Kashkulak Cave is called the darkest place in Siberia. The researchers decided to find out the reasons and went inside

Local residents call the Kashkulakov cave the darkest place in all of Siberia and try to bypass this area. There are many legends around the cave, but search engines decided to find out the true origins of the myths and went to explore the cave. The descent and all subsequent events they filmed.


Kashkulakov karst cave is located in the northern foothills of Kuznetsk Alatau. Its coordinates are well known, the entrance is visible from afar – the descent of the failure turns black in the middle of the rock. The Khakas had known about the existence of the cave for hundreds of years, but geologists did not officially discover it until 1959. According to surviving data, the Soviet expedition could not spend more than half a -hour inside.

New attempts to explore the cave were made in the 70s, then the territory was marked as a tourist site. However, the influx of those who wished to see the hidden caves with their own eyes did not occur.

Myths about the Kashkulak Cave have attracted modern scholars. Members of the group repeatedly heard the story of some shamans who allegedly used the caves for religious purposes.

Most of the expedition considered the story nothing more than legend. But already at the entrance it turned out that the cave floor was really covered with animal remains. In the first room, all the walls were covered with petrified soot, traces of ancient fires remained nearby.

The Kashkulak cave was indeed used by shamans as a place of worship. Moreover, the first cultists came here two thousand years ago, as experienced historians no doubt know.

The group that decided to explore the cave on their own was not very professional. Hence the surprise, especially noticeable in the dynamics:

Now the cave is fully accessible to the public. However, it’s still not worth going underground unescorted.

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