Everyone wishes for the day when the house of their dreams is finally in their possession. The man we are going to talk about purchased a house and finally got to explore it. Christopher, however, discovered something which completely changed his life.
House of His Dreams
Intrigued, he started investigating. However, he had no idea that going deeper into the terrifying tunnel would mean there was no turning back. He pressed on even when a realtor and a police officer had advised him not to do it.
All the proof was right in front of him when Christopher finished his investigation. He knew there was only one thing he could – leave and never come back. So, what is it exactly that he found when he explored his new home?
Wandering The Woodland
Christopher Wanliss bought a new property not too long ago. It rests on 16.5 hectares of woodland fields. While he was thrilled to have his very own space, he had no idea that he was about to come across some kind of portal in the land that he now owned.
A Tour Of His Land
It seems like fate had a hand in everything that happened to him. There was one time when he toured his new property and the area around it. He saw that the seasons had not been gentle and had stripped away the trees’ outer layers. However, the surroundings looked even more beautiful.
Christopher enjoyed what the land had to offer, from the forest’s silence to the birdsongs. Soon, his feet started to wander on their own as his mind and body went into auto-pilot mode. Then all of a sudden, something caught his attention.
Was It A Tree?
Christopher was still in a daze of some sort when he walked in the direction of the thing which had caught his interest. Rather small and dark and almost as if it was hiding, it looked like a tree. Was it just another tree which was older, smaller and darker than the rest?
The Mysterious Structure
Initially, this was what he thought, but he could see he was wrong as he got closer. As he inspected it, he had a thrill of excitement but at the same time, he felt some terror. Then, Christopher stumbled and fell into a 3-foot ditch!
Abandoned And Old
Covered by leaves and mud, Christopher was left dumbfounded by the fall. Nevertheless, he shook it off and then looked at what was in front of him. Did he just discover a mine on his property? What he saw definitely perplexed him. The mine looked old and abandoned judging by its appearance, and he felt compelled to find out the secrets that the intriguing structure held.
Moss-like material was all over the mine’s exterior, which made it hard to look inside. Thrilled to go on a new adventure, Christopher went home and got a flashlight so he could see what the mine was hiding.
A Ton Of Mines
Christopher talked about that moment and said, “When we bought the house, nobody ever told us about the fact that the estate had a lot of mines on it. We just sort of stumbled upon the gold mine one day and that was it. When I first saw it, I was so excited that I almost fell over myself. The only thing that I could think about was Indiana Jones and underground railroads.”
A Bad Decision
At that time, he had no idea that this was the worst decision he could make. Nevertheless, he made his way back to the entrance with a flashlight at hand. Holding his breath, Christopher stepped inside. Something sparkly on the walls welcomed him, but what was it exactly?
Aside from being damp, the walls looked like they were going to fall down at any time. His footsteps echoed and Christopher could not help thinking about all the soil that was pressing down on the walls of the mine. It was clear that he wanted to spend some time down there since he took three backup batteries with the flashlight.
When he went near the walls, he could not stop himself from brushing his hand on the stones’ sparkling material. He remembers thinking, “What if this was gold?” However, it was not long before he forgot about that since he noticed something which could immediately change the course of his adventure.
Cold And Damp Inside
No matter what the temperature outside was, the mine was rather damp and cold. He immediately noticed the 4-inch indentations on the ground that his footprints were making. He found fresh pools of water inside so he thought there had to be a source of water there. He felt worried because he knew that stagnant puddles in a place like this could have dangerous gases.
The Sound Of An Echo
However, when he directed the flashlight straight outward and looked ahead of him, he could not see where the tunnel ended. He could tell someone or something else was in there. Then, he started hearing noises echoing in the tunnel! Curious, he began to walk towards the source of the noise. Clearly, he had no idea that he was making a wrong move.
