The hollow Earth is a theory that is largely dismissed because of the massive cover-up that would have to be involved to keep such a thing secret. In the past we've covered the possibility that one of the variations on the Hollow Earth theory that may prove more interesting is the theory that the Earth is riddled with tunnels and holes far different than anything we would have previously seen. And some of these tunnels may not be quite so ancient.
Imagine being born in a secret underground tunnel that stretches for miles in every direction. Due to extreme isolation and paranoia the inhabitants have sealed themselves off completely to avoid coming in contact with the outside world and the dangers it may face. As you begin to grow you explore the massive underground tunnel system encompassing your whole world - and then one day you see someone else who doesn't look quite familiar.
While the scenario may seem too fantastic to possibly have happened in the real world, this is one scenario painted by the eyewitness testimony of visitors to the secret underground tunnels in Russia. And it may have more credibility in the end than first inspection suggests. The KGB, the Russian secret intelligence organization effectively dissolved in 1991 after a failed coup attempt to oust then President Mikhail Gorbachev. But contrary to popular belief, this did not summarily end secrecy in the Soviet Union.
Indeed several secrets still remain to this day untold, unsolved and unspoken of in most circles. After the incident with Gorbachev, no one knows precisely what happened to a considerable volume of the secret files the KGB had been holding. Is it possible the locations of secret installations could have been among those secrets lost at the upper echelons of the organization's highest tier of secrecy?
The Soviet Government was no stranger to underground cities, and with secrecy in the light of possible nuclear war and in the name of Soviet patriotism deemed a necessity for the survival of the Soviet Government, it's no surprise that cities like the one rumored to exist deep beneath the Earth in Yamantau mountain may still be secret. Only now in the world after the USSR the occupants of such a city would be even more isolated and secretive.
Rumors and stories have come trickling out from the former Soviet Union for years of explorers discovering massive underground facilities inhabited by people who run from visitors. Is it possible that these lost cities of the KGB could be one of the last secrets to be finally discovered? And what society could have arisen in the tense decades of that world going on underground? What discoveries could they have made? And what plans might they have for the future? It sounds like the plot to a spy thriller, but then when put in the context of other secrets uncovered since the cold war, and coupled with rumors of entire cities cut off from the surface it becomes all too real.