posted on May, 19 2006 @ 07:17 PM
Wow, byrd, how long have you been active on this board? I remember corresponding with you, or at least reading your posts, 4-5 years ago. I've been
absent for a while, and I guess there's a dearth of tunnel enthusiasts now.
I misspoke - I'm sure there's ancient tunnels that have been carved by man, but there are at least a few that appear (according to eyewitness) far
to straight and cleanly cut to be the work of a hammer and chisel. Maybe that has something to do with the plant acid that eats away at rock, I
don't know. (there is a bird that uses it to build nests in large rocks)
But I digress. Yes, there are many such stories, byrd, and if I had more detail on those I would seek them out. I've tried to find such tunnels
here in California, but the stories are so vague. There's supposed to be one beneath Giant Rock, near Rosemond. Once I have a truck again, I'll go
check it out.
There are, however, numerous accounts of tunnel systems that are easy to find. Sao Paulo, Brazil, comes to mind. Childress touches on many similar
tunnel entrances in his "lost civilization" series. As far as Mexico, the best description I can find leads to Mitla, (or Mictla'n in the Nahuatl)
a city built in the Zapoteca province. If the accounts are true, then beneath the Catholic church there (built on a ruined temple) is a series of
basements that lead to a cave or tunnel system. I don't know where it might lead, but it seems that the South American peoples connected many of
their cities with tunnels - sometimes going from one mountaintop to another. Due to earthquakes, some of these passages have been disrupted, or even
thrust above the earth. But I can't sit back and not explore the ones that remain.
Doesn't anyone wonder what could be down there?
Aside from the booby traps, snakes, and other critters.