No Light, No Warmth
Going deeper into the tunnel, Christopher noticed there was no light, no movement of air, and no warmth there. He held his flashlight tightly, almost as if it was a blade for battle. This time around, the noise got louder and he could hear machinery and old metal parts somewhere along the path.
He also started hearing voices! While he couldn’t figure out what they were saying, he had enough courage to shout, “Who’s there?” However, the only response that he got was his echo, so he felt determined to see just who was hiding in there.
Old Ventilation System
He was now surrounded by water and dirt. Every step he took, his boots went in deeper. He noticed a yellow ventilation system which was falling apart and some chains hanging low that were all rusting and molding.
All of a sudden, Christopher felt strange. He felt as if there was some weird energy in the tunnel. Something was pulling him back, making him feel like he shouldn’t have been there. Nevertheless, he continued to follow the water’s path to trace its source, hoping he will also find where the voices were coming from. He started to wonder if someone was living down there.
Finally Some Light
“The ambient temperature also seemed to suddenly drop all around me at this point, and I felt an even stronger negative presence ahead in the tunnel,” he recalled. He was almost 150 feet into the tunnel at this point. When he turned around, he found some light by the entrance.
He was shocked by what he saw once he looked back. He just stood there for two seconds before his body finally reacted and he jumped. He held onto the walls, feeling more and more claustrophobic. One of the chains began to swing!
Who Was There?
The movement was not light either. The chain was moving with strength, and Christopher knew there was someone watching him. Running back to the entrance, his heart pounded. He just knew he needed to escape and tell someone about what he had found. However, the question now was who.
The First Call
He was sweaty and terrified as he made his way back home. He reached for his phone right away and contacted the realtor. He then started describing what he saw. Christopher told the real estate agent about the sparkly stuff on the walls which gave light to the tunnel and they told him that they were sending someone who can check it out.
Christopher recalled, “When we went to ask about the place, we were finally told that the estate had actually been home to quite a lot of mining sites. A lot of mining was done in these hills at the turn of the century, and there are a lot of little mines that are scattered across the hills.” After the call, he initially felt better, but his body immediately tensed up again and exclaimed, “This cannot be happening!”
Dropping Temperatures and Flickering Lights
When the call ended, Christopher was standing in his kitchen. The lights started to flicker much to his surprise. Panic was blooming in his chest but he tried to control it. He started breathing rapidly as the lights continued to flicker for a while. All of a sudden, everything went dark.
To The Thermostat
He walked to where the switch in the room was located and tried to turn it on and off but nothing happened. He then started to feel a chill which had not been there a few seconds before. Suddenly, a breeze hit his face! With some quick thinking, he took the flashlight out from his pocket, turned it on, and aimed it at his thermostat.
Quite The Temperature Drop
He saw the temperature inside the house had fallen quite a bit. In front of him was a cloud that his breath was making. “How strange,” Christopher thought. He wanted to have the power back so he went to the circuit breaker. A fuse might have just blown.
When he held up the flashlight to the breaker to examine it, he didn’t see anything that indicated something was wrong. The main fuse looked fine and everything was in check. As he continued to investigate the box, he tried switching things on and off. Fortunately, this worked and he felt relieved that there was nothing more sinister at play.
The Doorbell Rang
“Faulty wiring,” Christopher told himself despite still feeling nervous. He went back upstairs to get a glass of water, thinking it could help calm himself down. However, as soon as he got there, Christopher heard the doorbell ring.
Meet Mr. Rudall
What was it now? Mr. Rudall quickly introduced himself. He explained that the realtor sent him because of Christopher’s discovery. Rudall wanted to see what Christopher found and was intrigued by the substance that the new homeowner described over the phone.
The Calm Before The Storm
Christopher took Rudall to the mine’s entrance and told the man to be careful when going down the tunnel to avoid hurting himself. The sky above them looked grey as they were walking quietly through the woods, the kind of grey that you see right before a storm.
