Paris Catacombs: Lost Man Footage

Posted by Xavier Ortega | August 27, 2013 23

The ice-cold breeze coming from the dark and the millions of human remains would be your only companions inside the paranoia-inducing labyrinth that is the Paris Catacombs. Getting lost in the subterranean world that exists beneath the City of Lights would most certainly end in death.

In the early 1990s, a man decided to explore the catacombs by himself and descended below the bustling city streets accompanied only by his camcorder. As he kept walking deeper into the catacombs and filming each step and turn he took, it becomes clear that he begins to panic as he realizes he is utterly lost in the maze of bones and vertigo sets in.

The following footage comes from a camera that was found years later when some urban explorers descended down the catacombs. They had come across a camcorder laying on the ground. Battery discharged and tape completely full. What they found on the tape are the last unnerving minutes of the man who vanished inside the Parisian Catacombs.

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23 Responses

  • Terry

    This is obviously from a televsion presentation. I’m curious if the poor bastard’s body was ever found and recovered.

  • ghosttheory


    yes, the television broadcast is annoying. They use a child’s “spooky voice” to narrate the entire thing. This is the best clip from that broadcast.

    I doubt is that man found his way out. I think the catacombs run a few hundred miles in a crazy, dark labyrinth.

  • stacey

    The voice sounds like the little lady from poltergeist

  • Chris

    Hello… anyone here realize that this is from an episode of “Scariest Places on Earth” ?

  • Catacombs

    Isn’t this just a hoax? The Video wasn’t even a full clip

  • Cutter Driftwood

    Just so you know that’s not a child’s voice doing the narration!! That is the woman who played the “Cleanser” in the original Poltergeist movie. “This house is clean” I believe was her big line!

  • BW — a nice essay and photo of a marathon four day visit to the Catacombs.

    The bit about the pile of small bones is weird.


  • The Oshmar

    That was a good read, cheers!

  • radioredrafts

    OMG, the poor guy.

    …Why did ABC Family show what’s basically a snuff film, I wonder? If I had kids, I wouldn’t want them watching this.

  • radioredrafts

    Also, if I were to make a guess I’d say cardiac arrest did him in. It looked like it hit him so fast he was dead before he realized what happened, so there’s that at least.

  • DrBunk

    If he’d died there and then they would have found his body next to the camera.

  • pengo02cool

    i think it shown the guy drop the camera as he began running

  • DrBunk

    How is this a snuff film? The most likely scenario is that the found his way out of the catacombs, then got pissed off about his camera. Even if he didn’t find his way out he wouldn’t have died untill days after this.

  • IThinkso

    Sounds like a cooked up drama. Lots of weak points. No 1. Had the camera, but didn’t introduce himself. No evidence that such a man ever existed.

  • Archard

    It’s not possibly just edited from the film Catacombs is it? Been AGES since I watched it. Oh and hi, been a while right?

  • ghosttheory

    Welcome back old friend.

  • Archard

    Glad to be back! Had a right old mare trying to sort a broken pc etc. Now back to the posts and action 😀

  • Kylar Stryk

    Man do I love it when I see repeated footage…

  • emmy

    anyone know where i can find just the footage. without editing or someone explaining it in the backround. i cant find it xc

  • Elke I'mstillstanding Park

    really that is what I am looking for also every time I click on something it’s this guy explaining it and I don’t want to hear his theories on it I just want to see the original footage.

  • Ben Fenton

    Ever heard of The Blair Witch . . . . ?

  • Jim Kirk

    What a load.

  • Keith Taylor

    So no evidence apart from the tape. No recovered body, known missing persons report of who it might be. Just it’s definitely real because we found footage of it supposedly happening. If i was familiar with parts of the catacombs and knew certain places where frequented, even irregularly, it would be easy for a few or even one man to arrange. stir up a buzz, freak some people out …… Anyone have any other/new info on this please???

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