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  1. #1
    us
    Jan 2005
    North Bethesda, MD
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    Secret Compartment found in house

    No big treasure here, but this is still cool. My brother and mom recently bought a big house in VA. My brother was sitting in the living room looking at the shoe moulding and noticed that it looked strange. He walked over, stuck a butter knife in the molding and this huge piece of it swung out on hinges! Sadly, nothing was inside, but it was super cool. I am encouraging him to search the rest of the house carefully. So, don't forget about moulding when searching houses.

  2. #2

    Mar 2005
    Orlando, FL
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    Re: Secret Compartment found in house

    WOW!! That is totally awesome! Too bad there was nothing in it! If there's one, hopefully there will be more!

    vicki

  3. #3
    us
    Dec 2004
    Long Island New York
    White's XLT
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    Re: Secret Compartment found in house

    Cool find, how old is the house?, could be underground railroad stash room

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2004
    Troy X5
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Secret Compartment found in house

    and drawers in the stairs....
    All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others. -George Orwell

  5. #5

    Oct 2005
    Central Minnesota
    GTI 1500, Tesoro Silver U max
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    Re: Secret Compartment found in house

    I dream of stuff like that
    Is it a Jacket on or Jacket off day?

  6. #6
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    Seeker of Fortune

    Jan 2005
    SE Minnesota
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    Re: Secret Compartment found in house

    There was a book published called "Hidyholes". I don't know the author, but he points out many ideas people used to hide valuables. Might be worth looking into. There could be more of them in the house that do have something in them.

  7. #7
    us
    Jul 2005
    West Virginia
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    Re: Secret Compartment found in house

    If I found one secret compartment I would really search hard for more. I rented a house last year here in Louisa, Kentucky that was full of secret compartments. Didn't find much, but had a great time looking. Good luck.
    Just because it did not work does not mean it was not a good plan!

  8. #8

    May 2006
    Utica,NY
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    Re: Secret Compartment found in house

    I have heard stories from revolutionary war era where compartments were formed under front steps both inside or out for defence weapons...just a thought

  9. #9
    us
    Looking for that ONE find.

    Nov 2005
    South Central Kansas
    Etrac
    5,587
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Secret Compartment found in house

    Post if they find more places. HH Burdie

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    um
    Jul 2004
    Broward Co.
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Whites M6
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Secret Compartment found in house

    I did a flooring job for a brain surgeon once.His house had a large bookcase that slid open to reveal a room with a large safe in it.Just like in the movies!
    In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is King.

    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink it.

  11. #11
    us
    Dec 2005
    Eugene, Oregon
    Fisher CZ5, White's GM VSat
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    Re: Secret Compartment found in house

    Was that Lonnie H. by chance?

 

 

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