When they got to the mine, they both reached for their flashlights. This time, the sparkling substance was so evident that they were hit in the face by the glare. Rudall went nearer the walls to take a closer look. He could not hold in his excitement any longer. He turned to Christopher, feeling like the mine was telling them something. Rudall then told Christopher about something quite troubling.
Rudall started telling Christopher that the mine was certainly a gold mine from a long time ago. Staring at the walls, he could see that the gold was untouched. There was evidence that the miners had not finished the job and chose to abandon the mine instead, but why was that?
Rudall explained that at the turn of the century, there were a lot of rumors about mining but he had not been aware of any particular gold mines prior to this one. The question now was why did the miners leave all that gold and abandon the mine? Christopher could not think of anything positive but he still wanted to learn the truth.
He plucked up all his courage and investigated the mine further. Two things came to his mind – one is that he could find gold and the other is that the mine could be haunted. He made preparations for the excursion and then headed inside the tunnel with a flashlight and spare batteries in hand. As he went down the path, he was soon enveloped by darkness.
The Source Of The Water
Previously, he just made it to 150 feet inside the tunnel. He knew he had to keep going whatever happened. It was the only way that he would be able to get to the bottom of things. When he was 600 feet inside the tunnel, he found where the water was coming from. It was a door.
A shiver went through his body. The water was falling onto his face and it blurred his vision. Sucking in a breath, he knocked on the door despite knowing he would not get any answer. He opened the door. He could not believe his eyes.
A Different World Altogether
It was as if he entered a different world. The room was freezing regardless of the weather outside. He touched the walls, which felt colder and rougher than the ones outside. His claustrophobia was telling him to go out right that moment but the light coming from his flashlight hit something.
Something Was Going On
There were a lot of ruined objects that were huddled together but nothing made sense to him. After all, what possible reason could there be for anyone leaving their stuff there? Christopher felt the air had become thicker and there was a huge pressure building up in his chest. Something weird was definitely happening there and he had no idea what it was.
Living Down There
When Christopher inspected the bunk, he saw a bedspring which was rusty and torn. That was the answer that he needed. There was someone who lived there and it seemed like they were not moving anywhere else anytime soon. The thought would not leave Christopher’s head but something else caught his interest.
There was a brick hideaway, which did not comfort him at all. A hideaway behind a door in a mine – who needs something like that? Someone who is trying to hide something that is important for sure. Curious, he went nearer the hole but he found nothing there. When he was turning around, he found something else that was on the brick structure’s walls.
A Brick Hideout
He used his flashlight in order to light the bricks. Then, he saw white scratches that were scribbled on the walls, but he could not understand what it said. When he came closer, he saw four vertical lines that were on the walls. It was definitely strange, to say the least.
He touched the scratches in order to inspect them. He though the scratches had been made using fingers as they were quite superficial yet deep enough to make marks on the cement. It seemed someone was eager to escape, but who? As he mulled this over, he discovered yet another thing which would frequent his nightmares.
Writing On The Wall
There were more scratches on the other wall but they weren’t just simple lines this time. He found a message that was undecipherable so he decided to document it. He used his camera to take a picture. He could use a computer later to investigate it further and try decoding it.
Chills Went Through His Body
Then, he suddenly heard something and he felt a chill course through his body. Someone else was in there. He shone his flashlight on what he thought was the source of sound but there was nothing there. He turned back to the writing on the wall to further examine it. Then, he heard metal clashing followed by a cold breeze descending on his shoulder.
He felt as if he just had a cold shower since all the warmth that had been in his body dissipated. At first, he thought the sound came from behind him, but then it seemed like it came from the front. Then, it felt like it came from all directions. The sound was getting closer, louder, and more frantic… Christopher ran for his life.
Running For His Life
Shivers went down his spine and ice coursed through his veins while he scampered off. He really felt like something was wrong. His mind told him to stay but his body kept on dragging him to the entrance of the mine. Once he made it out, Christopher clutched his chest and collapsed.
