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California Couple Discovers Fully Stocked 1960s Fallout Shelter in Their Backyard

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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 09:32 AM
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California Couple Discovers Fully Stocked 1960s Fallout Shelter in Their Backyard


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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.
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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 09:32 AM
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This is so awesome! I would love to find something like this in my next home purchase.This shelter was built in 1961 and I would love to read the labels on the food that was in there and compare to today's ingredients,,I wonder if all of the food in there was edible after all these years? all in all, a pretty cool find..

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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 09:48 AM
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I would really like to find something like this in the middle of nowhere on undeveloped land, I would just live in the fallout shelter.

I would rig it with charges that were set to go off when a monitor sensed I was no longer alive, and bury myself automatically instead of put my relatives through the "closure" of my passing.

I,I,I,I,I hate it when people say "I" all the time....



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 09:49 AM
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So all the supplies weren't inherited by his children or other family members? Interesting. But that's really cool that they were unaware of it until after the purchase. I'm gonna go take a walk around my backyard...



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 09:51 AM
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Wow! How lucky can you get?

I would LOVE to find something like that in my back yard, but unfortunately all I ever find is doggie poo and holes from an industrious armadillo!



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 10:14 AM
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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...


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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 10:15 AM
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Aww some people have all the luck/fun. That'd be nifty


Pics you ask? oO













and the last inhabitant of the place...



They wouldn't let me watch the video because they don't let us foreigners watch your precious videos on that website. grrr.


How'd you be finding all that in your backyard. I'd absolutley just move down here lol



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 10:17 AM
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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.

ETA: Ask and thou shalt receive. Thanks Winofiend.
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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 10:18 AM
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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...


According to the other link; Here

the guy who built it died in '04. So it's been there for 9 years, with no one remembering it.




posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 10:19 AM
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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.


My esp was correct



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 10:23 AM
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Interesting choice of literature...Sci-Fi makes me wonder....

Amazing! I am hoping to find a UFO buried in a cornfield this summer!



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 10:25 AM
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Great pics, those magazines looked cool....any idea on who made it? and what happened to them?



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 10:28 AM
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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



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 10:28 AM
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Thanks for the awesome pics, WF!!



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 10:29 AM
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Also is that an Alien in the last pic?



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 10:41 AM
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Thats pretty awesome,i love time capsule type things,it shows what a different era it was back then,building shelters in fear of nuclear explosion.can you imagine having build 1 in your garden just in case ?

love this type of stuff



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:06 AM
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It wasnt a fall out shelter obviously was used to get away from the wife.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:08 AM
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That is really cool! It reminds me of that movie Blast from the Past.

Thanks for sharing!




posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:22 AM
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And this is breaking news, how?

So someone found a 10 square ft hole with some old junk in it in his backyard.

Who cares?



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:34 AM
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You must do to open the thread and post such a post



Just because you do not care many others do, I would love to find this in my backyard.
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