Tis the season for women to find unsettling, previously unknown rooms attached to their homes. Two weeks ago, a New York woman found a creepy hidden room straight out of a horror flick behind her bathroom mirror – and now it’s a California woman’s turn to discover a slightly off-putting home addition.
Jennifer Little was moving furniture around her home when she found a manhole under the carpet in her bedroom.
Little’s husband investigated and found an underground bomb shelter from the 1950’s complete with two bunk beds, urinals, a bunch of junk and a lot of spiders.
A series of videos Little posted to TikTok and found by the Sun show Little’s husband exploring the shelter (Little was too freaked out to do it herself due to “huge spiders everywhere”).
In one TikTok, Little opens the manhole and says: “There’s two bunk beds, there is a urinal if you need it.” The video shows torches shining on different spots in the underground bunker. Hooks can be seen protruding from walls and the floor is covered in debris and junk. In the clip, a man’s voice can be heard saying there’s “bunk beds, a cabinet. This is a legit bomb shelter”.
There is also a dry storage space for food but, as Little noted: “I’m not sure why they built it this way, you’d have to leave the shelter to go into the dry storage room.”
As the home was built in 1951 during the Cold War, Little surmises it was built with the bomb shelter noting “[this was] pretty normal for back then.”
“People were so afraid of a nuclear bomb happening on the California coast, especially central California because it’s so exposed.”
Fellow TikTokers were amazed, as the Sun notes.
“This is so cool, everything is preserved it’s just dusty, you guys should remodel it,” one commenter said.
Someone else added: “Well if there’s a zombie apocalypse at least ya’ll be safe.”