So Right, It Was Wrong
He should have realized that everything was too right. An untouched gold mine is just too good to be true. Christopher gathered himself and headed for his house.
Like A Madman
Everything was really still and it seemed the sound of his footsteps was being absorbed by the air. The trees did not appear to rustle either, as if they felt that everything was so tense. Christopher ran like a madman, needing to find out what exactly was going on.
Help From Google
When he reached his house, he went to his study and stayed in there. Something odd was happening in the mine. He wanted to get answers for his questions, so he decided to get some help from the Internet.
He Googled ‘haunted mines’, feeling goosebumps while the results were loading. Christopher could feel that he was not alone and that whatever it was in the mine was with him in the house. He wondered whether his mind was just playing tricks on him.
When he turned around, he heard whispering everywhere. Was he going crazy? When he turned around again, the whispering halted. At that point, the air had become icy and his heavy breathing was the only thing that could be heard.
The results page finally finished loading. The first result said, “If you want to get rid of the paranormal activity in the mine and subsequently, in your life, you have to face it.” Could Christopher do it and get everything to stop? Only one thing was to be done.
Then, he heard some knocking. A lump formed in his throat and he swallowed. He managed to say, “Hello?” Christopher took a few steps and turned the door handle to his study.
He made his way to the kitchen and a whirring noise grabbed his attention. It was his camera! He wondered why his camera was making noises since it had been turned off! Things were becoming weirder and weirder.
It Was On
He picked the camera up. He was surprised to see it was on since he remembered having turned it off when he came into the house. He decided to check the photos he had taken earlier but something odd happened.
The Card Was Wiped
The SD card had absolutely nothing on it. It had been wiped. Grabbing the camera again, Christopher began sprinting for the mine, having decided to face whatever was in there. He had enough.
Mustering all of his courage, Christopher went inside the mine again. Once again, he was met with darkness. When his eyes adjusted, it dawned on him that he had made a mistake. Why was he in this haunted mine again?!
Pitch Black Tunnel
The shadowy tunnel seemed darker than it did when he had been there the last two times. He thought perhaps his flashlight was just acting up, so he continued moving forward.
He made his way through the puddles, only stopping when a blast of cold air hit him. Its force was so great that it felt like he got hit by a basketball. The coldness made him feel cold down to the bones.
The Noise Was Back
At that moment, the metal noise started again. Christopher couldn’t believe what was happening. He knew the only thing he could do was to push onward. He must have had no idea that this was wrong.
He continued making his way through the dark corridor. Then, he halted abruptly. The noise was getting too close – as a matter of fact, his ears began to ring and he screamed in pain. He was in too deep now. There was simply no turning back.
It seemed as if the noise was coming from a barrage of metals that were clunking together. For a long time, Christopher used his hands to cup his head. Then, all of a sudden, everything stopped, so he looked up. The silence made him feel even more horrified than the noise did. Then, he saw something.
The hanging chains in the corridor started to swing rhythmically. It also looked like the chains were dancing. What he was seeing hypnotized Christopher. He did not even notice the sound of swooshing water.
A Big Flood
Once his eyes adjusted, Christopher saw there was a flood of water that was coming for him. It looked like a tsunami. He thought to himself, “I must be going crazy!” The noise of swooshing water interrupted the silence.
What Was Hiding?
He felt like he was about to have a headache and all the cells in his body screamed while he was moving towards the mine entrance. He did not know what he was going to do next since it seemed as if he could not manage whatever it was that was hiding in the mine…
Safety At Last
Before he finally made it out of the mine safe, he took a chance and looked behind his shoulder once more. He felt perplexed because there was no trace of water back there at all! He only saw the footsteps that he made in there.
Too Close For Comfort
He started making his way to the house. He knew that he had to tell somebody who could actually help solve the mystery. He was dying to know what was going on, especially since it was just under him.
Who Was There?
Christopher trekked through the dark woods. Then, he saw a light and he halted. It was from his kitchen! He was almost sure that he didn’t leave them on. Was there someone else inside?
