Chilling Footage Reveals Eerie Hidden Labyrinth Beneath UK City Streets

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Creepy new footage has emerged showing the eerie abandoned tunnels that lie forgotten beneath the streets of Manchester.

The spine-tingling pictures, shot by urban explorer Paul Powers, reveal the extensive subterranean network of the Victoria Arches – a series of bricked-up arches built in the embankment of the River Irwell. The five-minute video shows rundown toilets and miles of ghostly corridors all chillingly lit by torchlight.

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The Victoria Arches were built in 1838 as part of a new industrial area on the River Irwell’s embankment, and they served as business premises, landing stages for steam packet riverboats and as Second World War air-raid shelters.

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But after the 1930s they were sealed off, leaving a desolate space that has remained unused for the last 80 years. The last abandoned plan involving the tunnels was during the 1970s when a tube station was dug out, but never saw the light of day after the proposal was ditched for being too costly.

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There are rumoured to be miles and miles of disused tunnels under Manchester, including a nuclear fall-out shelter that was dug during the 1950s and the Pomona Docks, a former industrial port, that is now a desolate and empty island in the middle of the River Irwell.

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Looks amazing, but you wouldn’t catch me down there on my own. Hell no.


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