|UNDERGROUND TUNNEL SYSTEMS IN THE SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS
ARIZONA MYTHS AND LEGENDS
BURLINGTON UFO AND PARANORMAL CENTER
Living in the Light
July 01, 2001 - 23:29
Secret Underground Tunnels Past & Present: Part II
A Closer Look
As I pointed out in the previous report in this series, the origin of at least some of the Ancient
Americans of North America lays to the South. We also know of the Ancient tunnels to be found in
Mexico and Central and South America. But, do we find evidence of these ancient tunnels in the United
In Native American Myths & Mysteries (1991) by Vincent H. Gaddis in chapter IV titled Tunnels of
the Titans we find.
â€œThroughout all the Americas there are legends of archaic avenues, racial memories of subterranean
passages stretching for miles. After the great cataclysm the ancestral North Indians lived in the vast
cavern complex until it was safe to return to the upper world. The story is spread through many tribes,
from the kivas of the Pueblos to the lodges of the Blackfeet, from the campfires of the eastern
woodland tribes before their dispersion.
â€œThe Mandans of the northwestern states, some of whom had blue eyes and silky hair â€¦ They said
the first man to emerge from the tunnels were the Histoppa or the â€œtattooed ones.â€� Having left
safety too soon, they perished. The rest, who remained below, waited until a bright light dispelled the
darkness on the surfaceâ€¦â€�
â€œThe Apachesâ€™ have a legend that their remote ancestors came from a large island in the eastern
sea where there were great buildings and ports for ships. The Fire Dragon arose, and their ancestors
had to flee to mountains far away to the south. Later they were forced to take refuge in immense and
ancient tunnels through which they wandered for yearsâ€¦â€� (Page 39).
As we can see, many of these early Americans knew of these ancient tunnels. Could these tunnels have
anything to do with the modern tunnels we have heard so much about in the last few years?
One of the areas rumored to have an underground complex and tunnels and is off limits to most people
is the area around White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
David Hatcher Childress in his beautifully written Lost Cities of North & Central America (1992)
descries the secret headquarters of Apache Chief Victorio.
â€œVictorio Peak and Hard Scrabble Peak, as well as Geronimo Peak, were all honeycombed with
tunnels, caves and secret entrances. The Hard Scrabble entrance led down a flight of steps to an
underground river. The last step was booby traped with a deadly arrow device. It is all like out of
some 40s cliffhanger serial,â€� (Page 313).
*Please note below a letter I received concerning Hard Scrabble
Mr. Childress writes of his talk with Richard Dannelly, a local resident of Sedona, Arizona and author
of the book Sedona, Power Spot Voltex. Dannelly told him, â€œSome friends of mine had discovered
a tunnel that goes underground for quite a distance in the Superstition Mountains. (For another story of
underground tunnels and a possible Big Foot connection in these same mountains read Big Foot, the
Abominable Sandman, Nessie and The People who live Under Mt. Shasta on the Home Page).
Yet every time they tried to explore the cave, a strange fear and feeling of dread would overtake the
whole party, and they would always turn back.â€� They were sent to a psychic who told them of a
man who would lead them into the tunnel without fear. â€œWith this man as their guide they were able
to penetrate further into the tunnelâ€¦â€� Deep inside â€¦ â€œthe remains of ancient structures and
walls made out of well dressed rock were found. They then discovered at this place a spiral staircase
built out of cut stones that down, down, down, down into the earth.
â€œAfter some discussion, it was decided that their guide should descent the stairs â€¦
He did so, following the staircase into the deep bowels of the earth. After some tome, he came to a
large room with more cut stone. A gigantic rock-cut throne, big enough for a giant, or two people
sitting together, was in the middle of the room.
â€œArtifacts were on the walls, though (he didnâ€™t) know what they were. The man returned up the
staircase and reported what he discovered. The others tried to convince him to return to the room and
bring some of the artifacts back up, but he refused. The team then left the tunnel, and today the
entrance is still a secret.â€� (Pages 308-309).
Due to coverage on the nationally long running NBC series Unsolved Mysteries most of us are familiar
with the story of Doc Noss and the Lost La Rue Mines. David Hatcher Childress covers the story in
depth in Lost Cities of North and Central America (1986).
He sites a book,â€œ100 Tons of Gold (1978) by David Chandler.
