John Law on The History Channel’s Cities of the Underworld

Fire control bunker, 2006

Laughing Squid’s own head of special projects John Law will be featured tonight and tomorrow on The History Channel show “Cities of the Underworld” hosted by Don Wildmon, a series where Don travels the world exploring subterranean structures.

The episode with John is about San Francisco and in his segment they explore San Francisco’s Word War II bunkers and talk about the San Francisco Suicide Club. John, along with assistants John Hell, Katy Bell, CJ Desoda and Little Missy, “kidnapped” The History Channel crew taking them on a San Francisco adventure.

While most people think of San Francisco as a haven for peace-loving hippies, this city by the Bay is actually one of the biggest military defense installations in America. We’ll take you beneath its picturesque hills and uncover the biggest ammunitions depot on the West Coast before plunging into a deadly arsenal that once stored nuclear missiles with more than six times the destructive power of the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima. From the secret Civil War fortification buried beneath Alcatraz to the human trafficking tunnels winding below Chinatown, San Francisco’s underground is evidence of its sordid past.

The episode airs tonight Monday, January 12th at 9pm and tomorrow, Tuesday, January 13th at 1am. The History Channel is on Comcast channel 62 in San Francisco.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.