400 year old underground complex found in the Grand Canyon

(NASA image) Location of the recently discovered underground complex in the Grand Canyon

The National Reporter
A group of hikers who had been exploring a virtually untouched area of the Grand Canyon happened upon an opening in the side of the canyon wall last July.
Peter Marlington and his friends had discovered the entrance to an underground complex that has been estimated to be over four hundred years old and built-in the late 1500’s.
“It was hot as hell out and we were hiking up the side of the cliff to get into a wooded area for the shade.” Peter Marlington explained. “When we reached the shrub line we felt a cool breeze coming from the high weeds that were growing on the side of the cliff.  It seemed very odd that a cool breeze would be coming from nowhere like that,  so we poked around to see why.
When we pushed our way past the shrubbery we came to the entrance of a large brick lined tunnel. We could tell right away that it was very old, but we had no idea that it would turn out to be as old as they say it is.”

The entrance to the complex has been cleared of the shrubbery that kept it hidden for 400 years.

“We were a little hesitant at first to go inside because we didn’t know what it was.  We thought it might be a flood tunnel and we could be drowned if a sudden storm came up.   And it was really kind of creepy too.   I don’t believe in ghosts, but I’ll tell you when you are staring into an old dark musty smelling tunnel like that, it will give anyone the creeps.  After a few minutes of debating whether or not we should go inside,  the spirit of exploration over ruled our fears, out came our flashlights and into the tunnel we went.
It went for quite a distance all on very level ground.
We knew that if it was a flood tunnel that it would be slopped upward, we were relieved when we realised that we weren’t going to be flushed out in a sudden deluge.  After a few hundred feet the tunnel stopped, it was boarded up.”
The National Reporter – Did you turn back?
“Oh, hell no.   We broke through.  We had to.  If we quit just because of some old rotten wood blocking our way and turned around,  we would have spent the rest of our lives going crazy wondering what was on the other side of that door.”
The National Reporter – I can understand that.  As a staff member of   The National Reporter  I would have continued on as well to satisfy my curiosity and to bring yet another award-winning news story to my readers.  So, What was on the other side of the wooden barricade?
“Another tunnel.  It was a lot smaller than the one we were in, it was more like a doorway in the wall.   It was pitch black inside and it smelled kind of funny, like something that has been dead for a real long time, you know, like dried up and dusty smelling.   We made our way inside and soon came to another tunnel that went off to the right and another one about twenty feet ahead that went to the left.
We didn’t go down either of them, we just kept going straight.”

The first tunnel was covered with a wooden barricade. Inside were more tunnels that went off to the right and the left.

 “We continued down the pitch black tunnel until we came to a huge chamber.  Our flashlights were barely bright enough to light the entire area up because of its emense size.   Down below the brick floor looked like it had collapsed and tThere appeared to be some sort of tunnel system that had been exposed.  We had no idea what the tunnels were for, but they were definitely big enough for large groups of people to move through.”
The National Reporter Did you go down to see what was inside of them?
“We did after a while.   The other guys were getting kind of scared, I have to admit it was getting kind of creepy.   Graveyard creepy,..you know what I mean?”
The National Reporter – I know exactly what you mean.
“I went down by myself, the other guys were to scared.   It took a few minutes to get down to the collapsed floor where the tunnels were.  It was pretty dangerous because the morter was all crumbled and powdery and the bricks were loose.    I figured that was why the floor had collpased.   I entered the tunnel on the far left and walked for about fifty feet,  then it stopped at a bricked up wall.  There was a loose brick in it, so I pushed on it and jiggled it around until it fell into the room on the other side.”

The floor of the emense chamber appeared to be collapsed revealing several passageways underneath.

