Man on finds secret tunnel filled with old relics under his house

According to a report in the Mirror, Jake Brown of Devon, England, has found a secret tunnel from 120 years ago.

He told reporters he was standing outside his basement door when he noticed that part of the wall had a different texture from the rest. He had also noticed that the odd-looking room was the same distance from the already exposed coal cave that was currently being used as storage space. Brown was bored at the locked house, he decided to take matters into his own hands and find out why. The results were an unexpected surprise.

The first thing he did was punch holes in the wall so he could peek inside. Putting a flashlight in one of the holes to act as a source of light, he looked into another hole to find that there was a cave under the house.

The next step was to make a hole big enough for it to fit through. So he took a hammer and got to work. Once he opened up a space big enough for, he discovered that there was space, but that it was bigger than he expected. He ended up in a cave that contained much of what appeared to be construction waste from years past.

When he entered the space, he quickly realized that the hole had been covered for decades and that it had recently been used as a place to easily dispose of property-related waste in the past, such as carrying out work on windows, roof and gutters.

Brown was curious he decided to try to determine the age of the space and how long it had been closed so he started looking for clues.

“Plymouth Live,” a local news site, reported that Brown’s next tasks were to put together items he could place in time, and also to do a review of the stability of space, in terms structural integrity. I He was relieved to find that the ceiling was stone and arched, and that it was still solid. He determined that the space was approximately 3m. high, 3 m wide and about 15 m deep.

As he looked around, he gathered a number of objects such as old bottles and cans of paint that could help him determine the actual age of the space. His most useful find was an old journal, although it was badly degraded and the pages were largely glued together.

He brought his finds back to the light of day and found that the paint cans bore labels in a style common in the 1950s and 1960s, and that the bottles had an engraving of a type common in the early years of the last century. . . The newspaper was a more difficult nut to crack, as it had more or less solidified into a solid mass.

Using some creativity, Brown filled his tub with hot water and put it in. After a while, he was able to separate parts of it using tweezers and vibration. After separating as much as possible, he took pictures of the parts underwater, then dried as many as he could collect. Browsing through the contents of the paper,he eventually found a date that indicated that the paper was from 1964. The evidence he gathered suggested that the cave was around 120 years old and had been sealed for over 50 of those years.