Given the length of our Mother Earth’s existence, it would be quite appropriate to say that each and every home here must have one thing or the other linked to history, hidden in its basement.

But, this doesn’t mean that it is no special when someone discovers something like this under the soil of their lush green backyard.

Talking on this topic of underground discoveries, climb down the ladder into this nuclear bunker made completely from old school buses. You’ve gotta check this out!

For instance, at the beginning of this month, an extremely bizarre discovery was made in the backyard of an ordinary man from Middlesborough, England.

The ordinary man, Chris Scott had planned quite a huge renovation project in his garden lately. This meant when Chris started, he assumed he knew perfectly how he wanted his lawn to look like.

However, Chris’ ambitious plans had to be thrown out of the window when a builder, who was helping him, told him to open the hatch that was partially hidden in the grass.

For Chris, the idea didn’t seem convincing enough as he thought the hatch was just a drain cover.

 “It just looked like a drain cover. The neighbours had mentioned a bunker but I hadn’t thought any more about it,” Chris told The Daily Mail. “I was talking to the builder about it while we were having a cup of tea in the garden and he said, ‘Come on let’s have a look!’.”

And that’s exactly what they did.

So, when they removed the hatch from over the ‘drain’, they realized that the neighbours were actually right. The hatch actually led to a big secret bunker.

But before they could climb down into the bunker and start exploring, they had to drain the bunker as it was full of water due to years of neglect.


Once the water was out, they were in for a treat.

The room was so huge that it could easily accommodate 100 people. There were two rooms in the bunker and were wired with electricity.

 “We were really shocked by the size of it,” said Chris. “There are a lot of electrics and switches down there and lights on the wall. A big table and lots of silt that could contain anything from back then.”

“It’s a pretty big room and I will probably do something with it,” the 40-year-old father said. “If I run a trench down and put some concrete steps and get some decent it might be worth doing something.”

The idea behind building this bunker was to protect all the 100 residents residing in that area during World War II. The area in question was particularly under threat from the Nazis during that time as it was a major steel producing region.

Though, a few historians disagree on the time period, claiming that the bunker was actually built because of continuously intensifying Cold War situation in the 1950s.

During whatever time period it was built in, you cannot deny the fact that it is quite a special find and we are sure Chris will use it to his advantage!

So, are you now searching for a hidden hatch in your backyard?