Hidden Tunnels and Safety Coffins

8 thoughts on “Hidden Tunnels and Safety Coffins”

  1. That’s the church where I went for the reading session back in January.

    I wondered, regarding the tunnel question … the chapel didn’t have a basement? Or there wasn’t an older building on the site of the current sanctuary that might have yielded a basement and connection? Would have been fun to explore the church.

    1. Good points, Ken. I don’t know the original footprint of the first building, so the tunnel might have been there in Civil War times. I also didn’t ask about a basement for the chapel.

    1. We kept saying how we wished you were with us, Alan. I guess to truly have been a Ferris Bueler Day, at least one of us should have skipped school.

  2. Maybe you were at the wrong church. I Was babtised at ebenezer Jerusalem luthern chuch. Outside of savannah ga. Wheresherman actually made camp. – j.twiddy

  3. My grandparents used to live at 1731 Senate street. The house was built in the 1920’s but had access to an escape tunnel in the basement. The story was that after Sherman burned Columbia the people wanted tunnels for escape should it ever happen again.

    1. There is a tunnel behind Steak out restaurant that goes under the railroad tracks and ends up across the street from Constans Car wash in five points. It would have lined up with what you are speaking about. I remember a turn off to the left that was a dead end. I will check it out again this summer.

  4. My Grandparents ensured all children they loved were given a firm, loving foundation to be the strength we had within us throughout our lifetimes, therefore it is this church, Ebenezer meaning “STONE OF HELP” (1 Samu”EL” 7:12), we were baptized, taken to Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, sang in the choic, became actors in Christmas nativity plays & went through all steps, prayers, sermons, relationships & bonds with the members we always will feel as a part of the family. I remember these tunnels as the place we were able to venture down at Halloween. It was safe for members to escort the children through these creepy walls, enjoy a tiny bit of fear, yet as a eeward for making it through received the pleasure of eating good candy, never worrying about razor blades in the healthy apples we pulled out of the waters for dunking our heads into. The apple is a symbol found in the story of heavenly tree of knowledge. We’ve grown up now, living our lives remembering those moments that created the foundation always meant to be our “Stone of Help” when we reflected on our childhood bonds. What we didn’t know is the deeper reason found when we returned to the oldest, loved 2nd home, this stone of help, we continue to explore today. There’s a story that must be told. There’s always been a divine timeline for the prophesied “REVEALING.” This is that time & it is no coincidence that the meaning behind the name Samu”EL” is literally, “GOD IS HEARD.” Thank you for sharing this “Ferris Bueller’s Day” journey with us. My name is Tanya and it means “Ferrier of human souls to heaven.” Coincidence? Nope, Ferris. Lol. Stones of help are here, as “BULL” (Bueller) St is also a part of it, there’s a map that exists only received & understood by those who dig deeper are meant to fund. So, it’s time to roll. Calling ALL rolling stones to roll with us…

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