Peek Inside The Long-Rumored Old Underground Bowling Alley In Portland
For more than a decade, many people who live and work in Portland have been intrigued by the idea that there is an underground tunnel system beneath the city filled with secrets to the past.
One of the most intriguing rumors that has been circulating for years is about the Bowlodrome, an underground bowling alley that was a staple of visitors to Portland during the colder winter months.
The Portland Phoenix surmised that the Bowlodrome existed underneath a parking lot behind Empire on Congress Street. There were message boards that suggested an entryway to the old bowling alley did exist.
So could it really be true?
The answer is yes and the proof exists courtesy of these photos shared on Reddit by HorrendousHobo2GF. Whomever is behind that Reddit name is apparently working on a film all about the secret underground tunnel system that exists under Maine's largest city. How this person managed to gain access to the defunct Bowlodrome will remain their secret, but the intriguing photos snapped officially add to the legend.
As you can in several of the photos, what's left of the Bowlodrome isn't much. There certainly appears to be a built-out place underground that people once congregated at. A few remnants of bowling lanes also appear visible in the photos. So after so many years of rumors and hearsay, it appears at least one of Portland's underground bowling alleys was real.
We say one because there's still rumors of a few more. Jeff Inglis details those rumors and where those underground bowling alleys may exist. Is there anything left of those? If you're patient enough, we all may find out.
And if you have any more info on the place, be sure to reach out to HorrendousHobo2GF on reddit.