He Started Digging In His Backyard And Made The Discovery Of A Lifetime


20. An Unexpected Find

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One of the downsides to buying a house is that you don’t always have time to explore every inch of the property. While there’s always the expected home inspection, just like moving into any new place you really don’t start discovering new things (good or bad) until after you lived there awhile. Sometimes these discoveries can lead to some very big surprises you never expected. You won’t believe what one man found in his backyard!

19. The Discovery

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One man made the ultimate discovery when he found the original plans to his house sometime after he moved in. Intrigued, he found something very strange in his backyard that he never would have expected that was deep beneath the ground. What do you think it could be?

18. Expert on the Premises

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In order to get to the bottom of the mystery, the man hired a metal detector expert to thoroughly examine his backyard. The professional found two possible locations for where the surprise could have been buried, marking the spots with two large Xs.

17. What Could It Be?

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A time capsule? A buried fortune? While the man had his suspicions about what might be deep underground in his backyard he didn’t know for sure. However, he was determined to get to the bottom of the mystery once and for all. There was no way he could continue to live in the house and not know.

16. Taking Matters into his Own Hands

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Unable to wait any longer, the man grabbed a shovel and began to dig at one of the spots the professional had marked for him. After digging a few feet, he unearthed a metal object that was unidentifiable due to the amount of dirt covering it. What could it possibly be?

15. Digging Deeper

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As he continued to dig deeper in order to find out what the object was, he uncovered a huge metal lid. Try as he might to open the hatch, he had to eventually dig all the way around it in an effort to take a peek at what was inside.

14. The Hatch

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Using every ounce of strength he could muster, the man was able to get the large hatch open so he could see what was under it. Let’s just say this man got one of the biggest surprises of his life!

13. What Could it Be?

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At first he was confused at what he was looking at. There were several objects jumbled together that time had not been kind to. Were these fan blades or stairs? It seemed there would be more investigating to do!

12. Clearing Away More Dirt

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In order to get a better look inside, the man cleared more dirt away from around the opening. This would allow him to climb inside easier and take a look around. Personally, we wouldn’t want to go diving into any strange holes.

11. Stairs to Nowhere

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With the dirt cleared away, the man was able to figure out that what he was looking at were a set of stairs leading deep into the ground. Letting his curiosity get the best of him, he began to descend the staircase. He just had to know what was down there!

10. Blueprints for a Shelter

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The man discovered blue prints to the underground structure, revealing it to be some sort of bomb shelter that the previous owner had built. At least he knew he would be safe if the apocalypse ever took place, right?

9. Time was Not Kind

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As the man continued to investigate the structure, he discovered the blue prints weren’t completely accurate. It was also possible due to neglect and the passage of time, the structure had fallen into disarray, no longer representing the original design.

8. Air Circulation

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An electrical air vent and fan opening were discovered in the initial tunnel, which was determined to be a way to circulate in fresh air. It seems whoever built the bunker was planning on staying there for a long time.

7. Time to Move the Rubble

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The man wanted to continue to excavate the bunker, but knew he would need to remove the rubble and debris to ensure the safety of the underground structure. He quickly got to work, removing buckets of junk that had collected over the years.

6. Friends to the Rescue

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With the desire to explore the entire bunker and one day return it to its former glory, the man enlisted the help of friends to secure the entrance. They poured concrete molding to reinforce the opening and added air vents and electricity in an effort to maintain a workable atmosphere below the ground.

5. Reinforcing the Opening

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After the opening was reinforced, the men still had a lot to do inside. They tore out the old stairs and began work on replacing them with new ones.

4. The Interior Found

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Finally, they were able to work their way into the interior of the shelter, which honestly we have to say is not that impressive. However, they knew they could turn it into some really special. So they got to work almost immediately!

3. Tearing Down the Fiberglass

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The first step was to completely remove the fiberglass ceiling which had deteriorated over time. Thankfully, it wasn’t completely attached to the ceiling so they were able to remove it quite easily. They also worked on revamping the floor, which wasn’t looking too good either.

2. Cleared Out and Ready to Go

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After removing the fiberglass and flooring the men found themselves with an interior that they could work with. However, they knew this would be a long-term job.

1. A Dream of the Future

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The man who bought the house revealed he never could have imagined he would have found such a treasure in his backyard and is still working on renovating it. While it’s a project that is going to take some time, he looks forward to the day it is officially finished.


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