In 2014, Caron and Le Blanc examined the original cave using calibrated tools and a technique called radioesthesia, that can detect empty areas behind rock, “a bit like the way witches used divining rods to find water,” Caron said.
The next year, they discovered a fissure in a wall at the back of the cave, and were able to send a small camera through to confirm that there was empty space about a metre in.“We couldn’t see how big, but we saw an empty space. ’”The next day they came back and made the opening larger.
In the early 1980s, the city of St-Léonard decided to make the small cave accessible to the public in a controlled way.
Stairs descending into the mouth of the cave were built, a door installed and a wrought-iron fence was erected to keep trespassers out.
Daniel Caron’s eyes twinkle with excitement as he recounts how he and fellow spelunker Luc Le Blanc finally managed to dig their way into a massive, naturally occurring underground cavern beneath a city park in the borough of St-Léonard one day last October.“In the life of a spelunker, something like this happens once,” Caron said. We were happy and surprised, but it was a complete fluke.”On Friday, Caron took reporters on a tour of what they found on Oct.
12: a 250-metre long cavern that has existed for at least 15,000 years, according to caving experts.
But first, steps must be taken to protect it, he said.“Before the borough took control of the cavern in 1982, it was open and people would get in and sometimes do damage, like breaking off the stalactites and that sort of thing,” he said.
The borough has ordered studies to be done over the next year to ensure the cavern is properly documented, through photos, measuring and mapping.
I would like to find someone I can connect with through letters.
I look forward to getting your letters and learning more about you. Right now I really do feel like a lost soul and I wonder if I'll ever see the outside world.
I spend most of my day locked in my cell but over the years it's become normal.
“The specialists tell us this type of cave is very unusual, if not unique in the world,” Perri said.
I'm 29 years old with Italian, French and Native mix.
Schauen Sie zu oder lesen Sie, was ich als Kolumnist auf meinem Blog zu sagen habe.