The National Reporter – What was inside of the room?
“I don’t know, I couldn’t see.  “The hole wasn’t big enough to stick the flashlight in and look in at the same time, so I just put the camera into the hole and snapped a few pictures.  I had the weirdest feeling while I was doing it, like there was something on the other side of the wall watching me the whole time. I’ll tell you this much, it spooked the hell out of me and I ran out of there with the hair standing up on my neck.”
The National Reporter – What did you do then?
“We left.” He said. “When I told my buddy’s that it felt like something was watching me from the other side of that wall, that was it.  We ran out of that place so fast nothing could have stopped us.”
The National Reporter – What did you do when you exited the complex, Did you report finding it right away?
“Yeah, pretty much.   We went to the park rangers office and told them what we found.  Naturally they didnt know what we were talking about.  They checked their map and there was no tunnels or underground facility’s in that area.  They thought we were making the whole thing up.”
The National Reporter – What did you do then?
“We took them out to the tunnel so they could see it for themselves.  They didn’t want to go at first because they still thought we were on something.  I guess I would have thought the same thing if I was in their position.  The whole thing sounds so made up.”
The National Reporter – I can understand that, most people would think that you made this story up.  It’s a good thing you have photographs to prove it’s all true.  Your photographs coupled with the integrity and reputation of  The National Reporter  as being one of the most reliable new sources in the nation is guaranteed to make believers out of any sceptics.
“I know, that’s why I contacted The National Reporter and not one of those silly tabloids who make up ridiculous storys.”
The National Reporter – What did you think when you found out that the underground complex that you and your friends discovered was 400 years old?
“It blew our minds.   I mean,..who the hell built it?   The Indians sure as hell didn’t have the know how to build something like that and there were no European settlers that far west at the time and even if there was, they sure as hell didn’t have the equipment to dig out an underground complex of that size and manufacture the millions of bricks it took to build it.”
The National Reporter – The complex was to be opened to the general public after your discovery, but those plans were quickly cancelled when a government agency closed it down suddenly for some unknown reason. Do you have any idea’s on why they did that?
“I have my suspicions.   Remember when I told you about how I stuck my camera into the hole in the wall and snapped a few photo’s and it felt as though something was watching me?”
The National Reporter – Yes, was there something in the photographs?
“Take a look for yourself.” He said, handing it to me. “If this is 400 years old, then something really weird was going on back then that people don’t know about and they sure as hell aren’t going to find out what is was from reading their history books, I’ll tell you that.”

I took the photograph from him and to tell you the truth, I was speechless by what I saw.
I could understand what Peter Marlington meant when he said something wierd was going on back then.
I won’t say anymore, I will just present you readers with the image Mr. Marlington captured on film and leave you to ponder on it.

Is this 400 year old technology?

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46 Responses to 400 year old underground complex found in the Grand Canyon

  1. grassroot says:

    Isn’t this a mining operation? How do they know it is 400 years old?

  2. Tub man says:

    If it was a mining operation they would not have bricked up the walls.
    How would they get to the ore?
    The machine at the end of the story is most fascinating because it pre-dates that technology by century’s.
    Was there any trace of radiation scorching on the walls?
    If there was it might be an indication of some type of time travel and that would explain quite a bit.

  3. ryan says:

    Someone who was there please email me the location of the entrance of this tunnel. I live in az. Iv been to archuleta news and have seen vent entrances that I had no chance to explore. I’m prior military and believe that there may have been a certain tunnel connecting to a much larger entrance.

    • miles Edwards says:

      Connects to another complex under the Denver Airport….. this is why the airport is soo far away from Denver and explains many of the mysterious activities around the airport and murals there….

  4. ryan says:

    This could be another connection of the lost city of the dead.

  5. Dom says:

    Je suis graphiste-photo professionnel et la photo d’entrée du tunnel c’est de la FAKE = PHOTOSHOP!!! LA MACHINE AUSSI!!!

    • Lynn says:

      Dom is right! This is fake, and not even a very good fake at that.

      • Lynn says:

        At least not quite up to The Onion standard of fakery.

      • Jack389405 says:

        In all fairness, the Onion has been at it for a very long time and they can afford to hire a team of writers to come up with their storys.
        They even have their own television show.

      • tiggysagar says:

        The Onion is satirical – it doesn’t pretend to be real.

      • L. Richard Beard says:

        This so called tunnel was discovered in the 1940s and has a metal gate to close it off to the public courtesy of Uncle Sam. It has a very small place to land a boat since that is the only way it can be reached via the river. This story is pure fiction. Read up on the stories and legends of the Grand Canyon to learn more.

  6. Adam says:

    In fairness, this is the fakest internet bullshit I’ve ever seen. It doesn’t help ufologists and the rest of us who have seen things, and report truth when site like this post obvious fabrications such as this.

    • BillyBrat says:

      How does it hurt ufologists?
      There is no mention of UFO’s in the story.
      It’s just a story about an underground facility that was found in the grand canyon.
      Perhaps you are simply butt hurt and you see critics of your beliefs under every rock?

  7. RUBEN HOSIER says:

    Does anyone know if the hole is still open and are they giving tour’s?

