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Secret underground tunnels found in Mexico

September 8, 2015 | Comment icon 11 comments



The tunnels were once thought to be a myth. Image Credit: sxc.hu
Subterranean passageways once believed to be an urban legend have actually turned out to be real.
Authorities have confirmed that an extensive labyrinth of subterranean tunnels beneath the Mexican city of Puebla actually does exist despite long being thought of as little more than a myth.

The passageways, which are believed to date back 500 years and were likely to have served as drainage channels for the city, are approximately seven meters high and three meters wide.

So far four separate entrances to the tunnel network have been found and authorities maintain that there could be many more similar passageways beneath the city just waiting to be found.

A sum of money equating to around $300,000 has been assigned to excavate and restore the tunnels with the intention of ultimately turning them in to a lucrative tourist attraction for the area.

Until then however authorities are keeping their location a closely guarded secret.

Source: Russia Today | Comments (11)



Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #2 Posted by Aus Der Box Skeptisch 6 years ago
they've always been amazing with their tunnels.......
Comment icon #3 Posted by bubblykiss 6 years ago
They think they can turn sewers into a tourist trap? I am interesting in seeing the demographic that they target. But still, cool that those tunnels were real.
Comment icon #4 Posted by jarjarbinks 6 years ago
"are approximately seven meters high" damn that guy on the picture is what, 10meters ?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Shayde 6 years ago
Reading this, can't seem to get Anton Karas' The Third Man theme out of my head...
Comment icon #6 Posted by paperdyer 6 years ago
"are approximately seven meters high" damn that guy on the picture is what, 10meters ? My thoughts exactly.Maybe we can get The USA Network to have a new season of "Dig" there - considering how big of a hit the one in Israel went. Cough! Cough!
Comment icon #7 Posted by stevemagegod 6 years ago
I bet the Drug Cartels already knew about these tunnels.
Comment icon #8 Posted by SD455GTO 6 years ago
They think they can turn sewers into a tourist trap? I am interesting in seeing the demographic that they target. But still, cool that those tunnels were real. True, in fact the Parisians did it with their Catacombs after they had to move millions of bodies from graveyards to excavate for new buildings and urban renewal. http://www.catacombes.paris.fr/en/homepage-catacombs-official-website
Comment icon #9 Posted by Child of Bast 6 years ago
Clear proof that myths often have basis in reality.
Comment icon #10 Posted by BeastieRunner 6 years ago
"are approximately seven meters high" damn that guy on the picture is what, 10meters ? My thoughts, too.
Comment icon #11 Posted by HollyDolly 6 years ago
I saw about some tunnels on the spanish language show Extranormal. I believe it might be these very same ones in Puebla.I do know they went to a mexican city to check out some tunnels. I'm sure you can search for it on Youtube.


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