An unassuming rabbit hole on a farm in rural England leads to a remarkable underground network of caves.
Photographer Michael Scott recently documented his exploration of the grotto, known as the Caynton Caves in Shropshire. Once inside, he discovered rooms, walkways, columns and stairways carved out of sandstone.
Historic England says the grotto is listed as a place of historic interest and was likely built in the 18th or 19th century. Local legend suggests the Knights Templar, an ancient Christian military order, built the caves 700 years ago, but that claim is suspect.
Scott’s footage of his trip into the cave recently started making the rounds online. Take a look.
The caves were reportedly sealed in 2012, but that hasn’t stopped some people from entering. According to The Shropshire Star, rumors suggest pagans and druids have visited the caves recently to perform rituals. Bizarre stuff.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a centuries old discovery on an English farm. Last year, we shared a story about a farmer who what he thought was a worthless hunk of metal, but actually turned out to be a dagger from the Bronze Age worth thousands of dollars. Find more of that story in the video below.