“The earth is a much grander, mysterious and wondrous place than anyone could ever imagine in our wildest dreams! If true, an entire ‘second’ earth exists right below our feet!” So says one ArraiEl in an article published on the Yahoo Voices website.
Such speculation motivated us to research and write UNDERGROUND BASES: Subterranean Military Facilities and the Cities Beneath Our Feet – one of the bestselling books in our Underground Knowledge Series.
An excerpt from Underground Bases follows (lifted from a chapter titled ‘Combining technology and Mother Nature’):
While the vast majority of underground bases are said to have been constructed by the Military Industrial Complex, it seems most are also built inside or directly above natural, pre-existing cave networks. Either that or the constructors have made use of miles of abandoned mine tunnels and shafts.
This would make sense as those who design and build such bases would naturally look to utilize the best of nature and man – and possibly extra-terrestrial civilizations as well.
When it comes to American underground bases, this may not be as crazy as it first seems as much of mainland America is dotted with sinkholes, abandoned mines and enormous caves and cavern networks.
The word cave usually conjures up images of small caverns or fissures in the ground. But the reality is there are giant underground caves extending many, many miles underground. Some are said to be bottomless – and who are we to argue? For all we know, a cave or cave system could start in the wilds of Montana and end in Alaska.
Many caves, including one nicknamed the Subterranean Grand Canyon, are so vast only their entrances have been explored, while others – it’s universally agreed – have yet to be discovered let alone explored. And many of these giant cave systems contain rare rock formations and unusual geology, significant underground rivers, lakes and seas with unique species of cavefish in them, as well as abundances of gemstones, crystals and gold.
A lake inside the Reed Flute Cave in Guilin, China.
The Er Wang Dong cave system, in China, even has its own climate system complete with clouds and rain!
On October 2, 2013, the Daily Mail reported, “Adventurers have stumbled across a cave so enormous that it has its own weather system, complete with wispy clouds and lingering fog inside vast caverns.”
The report continues, “A team of expert cavers and photographers have been exploring the vast cave system in the Chongquing province of China and have taken the first-ever photographs of the natural wonder.
“They were amazed to discover the entrance to the hidden Er Wang Dong cave system and were stunned when they managed to climb inside to see a space so large that it can contain a cloud… The cave system discovered is not the only one with clouds inside, as humidity rises inside the caverns into colder air to form clouds inside the giant, enclosed spaces.
“The network, includes ‘Cloud Ladder Hall’ which itself measures around 51,000 metres squared, while there are rivers and vegetation on the floor of some of its huge caverns.”
One example of the scale of underground cave systems is the extensive system known as Craighead Caverns, in Sweetwater, Tennessee… But more about this phenomenon in a future blog.
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