No One There
He walked through the door but he felt he was alone in the house and it was empty. It did not seem like there was anyone in the house so he must have left the lights on. Shuffling through the kitchen, he was still bothered by what had happened in the mine.
Was It All Real?
“Did everything really happen?” Christopher asked himself as he walked towards his study and turned on his computer. Was he actually doing this? Even though he did not really believe in the paranormal after what he experienced, Christopher was not sure what to think anymore.
It Went Black
He started typing on the search engine. The computer made a loud noise and then the screen went black like it had immediately shut down. “What could possibly go wrong next?” he wondered. What he did not know was that the story did not end there.
Christopher was both physically and mentally exhausted. The day absolutely wiped him out. He put his face in his hands but then, he felt a tug. Something was pulling at his feet out of nowhere.
He Was Off
He stumbled backward, falling in the process. It was the last straw. Christopher had to get out of the house and get help. Perhaps what was happening had a rational explanation. He started his car. Then, he drove to the nearest café that he could find.
There, he had a double espresso and used his phone to access the internet. He typed right away, “Best paranologist near me”. It surprised him to see two different places nearby. Hopping on his car, he went to one of the locations that he saw on Google Maps.
There was a sign on the storefront that read “TAROT readings”. Christopher felt relief go through him. Even though he still had a hard time believing what he had experienced, he had to get answers to his questions if he wanted to have sound sleep at night.
When he entered the store, the door let off a song. Then, he smelled incense and saw a woman in red and purple. Turning to Christopher, she offered him a hand and immediately started chanting a tune which sounded familiar to him. The song seemed to be drawing him and then he realized it was the same tune that he heard in the mine, but this was way more melodic. Without saying anything, he opened his eyes and then got into his car.
Leaving It All Behind
He went straight to his mom’s house after that. He also put the house on the market right away. The developers responsible for the property did try to contact Christopher but he never got in touch with them. His mom took his place instead and sold the property for him. She was willing to negotiate with anyone who wanted to buy it.
Now, a lot of questions surround the story. Was everything Christopher claimed to have witnessed actually real and did he really see them? Was it truly haunted or was his mind just playing tricks on him? Has anyone else ventured down the mine ever since?
A Fine Christmas Morning
On Christmas day in 2015, Jose Antonio Nievas got up at sunrise. For the Argentinian man, this was nothing out of the ordinary as he was really excited for Christmas. Since he woke up early, he decided to take a walk around his ranch. However, he noticed something was out of the ordinary and out of place when he walked past the stream on his property – a huge stone was on the water. Feeling very curious, he took a closer look, but when he looked at it more closely, he realized that it was not a stone!
Asking For Help
Having found a mysterious formation, he tried to scrape the mud off of its surface to get a better look at it. He was hoping that this would allow him to see what it was. However, no matter how he tried, he could not scrape the mud off of the mysterious object. When he realized that this thing could be important, he called his wife, hoping she could help in figuring out what the object was.
Working On It Some More
When his wife, Reina, joined Jose, they worked together to get the mud off of the object to figure out what it was. They made sure to work carefully and slowly to avoid damaging any parts. The more they worked, the more they realized just how huge the object was. After they spent hours working hard, they both agreed they needed to ask someone else for help. They contacted the police to see if the authorities could assist them.
Everyone Heard About It
The only people that Jose and Reina told about this were the police, but everyone found out somehow. It didn’t take long for almost everyone in town to come out by the stream and take a look. Unfortunately, no one had a clue what the object was, even the police. They had no rational explanation and were as confused as everybody else. It was a good thing that Jose thought of bringing his dog along, though, since the pup was actually more helpful than anybody else!
An Excited Pooch
When the dog was let off of his leash, he immediately noticed something in the water. He began sniffing everywhere and kept getting closer to the object. Everybody was feeling hopeful the dog was on to something important. After all, it is not common for dogs to make a big scene over nothing relevant.
