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Living In The Hidden Tunnels Of Las Vegas

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Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Watch How Fecal Transplants Save Lives: http://skr.cm/fecals Shine A Light collaborates with Help of Southern Nevada. To help Matthew O'Brien and Shine A Light make a difference for the homeless, click to donate or volunteer: http://www.helpsonv.org/ Seeker Stories takes a deep look at some of the world's most unique individuals, places, and cultures. These short documentaries set out to expand our perspective and transform our understanding of the world. Matthew O'Brien, an expert on the underground flood channels of Las Vegas, makes one of his regular visits to the tunnels with the Seeker team to experience the hardship, lifestyle, and creativity of those who live in them. Read More Some of the photography featured in this episode is by Florian Büttner. http://www.florianbuettner.com For more about Matthew O'Brien, visit his website and blog here: http://www.beneaththeneon.com/ Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeekerNetwork Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographer: Spencer Snider, Alex Gerhard Editor: Greg Manolo
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Handlegrip (1 day ago)
You fall asleep in a tunnel only to wake up to a man rubbing your testicles. You say to him “Why are you rubbing my testicles?” and he says “I’m sorry I thought they were mine”. Then you realize your just high, it’s your own hand, and there is no other man there, and back to sleep.
LG BUSINESS (2 days ago)
Most people don't want to be responsible and choose to live like that. How are you homeless but you can buy cigarettes and or drugs but can't find a basic job to rentva room or studio apartment.
D4nk Y4nks (4 days ago)
White privilege
Jaime Ruelas (5 days ago)
free rent
Andrew Pearlman (6 days ago)
Thanks for not smoking
Boring Idiot (8 days ago)
Fuck That! you better tell yo man to go find a J-O-B
hobo on a bike (11 days ago)
The two men were tweakers
Brian notafan (11 days ago)
im gonna need a bigger cup i had bean redhot tacos last nite and bobs all you can eat hot wings
Dan Kirchner (15 days ago)
only areas in town that i've seen homeless in are pipes either flood drains like these or even small ones that are wide as a 2 lane road .idk where else anyone could stay under the vegas weather and survive ? I have and do see a few camping in dirt dunes here where i live around the nlv airport but when june come around they leave . tents put up next to dumpsters etc and squatting ,but the abandoned houses are disappearing fast cos the economies on the upswing .not could be me -will be me
Donald Trump (22 days ago)
I need a girl like Shannon she's a rider
Willis Chalepah (25 days ago)
looks like a good place to hide and forget about Trump.
Mandosolo S (29 days ago)
Fucking junkies get a job stay sober problem solved
Mandosolo S (29 days ago)
The best way to help them is to pray for a heavy flood and wash away all their problems
Brandon Charles (1 month ago)
4:08 that’s a craps cloth not roulette
San1C Blu (1 month ago)
Just flood the tunnel
lee shafer (1 month ago)
This is the vision cotez-pelosi-obama-schumer have for ALL America! (not for them-just YOU)
Michael Clayton (1 month ago)
So they block off the tunnel? Privacy? What if somebody wants to walk through? They should be concerned about flash floods but they know that.
Denise Ockey (1 month ago)
How do I get in contact with the person involved in contacting the homeless in the segment, " Living in the Hidden Tunnels of Las Vegas?"
To Be Announced (1 month ago)
It's unfair that the state government doesn't even attempt to rehabilitate the channel's inhabitants.
the 1 telling you (2 months ago)
"I know I won't find no work". well ya, not if you dont look. Most homeless people choose to live that way. Mostly addictions and lazyness.
Miami Twotone (2 months ago)
They are lucky they are not in NYC one of the most ruthless cities to be homeless
but2star (2 months ago)
Grand ma used to say " Gambling makes a homeless man " .... how true.
patti fernandez (2 months ago)
omg ricky lee he was ex boyfriend of Sharon known him 20 yrs
patti fernandez (2 months ago)
jazz tried saving her but he couldnt catch her w her
patti fernandez (2 months ago)
hi i live in vegas and it tripped me out seeing Sharon bc she died in the tunnel we had lots of rain and tunnel flooded she drowned i had known her for yrs. seeing this vid really upset me she was a good person
Brad Gaines (2 months ago)
Most of us are closer to this reality than we realize.
Vegas City Madman (3 months ago)
im a near homeless firefighter from indiana, maybe i should go down there during rainstorms and try to save lives.
Smug Smugly (3 months ago)
Carnation condensed milk was produced since 1899 but took the name Carnation Milk in 1901. The company was eventually sold to Nestle in 1986 who still makes the milk today, but now it is called "Nestle's Carnation Cooking Milk"
Young active (3 months ago)
Lot of tweakers taking over tunnels And doing drugs Under The tunnel's 😔that's not good for the good people at there because they Get crazy 😒
US-ARMY GuNNeR Mercenary (3 months ago)
Stop smoking the pookie ,leave the meth and tar alone and smoke seaweed
Lily Lily (4 months ago)
:)
Smug Smugly (4 months ago)
This is my dream life...with the exception of the internet...i would live here
Idiot Savant (4 months ago)
Sharon is a fool following a “man” who wants to live down there. What’s worse is the scumbag who exploits the misery of these people and hugs them as if he is friends with them. It’s the most disingenuous heap of BS I’ve seen in a long time.
