Friday, October 1, 2010

The Ghosts Beneath

I discovered something faschinating today.  Apparently,  there is an entire city beneath the streets of Chattanooga, TN.   In march of 1867,  the city of Chattanooga was completely flooded.   The city streets were totally submerged and everything grinded to a halt.   In order to get from one building to the next,  residents and tourists had to travel by boat.  This was a disaster on an epic scale, dozens of people died, livestock was lost and homes drifted away in the water.   It was a catastrophe and during these times there was no help.  Residents had to wait it out and pray that none of their loved ones vanished with the constantly moving waters.

According to Chattanooga writer, Cody Maxwell, sometime during this disaster the city came up with the idea of raising the streets of the city.   It seems that the flooded and waterlogged citizens decided that if they just raised half the city streets up 20ft it would take care of the flooding because the water would be under the streets.  Not only did they imagine this idea, they did it.   All of this was very poorly documented and it wasn't until one gentleman noticed that the top parts of windows and doors were sticking out of the street  that anyone remembered that a large portion of Chattanooga was under the street.  Twenty feet beneath Market street there is an entire city waiting to be discovered.

This underground city is a regular stop on the Chattanooga ghost walk.  According to the Chattanooga Ghost Tours,  there is an entire city of ghosts under the streets of Chattanooga buried beneath the roads like part of the lost city.  Their website  says, "We have had several guests get photos of orbs, faces, and even horses in underground Chattanooga"  

I'm hoping to go up to Chatanooga sometime in November and explore this underground city of ghosts.  There is nothing more fascinating than secret city buried in mystery and haunted by its past.

6 comments:

laughingwolf said...

wow! can i come with?

Jessica Penot said...

Of course!

Adsila said...

Nice, an entire city below another. I would be an interesting place to explore, and scary too.

Gabriel Alexander said...

It's Atlantis!

Pam Morris said...

how fascinating! would love to see this!

Jessica Penot said...

I'll post pictures in November!