Thor’s Well does not drain into hell, but it certainly looks like it could
Thor's Well, a large hole located on the USA's Oregon coast near Cape Perpetua, does not, as rumoured, drain into hell, but it certainly looks like it does.
In reality, sink hole-like formation is an opening into a cave worn into the basalt rock and is about 20 feet (6 metres) deep. Depending on the tide, it can be empty or completely submerged the Pacific Ocean. Then, slightly before and after high tide and depending on the swell, it can put on a spectacular show as waves shoot out of the chasm and then drain back inside.
The cave also has another entrance, at the bottom of the hole, which leads toward the ocean.
Thor's Well isn't the only thunderous natural feature in the region. The hole sits in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area in Oregon's Siuslaw National Forest. Nearby, Spouting Horn, can funnel waves into a narrow rock fracture, spraying water high into the air, while the Devil's Churn, is another spot nearby where waves rocket high into the air.