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



Imagine doing a spot of gardening and stumbling across something incredible hiding underground? This is exactly what happened to one man, who just had to do whatever it took, to find out what this mysterious thing could be.
Prepare to be amazed!

Discovery


After discovering something strange in his garden, he went to take a look at the original plans of  his house. The man found something peculiar, that he had never noticed before, and was excited to see what it was. He was on a mission and could not be stopped.
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X Marks The Spot


In order to find out more, his next step was to hire a metal detector expert to search his yard. The expert marked two Xs for likely spots precisely where this strange surprise might be located. They were one step closer and figuring out the mystery.
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Was It Buried Treasure


Like anyone, the man had his suspicions about what might be buried in his backyard, although he could not be sure For all he knew, it could have been a buried treasure or it perhaps a time capsule from many years gone by. He was very intrigued, and this spurred on his motivation to continue no matter how long it took.
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Digging


He began to dig in anticipation. And before he knew it, it wasn’t long before he came across something unusual and certainly unexpected. It turned out that it was a metal object, but it was covered deep down in the mud, so he could not make out yet what it was.
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So he continued to dig in order to find out what was in his backyard. As he got deeper down, he realized that it was some sort of large metal lid! It was so heavy that he had to dig far around it. What exactly did this lid cover? The mystery continued.
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What Lies Beneath


The covering was extremely heavy to move, and he needed to shift it in order to find out what it was hiding. In order to do this, he had to call upon his trusty friends to help him to prop it up and take a look further.
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Lifting The Lid


When the lid was finally lifted, after a great effort from the team, he began to try and piece together what was below the ground. It just looked like a confusing assortment of objects. He would have to continue to find out by digging deeper. The search continued.
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I’m Going In


Before he went any further into his investigation, he tried to remove the door in an attempt to crawl inside and determine what exactly it was. Whatever it was that was waiting to be discovered, had been buried in his very own garden, he was overcome with intrigue.
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Pandora’s Box


Luckily, once the lid was removed, there was not a lot of dirt keeping him from entering the hole under the lid. Slowly and carefully, he descended what looked like an old the staircase. What was down there? The man knew that he wouldn’t stop until he found out! His heart began to race, and his imagination ran wild.
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Secret Stairways


From the look of the blueprints that he discovered, it looked as if perhaps someone had built this underground bunker after fearing that there might be an apocalypse or world war. Whatever it was, it truly was intricate.
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Tunnel Of Terror


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 seen in years, and as a result, it could have fallen into disrepair without anyone being aware of it. It was extremely spooky down there and he had no idea what else he might come across.
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Incredible Discovery


The puzzle was well on its way to being solved. It appeared that this discovery was in fact a state-of-the-art bomb shelter, with an electrical fan. Whoever had built this, was planning to be down there with ventilated air for a long time. It was very clever work from what he saw. Wow he couldn’t quite believe that there was a bomb shelter under his garden. So what now?
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Out With The Old


He got the troops together to remove the rubble from the shelter and the staircase. The man wanted to make sure it was safe down there. He wanted to see what else he could discover down amongst the rubble. This could be the perfect hideaway den if he renovated and restored it, he was already imagining what it would look like.
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A Job Done Good


There was a lot of debris, however, so he and his team got to work placing the debris inside of buckets and bringing it outside to be disposed of. Slowly slowly it was looking more and more like something attainable.
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Grueling Labor


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. It was looking so much better, he couldn’t believe.
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Stairway To…


The man walked back up the stairs totally overcome with excitement. As he and his friends took a short beer break, they began to discuss the possible plans that they had to restore this incredible find, and started to throw ideas around of what could be done.
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With a Little Help From My Friends


The group decided to excavate around the entrance and try to reinforce it. They took the time to rebuild the entrance to the shelter to ensure safety while working. They poured a fresh batch of concrete to start things off. It was looking good. Morale was high and they were off to a good start, but would this continue?
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Years Of Neglect


The site was in terrible condition 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, the payoff in the end would definitely be worth the wait… Teamwork led the way and they made a fun day out of digging.
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The Boyz Are Back In Town


