The Alien World Below

The Alien World Below - This room at the Cave Without a Name just looked so much like an alien world with some of the structure looking like alien beings growing out of the floor. Ok maybe i have watched a few too many sci fi shows, but the first thing that came to my mind was the movie Aliens! This limestone cave without a name is located near Boerne Texas west of San Antonio and is a Natural National Landmark. It is a limestone cave with rooms filled with stalactites and stalagmite structures from calcium carbonate as it reacts with water and depending on the minerals compostion the colors can be white, amber, brown or red. The stalagmite grow from the bottom up and stalactites grown from the ceiling down. This room is a large room that had many unique stalagmite that created this ominous looking ancient structures that almost looked like ancient sculptures. It was such a beautiful place with the stalactites and stalamite from the ceiling and floor creating these wonderful ancient structure which have been shaped over thousands of years in this natural enviroment. The actual cave was discovered in 1929 when a goat fell down a sink hole in the ground and a child was lowered down the hole to retrieve the goat. Where the child came back and said it was a huge cavern below that went on and on in the 1930 they began exploration of the cave. it was discovered that it open up to these wonderful large rooms in the cave. There are some stories that it was used for a while in making moonshine in the 1920s and later on was open up as the Cave Without a Name to visitors sometime around 1939. Estimates of the cave's age vary from 100 million up to 400 million years, when the land was covered by a shallow sea that carved out large underground cavities. The cave goes down appoximately100 feet and maintains a constant 66 degrees. Today they are digging out more of the cave as there are other passages that they have found. Based on the bones of animals they have found in the cave was accessable to prehistoric animals. Photo © copyright by Bee Creek Photography - Tod Grubbs / Cynthia Hestand.

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