By Sophia Ankel , Jacob Kepler , and Simon Schütz 

Las Vegas is a city of glitz and glamour. The city is known for shimmering lights, world-class shows, gambling, and nightlife, which draw people from all over the world. It is a one-of-a-kind destination.

But just 25ft below the roulette tables of Sin City lurks a hidden world where hundreds of homeless people fight for survival in a network of underground tunnels.

The entrance to the tunnels under the busy Vegas highwayCredit: YouTube

The grim underbelly of the Nevada gambling mecca was revealed, when Dutch documentary workers discovered Pornhub star Jenni Lee living in the dank storm drains.

Pornhub star Jenni Lee was discovered living in the tunnels by Dutch documentary workersCredit: YouTube/SadHistoryX

It’s estimated around 1000 homeless eke out an existence below the strip, living on food rescued from bins and the odd cash handout from jubilant gamblers who struck lucky.

Residents – dubbed ‘mole people’ – range from full-time workers, unable to afford housing in the cash-rich city, to gambling addicts and drug addicts, who occupy three separate tunnels depending on whether they prefer crack, meth or heroin.

But all risk disease from living alongside rats in unsanitary conditions, bites from venomous spiders and drowning in the flood defense pipes.

While the City nestles in the Nevada Desert, where rainfall is rare, the 600 miles of flood channels – build in the 1980s – can fill up at a foot per minute during a storm, with currents as fast as 25-30mph.

“We don’t want to be forgotten: There’s one thing that’s worse than killing someone and that’s forgetting someone. If you forget someone, it is as if that person never existed. And that is our story —we are the forgotten.”




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