The Chicago Sewers: My Secret Base (Gallery 3)

Welcome to my secret base! I won't tell you where it is, it's my batcave, but if you find it, don't steal my stuff. ;p

September 6, 2008, 8:44 p.m., on my way out, January 10, 2009, 12:47 a.m., on my way out.

January 10, 2009, 12:47 a.m.

Opening the manhole lid! Are you ready to come down?

August 16, 2008 1:41 p.m.

September 14, 2008 6:30 a.m. This was taken while it was actually raining, lol.

September 6, 2008, 8:09 p.m. Going down the steps.

September 17, 2008, 10:35 p.m.

Looking up!

January 10, 2009, 12:45 a.m.

September 6, 2008, 8:12 p.m.

To my right.

And now, got out some sticky tape, I hang a picture of myself, so people know who owns this place when they come.

January 10, 2008, 12:30 a.m.

September 6, 2008, 8:13 p.m.

And now I go into the tunnel!

January 10, 2009.

Let's go back a bit. This 2nd time, I did something clever. I left a red light on in the entrance of the tunnel.

Looking back. 12:32 a.m.

With flash off, and my flashlight shining on it.

Going forward. 12:33 a.m.

Looking back. 12:34 a.m.

Going forward.

Looking back. 12:35 a.m.

This is not a dead end! There's a fall. And a way to go left. Follow the right wall and go towards the center to see what I mean.

12:36 a.m.

12:39 a.m.

Looking down. If I came here without a flashlight, I could have fallen down.

12:37 a.m.

I did not bring a tape measure to measure the distance to fall. This 1st time, I did not go pass this point. Of course, I don't even know if there is cement below it. It could be a deep pool of oil, so I could drown, so next time, I will gave to drop some stones to test. And bring some wood or ladder, etc.

12:36 a.m. Looking down, *and* left.

12:37 a.m. Looking left only, and not down. I obviously had to extend my arm since right below the camera is the drop.

Looking left still, and slightly up.

12:39 a.m.

12:38 a.m.

As you can see, those are the steps up to another manhole lid.

12:41 a.m. If you look closely, above the slope, you can see 1 and a half tunnel (so 2 tunnels), over that slope. The next image is a close-up.

My photo. As far as what's past that cliff, that's off limits to you!

12:42 a.m. Going back, and my red blink light!


May 17, 2008, took a photo from the surface in the daytime down the manhole lid but did not go down.
June 17, 2008, same as above.
August 16, 2008, same as above.
August 18, 2008, same as above.
September 6, 2008, went down and walked into the tunnel but did not go through the tunnel.
September 14, 2008, went down and out without taking any photos at night. Took a photo earlier that morning.
September 17, 2008, went in and did not walk there but took some photos.
November 22, 2008, went in around past 3:15 a.m. without my camera after my Northeastern Illinois University's boat cruise event at Navy Pier, but did not go anywhere.
January 10, 2009, went in and went through the tunnel, etc.