The 5000-Year-Old Underground Reptilian City Found Buried Deep Under Los Angeles

Kane Khanh | Archeaology
January 18, 2024

There is no doubt that the Anthropomorphic Reptilians were worshiped by ancient civilizations. Reptiles have a long history of being revered in spirituality, and there is ample evidence in the form of sculptures, legends, and folklore to back this up. Serpent gods are extensively debated from Asia to America, with roughly 4% of Americans believing in the reptilian folklore.

In Los Angeles, a long-running urban legend has it that a long-extinct race of highly advanced reptilian people previously constructed a vast underground network beneath the city’s core. When the Los Angeles Times released a detailed map of the city’s underground maze, it stoked the fire even more.

In 1933, a mining engineer named George Warren Shufelt inspected an underground area in search of deposits of oil, gold, and other valuable materials, using a scanner that allowed him to take a reading of the terrain and find formations or sources of some mineral.

During his search, he was said to have found the whole underground city, which was in the shape of a lizard and went from Elysian Park (the lizard’s head) to where the Central Library is now (the tip of the tail).

Reptilian and Gold Tablets Under Los Angeles

The article was published under the pen name of Jean Bosquet, a newspaper investigative journalist. He explained that Shufelt had mapped the area using cutting-edge equipment and discovered the ruins of an enormous underground metropolis.

“The radio X-ray has revealed the location of one of three lost cities on the Pacific Coast, the local one having been dug by the Lizard People after the “great catastrophe” which occurred about 5,000 years ago. This legendary catastrophe was in the form of a huge tongue of fire which “came out of the Southwest, destroying all life in its path,” the path being “several hundred miles wide.” The city underground was dug as a means of escaping future fires … Large rooms in the domes of the hills above the city of labyrinths housed 1,000 families “in the manner of tall buildings” and imperishable food supplies of the herb variety were stored in the catacombs to provide sustenance for the lizardfolk for great lengths of time…”

1934 article in the Los Angeles Times.

The 5000-Year-Old Underground Reptilian City Found Buried Deep Under Los AngelesMap of a supposed, 5,000-year-old underground city of the “lizard people” under downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, as published in the Los Angeles Times on January 29, 1934.

Instead of being an alien race of reptiles, the reptilian people of Shufelt’s tale were actual humans who revered the lizard as a sign of long life and built their labyrinth in its likeness. When Shufelt was taking readings near downtown Los Angeles one day, his devices showed him what looked to be a network of tunnels and chambers that ran across most of the city. The locations of the discoveries spanned from the public library to Mount Washington, and from the Southwest to Pasadena.

What he found looked like a well-thought-out underground maze with large rooms at different points and gold deposits in the rooms and hallways. Shufelt and his team couldn’t see how the information they had gathered made sense with what they had found. They were supposed to find an old gold deposit.

Chief Green Leaf, a Hopi Indian in a medicine lodge in Arizona, was Shufelt’s guide in his attempt to understand his findings. The Chief, whose existence is questioned, told him about a lost civilization of smart people on Earth called the “Lizard People.” Their nine-year-olds were as smart as college graduates, even though they had been gone for a long time.

According to what the old and wise native people said, this could be the last proof of an ancient race of people who were a mix of humans and lizards and built this underground city to protect themselves from a disaster.

The most unexpected aspect of the case was the assurance that these entities built these tunnels using chemical rather than mechanical instruments. According to local legends, an area spanning hundreds of kilometers across the western shore is said to have been hit by an enormous meteor shower around 4,000 to 5,000 years ago.

There were thousands of people who lost their lives, their crops were ruined, their homes were demolished, and their forests were burnt. Despite the fact that this race had long since vanished, there was still evidence of its existence in the form of the tunnels.

The locals explained to the group of explorers that their history was recorded on gold tablets and kept in libraries. Shufelt’s tech teams found the stores of these boards, which the Indians thought were mines. It was only after this that the explorers had to begin digging into the ground to verify what the technology had shown them.

Shufelt drew up a detailed sketch of the passageways of Fort Moore Hill. Excavation began after authorization was granted, and the team reached depths of 76 meters. When they reached 106 meters in the months of January and February, the project was abruptly halted and abandoned.

The 5000-Year-Old Underground Reptilian City Found Buried Deep Under Los AngelesThe Banning House (of Phineas Banning) on Fort Moore Hill, the site of the old Fort Moore. This hill easily accessible and heavily populated became ground zero for the legends of buried treasure.

The wells were closed on March 5, 1934, and the contract with the city was canceled. Los Angeles County did not get the gold or any other treasures. Everything went dark after the excavation was put on hold. With 16 rooms measuring 2.5 square kilometers and containing significant gold, Shufelt estimated that the maze of tunnels was at least 300 meters deep. Before the Los Angeles Times reporter interviewed the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce members, the subject had been forgotten.

According to these officials, there is a potential that this network of tunnels does exist, but it is extremely difficult to conduct an investigation at this time because of the enormous number of buildings in the area that could be affected. An increasing number of articles appeared in the local media, reporting progress on the project. Within a short period of time, the media’s attention shifted to this search for the buried city beneath Los Angeles.

Shufelt’s Story of the Reptilian Civilization: Myth or Reality?

Shufelt died in 1957, and so did the mystery. No one knows for sure if Shufelt’s meticulous map led to the alleged Lizard People’s hidden riches. There have been many cultures throughout history that revered reptilian/Serpent gods.

The 5000-Year-Old Underground Reptilian City Found Buried Deep Under Los AngelesSerpent Deities and Monsters of Mesopotamia: Ningishzida and Mushussu. Ningishzida, with snakes emanating from his shoulders, on relief of Gudea, c. 2000 BCE.

Snakes have a variety of meanings and interpretations in Mesoamerican culture, Ancient Egypt, Ancient China, Ancient India, Ancient Greece, Australia, and so on, which may be investigated through the different serpentine gods that are a part of the religion.

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