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

When it comes to buying a house, you don’t really have a whole lot of time to poke around every nook and cranny. Even if you pay for a home inspection, you can often still find unwelcome surprises left behind by the previous owners after they move out.
Sometimes, however, those surprises can turn out to give your new home even more value. That’s exactly happened to this man when he stumbled on an amazing structure hiding underground in his backyard. Just wait until you see what he found!


After discovering and looking at the original plans to his house, this man found something peculiar in his backyard that he had never noticed all the while that he was living in that home. He was excited to see what it was about.


To find out what it was, he hired a metal detector expert to search through his yard. The expert marked two Xs for likely spots precisely where this strange surprise might be located.

The Unknown

Like anyone, the man had his suspicions about what might be buried in his backyard, though he wasn’t entirely sure. For all he knew, it could have been a buried treasure or it perhaps a time capsule created by a group of friends long ago.

Unknown Object

So he started digging with this in mind. It wasn’t long before he encountered something unexpected. It turned out that it was a metal object, though the dirt that covered it made it hard to distinguish exactly what it was.

Unknown Object

So he continued to dig in order to find out what was in his backyard. As he got deeper down, it was revealed that it was actually a metal lid! It was so heavy that he had to dig far around it. What exactly did this lid cover?

Behind The Cover

The covering proved to be extremely heavy and difficult to move, though he was eventually able to prop it up to get a better look at what was under there.


When the lid was lifted, he began to attempt to determine what was below it. It looked like a confusing assortment of objects. Were those stairs? Were those blades for something? He would have to continue to find out.

The Investigation Continues

Before he went any further into his investigation, he had to clear more dirt out of the opening. This way he would be able to remove the door altogether and attempt to crawl inside and determine what exactly it was.


Luckily, once the lid was removed, not much more dirt stood in the way of him entering the hole under the lid. Slowly and carefully, he descended the staircase. What was down there? The man knew that he wouldn’t stop until he found out!

Some Hints

From the look of the blueprints he discovered, it appeared that it might be some sort of bomb shelter that someone had built after fearing that there might be an apocalypse or something of that nature. Whatever it was, it truly was intricate.


Apparently, the blueprints weren’t entirely accurate in depicting whatever made up the tunnel and staircase. One thing was certain, however: it hadn’t been touched in years, and as a result, it could have fallen into disrepair without anyone being aware of it.


Not only did the opening appear to be a state-of-the-art bomb shelter, but it also utilized some sort of electric fan and a hand-crank fan. Whoever had made it was planning to be down there with ventilated air for a long time.

Cleaning Time

He decided it might help to remove the rubble from the shelter and the staircase. The man wanted to make sure it was safe to be down there, and in order to do this properly, he was going to have to get all of the debris out of his way.

All Set

After a long time of grueling labor, the rubble was finally all cleared out. He was now able to climb back up to take a better look at the entrance and to determine what the next step in identifying the structure would be.


The man decided that, in order to fully explore the “shelter,” it was probably a smart idea to enlist the help of his friends. Now only could he use the manpower, but it might be necessary to have backup just in case something collapsed and he became trapped.

Long-Term Profit

The site was in such disrepair from years of neglect and it was clear that the men certainly had their work cut out for them. While it took a while to get things going, perhaps the payoff in the end would be worth the wait…

Safe and Sound

The group did their best to reinforce the entrance so it was safe. Once the space around it was cleared, they epoxied rebar securely into place; these would help the future supports for the entrance.

Safe and Sound

The group did their best to reinforce the entrance so it was safe. Once the space around it was cleared, they epoxied rebar securely into place; these would help the future supports for the entrance.

Tough Challange

This proved to be an extremely lengthy and time-consuming process for the group of friends. Still, they were pretty excited to spend their time taking on a new and intriguing project that could ultimately lead to an amazing discovery.


When they were finished pouring the initial batch of concrete and securing the rebar, it was time to finally add some concrete forms to the exterior of the shelter. You can see that they began this process by building a wooden frame.


Forming and pouring the concrete was a necessary aspect of this project. However, it proved that it was going to be the longest and most arduous part of rebuilding the entrance to the shelter in the man’s backyard!


The next step the men took was to apply a SonoTube cardboard form. This would provide a temporary type of protection for the interior of the shelter’s entrance. They didn’t want to damage anything while they were exploring the grounds.


Now it was time to add a conduit for electricity and other utilities. No bomb shelter would be complete without some basic utilities, just in case they needed to be down there for a while!

Shaping The Project


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