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Father and son found historic relics of America’s past in their old basement

While renovating his childhood home that was built in the 19th century, a netizen named John discovered mysterious relics of a bygone age. He found these historical items in a hidden hollow at his abandoned basement that could link his family to a secret long lost to history.

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The netizen’s basement has been wiped clean for years and the only thing that was left was the water heater. Although, there were no creepy heirlooms stored in the basement, John still found the basement scary because his neighbors kept insisting that the house had some kind of history behind it. The stories that were passed through word of mouth claimed that John’s home since he was a boy had been involved with the famous Underground Railroad. In US history, The Underground Railroad was responsible for freeing countless African slaves. The theory seemed to be plausible since the house was located near the Canadian border. The house apparently constructed in the year 1849 – a year when the railroad was operating thus supporting this theory.

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Initially there was no hard evidence to support this idea, but when John and his father opened a hole in a section of wall near the ceiling of the basement – they found a secret trap door.

The trap door was halfway through the foundations. The two were curious to know what was behind the door and so they crawled into it.

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Behind it was an 11 foot deep chamber about three feet wide and eight feet tall – spacious enough for runaway slaves to rest and hide. There was a pipe in the surface, it was purposely used for airflow in the confined space. A rusty peculiar bayonet also was hanging on the wall.

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Both father and son still have questions about the mysterious cavern and the relics left there. However, it was an amusing discovery to share nevertheless.

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What can you say about this possible glimpse into America’s past? Share your thoughts and comments below!

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