  8. nick says:

    If this was true….y did the Builders use so many different types of brick, seems to me they would have used the same material all the way through…..fake

  9. Ryan says:

    Can someone please explain to me two things?
    1-If he supposedly poked out only one brick and made a hole that wasn’t big enough to fit a flash light in… what kind of camera that size could produce a flash bright enough to light up this whole room? Let alone what type of camera, no matter the size, could produce a flash bright enough to light up this whole room?

    2-It may just be me but I do not see shadows anywhere in this photograph… Even with a straight on shot the (let’s call them vines) directly to the left and right of the center of the photo hanging from the ceiling would cast shadows onto the back walls… and as stated before I do not see any shadows anywhere.

    These are just two points that make me believe this photo is fake/photoshopped. If anyone can show me evidence that would counter my points I will gladly hear you out in the comments below.

  10. Erik says:

    The geologic features present in each crummy photo are not even slightly the same as what would be found at Grand Canyon especially if you’re trying to say that photo up top “location of entrance” or whatever if where it should be… because those rock layers are not the kinds any self respecting prospector or alien for that matter would dig a hole into…the eock would crumble around it in a heartbeat. Also…this is the worst story I’ve ever read regard the canyon.

    • The cliff in he photo is actually from the grand canyon and it can be found on google.
      The entrance is photo shopped.
      Your “educated” analysis of the strata is way off and presumably just an attempt to make yourself sound like you are knowledgeable in the field of geology.
      Congratulations Erik, you are as phony as the story.

  11. miles Edwards says:

    Connects to another complex under the Denver Airport….. this is why the airport is soo far away from Denver and explains many of the mysterious activities around the airport and murals there….

  12. Bob Barber says:

    April 1st again was it? A load of bull shit

  13. roelbutzen says:

    thanks for wasting my time…

  14. Pat says:

    It looks like something to do with the Hoover dam project

  15. Janet says:

    It looks like a tunnel boring machine? How interesting!!

  16. Kent says:

    Was this cite dated by a reliable archeologist? I have a feeling the engine was installed later perhaps we1 by the military

  17. Kenn Blvnp says:

    You might have convince this dumbass people. But the photoshop skills is so low you cant convince me.

  18. Cronje says:

    I have seen a similar sight in africa in the cradle of humankind where tunnels were recently discovered leading from the cave complex. It is believed that the equipment transformed the rock straya as it tunneled through it to create the different building materials. Great article

  19. Alan says:

    Why no dust or patina on machinery?

  20. JWH says:

    Wow just wow, that’s not 400 yr old
    Piece of machinery, thats like 20 century, and once again the government doesn’t want us to know.

  21. Candice Lanier says:

    Such TOTAL B,S., this is from photos of a nazi tunnel in Austria that has been photoshopped.

    • `Buck tooth Bob says:

      Your a stupid retard because the nazi’s didn’t even have Photoshop because it wasn’t invented yet.

  22. Rick Pedretti says:

    Not 400 years old. Doctored photo IS the stuff of tabloid hype. Get back to us when the know-betters have a look and offer more than a Scooby Doo mystery.

  23. tzafror says:

    its very good photo shop

  24. Dab says:

    I reversed image searched this.

    This room with industrial equipment is from Valetta Malta. It was a WW2 Air raid shelter built in the 40s by the British.

    Just type in Valetta Air raid shelter or search the image.

    Its just a photoshopped image over top.

    It was a good story, but fiction.

  25. Karen says:

    Whoever wrote this needs to go back to school for lessons in journalism, not to mention punctuation.

  26. Mr Nobody says:

    US military mining operation.
    They were mining for uranium. To this day there is a mine at bottom canyon.

  27. QUOTE: “L. Richard Beard says:
    October 14, 2019 at 12:19 PM
    This so called tunnel was discovered in the 1940s and has a metal gate to close it off to the public courtesy of Uncle Sam. It has a very small place to land a boat since that is the only way it can be reached via the river. This story is pure fiction. Read up on the stories and legends of the Grand Canyon to learn more.” SELF CONTRADICTION. confused or a gate keeper? this obviously isn’t fiction. how would it hurt UFO people researching this? because showing earlier than expected technology shows maybe the UFOs are human in origin but represent people who descend from a breakaway civilizatin effort hundreds of years ago. For even earlier attempts along this line, read A Possible History of Life on Mars by Christine Erikson on amazon kindle.

  28. Jeffrey White says:

    We are lied to regularly about many things, history being one of them.

  29. Jeffrey White says:

    We are lied to regularly about many things, history being one of them.

  30. kristinaF54 says:

    The steam engine that powers Doc Brown’s flying train time machine! Choo-choo!

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