caverns/mass graves under lexington???

caverns/mass graves under lexington???

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curious

Shepherdsville, KY

#1 Nov 18, 2010
I found this in a book and decided to research it some... this is the basic info from what i know...

Lexington, Kentucky, there was a report by G. W. Ranck in the 1872 History of Lexington describing a gallery of tunnels somewhere beneath this city. The report detailed how, in 1776, hunters from the frontier town of Booneborough found rocks of “peculiar workmanship,” behind which was found a tunnel. The small opening inclined sharply into the rock and enlarged to a grand gallery about four feet wide and seven feet high. After a few hundred feet the gallery led to an even larger chamber that was 18 feet high, 100 feet wide and 300 feet in length. Inside of this chamber were found an altar, idols, and about 2,000 human mummies....

If u know anything or have any thoughts about this... i wanna hear them..
Hello

Pflugerville, TX

#2 Nov 19, 2010
What is the name of the book you are reading? Sounds interesting.
Hello

Pflugerville, TX

#3 Nov 19, 2010
Oops, Sorry you did say the name of the book. Thanks.
RKM

Lexington, KY

#4 Nov 19, 2010
There are tunnels all over this town. One in particular starts somewhere in near St. Joseph on Harrodsburg, and stretches all the way to somewhere out Russell Cave.
curious

Lexington, KY

#5 Nov 19, 2010
oh wow... thats crazy.. i found a link to the entire book. its called "History of Lexington, KY" (i think) and George W. Ranck is the author. the book is very old i think its was written in around the 1870's.

http://www.archive.org/stream/cu3192402884599...

i also found some other links talking about it and other caves and burial sites all over the county and near by counties. its from uk so it seems ligit.

http://www.uky.edu/OtherOrgs/KPS/books/funkwe...

if anyone else has heard anything, lets us know.. im very curious about this.

“Extra! Extra!”

Since: Nov 10

Anywhere, USA

#6 Nov 22, 2010
I don't know about the caverns...I have heard from a geologist friend of mine that all of the area under Lexington is cavernous, However I do know for sure that there IS a mass grave somewhere in Lexington cemetery. It was filled with people who died from the plague, There is a memorial right in the first part of the cemetery dedicated to "King Solomon" who was one of the only people who was brave enough to come forward and volunteer to handle and bury these people at great risk to his own life. I'm not sure if he contracted any of the diseases or not. The location of the mass graves has been lost to time but it has been so long since the people were buried that there is no real threat to the living if they were accidentally exhumed while digging another grave. I know this because I used to work at the Lexington cemetery many years ago on a grave digging crew and we were warned that occasionally we may find bones or old caskets in the spot where we were digging, but not to worry about it and just call in the administrator to deal with the remains. I hope this information has helped answer your question!
ang

Lexington, KY

#7 Nov 22, 2010
I read that in 1822 that lexington was hit with a major epedemic of cholera and had one of the mass burials ever it covered most of what down town.also my grandfather who was born in 1902 he has passed since said back in the twentys when they were tearing down builds and rebuilding one they lifted out a coffin and when they opened it the body inside was still intact it was a little boy dressed likev the blue boy from the 17hundreds with long red hair the coffin was unuaslly metal for that time .the family must have been wealthy to afford that he disengrated withinn minute when the air hit him.i always found that interesting

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Since: Nov 10

Anywhere, USA

#8 Nov 22, 2010
ang wrote:
I read that in 1822 that lexington was hit with a major epedemic of cholera and had one of the mass burials ever it covered most of what down town.also my grandfather who was born in 1902 he has passed since said back in the twentys when they were tearing down builds and rebuilding one they lifted out a coffin and when they opened it the body inside was still intact it was a little boy dressed likev the blue boy from the 17hundreds with long red hair the coffin was unuaslly metal for that time .the family must have been wealthy to afford that he disengrated withinn minute when the air hit him.i always found that interesting
I'm sorry I was wrong about the plague, you are correct, it WAS cholera, I had my diseases confused, it has been a very long time since I worked at the cemetery, however if you ever get a chance to visit Lexington cemetery, right as you come in there's a huge concrete slab that tells all about "King Solomon" I believe his first name was William, he volunteered his service to bury the victims of the epidemic. It's very interesting. Also if you've never been to the cemetery, try your best to check it out in the spring when all of the trees and flowers are beginning to bloom it's absolutely breathtaking. As far as corpses still being intact for such long periods of time after burial, it's true. Several different factors can affect the speed of deterioration of a dead body. The type of container they're in, the diet of the person during their life, whether they were buried in cold or hot weather when parasites and various bacteria are present or not. New studies have shown that in modern day burials the bodies are decaying even slower due to the amount of preservatives we eat. It's a very interesting subject if a person is interested in that type of thing. Personally I looked into going to school for mortuary science when I was much younger, but decided not to for personal reasons. I would find it very hard to live with all the grief that surrounds that vocation, and having buried several babies I just wouldn't be able to deal with it on a daily basis. But anyway...just sayin'
Joe Eli

