Monday, May 19, 2008

100 year-old Transatlantic tunnel nears completion

Hardly anyone knows that a secret tunnel runs deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean. In May 2008, more that a century after it was begun, the tunnel will finally be completed. Immediately afterwards, an extraordinary optical device called a Telectroscope will be installed at both ends which will miraculously allow people to see right through the Earth from London to New York and vice versa.

If this is for real, this is astonishing news. The Telectroscope sounds cool enough, but I want to go into the tunnel!

Apparently, Paul St. George, using maps and drawings passed down through his family, is completing the tunnel from London to New York that his great-grandfather, Alexander Stanhope St. George started, but never finished, over a century ago. Once the tunnel is completed they say they will install the Telectroscopes. Mr. St George refuses to disclose the exact locations in London and New York where they will be situated, but rumor has it that they are near the Tower Bridge in London and the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

You can read their press release here.

There's a weblog covering the story, with quite a bit of detail.

Here's a brief interview with Paul St. George:

and another:

the Telectroscope?

video source

I don't know. I want to believe. We'll have to keep an eye on this story.

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