Several of the impressive megalithic buildings around the world were erected by the A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ Atlantean c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳. But not only that, in times so immemorial when the world was physically unstable, this race built fantastic tunnel systems in which to take refuge if necessary, both from the onslaught of nature and from attacks from outer space.
At least that is how the U̳F̳O̳logist William Francis Brinsley Le Poer Trench (1911-1995), 8th Earl of Clancarty, 7th Marquis of Heusden believed, who in 1974 wrote the book The S̳e̳c̳r̳e̳t̳ of the Ages: U̳F̳O̳s from the interior of the Earth, elaborating on this and other topics related to the Hollow Earth hypothesis.
To begin with, in his book Le Poer Trench quotes the famous Erich von Däniken and his Gold of the Gods to refer to “a gigantic system of tunnels, thousands of kilometers long” that stretches below Ecuador and Peru. This interconnected cave and tunnel system was discovered by Juan Moricz in 1965.
Von Däniken related that a tunnel led to a large room where there were stone and metal objects, including statues of many types of animals made of solid gold. Additionally, there was a metal library consisting of metal plates (sheets) with writing in an unknown language, which Moricz believed contained a history of mankind and details about a vanished c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳.
Erich von Dániken with the discoverer of the tunnels, Juan Moricz, at the entrance to the mysterious underground world.
According to the quoted author, “the tunnels under Ecuador and Peru have smooth walls and often appear polished”, which would suggest that they had not been cut with rudimentary tools, but with much more sophisticated means. In Von Daniken\’s words:
“… If the drill hits exceptionally hard geological strata, these could be destroyed with a few well-aimed shots from the weapon. The thermally shielded drill would attack the resulting blocks and heat the debris mass to a liquid state. As soon as the liquid rock cooled, it would form a diamond-hard enamel. The tunnel system would be safe against water infiltration and the camera supports would be superfluous. ”
Atlantis: The Refuge of War?
Towards the end of El Oro de Los Dioses, the Swiss author proposed a very interesting theory about a specific reason why A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s̳ like the Atlantean, direct descendants of A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ astronauts, built the tunnels. This is quite apart from the dangers of seismic activity that Le Poer Trench himself also mentions as a threat.
Von Däniken suggests that in A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ times a cosmic battle took place between human beings. The losers apparently escaped in a spaceship, although the count attributes more than one spacecraft to them, and took refuge on Earth, where they were forced to wear “gas masks” to resist and adapt to the new atmosphere, hence the rock art. representing beings with “helmets” and “respiratory apparatus” -.
The author then claims that these fugitives, gifted with all the technological advances, “dived deep into the earth and made the tunnel systems” out of fear of their pursuers.
Later, and to hide their position even better, they established transmission stations on the fifth planet of our solar system, which then existed between Mars and Jupiter. The enemy, deceived by this ruse and believing that the signals betrayed the fugitives, bombards the mentioned planet until its complete destruction. Debris from the exploded world spread across what is now called the asteroid belt. This area is made up of thousands of asteroids and small pieces of stones. “P̳l̳a̳n̳e̳t̳s̳ don\’t explode by themselves, someone makes them explode!” Däniken says
Le Poer Trench adds in his book that, if this really were the case, the weapons used in those A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ times were even more lethal than those of today and would explain the withering “bolts” of Zeus and other “gods” with truly destructive effects. capabilities.
Furthermore, he points out that the gravitational disruptions generated in the solar system by the loss of the fifth planet were responsible for a tilting of the Earth\’s axis and the universal flood described by so many A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ cultures.
Underground tunnels in South America
The U̳F̳O̳logist of the last century then quotes the Italian journalist Peter Kolosimo and his work Timeless Land, where he mentions a system of tunnels that connects Lima with Cuzco, and from there continues to the Bolivian border.
According to the Kolosimo, these tunnels present a fascinating archaeological problem. “Scholars agree that they were not manufactured by the Incas themselves, who used them but ignored their origin. In fact, they are so imposing that it does not seem absurd to conjecture, as some scientists have done, that they are the work of an unknown race of giants, ”he writes.
