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31st October 2020


Today is Halloween so Metro Rod Manchester wanted to share with you some of the scary things that have been found lurking in drains.

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A Whole Community 

Las Vegas is the city where you can find just about anything, even a bunch of people living in the sewers! It has been reported that a lot of the homeless community have decided to move underground to live. They have been collecting unwanted furniture to create a home and way of life for themselves. We definitely wouldn’t recommend living in sewers though, as not only is it very unhygienic but there is a risk of flooding which could jeopardise anyone living down there.


In 2009 a video of a North Carolina drain went viral, the video showed a large, pink, pulsating mass attached to the drains. Many thought looked like some weird alien monster - terrifying! But upon further investigation it was found to be a mass of worms that had somehow managed to make their way into the drain to live.

An Alligator 

In New York, USA, there is an urban legend that the city’s sewers are full of alligators, people were led to believe that baby alligators were often bought as pets before they realised they were dangerous reptiles. They were then flushed down the drains, where they can now breed and thrive in the sewers. Whilst scientists insist that the conditions of the drains would not allow for the alligators to live for long, one was found in East Harlem in 1935 down a manhole, how it got there, no one knows.

An American Civil War Cannonball 

This wasn’t found in the UK, but in Indiana USA, a Civil War Cannonball was found in an underground sewer. It was found during a cleaning out of the pipes and is assumed to have been fired by a Union Gunboat during a conflict with the Confederates over a Cotton Mill. It is now in a local museum and shows how important drain work can be!

A Sewer Monster

In 2009, a video of a pink, pulsating mass in a North Carolina sewer went viral, with people believing that it was some sort of alien monster. Luckily it was later identified to be a colony of Tubifex Worms, that had somehow made their home in the sewers.


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