G-O-T-H (4 months ago)
The lazy, the people that doesn't want financial responsibility, don't want to work or pay tax. They deserve where they are, they don't need help. They will die broke and unknown.
Nasty Kitty Cat (4 months ago)
Technically we just live in elevated flood channels
Jeff Mooney (5 months ago)
Ricky that's not roulette...that's craps my friend
Yvonne Bales (5 months ago)
I would hitch hike all over America with a knife in my pocket just in case ...and jump on train or truck and find a place one day
Yvonne Bales (5 months ago)
Claustrophobic..dusty..no air..rats...and it is black
Yvonne Bales (5 months ago)
And when it rain...what ...they would loose everything ..you would need to pack fast ....
Jean Foster (5 months ago)
Matthew. Please contact me. I’d love to help and be a part of your “shine the Light”. This issue has been on my mind since I moved here from Minnetrista. Thank you for shinning your story, the light on people whom need living essential to survival
Alexis Gordon (5 months ago)
How do you help and brighten their days?
Charles Hoang (5 months ago)
My friend live here 10 years ago after she got layoff from$15 an hour dealer job in a las Vegas casino,I don't know if she is alive !
MrBigT (5 months ago)
this dude exploits them for a story....then wants to 100% put their homelessness on them
Mark Tecson (5 months ago)
American dream from.other 3rd world country i could nit even imagine american govt cant provide for this people when they purchase billions of dollars investing in wars around the world
News Now Baytown (6 months ago)
Hey matt its Joe from 2013-2015 we didn't know each other well but I was close with Boston Callie Jess Toxic Irish etc. I have turned my life around & wanted you to know I hold great respect for your humanity and wish you a blessed life my friend. P.S. sorry about throwing rocks at your drone I figured it was the police. My apologies brother
XmojotronX (6 months ago)
if i could, I'd release a zombie virus in there just to see what will happen ; )
could be anywhere (6 months ago)
My friends and I used to hang out in and explore these tunnels as teenagers, on the Summerlin side. Never ran into any encampments and rarely any people (they were visiting, not living down there anyway), but read Matt O'Brien's book when it came out and have always been fascinated by these people and their stories. Looking forward to going back one day to help out, do some homeless outreach, etc.
Ritam Singh (6 months ago)
Its such a cold world.
TopLift (6 months ago)
5:05 Basically some people can not be helped. Give a poor person a winning lottery and despite that soon they will be poor again.
Jon Jon Giang (6 months ago)
reminds me of the allegory hmm
paige carpenter (6 months ago)
I love Ricky!
Rainy (6 months ago)
Please don't document stuff like this, while it may "seem" good to bring things like to to light. Its really not. If these people get kicked out their lives will change for the worse...
Diane Smith (6 months ago)
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Files Shared (7 months ago)
How hot does it get down there in the Vegas heat?
Perich29 (7 months ago)
The reason that they can't put the subway system in vegas because terrorist would jump off the train to bow up the hidden volt under the hotels.
Number Space (7 months ago)
I saw Donatello down there last week passing out free pizza
David Bacon (7 months ago)
i wish the curious cameras would bring FRUIT for the homeless! (don't mourn! ORGANIZE..... fresh fruit Fridays?!)
Caz W (7 months ago)
I visited as Vegas and realise the hotel workers work for tourist money to live. I wouldn't live in Las Vegas you can tell what people live there or holiday there. Las Vegas has so many lights it blinded the homeless community. Give food, guidance and help,
Daniel Lockaby (7 months ago)
And what happens when it floods considering it's a flood channel lol
Jeremy Wrenn (7 months ago)
What do they do when it actually does rain? Do they lose everything? :(
GWhiteFitness (7 months ago)
what do they do when it rains?
Smug Smugly (7 months ago)
If we got all these tunnels now, then how come after a heavy rain it still always floods out the driveways at Harrahs?
GeneralSPatton Games (8 months ago)
When it rains all that water comes right down there and they drown.......
E 10 (8 months ago)
No rent money needed. You can sleep 9 hours a days. Food/water/rain, only problem.
gang shit (9 months ago)
it's actually pretty organised in there
Face Off (9 months ago)
''IF my man wants to live down here, I'll live down here with him'' - that my friends is the definition of a good woman
One Crypto (9 months ago)
https://www.stolenhistory.org/threads/similar-style-buildings-are-all-over-the-world-were-they-built-by-our-civilization.22/
GeneralSPatton Games (9 months ago)
Lol what happens to them when it rains....
Samson Dean Loggerblood (10 months ago)
Very sad!!
Kim Mcgarity (10 months ago)
WOW!
