Minnesota man controls over 40 miles of caves, enjoys seeing 'what's around the next corner'

  • Article by: JEFF BAENEN , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 7, 2013 - 9:21 AM

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — John Ackerman is a big-time landlord of subterranean real estate.

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starvingpoorNov. 7, 13 7:26 AM

This guy is the luckiest person ever AWESOME

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blwhiteNov. 7, 13 8:30 AM

Good for him! Doing something he loves while leaving the land for future generations to explore!

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davehougNov. 7, 1311:43 AM

"And it's my wish to make sure the scientific community has access to all these caverns when I'm long gone — perpetual access." = = = Good for him.

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gearrunrNov. 7, 1312:04 PM

Watch out for the creepers and skeleton archers. Let me know if you find any redstone.

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decembersueNov. 7, 1312:36 PM

I've heard about this fellow, and I'd love to see some of those caves. But as I'm not a hard core caver I doubt I'd get access. Would be nice if at least a couple of them eventually opened to the public, even if only for "wild caving" types of tours. Ultimately, he's going to need a partner to take these on that has the means and ability to do so - and even if he doesn't like the way parks manage caves, that might be the only way to do it.

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