It was the middle of the night, just after 4.A.M. when they heard it. A loud, horrible sound that pitched Brittany Bush and her husband out of their slumber and into a panic. They assumed someone had broken into their Idaho Falls home, but a careful search of their house turned up nothing amiss. Not until the next day, when Brittany went to the garage.
“As I was pushing the garage door up, my right foot was stepping into the garage and just kept going down,” Brittany explained EastIdahoNews.com. Where her garage once stood now lie a large sink hole. The noise they’d heard in the night was its cement floor caving in. “I was holding onto the garage door and looked down and just started screaming. I’m like, ‘Our whole garage is sunk down!’”
But this was no ordinary sink hole. The Bushes, who’d owned the house only two years, could see a room hidden beneath their garage. It was bricked off from the rest of the house, and Brittany notes it “doesn’t appear on any city or county records.”
If alarm bells are going off in your mind, you’re not alone. The Bushes thought maybe it was a bomb shelter that had been sealed off and forgotten when the house was remodeled in the 1970s. But the engineer called to the scene by the couple’s insurance provider rejected that theory, telling Brittany, “This looks very sketchy.”
Early inspection into this mysterious room turned up a woman’s handbag, hair curlers and children’s toys. As the engineer left the Bushes to clean up the mess, he warned, “Don’t be alarmed if there is a body down there.”
So what is the purpose of this mysterious room? What happened there? And how long before the Bushes get a call from producers seeking to option this incident for a horror movie? Because this is one hell of an act one.