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Deadly Horizon

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Puzzle ID:#27378
Fun:*** (2.96)
Difficulty:** (1.66)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:bookworm91*******
Corrected By:BobbyKat

 

 

 



I hover out there in darkness unseen.
I will shred things to pieces 'till they're just smithereens.
I might serve as a gateway to places unspoken,
Yet I'm sealed off to man, forever unbroken.
I twist and distort, only darkness escapes,
I destroy all I find
Whatever I take.



Answer

A black hole.
Scientists theorize that black holes and wormholes might lead to other dimensions or different parts of the universe and so on. Thus a "gateway to places unspoken."
Man cannot (as yet) enter a black hole. The end is self-explanatory.
As for the hint, black holes have an event horizon, and if something is to pass it, there is no way of escaping. (At least none that we know of.)

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