7/10:Basement Cleanup & the Fallout Shelter

July 10, 2006 at 5:21 pm (732 Walnut Updates)

Basement JunkIt was lots of fun cleaning up the basement these past few days.  Lots of junk, stacks of newspapers dating to the Nixon administration and nearly 100 empty glass jugs that once contained apple cider.  Did I mention the previous owner was a bit of a pack rat?  Clearing the Basement

Didn’t find anything of value in the basement, so we can officially call off the search for the bars of silver or diamonds rumored to be hidden somewhere.
 
Just after we bought the house, we had two seperate people stop by to ask about a “fallout shelter” or “bunker” buried below the garage. Fallout Shelter When I asked the previous owner about this rumor going around, he just laughed.  One guy actually said he has “a friend who has seen the bunker”, and that there is “definitely a Jeep inside it.” Jeep
 
I think the story has been embellished over the years.  The basement area does have thicker than necessary concrete walls and we did uncover 18 cases of military rations dated Nov. 1963, but that’s as far as it goes.  No fallout shelter, and certainly no Jeep. 

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1 Comment

  1. Fallout Shelter said,

    Oh well, too bad you didn’t get lucky and actually find a shelter under the garage.

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