No idea why, but I’m endlessly fascinated by the ever-increasing number of smuggling tunnels being found between the U.S. and Mexico near here in San Diego. With the most recent tunnel found this week — a 1,300-foot engineered marvel, complete with pumps and compact fluorescent lighting — we are now up to 56 since September of 2001. (As an aside, the longest tunnel found so far was earlier this year, a half-mile creation.)
It’s all like a cross between Oak Island and Zork. There are layers, platforms, hidden entrances (the latest exited on the U.S. side inside a portable trailer), and on and on. Remarkable stuff.