Tunnels under Macon.
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Vincent Hummer

United States

#41 Feb 8, 2013
I,man old Man but I remenber my time in the Mattingly Bros. store i ran in the 1960s if you go back by the ladies restroom there is an opening to go up under the front floor of the store and I,ll tell you thius it is very intesting of what you,ll find. The Lawyer that was up by the catholic shool had his ffice on the second floor of the Mattingly building. I still have the blue prints of the the house we build in Macon .
BILL

Macon, MO

#42 Mar 14, 2013
I heard thats where they raised the snake for the conan the barbarian show was in the tunnells in macon and when they were done they put him back in so he would keep down the rat population.
katie

Cairo, MO

#43 Apr 7, 2013
there is a house directly cross from jackson street park that has a door in the basement that opens into a tunnel
the house has a porch on the left front that use to be screened in
maybe the people living there would let u go in that way
Laura

Forest Park, IL

#44 Jul 19, 2013
In 1972 I was at a family reunion at the park across the street. My cousins took me over to the San and we crawled in thru an open window in the back at ground level. We explored the whole building fascinating. We found the tunnel in the basement past the kitchen and laundry. It was obviously the place where they kept the most dangerous or sickest TB patients. There were cells with iron gates for doors and some sort of wooden cots attached to the walls and some of those cells had shackles driven into the brick walls apparently for restraint purposes. We could only go about 100 feet or so it was pitch black and made us all very uneasy. It was one of the top most memorable experiences ever.
kindaknow

Wentzville, MO

#45 Sep 10, 2013
I dont know if the tunnels at the academy were there when it was used for a military school the first time, however when it was a mental institution the tunnels there were used to safely deliver meals/patients between buildings and sometimes for medical treatment. I knew someone that worked there as a nurse when she was a teenager that told me a lot of stories about it, she's worked in the building a lot of her life. The bigger part of the building was for the lesser ill ones or the ones getting ready to transition to go home and the smaller building where the museum is held the more severe cases. They finished filling in the tunnels between the buildings in 2010 i believe
seymore broomwhat

Houston, TX

#46 Sep 11, 2013
BILL wrote:
I heard thats where they raised the snake for the conan the barbarian show was in the tunnells in macon and when they were done they put him back in so he would keep down the rat population.
I know that house. It was built before the civil war and was owned by some activists. I think that door is part of the tunnel system that was used to get slaves to freedom - part of the underground railroad
LOL

Macon, MO

#47 Oct 30, 2013
chris wrote:
I think some of you dingleberrys are confused. The tunnels mentioned are in Macon, GEORGIA. Not Macon County, and not Macon, Missouri... Learn to read
They are about MACON, MISSOURI. Pretty obvious.
seymore broomwhat

Houston, TX

#48 Nov 1, 2013
Macon MO not Macon GA
Mr_Brad

Duarte, CA

#49 Oct 4, 2015
Did you ever check out those tunnels for your book? I live in Macon, and I'm curious about them.
Therman P

Douglasville, GA

#50 Nov 18, 2015
Them tunnels was dug by slaves during the Civil War. They used them to smugle guns and move troops. They was miles and miles of them and some connected to Atlanta and savanna. Most have done caved in but those dug on hard rock are still there. Most of Macon built on hard rock
Billy

Macon, MO

#51 Dec 21, 2015
Therman P wrote:
Them tunnels was dug by slaves during the Civil War. They used them to smugle guns and move troops. They was miles and miles of them and some connected to Atlanta and savanna. Most have done caved in but those dug on hard rock are still there. Most of Macon built on hard rock
Im from geogia and I like to get in random conversations with people that have nothing to pertain about the real topic in hand. Yesa i's is sure a Georgia peach.
Very

Atlanta, GA

#52 Jan 11, 2016
Interesting

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