Elaborate caves carved out by groups of homeless people were discovered near the Tuolumne River in Modesto, California. Volunteers doing a cleanup discovered the “structures.” Thousands of pounds of trash, drugs, guns, cooking materials, and more were removed from the caves. People had painted “walls” and other decorative elements inside the structure. Somehow, people could get large pieces of furniture down a set of makeshift steps along the riverbank to the caves.
However, this is not the first time that the caves were stumbled upon. Volunteers found the same caves back in 2022 when they were less developed. It is unclear why the caves were not destroyed or filled in, as it poses a risk to the neighborhood that is quite literally across the street from the caves.
Collin Rugg on X: “NEW: Massive furnished homeless *caves* discovered in California 20 feet below street level. Insane. Volunteer groups removed a whopping 7600 pounds of trash and also found guns and drugs. The caves were so intricate that they had murals, floor tiles and one even had a… https://t.co/rC61uXSWRQ” / X