United States

#9 May 19, 2012
I believe there are large caverns around the quarry on Forbes rd. I have seen alot of specialized military equipment coming into town. We don't live that far from the airport and we here really large cargo planes coming and going early in the morning. Lex Tran buses have an advertisement on them ( be alert be prepared). It covers all kinds of natural and man made disasters.. We believe our government is building or storing things here underground.
Sam

Latonia, KY

#10 May 19, 2012
You are a retard, please wear your aluminum foil hat before going outside.
Joe Eli wrote:
I believe there are large caverns around the quarry on Forbes rd. I have seen alot of specialized military equipment coming into town. We don't live that far from the airport and we here really large cargo planes coming and going early in the morning. Lex Tran buses have an advertisement on them ( be alert be prepared). It covers all kinds of natural and man made disasters.. We believe our government is building or storing things here underground.
DrLivingston

Shepherdsville, KY

#11 May 19, 2012
There are a couple of old maps (120+ yrs??) in Special Collections at the UK Library which show a large number of the caverns, how they connect, etc. There were some early explorers who put this together. Most of the entrances to the caverns are now either sealed off or are in the basements of some of the older Fayette buildings. I've been a good distance down the one under the Hyatt and it sounds very much like the tunnel you described (goes down sharply, then a longer chamber, and then a great hall).
PlLL BlLLY

Georgetown, KY

#12 May 19, 2012
The government is storing pain pills under the city
Wake up

Versailles, KY

#13 May 20, 2012
Joe Eli wrote:
I believe there are large caverns around the quarry on Forbes rd. I have seen alot of specialized military equipment coming into town. We don't live that far from the airport and we here really large cargo planes coming and going early in the morning. Lex Tran buses have an advertisement on them ( be alert be prepared). It covers all kinds of natural and man made disasters.. We believe our government is building or storing things here underground.
Horseshit.
I've lived here 35 years and have yet to see any of this "specialized military equipment coming in" or these "large cargo planes" you speak of. Loosen your tinfoil.
Besides if they needed a good place to store stuff underground caves would be ideal. No conspiracy there.
Joe Eli

United States

#14 May 20, 2012
Sorry Sam you know how much I value your opinion. I know you don't have a aluminum hat you mother/sister wouldn't let you have one.
Joe Eli

United States

#15 May 20, 2012
I wad talking about the caves you ignorant piece of crap. As far as the tin foil go's come up with sonething original.
littleBilly

Shepherdsville, KY

#16 May 20, 2012
I live near the river at Highbrige and have seen several military convoys entering the gates and down into the old rock quarry tunnels. It's been going on for about a month. There have been numerous trucks with trailers, jeeps, and even trucks carrying what looked like disassembled aircraft (I didn't know you could take them apart). There have been a few night time helicopter landings there also in the past couple of weeks.
Joe Eli

United States

#17 May 20, 2012
I have a friend you lives by southland, the railroad is across from his house. He has seen trains coming in carring military vehicles. I have seen vehicles designed especially to detect NBC hazards. I'm retired military and I've seen other specialized vehicles that I have no idea what their use is.
Sam

Latonia, KY

#18 May 20, 2012
Joe nothing to get your panties in a wad about. You do know that Lexington is a hub in the midwest I-75 and I-64, how do you think the military gets their vehicles from location to location, well rail and truck. Don't let anyone else know but I hear they are producing spring water in the caves at highbridge
Joe Eli wrote:
I have a friend you lives by southland, the railroad is across from his house. He has seen trains coming in carring military vehicles. I have seen vehicles designed especially to detect NBC hazards. I'm retired military and I've seen other specialized vehicles that I have no idea what their use is.
littleBilly

Shepherdsville, KY

#19 May 20, 2012
Sam wrote:
Don't let anyone else know but I hear they are producing spring water in the caves at highbridge
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Producing spring water was in response to how they could prevent cavern flooding while using the space for storage. When that spot was purchased, it was intended to be used (and is currently being used) as massive and secured commercial storage (heck, it's probably even nuke proof). The problem was that parts kept becoming flooded. The owner met with a similar quarry operator in Kansas and found that they were bottling the flood water....problem solved.

So yeah, there are other things going on there, but there are new things going on with all of the military equipment being shipped into the caverns.
Sam

Latonia, KY

#20 May 20, 2012
I was joking..........
littleBilly wrote:
<quoted text>
Producing spring water was in response to how they could prevent cavern flooding while using the space for storage. When that spot was purchased, it was intended to be used (and is currently being used) as massive and secured commercial storage (heck, it's probably even nuke proof). The problem was that parts kept becoming flooded. The owner met with a similar quarry operator in Kansas and found that they were bottling the flood water....problem solved.
So yeah, there are other things going on there, but there are new things going on with all of the military equipment being shipped into the caverns.

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