posted on Sep, 26 2003 @ 08:37 PM
In Hopi tradition, the Hopi Indians lived in a great underground complex when the world was flooded. If the Hebrews and Aztec can have an Ark, why
not live underground?
Why would they need a light source? Many creatures today that live within caves don't even rely on sight... bio-waves, sonar... if such a race
developed underneath, they wouldn't need eyes.
As a food source... that would be a hard one... they very well couldn't be burrowing to the surface like moles and eat our garden's roots.
Fungus and algea can only last so long... expected underground creatures are not nearly large enough for harvest; this may lead to an idea that they
can absorb needed minerals through the rocks and soil, like a worm.
As far as an "atmosphere" is concerned, volcanoes and earthquakes replenish gases into the air. Surely an underground spring or fissure would
meet the demands. Then again, why oxygen? Octupi are not carbon based.
Given the habitat, harvest/ hunting grounds, tools would not seem nessessary; why create a spear for hunting cave salamanders?
The seasons would be mild, on the average... basements are warm in the winter, cool in the summer. Why would they build houses underground if
the climate wouldn't be cost-effective?
I would propose the C.H.U.D. (anyone remember that movie?) would be small of stature, no more than 2-3 feet tall, eyeless, with pronounced ears
(or at least pronounced forehead... where the senses are located)... they would have to be omnivours, small chested (air levels)... no thumbs.
I don't think there are underground people, but then again, isn't there an Asian myth about such creatures?