Chandler wrote, â€œIn 1937 a half-Indian podiatrist named Doc Noss discovered a cache of Apache
gold on what is now the White Sands Missile Range â€¦ Much of the treasure was in the form of
hundreds of stacked gold bars, plus other artifacts, such as swords, goblets, crowns, statues and other
things â€¦ Doc Noss was shot and killed by his partner Charlie Ryan in March of 1949 â€¦ Noss was
known to have taken at least 88 bars of gold out of the hidden tunnels inside the mountain.â€� (Pages
Childress continues this revealing report; â€œBecause of an article published in the November, 1968
issue of True Treasure magazine there was renewed interest in the fabulous treasure, and a prospector
named Harvey Snow was approached by three ranchers who lived in the area west of the Victorio
Peak site. Snow had spent 25 years exploring the entire White Sands area, and the ranchers felt that
Snow could lead them into the treasure area, bypassing the Army patrols that guarded the missile range.
Because of a story told Snow many years before by a cowboy who had followed Doc Noss to a
hidden tunnel, he believed that the treasure was not at Victorio Peak, but on another peak, Hard
Scrabble Peak which was also on government property.
As Mr. Childress tell us; â€œSnowâ€™s incredible story is then related by Mr. Chandler; â€œOn the
second day I found the cave with the sloping steps. I went down the steps; down and down. I donâ
€™t know how far. I estimated maybe thirteen hundred or fourteen hundred steps. The bottom step,
the last one was rounded at the bottom so that when you stepped on it, it would roll. It was tied to a
bow and arrow with rawhide, but the rawhide had rotted a long time ago. I got in there.â€� (Page
At the bottom of the steps Snow described a big room with a stream of hot water running through it.
Snow followed the tunnel from room to room; sometimes the tunnel would become so narrow that he
had to get down on his hands and knees. In one room Snow Reported â€œI found some things. I
found small stacks â€¦ one of gold, one of copper and one of silver.â€�
â€œâ€�I figured I would come back for that and went on. I next came to a big room. Here there
were a bunch of side tunnels running north and south. They were all natural, nothing man made. Here
where they intersected, they made a big W. I did not go down these tunnels, I stayed with the stream
going west â€¦ At the far end of the main room I found some things I cannot tell you aboutâ€¦â€�â€�
â€œSnowâ€™s story is fascinating and virtually unbelievable to most people. He walked 14 miles in
an underground tunnel. The 1400 steps or so that he walked down to the subterranean river must have
been a good 800 or 900 feet below the entrance. The tunnel was crossed at least in one spot by
another tunnel running at a right angle to the one he was following.â€� (Pages 113-114).
As we can see from these reports, there exists under the White Sands New Mexico area an extensive
system of lengthy tunnels that have been there for ages. It seems to me that if the government wanted
underground bases they would make use of these existing tunnels, yet modern researchers never seem
to even hint of their existence. Why not?
Mr. Childress made a telling observation concerning government involvement;
â€œThe gold that was at one time stored in Victorio Peak has been seized by the U.S. government,
particularly the Army and the CIA.â€� And I thought the CIA was concerned with foreign
intelligence. Whereâ€™s the connection? The Inner Beings perhaps?
â€œThe Army was known to have bulldozed the peak out, and even place a steel door over the
entrance to the mountain â€¦ The Army assured the state that there was no gold in Victorio Peak and
never has been.â€�
â€œNever-the-less Chandler shows that a top secret operation took place at White Sands Missile
Range on August 10, 1961. On this date the Secret Service, with the help of certain Army personnel
at the range recovered the gold, and moved it to various locations for various purposes.â€�
These claims are backed up by, of all people, Former White House counsel, John Dean in his book
Blind Ambition (1976). In it he told of CIA operations dealing with bars of gold. â€œEgil Krogh had
described to me how, when he was bored with his deskwork, he had carried bars of gold bullion
through Asiaâ€™s â€˜Golden Triangleâ€™ in CIA planes and bargained with drug chieftains â€¦ The
gold bars used in these illegal, clandestine operations allegedly came from the tunnel system inside of
Victorio Peak.â€� (Pages 314-315).
Besides furnishing our corrupt government with the finances to destroy a generation of Americans with
dangerous drugs, the bastards had a large tunnel system in place. It stands to reason that this is one of
the systems they are using for their nefarious and black deeds. When will the American people wake
up to the fact that there are a lot of horrible things going on â€¦ right below our feet?
