Woman’s sinister find under old carpet
When you move into a new place, it's not uncommon to find a previous owner has left something behind.
But it's safe to say most people wouldn't be expecting to discover a Cold War-era bunker "hidden in the master bedroom".
In a series of TikTok videos US woman Jennifer Little @kitty_girl_california shared how she discovered a manhole under a thick layer of carpet and a heavy cabinet.
The hole opened up to a ladder which led down to the shelter which had bunk beds, a urinal and jars of expired items.
"The piece of furniture covering the entrance weighs about 400 pounds (180kg), they had hidden ventilation that you couldn't see in the wall, they used a manhole cover for the entrance," Ms Little said in one video.
"After 50 years it was clearly not weathertight but we still found some treasures."
The house also had a dry storage room that had presumably once been stocked to prepare for a nuclear attack, Ms Little said.
"I'm not sure why they built it this way. You'd have to leave the bomb shelter to go into the storage room," she said.
Ms Little explained in another video how the bomb shelter was "pretty normal back then", with the house built in 1951.
"People were so afraid of a nuclear bomb happening on the California coast, especially in central California because it's so exposed," she said.
"The shelter has beds and ventilation as well."
Given the state of the shelter Ms Little believes "nobody's been in there for 50 years".
Ms Little's videos have had millions of views, with people both fascinated and terrified by her discovery.
"All fun and games until you hear 'hehehe' at 2am," one person wrote.
"All these little hideaways cool when it comes to old houses, but then I think about the ghosts," another said.
Others said the room could come in handy, especially if Ms Little decided to renovate it.
"Y'all are going to be safe when the zombies come," one person joked.
"Restore it and make it a den or something," another said.
"The sick gaming cave you could build in there would be insane," one person commented.
Meanwhile one person was now suspicious about their own home after watching the videos.
"Ours was built in 1947 and I'm pretty sure we have something underneath because the floor on my side of the bed is colder and hollow sounding," they wrote.
Originally published as Woman's sinister find under old carpet