Thursday, April 26, 2012

A-Z Blog Challenge "W" is for "The Well to Hell"

Day twenty two and the letter "W" for the A-Z Blog Challenge. If this is your first time here, my A-Z challenge is based on Urban Legends, and follows the life of a small town Nevada reporter, Adele.
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Adele's story continues....

Current legend has it that back in 18887, when this was a booming gold mine community, the miners had drilled a shaft that was nine miles deep before breaking through to a cave. Intrigued and puzzled but this completly unexpected development, they lowered a brave man (others say it was a kid who was among the youngest of the miners, others say he simply lost a bet). As they leaned over the cave to hear what was going on, they could reportedly hear screams of torments souls and the whispers of the damed, that got louder the longer they stayed there.
The rope the man had been lowered down with tugged once, sharply, followed by horrific screams, then the sounds of bone crunching and bloos rushing. Needless to say, the young man was never heard from or seen again, and his death is listed as an accident. The mine has long since been adandoned, but tourists have reported strange sights and sounds when exploring the area around the old mine. In an effort to boost tourism here, a mayor during the 70's actually posted a sign above one of the abandoned shafts that said "The Well to Hell"--which is still partly there.

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