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article imageThe 'Eighth Wonder of the World' created by Italian 'mystic'

By Vlad Bourceanu     Apr 11, 2010 in Entertainment
Stunning temples carved below ground by a person claiming paranormal powers are hailed as the "Eighth Wonder of the World" by many, including the Italian Government.
Sometimes wonders come from the most improbable of sources.
In the foothills of the Northern Italy's Alps, a few miles away from Turin, lies the valley of Valchiusella.
100 ft down in its depths lie sumptuous temples describing the history of humanity, the British newspaper Daily Mail reports.
Drawing comparisons to the Lost City of Atlantis and to the mythical Eighth Wonder of the World, the nine temples, on five levels, and, according to the paper, built "like a three-dimensional book", occupy 300,000 cubic feet.
Yet the strangest aspect of the story is yet to come.
They were built not in ancient times, but between 1978 and 1991 by Oberto Airaudi, a 57-year-old Italian man who claims to be a "remote viewer", i.e. someone who has trained their mind's eye to perceive in detail the contents of any building.
Airaudi, who prefers to use the name "Falco", claims to have, with the help of volunteers relying but on his direction alone, "recreated the temples from his visions".
Whatever value one may place on his claims, the value of the temples, however, and howsoever built, is not in question ... which, perhaps, is what matters after all.
"They are to remind people that we are all capable of much more than we realise and that hidden treasures can be found within every one of us once you know how to access them", says their creator.
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