Investigating the mystical loss of a new girl whom wandered into an underground tunnel and never came out—but lives on as an internet rumor.

Illustration by Penelope Gazin

The closest thing in true to life into the life-threatening labyrinth of King Minos—or, if you like, the main one through the film Labyrinth—is a system of tunnels beneath the town of Odessa, Ukraine. They are the background when it comes to tragic story of Masha, an innocent partygoer whom ventured on to the depths with some buddies, took an incorrect change or two, and got lost forever.

But despite being passed away across the internet as reality, there was documentation that is little offer the legend of Masha. Like many information about these catacombs, just Ukrainian cave explorers also claim to learn the main points.

Based on the 2009 forum post on Urban Explorer’s Resource (UER) by a catacombs explorer called Eugene Lata, whom brought Masha’s tale to your world that is english-speaking the tale starts late on New 12 months’s time (or even New 12 months’s Eve) in 2005. It had been a foggy evening with temperatures hovering around freezing. Read more