A man had been living in his house in Arizona with his family since years. Living in a house for very long makes it an important member of the family too one with whose each and every corner the members are acquainted with. But, in this particular case, the owner of the house was left shocked to discover something unbelievable and sinister from the depth of his own backyard years after he had started living in it. The discovery has changed his life totally. See how?

A Man From Arizona

Reddit user John Sims is a homeowner in Tucson, Arizona. Going by the name of “Captantarcitca” on the website, this man created a revelation when he wrote that he found something extremely eerie and strange on digging the backyard of his house. But, what had sprouted the idea of digging the backyard in his mind and yeah, what had he discovered after all?

Original Plans For His House

Obviously, the man did not wake up one fine day with the idea of digging his backyard! He had actually found the original plans of the house from the “city records” and after a thorough study of it, he noticed something buried deep in his backyard which he had never seen before and this made him jump into action. He was really very excited to see what it was and started preparing for it.


X Marks The Spot

Brimming with excitement, John decided to hire a metal detector expert in order to aid him in unraveling the mystery by examining his backyard. After some grueling labor in the sun, the expert found 2 probable locations in the backyard where the map indicated of something buried. He marked these two spots by making Xs on them which you can clearly see in the image. Now it was John’s turn to take control and proceed further.


Was It Buried Treasure?

John started to speculate in the wildest of ways about the contents that the backyard could have been hiding. Was it a buried treasure or a time capsule? One thing was for sure that the man was highly intrigued by the series of events that were taking place centered around his house. The time had come for him to start digging and find out for himself what it was.



The man started digging keeping a hold on his anticipation and excitement. Well, it sent chills down his spine when his first encounter with something unexpected took place. His shovel had hit a metal object, but it was hard for him to decipher what it was because of the thick layer of dirt which covered it. So he started to dig more vigorously in order to find out what the metal object was exactly.


A Lid?

After digging deeper down, he witnessed that the object he had struck earlier was actually a metal lid! Now the mystery had intensified even more for John. He had to dig very deep all around in order uncover the extremely heavy metal lid. But, what was this lid actually covering? John had a similar question in the mind of which he was going to receive the most peculiar response very soon…


What Lies Beneath

It took some serious effort on the part of John in order to remove the extremely heavy metallic lid. Hours of toiling in the sun proved fruitful for him as he was now able to get a good look at what the lid had been hiding for years deep in his backyard. So what did he found out finally?


Lifting The Lid

Once the lid was lifted, John’s keen eyes began looking everywhere in order to determine what was inside. He was left perplexed on watching the complex assortment of objects before him. What you see in the image is the exact view he had. Well, John was not able to decide whether these were stairs or blades for some purpose. The only way to find out for John was by going inside it!


I’m Going In

But, one thing that was acting as an obstacle in his way inside was the cover of dirt on the opening. So, he hopped onto the task of clearing it in order to remove the door completely and try to crawl into the opening and find out what it was exactly. The fact that he was unaware of this thing buried in his own garden left him amazed and excited. Not to mention that he was also taking a huge risk of entering a place of which he had no idea about.


Pandora’s Box

He managed to make a way for himself inside by removing the dirt in no time. After keeping the first step inside he realized that it was actually a staircase and not blades of some sort. Slowly and attentively he stepped down. He had no idea of what he was going to witness at the end of the staircase knowing that he would find it out at any cost.