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. There were a couple of incidents where one of the team members nearly encountered a dangerous accident, but they had it all under control.
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Blood, Sweat, Tears


This was a lengthy and time-consuming task for the group of friends, yet nothing a few bribes couldn’t sweeten. They were still excited to spend their time taking on a new and intriguing project, and happy they were present for such an amazing discovery. It was totally worth every bit of hard work, blood, sweat and tears.
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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. Thinking about the finished result got them through the midday heat.
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Whistle While You Work


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! They had to be so careful as it was slippy and one wrong step could cause a huge accident.
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All In A Day’s Work


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.
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Bomb Shelter Chic


This project was a man’s heaven, next 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! They had a new guys hangout zone underground!
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Little By Little


The upper concrete forms were forming nicely. You can really see the entire project beginning to take a definite shape. Still, there was more work that needed to be done! So off they went to build and hammer away.
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Summer Heat


Since it was a hot day, they covered the work area with a tent for shade. Not a bad way to make sure they stayed out of the sun while working in the blistering heat. It was really becoming an amazing centerpiece in the garden and they could not wait to show it off. The neighbors even began peeping over their fence to see what was going on.
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Determination Station


These guys still had a way to go. Progress was happening very slowly but they were determined as ever to make sure that this shelter was returned to its former glory the right way. And nothing would stop them.
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Rollin Up Their Sleeves


Things were getting messy! It was finally the fun time to lay out the concrete. Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of laying concrete knows that it is rarely a clean process, they could really get their hands dirty now. Thankfully, the group was nearing the final stages, the end was nigh and they could feel it. Morale was still high.
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Digging Deep


They set the rebar in the base area for added support. If you’re going to be living and digging around underground, it’s always good to make sure everything is supported properly. The guys were imagining the finished result and success was smelling oh so delicious.
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The Light At The End Of The Tunnel


This almost looked like the finished product, but as you can obviously see from the two-by-fours, there was still some work (and lots of drying!) to be done. They stood back proud of what they had done in a day’s work, just one day! Imagine what else they could achieve.
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Taking Shape


The men were finally able to remove the forms from the top part of the entrance. It really was finally starting to take shape. Just look how different it looked from when they first began! It is crazy to think that before this he did not even know that anything existed down there and now they had created this amazing structure.
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Pure Amazement


The men took a break and marveled at the state of their discovery. Not too long before, it had been an old and forgotten bomb shelter. Now, it was nearly completely renovated! All thanks to them. They had made history.
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Finally…..


When the concrete was finally finished, it was time to take a trip down to have a look inside. It was like going down into a completely new structure. It looked brand-spanking new! It was an incredible feeling. When the neighborhood caught wind of what they found, they were swarming round to come and see. But what did the rest of the inside look like?
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What A Discovery!


Can you believe that this tiny black pipe would be the only exposure they had to the surface? Without that, they wouldn’t be able to get enough air to breathe down there!  They were so proud of what they had done and so amazed with how it turned out. This incredible discovery was just waiting to be found, and we are so glad that he did.
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Time To Explore


When the concrete was finally finished, it was time to take a trip down to have a look inside. It was like going down into a completely new structure. It looked brand-spanking new!
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Inside Wonders


There was still work to be done down there to make this a true man cave! Now it was time to remove the old steps. They were sturdy, but very rusty, plus a new set would make it look even better.
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To The Ceiling


Next he noticed that the fiberglass on the ceiling started to fall apart. Fiberglass is dangerous when it touches bare skin, and it can affect your lungs, so it needed to be fixed as soon as possible. It was not going to be an easy process. But his team had proved themselves.
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Finally Getting Somewhere What A Result


When they finally got it all down they couldn’t believe how much had been there. But it was coming together and the visions was looking more like reality.
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Marveling At History


He could see the result of all his hard work, and was excited to complete it. Imagine having that under your garden and turning it into a place you can go and escape or hang with your friends.  This discovery went viral as soon as word went round, and this man’s story featured on many news channels. He was so lucky to have this in his garden, and to think he didn’t even know about it.
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