Are there secret tunnels under Des Moines' demolished mobile home park?
Developers are on the lookout for secret underground tunnels that may have linked residences of a now demolished mobile home park on the city's south side, Neighborhood Development Corporation director Abbey Gilroy told Axios.
State of play: The nearly 70-year-old Oak Hill Mobile Home Park was leveled in the last month to make way for new development.
- About two dozen households were relocated and a resident of one told Gilroy about the tunnels.
Yes, but: The story could be an urban myth. The resident hadn't seen the tunnels, Gilroy said.
- The alleged location will be further examined when foundation work begins on a housing project later this year, Gilroy added.
Of note: The tunnels were allegedly used to escape police or immigration officials, Gilroy said in recounting what she was told by the resident.
👻 Thought bubble: This sounds like a storyline for a haunted Halloween attraction or television series.
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