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This Family Always Knew There Was A Metal Door In Their Backyard. Well, They Finally Opened It...
Universal Free Press ^ | June 9, 2014 | Amanda Shea

Posted on 06/10/2014 11:59:59 AM PDT by EveningStar

A Wisconsin family who had been living in their home for over a decade, knew the whole time that there was a hidden metal door in the ground in the backyard, but somehow were never tempted to open it and see what was inside or where it led to. Until one day, after all these years, they decided to crack open the metal hatch and discover the mystery behind the door.

The Zwick family were stunned to find out that this was the entrance to a Cold War-era fallout shelter buried right there, in their backyard. A ladder led them down into a bunker, which was a treasure trove, chock full of interesting items from the past.

(Excerpt) Read more at universalfreepress.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Society
KEYWORDS: bombshelter; falloutshelter; shtf
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1 posted on 06/10/2014 11:59:59 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Much less curiosity than I would have had.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 12:01:07 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: EveningStar

So I’m guessing this family doesn’t have any boys.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 12:01:48 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: EveningStar

Working link?


4 posted on 06/10/2014 12:01:50 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: EveningStar

I would’ve cracked open that door about two days after occupying the property...


5 posted on 06/10/2014 12:02:17 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: grobdriver

Me too.


6 posted on 06/10/2014 12:02:19 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: SeeSharp
So I’m guessing this family doesn’t have any boys.

They also don't have any men.

7 posted on 06/10/2014 12:03:12 PM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: EveningStar

Were there any lottery numbers on this door?


8 posted on 06/10/2014 12:04:08 PM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're yelling "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: EveningStar

The twinkies were still good!


9 posted on 06/10/2014 12:04:27 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Straight Vermonter
The link works for me but, here:

http://universalfreepress.com/this-family-always-knew-there-was-a-metal-door-in-their-backyard-well-they-finally-opened-it/

10 posted on 06/10/2014 12:04:29 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: SeeSharp

Or too busy playing video games. Now they can be preppers for the next nuclear event....built in escape room.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 12:05:05 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: All

That stuff is in fantastic condition. What storage containers did he use?


12 posted on 06/10/2014 12:07:02 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: EveningStar

Those Twinkies are just as fresh as ever.


13 posted on 06/10/2014 12:07:18 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: EveningStar

Thanks!


14 posted on 06/10/2014 12:07:30 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: EveningStar
The Zwick family were stunned to find ...
Stunned? Surprised maybe, but not stunned.
They would have been stunned had they found Judge Crater and Jimmy Hoffa down there.
15 posted on 06/10/2014 12:08:06 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: EveningStar

idiots


16 posted on 06/10/2014 12:08:14 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: EveningStar
http://freepatriot.org/2014/06/09/family-always-knew-metal-door-backyard-well-finally-opened/

More pics at link

17 posted on 06/10/2014 12:08:27 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: grobdriver
My farmer uncle built a new house out in the country back in the 1960s and included a bomb shelter as part of the project.

It was a great place to store potatoes, onions and squash from their garden.

18 posted on 06/10/2014 12:08:38 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: newnhdad

no uv rays probably, don’t matter


19 posted on 06/10/2014 12:09:12 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: EveningStar

Surprising how well a lot of the stuff is preserved. I would have expected water damage, bugs, etc.


20 posted on 06/10/2014 12:10:12 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("The rat always knows when he's in with weasels"-- Tom Waits)
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To: dinodino

“I would’ve cracked open that door about two days after occupying the property...”

I would’ve cracked open that door BEFORE occupying the property...


21 posted on 06/10/2014 12:10:26 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: All

Meh. Not a real newssite, more like a gathering of bloggers. Plus I am quite sure this story has been posted previously... last year or before. Probably from a legitimate site, though.


22 posted on 06/10/2014 12:10:30 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: oh8eleven

Or the crew of MH370.

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23 posted on 06/10/2014 12:10:36 PM PDT by Mears
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To: EveningStar
I was thinking more like the scene in one of the Terminator movies where Arnold pulls the cover off of the underground arsenal in the desert.
24 posted on 06/10/2014 12:12:27 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: thackney

I know how to hot link pics too. :)


25 posted on 06/10/2014 12:12:29 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Ju Ju beans! I used to love them at the Sat. matinee. Not good on the teeth if you have fillings though. :-)


26 posted on 06/10/2014 12:13:13 PM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: thackney

It looks like he really liked candy.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 12:14:47 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: TigersEye

And the abundance of Hersey’s Chocolate Syrup.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 12:16:11 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: SpinnerWebb
That's what I mean. That one container is loaded with sugary treats. Where's the beef? lol

And more importantly, the bacon?