OVI-Wan Kenobi (10 months ago)
This is nothing, try being homeless in a northern arctic city.
NANDO ZUMA (10 months ago)
making the wrong choices is what gets people to this point
Jess Montes (10 months ago)
Didn't "Lisa Ling" also do a piece about this on CNN's "This is my Life"?
Kawika Rios (10 months ago)
Yo where is this at would love tongondown there help out
boxamp (10 months ago)
Very nice ppl respected. However vegas is expensive. Nice to visit but living jobs don't pay well. Others cities like New York or cal do pay cost of living. I Respect your opinion. Vegas market is high for several years will decline as
Tim Amini Golling (11 months ago)
is it illegal to to there
Jt 600 (11 months ago)
Craig the type of nigga to give everyone bed bugs in his old apartment building with his dumpster furniture
M. al (11 months ago)
that light you have is wack
Respect The Face (11 months ago)
They could use a dentist down there
BlueGypsyDoll (1 year ago)
Sadly, out of sight out of mind... This is incredible. a different world. Read a book by dean koontz called innocence about a boy whose mother suicides and the boy is rescued by a man who lives under the city. He meets a girl who "lives" in a library. An amazing book and perspective of the world. Thank you for this video
Black Beauty (1 year ago)
Hei This It's.hidding..drogs..sex Crimes OMG. I just.find.shit..secret.so
nessa isaacs (1 year ago)
Sick that so many billionaires that must know but choose not to help them disturbing messed up bad got people living where only rats should be .
Atlas Tobin (1 year ago)
“Hey Georgie, wanna balloon?”
Dillon Hanson (1 year ago)
https://youtu.be/uomONMalGHY I am newly homeless in las vegas and posting daily my struggles to bring myself out from nothing into hopefully something.
WYATT DEVILLE (1 year ago)
U SAID IT ,GIVE UP THERE FREEDOM 4 ENSLAVMENT
SpookyAvenue (1 year ago)
Do you still go through the tunnels? Im a photographer here in vegas and I'd love to tag along for a trip sometime.
Babatunde Famutimi (1 year ago)
Where is the security?😭😭😭
Lightwish Light (1 year ago)
Excellent mini documentary! Keep them coming!
RealityNews (1 year ago)
So no internet access?.
PilotVBall (1 year ago)
What a horrible country. Communism needs to win!
Baby blue eyes (1 year ago)
I wonder if any of the homeless saw the false flag event in Vegas?
Baby blue eyes (1 year ago)
I totally respect these people, some of them want to live like this. And I am behind them all the way. My reason for this is; they're not playing the game (and I don't mean on a craps table or on a bandit machine) the whole government game. No taxes to pay, no name on their homes that will go to the government anyway. No slavery jobs to pay their own hard earned cash to the governments. It's like the 'Sims' game where the elite control us. Get up, have breakfast, go for a poop, have a shower, go to work, earned a few cents, come home, watch T.V, make a dinner, see some friends, go to bed, do it all over again!! This is why I have a pay as you go mobile, no contract. I bet that's why the chip card in your phone is called a 'Sim' card. They can control what you do. Where you are etc. You take control of everything, what you drink, what you eat. Don't listen to the lying government, 'drink tap water it is good for you!' Use 'Fluoride' toothpaste it is good for you. 'Pregnant ladies be sure to get your flu vaccine it is good for your unborn baby!' Eat meat it is good for you. Have a MacDonalds burger/fries we have changed the ingredients, with no added children. Lies upon lies. Everything in this list will kill you one way or another. They ply everything with poisons, they are poisoning us. Like I said. You have control of YOUR life. Don't allow the corrupt government control you!!
TimberMoto (1 year ago)
I lived in Vegas for 15 years and had only heard of the tunnels. Never knew there were people living in them. Scary to think what would happen in a flash flood.
Abc Def (1 year ago)
poor americans, they cant take care of their own people because they have to spend 650 billion usd on military in order to bring us their "democracy", so that we can live in tunnels too when they bomb our shit.
Julien Sanger (1 year ago)
So what happens when there are floods?
Mark Wepplo (1 year ago)
Never trust any of them. Las Vegas resident 50yrs.
JARRED YOUTUBE (1 year ago)
WEEEEEEE
pbr streetgang (1 year ago)
Question ... If you're​ an ex prisoner and you apply for a job how would an employer know you'd been to jail? Is there a way employers can find out? I live in the UK and know that if you said on a job application that you didn't have a criminal record there would be know way an employer could find that information out. It's considered confidential .What is the situation in the U.S?
Sean Pan (1 year ago)
technically being homeless is a mindset there are those that have no home but they dont consider themselves homeless cause the travel the open road and have more freedom then us that have a home we should all love 1 another and be the same live as equals none of us is better than the next each person you ever meet i guarantee each person youll ever meet will be able too teach u something new love all keep peace and always keep lovemin your heart
Triple259772 (1 year ago)
How often does Las Vegas flood?

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