The Professional Opinion
The dog was cluing everyone in that something important was there, so the police decided to call in professionals who could help them. They asked a pair of local archaeologists to come since the authorities knew conducting a proper scientific investigation was important. This meant the object had to be taken to a lab. The archaeologists organized the transport so they could do their investigation.
Digging It Out
Once the archaeologists got there, they tried to dig out the object, but they found it was really heavy. Aside from that, they noticed that some kind of egg was inside the hard material. It took much more time than they had expected to dig the object out, and it was definitely not easy. They did not know how they would be able to get the object into their lab.
After the archaeologists had taken a look at the object, they said something not really unexpected: the object was from another time period and was, in fact, very ancient. The archaeologists studied a piece of it under a microscope to understand the object further.
What It Was
After they did their research and looked at the object really closely, they realized that it was a fossil! And not just any fossil – a fossil of the shell of an ancient turtle. What’s even crazier is that this discovery is linked to another discovery!
A Michigan Man
While this craziness was happening in Argentina, something really similar was also happening on the other side of the world – in Michigan. James Bristle, a farmer made an amazing discovery on his property. These two farmers never met each other nor do they know each other, but the two made history together by discovering objects!
James had been looking for the best spot on his property for a new gas line. He decided the soy field was the perfect spot. He began digging away to start his work. He was aware that making a new natural gas line meant having to do plenty of digging, but little did he know that he would find something completely unexpected.
Using Proper Equipment
To start the work on his natural gas line, he brought in some really heavy-duty machinery to able to dig properly. More specifically, he needed to bring a backhoe in to help with the process. Even though he knew the task wouldn’t be quick or easy to accomplish, he wanted to it done by October, which he thought was doable if he worked hard.
On A Time Crunch
He knew the project would be even harder if it was not finished by the time the snow came, so he did his best to start working as soon as possible. However, when he started digging, he hit something hard. He knew he had to work quickly to figure out what the mystery object was.
Hitting Something Hard
While he normally wouldn’t feel really surprised to come across a rock while digging, he knew that the soil in his soy field was soft and moistened, so he shouldn’t have hit any hard objects. James did not know what the object could be, though he wanted to find out. Getting out of the machine’s seat, he went to check the object out and started feeling around it. The object was smooth and hard, but it was definitely not a rock, he thought.
Way Too Big
James continued clearing away the dirt with his hands until he cleared the whole area away. He saw it was some kind of bone! It was the first time he had ever seen anything like it, and he was fascinated. In the beginning, he thought it might be a rib bone, but he knew that it was too large to come from something which he had seen around there before.
Back In Argentina
What else is happening with the other farmer in Argentina? The researchers and archaeologists put the pieces of the puzzle together. They figured out that the object is very ancient and was left here from the same time when the dinosaurs were here!
Curiosity Got The Best Of Him
James knew the object was way too large to have come from something like a cow or a horse. He couldn’t help feeling really curious about what it could be, so he continued digging. As for Jose, he had certainly not anticipated coming across a fossilized shell during his walk that Christmas morning. The armadillo-like animal called a glyptodon was what he found.
Meanwhile In Michigan
Back in Michigan, James continued digging and excavating the next day! No one could believe their eyes as he stumbled upon another bone on the property. Much to his surprise, this bone was much bigger than the first one that he found the other day.
An Archaeological Site
They had gone so far into the process that they found themselves having dug 10 feet into the ground! At first, James thought he was simply digging for his new natural gas line. However, that quickly turned into some kind of a project involving a team of archaeologists. When everyone in town learned of this miraculous discovery, they wanted to get more and more information. When the news outlets heard about the story, they shared it to the rest of the world.
The Word Got Out
Just like in Argentina, the town’s community in Michigan had a similar experience. Everybody wanted to be involved, but didn’t know how to sit back and wait. A rumor started that the mysterious creature was actually a monster that used to live on the property many years ago.