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This, according to certain sources, was the subterranean passage and chamber which was referred to years ago in an article which appeared in the
August, 1940 issue of the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Magazine. The article stated the following concerning several people who disappeared in these catacombs
without a trace:
"Many subterranean passageways, including ancient catacombs, now are a part of the island’s fortifications and defense system. Supplies are kept in
many tunnels; others are bomb shelters. Beneath Valletta some of the underground areas served as homes for the poor.
Prehistoric men built temples and chambers in these vaults. In a pit beside one sacrificial altar lie thousands of human skeletons. Years ago one
could walk underground from one end of Malta to the other.
The Government closed the entrances to these tunnels after school children and their teachers became lost in the labyrinth while on a study tour and
Before and after this event, an employee of the British embassy had visited the site and later wrote about it:
One article written by a Miss Lois Jessup, at the time an employee of the British embassy and later secretary for the New York Saucer Information
Bureau (better known as NYSIB), appeared in an old issue of Riley Crabb’s BORDERLAND SCIENCE magazine, published by the Borderland Sciences Research
Foundation (B.S.R.F.) and was later reprinted in full in Dr. Allen’s book ENIGMA FANTASTIQUE.
Miss Jessup claimed that she visited Malta and the Hypogeum also, once before the tragic disappearance of the children, and shortly thereafter. She
described how on her first visit to the catacombs she finally convinced the guide to allow her to investigate one of the so-called "burial chambers"
near the floor of the last chamber in the third sub-basement, the supposed "end" of the Hypogeum tour. He seemed to know something she didn’t, but
finally consented and told her that she could enter at "her own risk".
In her own words (quoted from source):
"What's down there?" she asked the guide, pointing to a small opening off the walls. "Go there at your own risk, and you won't go far," he replied.
This was a challenge Lois couldn't pass up. She talked it over with her friends. Two of them decided to stay with Joe. The other three summoned up
enough courage to explore with her. "I was wearing a dress with a long sash that day and as I decided to lead the group I asked the fellow behind me
to hold onto it. So, with half-burnt candles in our hands the four of us started through that low, narrow passage, groping and laughing our way
through. " I cam out first, of course, onto a ledge pathway only two feet wide, with a sheer drop of fifty feet or more on my right and the wall on my
I took a step forward, keeping close to the rock wall side. The person behind me, still holding on to my sash, was still in the tunnel. "I held my
candle higher and peered down into the abyss, thinking that with this dangerous drop it was better not to go on further without a guide. Then I saw
about twenty persons of giant stature emerge from an opening deep below me. They were walking in single file along another narrow ledge down below.
Their height I judged to be about twenty to twenty-five feet, since their heads came up about half way on the wall on the opposite side of the cave.
They walked very slowly, taking long strides. Then they all stopped, turned and raised their heads in my direction. All simultaneously raised their
arms and with their hands beckoned to me.
The movement was something like snatching or feeling for something, as the palms of their hands were turned down." By this time her friends back in
the passage were becoming impatient of the delay. There was a tug at the sash. "Go on. We're all getting stuck in here. What's the matter?" "Well,"
stammered Lois, "there's nothing much to see." She took another hesitant step forward, her candle in her right hand, her left hand against the cold
rock for support. but it wasn't on a cold rock wall, it was on something damp and wet, AND IT MOVED!
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