Comments: Going underground

One good thing about building your capital in a swamp like DC - little room for conspiracy-inspiring networks of dank tunnels and creepy catacombs.

No wonder the French are so prone to bizarre religious/political conspiracy-mongering, with that mess under their capital.

Posted by Mitch H. at September 9, 2004 02:24 PM

Actually, there's a bit of it in DC too -- I'm thinking of the tunnel the CIA built under the Soviet Embassy ... and who knows where else...

But this one takes the cake, all right, that is one of the weirdest news items I've seen in a while. Thanks, Bill!

Posted by Thomas Nephew at September 12, 2004 12:46 PM

Paging Dan Brown!

Posted by Anonymous at September 12, 2004 02:03 PM

We have some tunnels under Oslo in Norway too... The nazis built them, allegedly, as escape routes during the war.

People have told stories of how they've found tunnels and explore them, then end up in another part of the city. Noone has a complete map :)

Posted by Sigmund at September 19, 2004 03:33 PM