Warning not to visit Paris catacombs as woman tells chilling story about people who live underground
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A woman has been warning people who might decide to take a trip beneath Paris to visit the creepy maze of catacombs which lurk underground to stay well away.
There are miles of tunnels beneath the streets of Paris and they're home to thousands of corpses, with only a small part accessible for those wanting to visit the official museum.
That leaves miles of tunnels to be explored, but before you get the idea that going in would make you an intrepid sort you should heed the warning not to go down there.
However, she had a warning for anyone thinking of taking a map and torch down there to have a look through the parts of the catacombs which aren't part of the museum, and the reason why she wants people to stay away is chilling.
"There's people that live in there full time, there is a community of people that live in the catacombs," the TikToker explained, recounting her own experiences living in Paris and what an ex-boyfriend who'd lived in the city had said.
"They don't want tourists going in there, whether it's tourists like Americans, tourists like French people, they don't want people going in there, period.
"What he told me was there are people down there when you go in with your map, because obviously you need your map to figure out where you're going, because it's winding little corridors, you're gonna climb through water, you're gonna get disgusting by the way.
"There's parts where you have to crawl, it's very confusing down there and there's no cell service and you need your map with you to know where the hell you're going.
"He said to me there's people that live down there and what they will do is when they see you coming in with your map and your flashlights they'll run up to you, grab your flashlight and grab your map and then run away."
As if there being a community of people living in the catacombs wasn't scary enough, the idea that they might steal your torch and map and leave you stuck with no source of light or map to guide you is truly spooky.
There have been cases of people becoming lost in the catacombs beneath Paris, though they tend to find an exit eventually and return to the surface world.
The catacombs hold the bones of over six million people and not every body laid to rest down there died outside the maze of tunnels.
In 1793 Philibert Aspairt went missing in the catacombs after entering them down a set of stairs at the hospital where he worked, he was never seen alive again and his body was only found 11 years later.