Strange tunnel opens under Lubbock yard

Sep 8, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KXXV-TV Waco

A strange tunnel has been found under the yard of a West Texas home and Texas Tech historians will try to figure out the function of the space.

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In the movie, this ended badly...

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Will anyone actually tell the Texas Tech brain trust what tunnels are for?

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Uh Clem wrote:
Will anyone actually tell the Texas Tech brain trust what tunnels are for?
For hiding ?
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Uh Clem wrote:
Will anyone actually tell the Texas Tech brain trust what tunnels are for?
...only after a federally funded research project publishes their conclusions no doubt...

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...only after a federally funded research project publishes their conclusions no doubt...
lol

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You tax dollar at work :)

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Uh Clem wrote:
Will anyone actually tell the Texas Tech brain trust what tunnels are for?
Getting at the silver that used to be mined in the area?
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Uh Clem wrote:
Will anyone actually tell the Texas Tech brain trust what tunnels are for?
Well, I think the question is what was THIS tunnel used for, obviously not a railroad tunnel that close to the surface. My [only partially informed] guess would be, as others here have suggested, something to do with silver mining which was big for a while in that area. Hey, the homeowner is lucky it's only a tunnel and not a sinkhole!

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Before computers, NSA had to dig under everyone's home and send people down to listen to what you were saying.

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I don't know of any silver mining in Lubbock. Is on the cap rock. Will need to see links to prove there is any silver there. Have tried to find one link. None so far.

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I don't know of any silver mining in Lubbock. Is on the cap rock. Will need to see links to prove there is any silver there. Have tried to find one link. None so far.
There's no silver there, but they do have both kinds of music: country and western.

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dragoon70056 wrote:
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There's no silver there, but they do have both kinds of music: country and western.
Twas why my questioning. Lived there for about three years. At the end of that time, gazing at the rear view mirror, I came upon a saying. "Lubbock it or leave it". Was I happy to see it go.

Am a rock hound. Sometimes while out there in nowhere's land, I manage to come upon 100 pound rocks. Have two of them. One from outside of Lubbock. If there was silver there, I think I would have had a 'heads up' on it.

But, I've been wrong before. This one I would need to study up on, and will when time allows.

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Twas why my questioning. Lived there for about three years. At the end of that time, gazing at the rear view mirror, I came upon a saying. "Lubbock it or leave it". Was I happy to see it go.
Am a rock hound. Sometimes while out there in nowhere's land, I manage to come upon 100 pound rocks. Have two of them. One from outside of Lubbock. If there was silver there, I think I would have had a 'heads up' on it.
But, I've been wrong before. This one I would need to study up on, and will when time allows.
Actually, I should have said that they "MAY NOT" have silver there. LoL.

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Quick, send the wife in to investigate to see how far it goes.

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DILF wrote:
Quick, send the wife in to investigate to see how far it goes.
LoL. Can I send my ex as well?

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LoL. Can I send my ex as well?
Sure!!! They can hold hands and gab all the way for all I care.......

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Sep 11, 2013
 
This kind of thing exists in other places where railroad yards used to be in close proximity to factories. Coal transport tunnels would carry coal to the factories from the rail yard.

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