Skip to comments.TTU historians eager to explore mystery tunnel (Lubbock, TX)
Posted on 09/08/2013 3:20:04 PM PDT by bgill
He and his wife were watering the yard on Monday. When they came back outside to move the sprinkler, it was gone. A hole had formed in the middle of their lawn about three feet across and their sprinkler was at the bottom of a tunnel that had collapsed.
They agree the structure was built after 1909 because railroad ties were used in the construction. That year is when the railroad first came to Lubbock from Plainview. Right now, the function of the structure is anyone's guess.
"What it was used for, it would be nice to know, it really would be because it's a mystery. It's just in a very unexpected place," said Dr. Tidwell.
(Excerpt) Read more at kcbd.com ...
I goggled mining and Lubbock. Apparently there was gold mining there. You may have found the Lost Conservative Mine. So, get a flashlight and explore.
Prohibition did not separate Texans from their whiskey. Various means were used to avoid the authorities, but tunnels were certainly among the choices.
Early tornado shelter reinforced with beams? Would have been nice if they detailed the how far the tunnel extended or at least estimated. And pull the property records as far back as they go..talk to oldtimers for some oral history.
I’m not saying it was Aliens?
What did goggle show?
The tunnel is pretty long and no one knows just how far it goes. There is no previous record of it either.
That was my first thought.
Aliens...AND Jimmy Hoffa!
A map with the word mining and gold. I stopped there as it’s not my hole. But if it were you’d bet I wouldn’t tell a soul until I’d made certain that anything valuable was on my property...What if the treasure box is under public land? Or, worse, that really nasty guy next door that you hate.
Did you now?
Good point I forgot about Hoffa.
Lubbock and the county it’s in is notoriously dry due to religious influences. It is a central theme of that section of Michener’s book “Texas”.
There is no aqua to duct in West Texas.
They’re perplexed? I wonder if they thought about crawling in and see what they find. If they’re worried about a cave-in they can use a snake camera that plumbers use.
If gold is involved the gummit will lay claim to it. Probably an old root cellar.
“I goggled mining
Did you now?”
Damned auto replace.
“If gold is involved the gummit will lay claim to it.”
Only if they know about it. That’s the trick. Don’t call them.
they can use a snake camera...Snakes? I hate snakes.
Wonder if it was an aqua-duct? ....No he’s still selling Insurance. AFLAC!
Dry counties are so called because whiskey is not for sale. It says nothing about how much whiskey drinking is going on. My own family hometown of Benton County, Arkansas. Dry county to this day. Whiskey consumption considerable. Of course when the Baptists drive over the state line, they don’t recognize one another in the liquor stores.
Too late. Already a news story.
“He and fellow curator Dr. Robert Tidwell are stunned by the discovery.”
Someone’s beeber was stuned!
With your beer goggles?
That was my next question ;0)
It’s not dry any more!!! Just changed the law last election cycle. I didn’t mind driving to Springdale for beer one bit, it was a nice change from “the Sodom of the South” aka Atlanta, from where we moved. As my friend, who moved here from Detroit, once put it so nicely, “Where I’m from there’s a liquor store on every corner. Down here, there’s a church on every corner.” And what a change in atmosphere that is! Sadly I fear that we are going to face a major battle for the soul of this place, now that the art musuem has opened and the attendant low-lifes have begun flocking. Only a matter of time until the rainbow flags start going up.
When we looked down , our sprinkler was at the bottom and twenty Mexicans were drinking from the hose and looking up at us.
And why am I not at all surprised that under the very cool snake is a mega-hip red-backlit keyboard, and that you've got about forty bazillion things in your Windows systray, and a score or more of open tasks.... so you've got lots of horsepower and RAM.... meaning that must be one hell of a computer setup.
Am I right?
Prohibition was what I thought of.
Would have been nice if the clown who wrote this piece had given us some dimensions for the tunnel.
LOL, looks like.
Lubbock was a “dry” county when I lived in TX in the 1970s andso was te Texas Tech campus. Storage for moonshine?
Just because the railroad today is miles away... don't mean squat...
That being said... it was probably aliens.
Probably the basement of an outhouse.
Depends on whether the goggle is rose colored or vomit yellow colored.
Have the 17X as a spare.
Lee Smithwick found a secret tunnel in front of his home
Got me dead to rights....:)
32G of RAM and more windows open than the Holiday Inn.
[I lose track of the darn things, what with all the open-in-separate window links]
When it hits 80+ open windows, the mouse gets squirrely.
Dell sells Alienware now [I know, GAG!] and I got it from the refurb outlet division for less half the price of ‘new’ because I’m signed up for ‘deal alerts’ and got a 25% off of outlet prices coupon.
It had several “issues” when I got it but came with an in-home warranty and the only thing left ‘original’ is the body.
Every bit of guts has been replaced, including the screen.
The snake is pretty low tech, however.
Can’t brain today.
I’ve got the dumb.
I know the feeling, I’ve gotta get up for work in four hours but I’m too stupefied to fall asleep...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.