A Heart-Wrenching Discovery Has FBI Involved In Home Renovation
It all started when an Ohio couple decided to renovate their 1940s home. They thought they were going to end up with a newly renovated living space, but instead, they experienced something completely shocking.
A 35-year old DIY remodeler and his wife decided it was time to do some renovations after living in their new Cleveland home for a few years. They came to an agreement to focus on the basement, first and second floor of the house. Although, they were a little nervous as they discovered some weird engravings on the walls and were not sure what else they may find while renovating the home. Little did they know what they were about to uncover…
A House Full of Secrets
The renovation of the house did not exactly go as planned from the very start. The house owner was completely shocked after finding some drawings and writings on the walls of his own home. However, they certainly were not realizing this was only the beginning…
A Little More Heavy
He was alone when he noticed the second mysterious suitcase. The renovator was super excited and confused at the same time, how come he did not notice the second suitcase before? He wanted his wife to present for yet another astonishing discovery and decided to wait until she arrives home from work. He had no idea on what to expect this time but was hoping it was something even bigger…
As soon as the wife came home, they opened the second suitcase. This one also contained cash inside, but the amount was much much larger than the first…
The Final Amount
The total amount of cash found in both of the suitcases equaled to $45,000. The couple made some photos of the cash and said, “This was a wild ride for us and I hope you all enjoyed it, too. We are boring people and have been dumping our extra money to pay off our mortgage and that is where this money will go, too.” They thought this was the end of it and proceeded to their renovations.
A Secret Door
After another few days of celebration and happiness, the couple continued with the renovations of their home. On the second floor of their house, there was always a weird door they were curious about. It was there since the day they moved. When the homeowners finally opened the strange door, they noticed mysterious crawlspace. The couple never attempted to explore what was behind this door before as the realtor mentioned it was just a simple area for storing hot water or what not. After finally opening the door, they realized it was something else…
A Hidden Hallway
As soon as they entered the door, this couple admitted they have been fooled. This space was definitely not meant for the “water heater” purpose. They were amazed when they saw a hidden room in their own house. It was also much bigger than they imagined it to be. There were several pieces of carpet on the floor which directed the homeowners to the next unexpected surprise…
The man was nervous about what he might come across next and told his wife to wait. As he was walking through the room, he noticed another door. The man was very curious about what he was about to find behind the next door. Can you imagine realizing the house you have been living in has a whole hidden side of it?
Unfortunately, it was impossible to enter the second door as it was secured by a bolt and had a master lock on it. Although, the renovator did not want to give up so easily. He went downstairs and returned with a hammer. He started to pound on the door in hopes of eventually breaking the lock.
The Reason Behind Soundproofing
There could be different reasons for installing soundproofing system in the house. However, the most obvious and suspicious reason behind it would be an illegal activity. The ceiling, walls, and even the floor were covered in a plastic tarp and white soundproofing board. Why would someone go through all of this? They certainly did not want anyone to hear what was happening down there.
A Briefcase Full Of Secrets
The second room, of course, was not empty. The first thing which grabbed the man’s attention was a briefcase lying on the floor. At first, he was a bit scared because of not knowing what he was about to find, but then he finally opened it…
The briefcase contained a lot of valuables such as an ancient wooden box, watches, envelopes full of money from different countries, a jewelry box, 4 1 oz silver ingots, and rings. It seemed like someone had packed all of the personal valuable items into this box. But what was the purpose of that? Who were they hiding these valuables from?
A Secret Safe
Besides the strange briefcase, this room had more secrets soon to be discovered. As soon as the man glanced away from the briefcase, he spotted a big black Sentry Safe on the wall. The homeowner had a weird feeling about the safe. He knew that whatever was inside of it was even darker than what they have discovered so far…
The Scariest Warning Ever
Being only two words long, this note was still completely terrifying. The phrase was written in thick black ink on a white piece of paper saying, “Save yourself”. But from what?
Inside The Safe
Many would think such a scary warning would be enough to stop investigating the safe. But not for this man. He was suspecting it was just a bad prank. Although he quickly changed his mind when he saw the inside of the safe. There were six videotapes labeled “I94”, “II95”, “III95”, “IV”, “95, V” and one without a label placed on the bottom of the mysterious dark safe. What could be inside these tapes?
The Beginning of a Nightmare
The man tried to convince himself that it was all just a very bad joke from the previous owners and nothing more. But the voice inside of his head would not let him get over this horrible finding. After some days, he finally got the courage to watch the tape and learned the horrific truth about the previous owners…
The Horrible Truth
After the horrible discovery, he posted the story on Reddit. The FBI got in touch with the man pretty quickly though. All of the details still remain under police investigation, however, rumor has it there are horrible criminal acts recorded on there. The other items that were found are all evidence to the content of these tapes.