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The Curious Case of The Otcasek Family and Their Backyard Secret


It started off like any other home purchase, but when Colleen and Chris Otcasek finally found their perfect home, they had absolutely no idea what they would find in their backyard! It seemed like just a normal yard in Woodland Hills, California, but it turned out to be so much more… It was a little piece of history hidden just within plain sight! Here’s what the family discovered:

1. The house had an unusual amenity

Usually when you move into a house, you might expect it to have a pool or a laundry room, or maybe even an outdoor shed! This house, however, had something completely different…

Daily Mail

Daily Mail

When the Otcasek family purchased their newest house, they were told prior to purchasing it that their house had what realtors said was “an unusual feature.” What could this possibly be, you may ask? It was a giant, concrete-lined hole right in the middle of their backyard! Apparently, the house once held a fallout shelter meant for protection during the Cold War. What they discovered would be a real surprise.

2. What was at the bottom of the ladder?

The Otcasek family decided to make their way down to the bottom of that concrete-lined hole just to see how far it would go. Turns out that distance was 15 feet deep!

survivalcentral.net

survivalcentral.net

Inside the hole was a long ladder that led the way all the way down into the hole. The ladder was a little bit rusted and looked completely out of use – to be fair, it probably hadn’t been used for decades! Still, the family decided to make the rather perilous trek down into the ground. They climbed down and found a thick, metal door at the bottom – it appeared the bunker was still there! Now to see what was inside…

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