On the other hand, the British Harold T. Wilkins, in his book Mysteries of Ancient South America, was probably describing the same tunnel system when he stated:
«One of the entrances to the great tunnels was, and still is, near the old Cuzco, but it is masked so as not to be discovered. This hidden path leads directly to a huge “subway”, which goes from Cuzco to Lima, in a straight line, a distance of 380 miles! Then, turning south, the great tunnel stretches out into what, until about 1868, was modern Bolivia, some 900 miles! ”
Wilkins also referred to some tunnels in the West Indies:
«Strange tunnels of incredible antiquity and unknown origin caught the attention of Christopher Columbus when he visited Martinique, in the West Indies. To be sure, the Atlantean white race built splendid cities on what are now islands of the West Indies, but which, at that distant date, may have been part of the now submerged American continent, whose name is commemorated in the word: “Antilles. ”
A curious old world Asian tradition is that A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ Atlantis had a network of tunnels and labyrinthine passages that ran in all directions, the day the land bridge existed between the submerged land and Africa on one side and old Brazil on the other. . In Atlantis, the tunnels were used for necromantic and black magic cults.
Kolosimo, for his part, noted that tunnel systems are found all over the world. In addition to South America, he listed California, Virginia, Hawaii, Oceania, and Asia. In Europe, there are tunnels in Sweden, the Czech Republic and Slovakia; and, in the Mediterranean area, in the Balearic Islands and Malta.
“A huge tunnel, of which some thirty miles have been explored, runs between Spain and Morocco, and many believe that this is how the‘ Barbary monkeys ’, otherwise unknown in Europe, arrived in Gibraltar,” wrote the Italian. “It has even been suggested that these cyclopean galleries form a network connecting the most distant parts of our planet.”
Wilkins has more to tell us about the old tunnel systems:
“Among the tribes of Inner Mongolia, even today, there are traditions about tunnels and underground worlds that sound as fantastic as anything in modern novels. A legend, if so! – says the tunnels lead to an underworld of antediluvian descent, somewhere in Afghanistan or in the Hindu Kush region.
They even give it a name: Agharta. Legend adds that a maze of tunnels and underground passages extends in a series of links that connect Agharta with all the other underground worlds. The underworld, it is said, is illuminated by a strange green luminescence that favors the growth of crops and favors the length of days and health.
This last story is of special interest to Le Poer Trench, who draws a parallel with another Kolosimo writing that speaks of a similar fluorescence in another part of the world.
In Timeless Earth it is read that “a strange bottomless pit in Azerbaijan” has walls where “a bluish light comes out and strange noises are heard”, adding that after investigating and exploring, “scientists found a complete system of tunnels that connected with others in Georgia and throughout the Caucasus. ”
After describing these tunnels, which are on a regular basis and, he claimed, almost identical to others in Central America, Kolosimo goes on to say that they are part of a huge system that even connects with Iran and, furthermore, with the tunnels in C̳h̳i̳n̳a̳, Tibet and Mongolia.
Now, as for Wilkins\’ account of an underworld named Agharta, which was said to be illuminated by a strange green luminescence, Kolosimo has this to say:
“Tibetans believe that the tunnels are citadels, the last of which still offers refuge to the survivors of an immense cataclysm. This unknown town is said to make use of an underground energy source that replaces that of the sun, causing plants to reproduce and prolong human life. It is supposed to emit a green fluorescence, and it is curious that we also find this idea in American legends.
Thus, Le Poer Trench concludes that the Atlanteans and their descendants built tunnel systems around the world for various purposes. In the first place, to protect against attacks from nature, then very common, in the form of seismic activity and floods, and secondly, as protection in case of being attacked from outer space:
“Most of these fantastic tunnels were built in ways that exceed our current capabilities. For years England and France have been talking about the idea of a Channel Tunnel. However, it seems that the A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳s built the amazing tunnels of their time as something natural, and on a grand scale, for good and imperative reasons.