Through a ruined cemetery filled with statues lies a tunnel that leads to an underground city. Its history is more terrifying than that of France’s worst revolutions. Deep within these tunnels lie mile after mile of bones—the final resting place for those who are buried here. But all is not as quiet as it appears. As guests venture forth into the dank, dripping corridors of rat-infested remains, the voices of the dead begin to speak, and some have taken shape.
Legends of Howl-O-Scream
Fantomes of the Catacombs
In the late 1700s, Paris, France was faced with a curious problem. Overcrowded cemeteries begged the need to expand, and the solution was unique. The ancient Mines of Paris underground tunnel system was used to house mile after mile of bones. For years, nightly processions transferred remains from the cemeteries to the reinforced tunnels.
Many people know this part of history, but there’s more to the story than was ever printed in textbooks. Because to believe it as true means that you believe in ghosts. It’s very simple really…one’s final resting place should be exactly that…final. When graves are disturbed, so are the souls of the remains, and bizarre happenings are certain to follow. Spirits were awakened in Paris. Ghosts, or fantomes, are said to search the Catacombs, finding and reviving the most evil of buried souls to walk with them. Through the dripping chambers and underground passageways of Paris, the voices of the dead are often heard, and some are said to have taken shape.