A few bumbling teenyboppers got lost in the Paris Catacombs
After 72 hours of being lost in the underground ossuaries of Paris, a.k.a. the Paris Catacombs, a few French kids were saved by firefighters and rescue dogs yesterday. The lame-brains lost their way in the cold underground burial labyrinth (roughly 150 miles of eerie subterranean tunnels) and ‘Sepulchral Lamp’ crypts that would definitely haunt our dreams and induce hypothermia (the wanderers were in fact treated for mild hypothermia, according to news reports).
The Paris Catacombs, established circa 1738, contain more than six million bodies and bring in droves of curious and cuckoo visitors from around the world. The tombs were originally opened for private viewings (mostly by the Parisian aristocracy and their ilk) who had a fetish for all things necro, gnarly and freakish.
People have been known to penetrate “the world’s largest grave” on numerous occasions, hosting parties, holding séances, exploring the ossuaries and playing games. VIVISXN usually enters the boneyard from Place Denfert-Rochereau near Rue de la Tombe-Issoire. Oh how we miss those splendous endless nights in Paris.