Sightings of mole people have been reported on numerous occasions and we have a pretty good idea where the largest groups of them live.
When we say the “mole people”, the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is a group of mutant outcasts from Marvel Comics. And while that definitely sounds interesting, what we had in mind is a more real-life subject. Mole people, also known as tunnel dwellers or tunnel people, are people living in abandoned parts of large cities, mostly underground. They have been spotted in places like sewage tunnels, heating shafts, abandoned subways, etc. They live in small societies similar to tribes with their own cultural traits.
We actually don’t know a lot about them and about their lifestyle. Jennifer Toth published a book about the mole people living under New York City after she spent some time exploring the tunnels where the tunnel dwellers live. However, not many of the things she wrote in her book have been confirmed, and the mole people have to date remained a phenomenon that we know very little about. Sociologists around the world have shown their interest in the subject, but there hasn’t been a lot of research done yet, mostly due to a lack of evidence. However, sightings of mole people have been reported on numerous occasions and we have a pretty good idea where the largest groups of them live.
TUNNEL BENEATH RIVERSIDE PARK, NEW YORK CITY
While we might think of the people living in the underground as homeless, after living in the tunnel beneath the Riverside Park in New York City for over 15 years, they wouldn’t describe themselves in that way. They have their own kind of homes, with beds, carpets, paintings hanging on the walls, gas or wood stoves, etc. Some of them even have their pets in the “yard”. There are those who have outside jobs, but most of them are self-employed. For example, they collect scrap metal, bottles, old magazines, and other things they can sell or recycle. They use the public showers and self-service laundry, they collect coupons for their shopping, and, all in all, most of them live a happy life right there under the feet of other New Yorkers.