Chincanas underground tunnels are likely to be a proper object. In fact, they have been studied for several decades, but still there is no confirming and convincing answer what they are made for or why they cover such a large area? This place have caused numerous myths concerning archeologists gone missing or hidden Incas treasures. However, these are commonplace beliefs.
One of the most astonishing stories about Chincanas tunnels is related to adventurous American students, who eagerly descended in Chincanas to study the underground route and maybe find ancient treasures. Regardless of being equipped with every tool possible in this trip, students failed in orientation in the labyrinth. After finding a small hole, they started to peck it down. However, they were caught by surprise when they saw not only an exit, but a man stick to the golden maize cob. Certainly, the man died a few days later from cachexia, as he entered the tunnels a couple months before the Americans. In fact, this is one of the stories that attract tourists nowadays.
Indigenous people in the area believe that Chincanas preserves the holy relics of Incas and thereupon no foreigner will survive after descending there. In practice, there was one more archeological expedition in 1923, which also proved people may go missing in the tunnels. 12 people from Lima University put themselves at risk by launching this field research. When reached the Pacific coast, the contact got broken. After 12 days only one scientist managed to return. He told horrifying stories about multiple and different traps dispersed over Chicanas, and probably ancient Inca people are the one to blame.
The mysterious adventure of French scholars in 1952 still bothers the scientific world. Seven researches came down to Chincanas, as a new entrance has been found. The idea was to explore the closest area to it, and two days provision was taken. Once again the only man was saved, but it took him 15 days to get away. Before his death a couple days later, he could tell what disaster the scientists had been destined to face down there. His entire crew fell into the deep abyss, and he has been wondering around since. The most interesting fact about this story that unlike previous victims of Chincanas tunnels, the Frenchmen did not died because of food necessity. The cause of death was the bubonic plague. How could this virus spread in underground tunnels, especially around Cusco City?