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Top 10 Underground Sites

Top 10 Underground Sites

Nowadays, most structures being built are so complex, it leaves our jaw dropping and make us so curious we’d want to get our hands on Google and know about it. These structures do not only exist above ground, where our eyes can just feast on it and look at it in sheer wonder. Some may be so inconceivable, it just had to be tucked away and be kept a secret.  Often undistinguishable if real or just hauxes, the following underground facilities, nevertheless, sparks up a curious mind, leaving us wondering how ever existed without the world knowing.

10. Burlington

Also known as Codename Burlington, this 35-acre subterranean Cold War City, which lies 100 feet beneath Corsham, was built by the government to house up to 6,000 people in the event of a nuclear strike. The structure was to be the hub of London’s alternative seat of power, the site of the Emergency Government War Headquarters. It had its very own underground lake and a treatment plant that could provide all the drinking water needed.Completely self-sufficient, the underground city could be in total isolation from the world for 3 months. Unlike urban cities above ground, the air within Burlington could be kept at a controlled humidity. Communication-wise, it is equipped with the second largest telephone system in Britain, a BBC studio and an internal Lamson tube system.

Burlington

Burlington

9. Shanghai Tunnels       

The Shanghai Tunnels are said to be a group of passages running under Old Chinatown to the central downtown section of Portland, Oregon. They were built to move goods from the ships docked to the storage areas in the basement. This allowed businesses to avoid traffic above ground when delivering their goods. It was also used for smuggling, trafficking women and kidnapping men for navy service. Shanghaiing was also done beginning in a bar called Hobo’s. Men would be drugged, led away from the bar, kept in the tunnels and would then serve as slaves after a week.

8. City of Gods

A massive underground 15,000-yer-old metropolis complex rumoured to be hidden beneath the Pyramids of Giza. It was believed to be home to a lost civilization.

7. Raven Rock Mountain Complex

This facility was to be a back-up Pentagon inside the Raven Rock Mountain in the state of Pennsylvania. The structure is said to run more than 38 communications systems for its users. It also served as a hideaway Dick Cheney during the 9/11.

6. Zhitkur Research Lab

Dubbed as Russia’s Area 51, the facility is rumored to be hidden beneath Kapustin Yar, which was a rocket research laboratory and launch site in Astrakhan Oblast. It was said that it was used to be a research lab for UFO and super-viruses studies. To date, the existence of this facility still hasn’t been confirmed.

5. 816 Nuclear Power Plant

The plant is an unfinished nuclear facility housed by the largest artificial cave in China. It is a 20-story plant, which contains a maze of passageways and compartments. It is said to withstand a magnitude 8 earthquake and a thermonuclear explosion equivalent to 1 million tons of TNT.

4. Balaklava Submarine Base

The only subterranean submarine base hosted in Balaklava, Ukraine. It was built for the Soviet 155 Submarine Brigade and served as a top-secret naval base from 1961 to 1993. It was said that it was able to hold about 3,000 people and could survive a direct nuclear hit. Today, the Balaklava Submarine Batse serves as a museum with guided tours and is a top tourist destination.

3. Tennessee Marijuana Farm

In early 2005, a beautiful home in Trousdale County, Tennessee was discovered to have the largest underground marijuana-growing facility in Tennessee. It produced 100 pounds of marijuana every 8 weeks. From outside, the house seemed like the ideal vacation home, and no one knew about its illegal operations until before the bust. Like a scene in a movie, the police discovered a hidden door which led to a network of caves over 250 feet long, the size of a full-length football field.

2. Gaddafi Base

The Gaddafi base was a complex base below Tripoli, Libya. The facility was complete with all the basic necessities and it also had a hospital, stockpiles of food and tunnels which were large enough for tanks. The base also served as an escape route in the city.

1. Metro-2

There exists a secret underground system in Moscow, Russia called Metro-2. The length of the Mtero-2 was said to exceed the public Moscow Metro and was built to under Moscow to evacuate leaders from the Kremlin. In 1994, the leader of an exploration group claimed to have discovered the entrance to this underground system but was discarded due to lack of evidence. A couple of people have surfaced saying they’ve been a part of the construction of the system or happened to know its location but they proved to have no explicit first-hand accounts.

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