Saturday, June 24, 2006

The Perforating Mexicans

I will soon be spending some time in Paris. While there, I intend to investigate (and hopefully join) a group known as the Perforating Mexicans. (Also known as the Mexican Perforation and La Mexicaine De Perforation.)

In 2004, French police were training in an uncharted section of the Paris Catacombs when they happened upon a secret room deep beneath the city. Unlike most chambers in the catacombs, which are filled only with dirt and ancient bones, this had been turned into a movie theater and restaurant, complete with electricity and a couscous maker.

It seems a group of enterprising Parisians had combined their love of subterranean spaces with their passion for the cinema and created a movie theater in a forbidden part of the catacombs. When the authorities finally arrived for a formal investigation, they found nothing left but a note that read, “Do not try to find us.”

No one has heard from The Perforating Mexicans since, but I have a hunch that they haven’t abandoned the catacombs altogether.

For more information, see the Wikipedia entry, which includes an interesting picture of the secret society at play.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Becca said...

i agree, i don't think they have abandoned it either...but why would they need a underground movie theater/restaurant? maybe it was a secret meeting location of some sort...hmm, i guess i'll just have to research it. Would you happen to have a suggestion on where i should start my research?; a website or some books maybe?

9:44 AM  
Anonymous BimaLandMaster said...

hey Ananka, I really like you're blog, why haven't you written anything for a while? I'm missing something, I know it.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes,becca may be right. but there is some chance that it is a hide out or a ware house(if i spelled it corectly) chances are that they arent what they seem to be... netherless,this seems interesing. i wish i could research as well but i just dont have the time to do so. heh,guess i'm kinda like all the girls combind together. and many more too.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

I doubt that they have abandoned it.. It doesn't seem like they would have much choice of where else to go, I think. Though I could be wrong..
My question though is why would they need some secret hide out underground with a movie theatre and couscous bar of all things?

1:35 AM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

I doubt that they have abandoned it.. It doesn't seem like they would have much choice of where else to go, I think. Though I could be wrong..
My question though is why would they need some secret hide out underground with a movie theatre and couscous bar of all things?

1:35 AM  
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6:48 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Did you ever contact them? I'm trying to do so and came across your blog entry.

8:24 PM  

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