Explorer discovers 100 cars in abandoned Welsh mine
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Explorers journeying through an abandoned slate mine in Ceredigion, Wales have made an amazing discovery – after stumbling upon a 100-strong underground car graveyard.
The mountain of cars from the 1970s was found around 200ft down inside the mine, with the explorers braving dangerous conditions to find it.
The cars, which were in varying states of disrepair, are believed to have reached their underground home after accidentally crashing down there because of dangerous roads on the surface.
IT engineer Gregory Rivolet, who spent hours exploring the cave, told the Daily Mail: "It was very dangerous as the mine is really unstable. Pieces of slate were falling from above our heads.
"We had to use the rope to climb down to the right level of the mine, the descent was around sixty-five feet deep, it didn't feel very secure at all.
"There was something so surreal about this exploration, it was totally dark, wet, slippery and very dangerous. And then you see the most unexpected thing, a mountain of old cars.
"My theory about the cars is that they may have accidentally been off the road and crashed down there.
"The road is pretty dangerous in this area, especially when wet. It was probably too expensive to tow cars up and out into the nearest town."
The mine is reported to have opened up around 1836 and closed in 1960. It has remained abandoned since then, with Rivolet estimating that the majority of the cars in the mine are from the 1970s onwards.
Rivolet added: "The whole experience was pretty intense, but it was definitely worth the risk."