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A team of British scientists has discovered tunnels that are almost as tall as the Eiffel Tower under an ice shelf in Antarctica. Researchers from a number of UK universities and the British Antarctic Survey - a research centre based on the continent - detected the tunnels when they flew a plane over the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf in West Antarctica. Radar from the plane, as well as satellite photos, revealed that ridges and cavities on the surface of the ice sheet corresponded to tunnels lying at its base.
originally posted by: rickymouse
I think at one time a lot of humans lived underground or in tunnels in the earth. This is where the saying came from as it is above it is below. Now a lot of those people may have died by different means throughout history. There could be some isolated cases of people still living in caves though. We live in big concrete apartment buildings today, not underground. Same thing, the building extends the electromagnetic field above us.
Ice caves caused by times of warmer water running at times through history is probably what they are.
In 1348 the Bubonic plague, otherwise known as “Black Death” would strike through London, and in less than a year Edinburgh would be under its grip. Environments such as those at One Mary King's Close were the ideal breading ground and it swept through the residents as easily as the air they breathed. Given the proximity to Edinburgh Castle and many other great estates the authorities acted quickly, but without mercy. All residents of One Mary King's Close, at this time estimated to be in the hundreds were sealed inside by the city guards. The doors bricked over, and what little windows there were covered with wood and mortar, the plague ridden population of One Mary King's Close were left to die, if not by plague then by starvation.
Despite the city’s best efforts the plague would continue to grow throughout Edinburgh, and the decision was made for the final solution in regards to the numerous plague houses such as One Mary King's Close. From good distance and the roof tops of buildings the City’s guards began the work of demolishing One Mary King's Close from the roof down with its plague ridden residents still inside. It’s said that the panic and screams of the huddled and dying could be heard all the way to the city walls.
Desperate to survive the residents fled to the cellars, where shoulder to shoulder with no room to even breath they were sealed in below the crumbling building above them. Their last days were spent in total darkness with no room to move. Folklore tells that the stronger of the buried took to cannibalism out of desperation, feeding on the living plague victims too weak to defend themselves.
If such evil could end, it should have ended there. The bodies were not removed for another five hundred years, and for those years few residents of Edinburgh knew only myths of the cellars sealed below their city near The Royal Mile. In the last century Edinburgh modernized and the cellars below One Mary King's Close were discovered. The preserved bones and artefacts were exhumed by teams of archaeologists and the location was converted into a museum of sorts. .....