozen. Scientists had already discovered dozens of fossilized micro-organisms at a great depth, then at a depth of four kilometres, they realized that all the textbook predictions were wrong. There was no basalt, but a great deal of granite and everything was far hotter than predicted. At a depth of ten kilometres, scientists discovered fantastic deposits of gold and diamonds. The temperature at a depth of twelve kilometres was far hotter than predicted, 220 degrees Celsius, and there was a great amount of radiation, which destroyed dozens of titanium drills. Today just five scientists live at the research station in Kola, the deepest hole in the planet, examining the substances that they have brought up from the depths of the earth.

Virtually all projects around the world to drill into the earth stopped after reaching a depth of three kilometres. Some 600 attempts were made by the Americans, the Germans and the Japanese, but as soon as they had reached ‘the cursed depth’, strange things began to happen. Sometimes the drills mysteriously burned up, sometimes they were pulled down by invisible forces and disappeared. Worldwide, only five holes were drilled deeper than three kilometres, four of these were Soviet. Of the holes, all bored in areas of oil and gas deposits, only the Kola hole went deeper than seven kilometres. At that depth it took seventy hours to bring up samples of material from the earth. Data about the temperature, radiation and noise took one minute to reach the surface.

On top of this, many strange incidents occurred as soon as the Kola super-deep bore hole had reached a depth of ten kilometres. On two occasions the drill tips melted, despite the fact that the temperature at which titanium tips should melt is approximately that of the surface of the Sun. Several times the drill seemed to be dragged down and broken off, the drill tips never being found. And these were only some of the inexplicable incidents. Notably, in 1994, when they were about to cover the bore-hole which had reached a depth of thirteen kilometres, a strange noise emerged from the depths of the planet. Those who heard it unanimously asserted that the noise could only be that of ‘the cries of sinners in the pit of hell’. Then a huge and inexplicable explosion was heard and a story spread about a demon who had appeared from the depths of the Earth.

The project was frozen in 1995 when drillers refused to work any longer, because ‘demons were crawling up out of the earth’. Terrified drillers say that the sounds coming up to the surface from that depth resembled screaming and screeching. In the spring of this year, scientists from the Institute of Geophysics went to Kola and made another astonishing discovery: at a depth of three kilometres the sounds of human activity could be heard below. Sounds from the surface are so loud that they drown out the geoacoustic noise at that depth. In other words, those who live in hell know exactly what is going on among humans on the surface of the planet.

Translated by Fr Andrew

Abridged from They have dug down to the devils in the secular weekly Argumenty Nedeli (circulation 570,000), No 34 (60) 26 July – 1 August 2007.

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