29 posted on 06/10/2014 12:18:56 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: EveningStar

It looks more like a time capsule.


30 posted on 06/10/2014 12:19:07 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
Surprising how well a lot of the stuff is preserved. I would have expected water damage, bugs, etc.
I expected to see ...
31 posted on 06/10/2014 12:19:22 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: TexasGator
I would’ve cracked open that door BEFORE occupying the property...

Before BUYING the property. For all they knew, there were bodies or toxic waste stored down there.

32 posted on 06/10/2014 12:19:52 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: EveningStar
Green door, what's that secret you're keepin?

THE GREEN DOOR

Not to be confused withe the porn flick Behind The Green Door.

33 posted on 06/10/2014 12:20:02 PM PDT by csvset
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To: EveningStar

The phone book contained the names of “Mr. and Mrs. [husband name] Smith.” And had alpha characters in the phone “number.”


34 posted on 06/10/2014 12:21:02 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: rhinohunter

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35 posted on 06/10/2014 12:21:16 PM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: EveningStar

I had an error on your link so I searched for another site.

Nothing more, just shared a couple pics after I found it.

Cheers


36 posted on 06/10/2014 12:22:30 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: EveningStar

Sign post up ahead. Twilight Zone Revival.


37 posted on 06/10/2014 12:24:56 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Packin for mars Twinkies and Tang.


38 posted on 06/10/2014 12:26:46 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: csvset

Not to be confused withe the porn flick Behind The Green Door
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

The not so 99.44/100ths pure Marilyn

If YOU know, YOU know.


39 posted on 06/10/2014 12:26:49 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others. (G Marx))".)
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To: SpinnerWebb
And the abundance of Hersey’s Chocolate Syrup

With paper labels, not printed on the can like they are now.

40 posted on 06/10/2014 12:27:32 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: thackney

Socks and sandals. Makes everyone look like a total dork.

I don’t trust this story. I don’t know a single person who could resist opening those doors to find out what was inside.

If this story the way it is told is true, then I am shocked. It is basic human nature to be inquisitive. Even my cat would start clawing at it at some point.


41 posted on 06/10/2014 12:27:34 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Does it even come in a can anymore? I’ve only seen the squeeze bottles...


42 posted on 06/10/2014 12:33:04 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: Aurorales

I would see inside before I purchased, provided I knew it was there.

If covered by overgrown bushes, etc on a rural property, possible, but still not likely for a decade.


43 posted on 06/10/2014 12:34:09 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: csvset

we always said the GREEN GLASS DOOR...


44 posted on 06/10/2014 12:36:12 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: EveningStar

I have a friend who many years back purchased a home with a fall out shelter in the yard. She said it was completely furnished. When they added on to their house it made the shelter right under their dining room window so she had them bring in landfill and now she has a rose garden on top of it.


45 posted on 06/10/2014 12:36:38 PM PDT by Spunky (BIG GOVERNMENT MAKES SMALLER CITIZENS.)
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To: Aurorales
Okay, they were idiots.

Ken Zwick and Carol Hollar-Zwick knew their home came equipped with an underground fallout shelter when they bought it 1999, but they didn't actually venture into the bunker until a decade later, the local Appleton Post-Crescent newspaper reported.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/wisconsin-family-found-1960-nuclear-shelter-article-1.1333040#ixzz34GbfcAeF

http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20130501/APC0902/305010118/Neenah-family-discovers-backyard-fallout-shelter?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE&nclick_check=1

46 posted on 06/10/2014 12:37:43 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Kartographer

Can’t believe you haven’t been pinged yet...


47 posted on 06/10/2014 12:40:27 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: needmorePaine

48 posted on 06/10/2014 12:41:33 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: Aurorales
During his first exploration of the shelter in 2010, the Zwicks recalled having the local ATF agents inspect a box he suspected contained ammunition or explosives

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/wisconsin-family-found-1960-nuclear-shelter-article-1.1333040#ixzz34GcfevAm

Definitely a socks & sandals type of weenie...

49 posted on 06/10/2014 12:41:34 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

they were living in the place for ten years and finally got around to opening the large metal doors on their property? What does it take, ten minutes? What have they been doing.


50 posted on 06/10/2014 12:41:58 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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