I've linked below to a really interesting Philip Coppens article, taken from his website, about an underground structure in Malta, which is well worth reading.http://www.philipcoppens.com/hypogeum.html
The whole piece is very intriguing, but what particularly caught my eye was the account towards the end by one Lois Jessup, an American lady, who took part in an excursion into these tunnels in the 1920s, and claimed to have seen several very large humanoid type creatures wandering around down there, and who beckoned to her.
A small piece of associated material I found is posted below.http://www.maltafly.com/modules.php?nam ... id=366Text
I appreciate that giant legends are likely not to many people's taste, in which case apologies for the distraction. But there are giant legends in the Pyrenees as well, so there is a connection to the main theme of this Forum. Also, given the discussions that have been going on recently about subterranean worlds, the geology around Rennes-le-Chateau, earthquakes, etc. I though this might have some relevance.
The article's a good read in any event, so I hope others derive as much interest from it as I did.
Sorry this place is important but has got lost with all the other ARINGAROSA on this forum. I only just saw this thread. At the moment I'm busy updating my websites and only have a short period to stick in my twopennyworth.
As you probably know these caves involves stories of ritual human sacrifice, a subject that I have mentioned before on this forum.
This, according to certain sources, was the subterranean passage and chamber which was referred to years ago in an article which appeared in the August, 1940 issue of the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Magazine. The article stated the following concerning several people who disappeared in these catacombs without a trace:
"Many subterranean passageways, including ancient catacombs, now are a part of the island's fortifications and defense system. Supplies are kept in many tunnels; others are bomb shelters. Beneath Valletta some of the underground areas served as homes for the poor. Prehistoric men built temples and chambers in these vaults. In a pit beside one sacrificial altar lie thousands of human skeletons. Years ago one could walk underground from one end of Malta to the other. The Government closed the entrances to these tunnels after school children and their teachers became lost in the labyrinth while on a study tour and never returned."
I understand that still to this day these have never been found.