Strange Lubbock tunnel baffles investigators: A secret smuggler's getaway?

Houston.culturemap.com-'We don't know exactly what it is yet, but I can tell you that it's definitely not a sinkhole,' laughs Robert Tidwell, a historian with Texas Tech University's National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC), which is hoping to shed light on the odd finding.

A Lubbock family and their sprinkler system unleashed a Texas mystery this month when routine lawn maintenance unearthed a strange tunnel beneath their backyard.

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"We don't know exactly what it is yet, but I can tell you that it's definitely not a sinkhole," laughs Robert Tidwell, a historian with Texas Tech University's National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC), which is hoping to shed light on the odd finding.

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