The Four Corners
Another popular place for talk of underground activity is the area known as the Four Corners. This is
the place where Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico meet to share a common border.
According to intelligence reports from several of my sources there are â€œat least six underground
facilities in this area,â€� This is also the area where a large number of people died a â€œmysteriousâ
€� death a few years back. Are there connections?
This harsh but beautiful arid land is also where the government decided to place several Indian
Reservations. However, the Hopi Indians have been in this area as long as they can remember and
luckily for us, their history of origin contains important details not found in the memory of other tribes.
The Hopi believe that this world we live in is the Fourth World and the other three are inside the earth.
In stages, and through many hardships, they emerged from a hole called Sipapu, entrance to the Hopi
underground. Bruce A. Walton tells us in A Guide to the Inner Earth (1983): â€œIt is a sacred place
of pilgrimage for the Hopi, at the bottom of the Canyon of the Little Colorado above itâ€™s junction
with the Colorado River.â€� (Page 66).
But, unlike most of the emergence stories of the other clans, the Hopi describe the city near from which
they came. This city is called Palitkwapi, meaning â€œlegendary Red City of the South.â€� It is
interesting to note that Frank Waters tells us in The Book of the Hopi (1965) â€œNo one knows
where Palatkwapi might have been. Some of our Hopi spokesmen, who are able to read Hopi
meanings from symbols and pictographs carved on Mayan stelae and temple walls, believe that the
center of the Mayan Old Empire, Palenque, in Chiapas, Mexico was the Hopi legendary city of
Palatkwapi.â€� (Notes: Page 68).
In support of this theory of Palatkwapi being the same city as Palenque browse through any of the
many National geographic magazines containing photos and paintings of the mysterious Mayan ruins
and it wonâ€™t take you long to realize that the Ancient Mayan cities were predominantly bright red.
And if youâ€™ll read Plasma Guns & Sub-riders in THEI Volume 1 #3, youâ€™ll find my research
concerning Lord Pacal. Lord Pacal was sent from Valum Chivin (the underworld) to Valum Votan (the
upper world) and there he founded the city of Palenque. This we see gives us a direct link of unbroken
evidence of a migration of people northward from the Inner Lands.
By the use of thugs and murders, after Queen Isabelle and Columbus double-crossed the elitist the â
€œKeepers of the Secretâ€� tried to destroy the true history of the origin of many Native Americans.
However, by studying the oral history of these wise people we find that they came from the Inner
Lands. Before the controllers got their hands on the truth and completely covered it over it a few
American Archaeology books were written which tell the true story of people migrating south to north.
We have traced the Hopi tribe from their emergence near the ancient Mexican town of
Palatkwapi/Palenque their present home in the Four Corners. We have looked at many accounts of
underground passages in the Four Corners and the White Sands area of New Mexico. Accounts
recorded long before todays researchers started sending out reams of reports proving the government
has control of underground facilities in these and other areas of the world, yet not a word on the
possible origin of the ancient underground excavations. But, using what we know of these underground
passageways, we can safely state that they were probably the trade routes connecting the Inner World
with the Outer world.
*In reading your section on tunnels in various places, I came across
mention of tunnels in Victorio Peak--which is true---Because I have been
inside many of them-----but, unfortunately, none of them went very
far--------However, the main thing that caught my eye was your mention
of Hardscrabble Mountain and it's alleged tunnel system---------I say '
alleged' because the story is not true ! There is no cave with 1400
steps descending inside Hardscrabble ! I know this for a fact----it
makes a nice story ( fantastic and entirely fictitious ) It comes from
the supposed experience of Harvey Snow-----and it is a fabrication !!
In the first place, the cave is NOT in Hardscrabble ------In the second
place, Harvey did not know in which mountain it was located ! He had
NEVER been inside it ! I knew Harvey ( now deceased ) and he admitted
to me that he really did NOT know where it was---- I know the man who
does know, because I have been there with him---and nobody knows exactly
how many steps there are, because no-one is known to have gone all the
way to the bottom ! I know it is a small thing---but I just
wanted you to know that in the case of that particular mountain, there
is no fabulous tunnel system-------The actual cave is on a mountain so
small it has no name---and it is about 4 or 5 miles south of
Hardscrabble------My name is inside the cave ! ( along with others )
Just thought you ought to know-----
Dr. Oren Swearingen
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