The tunnels where designed as a city pluvial system. People have found shelter in the tunnels, and they have even gotten used to live in literally pitch black spaces.
There are approximately 1,000 people living there and they are mainly people that have lost everything because of gambling, or homeless people. Some of them have even found their other halves and live down in the tunnels.
Some of them have day jobs, decorate their place with priced possessions and try to live a normal life. One of the entrances to the tunnels is literally a few feet away from the world famous strip.
They admit that there are a few things that they have problems with, such as water, bugs and outsiders. It is really dangerous to live there because if there is more than 3 consecutive days of rain, the tunnels fill with water, whipping anything that is in the tunnels.
Matthew O’Brien has dedicated a lot of his life to expose the world to the reality of the situation. He has called the attention of the media, and has helped social workers around the tunnels so that they can be reached and make sure they are doing well.
Would you ever like to try this? How unique would it be to live with your family in a tunnel under Las Vegas? If you want to learn more, here is a video showing how people live below the strip.