Man Buys a House with a Trap Door in His Basement…Exploring It Leads to Mystery

Buying an old house can be an extremely rewarding purchase or one that can lead to regret. They are filled with potential quirks, oddities, and things to discover, some of which can be good and some of which can be bad.

This man bought a home with an interesting story. When he began to explore the home and basement, he actually found a hidden area  by moving a panel on the wall that looked odd.

He hadn’t been in his home long at all when he discovered that a few things looked on in his basement.

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When he was looking at this stairs, he could see that a piece of plywood didn’t match the rest.

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He went closer to see if he could figure it out.

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While he was looking, he noticed that behind the wood, there was a gap before the wall.

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He found an actual secret room that had been covered by the wood. He immediately saw boxes and a safe and started exploring some more.

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He couldn’t immediately open the safe.

 

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When he started looking at the boxes, he realized that they were fun boxes. He was looking at a whole lot of gun boxes.

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What was his previous owner doing that required so many guns?

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It made him a little uneasy to wonder what was in the locked safe.

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He was just continuing to discover more and more oddities about this whole situation.

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What was the previous owner scared of?

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Why wasn’t this stuff removed before the house was sold?

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The next day, he went back downstairs to continue to see what else he could find.

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Before long he found even more ammo and other strange equipment.

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He found more ammo while he was looking and other equipment that seemed out of place.

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As he was opening more boxes, he just kept finding more ammunition.

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He also found a small pouch.

 

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Of course when he opened it, it contained even more ammo.

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He wondered if he really even wanted to know what he had discovered in his own house.

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The grenade had no pin in it and was actually live.

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He took a moment to breathe a sigh of relief and then opened another ammo box.

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Though that story was never finished, other things have been found under people’s homes. This historic looking well was found under one man’s floorboard.

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In England, a family found an actual secret chapel under their home.

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And while not as large as finding a dungeon or a chapel in your living area, a person found an extremely valuable historic item when they picked up a newspaper from the day after President Kennedy was assassinated. Very interesting things can be found in old houses.