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Colleen and Chris Otcasek were aware that their Woodland Hills property had an unusual feature, a 1960s fallout shelter. But the Otcaseks did not expect that it would be fully stocked, and a perfectly livable and sustainable space, 15 feet below ground in their backyard. They were expecting just a hole in the ground.
Originally posted by baddmove
It makes me wonder about haw many times the house was bought and sold and no one ever looked to see what was under the big iron plate in the back yard until now..
If it would have been me, it's the first thing i would have checked out...
Originally posted by MichiganSwampBuck
Man! I bet it is just like a time capsule! Just too cool!
It should be made into a museum. I want to see some pictures.
The shelter was built in 1961 by Alvin Kaufman, a nuclear engineer, to protect his family from a possible nuclear war, according to his daughter, Debra. She also told Los Angeles CBS affiliate that her father offered to build similar fallout shelters for his neighbors, but they turned him down. Kaufman died in 2004