Mysterious Ancient Tunnel Found under Villager’s House

Updated 2016-03-25 10:10:57 China.com

Mysterious Ancient Tunnel Found under Villager’s House

The former kitchen of Shaanxi villager Si Deyun has disappeared and been replaced with a big pit, beside the pit are rubbles left by the demolition. The pit's diameter is about three meters, with depth of about four meters, and there is a hole respectively on the north and east side. February 8 morning, when he had just entered the former kitchen, he lost his footing and fell into a dark place.All around,his hands touched cold earth, and he suddenly panicked and started screaming loudly for help.

Mysterious Ancient Tunnel Found under Villager’s House

Following the cries for help, his family went into the kitchen and did not find Si Deyun, but found a huge hole in the kitchen floor, and Si Deyun's voice was heard from the pit, and then his family quickly put a ladder into the pit and threw a flashlight to him. Picking up the torch, Si Deyun found that he was lying in a deep pit, and the pit wall had two holes leading to nowhere. Subsequently, with the help of his family, Si Deyung ingerly climbed up on the ground.

Mysterious Ancient Tunnel Found under Villager’s House

Thinking that the house may also be collapsed, Si Deyun quickly asked people to move all the kitchen stuff away. And just shortly after the move, the kitchen and bedroom walls began to rupture, and the pit in the kitchen was also growing. A few days later, accompanied by a loud noise, the whole kitchen completely changed into pit.

Mysterious Ancient Tunnel Found under Villager’s House

After walking forward more than 10 meters, he came to the end of the tunnel, and a “hall”appeared in front of him, which was big enough to accommodate seven or eight people. One wall of the "hall" was clearly engraved withwords of "King's land”, and on the other side of the wall was a hole, which was estimated to be the place for oil lamp. There is a half opened hole deep down the tunnel, the air inside was thin and one would feel stuffy.

Mysterious Ancient Tunnel Found under Villager’s House

Si Deyun's kitchen has changed into a big pit, and the news quickly spread throughout the village and attracted a lot of attention. Some elderly villagers pointed to the hole and said, "It is an ancient tunnel."

Mysterious Ancient Tunnel Found under Villager’s House

88-year-old Si Zhicheng said that earlier at his childhood, there was tunnel in the village, mainly used to escape the fighting and banditry and he could not tell when the tunnel was built.

Mysterious Ancient Tunnel Found under Villager’s House

The party secretarysaid that the tunnel found in Si Deyun's home was common in the town, and these tunnels are mostly built before 1950s and used to escape the fighting and banditry.

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