The modern secret societies which are being manipulated by the saurian or reptilian races are apparently extensions of the
ancient societies who were also manipulated and influenced by these subterranean creatures. Unlike man today, with the
exception of the secret societies, ancient man not only believed but knew of the existence of an "underworld" inhabited by
serpent-like beings possessed with supernatural powers. People were forced to worship to these creatures. The saurian gods
demanded human and blood sacrifice. To appease the destructive influence of these "demon gods", temples and shrines were
often built over or near caverns which were regarded by the people to be openings to this nether world.

One such shrine is located several miles southeast of Oaxaco, Mexico among some very ancient ruins. Among these ruins lies
the ancient temple of "Mitla". Various accounts allege that in ancient times this temple descended deep underground into a
basement, a sub-basement, and an ultra-sub-basement level. Within this third sub-level a large stone door was said to have
concealed subterranean recesses beyond. According to the late subsurface researcher Charles A. Marcoux, as well as the
anonymous U.S. Intelligence worker "Commander X", and others, the native Indians of the area centuries ago used to sacrifice
humans to the underworld "gods" that were believed to exist within the dark caverns beyond the stone door. These victims
were allegedly thrown into these dark chambers alive and were never seen again.

Some centuries ago some priests arrived in this area of southeastern Mexico and commenced to explore the ruins, including
the ancient Temple of Mitla. They managed to pry open the door in the third basement level and entered the underground
chambers beyond. Torches in hand, they continued deep into what seemed to be an endless subterranean concourse leading in
the direction of a distant mountain range. After penetrating a considerable distance they became fearful as they noticed
serpents slithering among the rocks off in the darkness, they would see strange shapes and shadows among the ancient stone
pillars which lined the concourse, eerie noises and winds began to blow through the large passage, and a they were overcome
with a general feeling of fear and dread. Convinced that they were on the outskirts of Hades itself they made a hasty retreat,
after which the Priests sealed the door and ordered the natives to fill-in all three basement levels with rock and earth,
completely concealing all evidence of the subterranean connection.

Another such account involves the ancient Greek "Temple of Apollo", in Hierapolis (now Pamukkale), Turkey. This city was
once part of the ancient Grecian empire, which covered an extensive area in and around the Mediterranean sea. One article
which appeared in the January, 1989 issue of OMNI Magazine, referred to strange disappearances which had taken place in a
cavern adjacent to this now broken-down temple. The article quoted from the writings of the ancient Greek philosopher
"Strabe" (who lived between 63 B.C. and 24 A.D.), to the effect that animals would often enter the cave and never return. Also
MANY PEOPLE throughout history who went past the mouth of the cave never returned. The article also quoted one Sheldon
Aaronson, a professor of microbiology at Queens College, N.Y., who told OMNI that several Australian students had entered
the cave and disappeared just a few days before his visit in 1987. Sheldon stated: "The Turkish government put iron bars over
the opening to prevent other people from ever going in. As far as we knew, the Australians were never seen again."

According to the article, the Greeks believed that the cavern was an opening into the "land of the dead ruled by the gods of the
underworld." As for the possibility of an underground subterranean "world", science tells us that the lowest depths of the earth
(upper and lower mantles) contain temperature and pressure extremes so great that physical life could not possibly exist there.
Some however believe that there is evidence for the existence of a vast global network of geothermal and hydrothermal
cavities, somehow connected to the ancient deluge wherein the "...fountains of the great deep were broken up". This allegedly
occurred as magma-heated stratas of subterranean water-filled caverns (brought to enormous pressures by an expanding and
over-heated mantle) suddenly burst through the crust (Gen. 7:11) like a tremendously large exploding pressure boiler. Some
claim that the underlying basaltic rock layers within these gigantic global aqua-systems were dissolved into these global
subterranean reservoirs as their temperatures and pressures increased. Afterwards these vast amounts of water exploded to the
surface, thus explaining why the oceans now contain large percentages of "salt". These underlying chambers, many of which
collapsed yet many of which remained intact, are believed to exist throughout the moho and crustal regions of the planet, just
above the upper mantle.

If evidence of ancient sunken continents ever becomes irrefutable, then such a theory would explain why whole
island-continents may have collapsed. Such a cataclysm may have resulted from the possible fact that huge underground
chambers, no longer supported by these subterranean waters, suddenly caved-in on themselves. Other higher-level cavities
created through seismic activity may also exist, cavities which may dwarf the Flint Ridge-Mammoth Caves of Kentucky or New
Mexico's Carlsbad-Lechuguilla cavern system. It is suggested that THESE may contain conditions sufficient to support physical
life (ie. air, water, subterranean flora and fauna, and perhaps even electromagnetically-induced illumination diffused
throughout the underground "atmosphere" through a phenomena somewhat similar to the effect produced by the Aurora
Borealis or "Northern Lights").

The antediluvian races sometime before their destruction, possessed the ability to construct and excavate vast systems of
underground tunnels connecting many of these natural cavities. Scientific discoveries including "ooparts" (out-of-place-artifacts)
also prove that these people were more intelligence and scientifically-advanced than most think, although of course many
accounts state that this intelligence became corrupted, leading in part to their own destruction.

The following account was given in a letter which was submitted to AMAZING STORIES science fiction/science fact magazine,
Dec. 1946 issue, p. 162. The letter was from a George A. Lehew of (at the time) 1918 W. Newport Ave., Chicago, ILL. Lehew

"Sirs... I have been a reader of AMAZING STORIES for a very long time... I too, know of one of these entrances into the world
below. It is about fifty miles south of Pittsburgh, Pa., in the first range of the Allegheny Mountains. My experiment with the
caves have been only partial explorations, consisting of traveling about a mile and a quarter down into the cave itself, and
returning. The cave IS VENTILATED from below, and stays at a constant 50 degrees no matter what the outside temperature
may be. It is a series of rooms or galleries with narrow passages from one to another. In about the sixth room down, there is
a large tree trunk which could not have come from the surface as the stratosphere (sic) is almost completely free from local
fault; and it could never have come DOWN through the openings in the cave itself as they were small at the top, and kept
getting progressively larger as they got deeper.

"I traveled down as long as I could find comparatively easy travel--about 45 degree descent all the way--and finally came to
what I thought must be the end of the cave, for I could see no more openings into rooms, but on closer examination found
instead a bore, about six feet across, straight down into solid rock. I turned my flash downward and could see that it must
have gone straight down for at least a hundred feet, the sides were perfectly smooth, and the shaft, or bore, in a perfect
round--no apparent irregularities anywhere--I had no way of descending any further, so I retraced my steps back up through
the different rooms to the top of the mountain where the cave opens into this world. I made discreet inquiries of several old
timers in that region, and found that in 1915, or about that year, six surveyors took gear and equipment, and spent a month in
exploration of the cave, going 18 miles from the entrance, and down almost five miles below sea level. I have never gone
back, but I hope to some day in the future, with escort, equipment, and supplies. I'd certainly love to see the machine that
made that bore! If you have any information on other caves in that area, let me know--they too may tie in with this one,
though if they do, their connections are very deep. Also, if you can, please describe the equipment that made that vertical
shaft. Oh, yes, one more interesting item--the surveyors in their exploration of the cave, distinctly heard the rumble of
MACHINERY--but their calculations proved they were nowhere near a large city (surface), and they were too deep for surface
noises otherwise. What is the answer?"

Mary Sutherland   Copyright 2006
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