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Rabbit hole leads to an unsolved mystery from the past

In fairy tales, Alice fell down a rabbit hole, discovering a magical wonderland. But one account in history recorded a rabbit hole which lead to a mysterious cave that kept people speculating what its origin and purpose is.

Proof about the existence of this cave is the interesting debate that has been circling the local community of Shropshire, England.

The locals have found these peculiar forms in caves which became visible through the rabbit holes of a farmer.

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Some are convinced that it was the Caynton Caves, a place where The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, also known as the Knights Templar, would meet secretly throughout the 17th century.

These Knights were believed to protect its pilgrims from danger as their main purpose. In the course of their existence, they were popular for being the bravest and skilled warriors and became more powerful since they were founded in 1119.

Another version of the reason why these caves were made was to serve merely as a Victorian Folly. These were the buildings constructed essentially for decoration such as ornaments to be displayed by some of the richest men to whom it first belonged in 1850.

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The Caynton Caves also features a number of chambers that are considered to be a font or a freestanding stone structure that was used in baptisms during the early days.

One person who got interviewed by the BBC in January 2017 was Michael Scott, a citizen who went to see the caves in person after getting curious about it. He stated: “I traipsed over a field to find it, but if you didn’t know it was there you would just walk right past it.”

An advice people should take should they decide to see it for themselves, is that they could go through it.

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According to the local newspaper the Shropshire Star, “The landowners used to allow the public to explore the temple but the disrespectful behavior by visitors had finally made them seal up the entrance in 2012.”

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