A few days ago authorities of the state of Puebla announced the discovery of underground tunnels between 300 and 500 years old.
According to an article published by Mexican daily El Universal, these tunnels were found to be military structures that were used during the Battle of May 5, when Mexican troops faced the French army. The tunnels are 7 meters high by 3 meters wide, and the network is at least 10 kilometers long.
Puebla’s underground tunnels had been an urban myth for a long time, but now their existence has finally been confirmed. “In the urban narrative or urban legends there was word of the tunnels in Puebla, but nobody knew where they were, they had never been seen”, said the manager of Cultural Heritage and Historical Center of Puebla, Sergio Vergara Bermejo, during an interview with El Universal.