Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

They Found A Secret Door Buried In Their Garden. When They Looked Inside… WOAH.

When the Zwick’s moved into their house 10 years ago in Neenah, Wisconsin, they knew there was a bunker in their backyard. Although, they just assumed it was empty. For that decade, the family never really thought to look at what was inside the shelter. The chamber was built in 1960 by homeowner and surgeon, Frank Pansch, at the height of the Cold War.

The Zwick’s found candies, candles, and a phone directory among other things. Bunkers were commonly built by Americans who feared a nuclear attack from the former Soviet Union. The small chambers were meant to protect people from the radiation of the affected area.

The family had to remove overgrown bushes covering the 50-year-old bunker.

The family had to remove overgrown bushes covering the 50-year-old bunker.

Ken Zwick

Unlocking the old and rusty chain to the hideout.

Unlocking the old and rusty chain to the hideout.

Ken Zwick

A ladder to enter the 8-foot-by-10-foot room.

A ladder to enter the 8-foot-by-10-foot room.

Ken Zwick

The family believed the bunker was empty.

The family believed the bunker was empty.

Ken Zwick

Instead, they found supplies like a garden hose, candles, and a funnel.

Instead, they found supplies like a garden hose, candles, and a funnel.

Ken Zwick

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