Man Finds Hidden Tunnel & Bat Cave Under His Home

NetAtraX / Reddit

A man discovered an incredible piece of history while cleaning his new home just outside Rome, Italy.

The homeowner moved to Italy and purchased a six-bedroom house in Velletri in October 2020. Upon exploring the place, the buyer, known as NetAtraX on Reddit, discovered a hidden tunnel system that the previous owner had branded as a storage area.

The homeowner recruited a friend to help him explore the system of tunnels, which were full of bats. On Reddit, the owner explained that there were parts of the chambers that he could not explore; parts of the tunnels had collapsed over time. He also revealed that his neighbors previously knew about the tunnels. In fact, there were several other tunnels discovered in the area.

“Some say that they were used during the Second World War, which is possible, but they must be older,” he wrote. “They are literally hand-carved with some simple tools out of stone, meaning they must be here for a long time. One guy told me that they are from the time of the Romans. But who knows!”

NetAtraX / Reddit

There is also a theory that the tunnels could date back to before the Middle Ages. The owner shared:

“I found one theory from an archaeologist saying these tunnels were interconnected even before the Middle Age and were used for transporting water.”

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