Cave Myths

Discovery Tales


Many caves have a strange story of how it was discovered. If there is no such story, a good cave guide wiill invent one.

Such stories are always very similar. We are not sure why, but we believe it depends on the time of the discovery. Most of those stories date back to the 19th century, the time of romantic love stories and horror tales. Frankenstein was written on this cultural background.

On the other hand, this century was the first time many long known holes were explored for the first time. Hundred years before, the people would have been to scared to enter them.

So here are some tales from this time. They are not really humorous, but sometimes a little funny and weird.


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