I ran across this story after seeing an article on a website: https://www.trend-chaser.com/amazing/an-arizona-man-made-an-amazing-backyard-discovery-after-hearing-a-rumor/ I am intentionally not creating a link as the site chopped the article into over 40 separate pages full of ads. On one page, I counted nine (9) ads. I didn’t go through every page, but changed the page number, starting with 50. At page 20, it was obvious to me it was going to be 40 – 50+ pages long. When I changed it page 50, it took me to the first page – an indication of it being less than 50 pages long. Changed the page number to 40 and estimated there were at least a few more pages to go. I am not a fan of any website that decides to take what should be a one-page story and make it 10 – 70+ pages long to maximize ad revenue.
Man Digging In His Backyard Makes The Last Discovery He Ever Expected To Find: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTKbKZDqI7U (in case the above YouTube video doesn’t load).
For his GoFundMe page: Rebuild a vintage Fallout Shelter ($390 raised with goal of $2,000): https://www.gofundme.com/xftn9csc. I am highlighting his campaign because he wants to turn it into a Civil Defense museum:
My plans are to clean up the interior, repaint it and turn it into a really cool man cave, HAM shack and Civil Defense Museum. Once I started this project I researched a bunch about the Cold War period and how the civilian fears prompted many people to build these shelters. I think it would be a cool memorial to that period in our history. I already have been aquiring several period artifacts to put on display down there. Items such as Geiger counters, water supply barrels, sanitation kits and vintage HAM radios.
In a search to find this campaign again, I found links to other GoFundMe bomb shelter campaigns, but they all led to “Campaign not found” when I clicked on them.
I worked on an Air Force base many years ago and we had to prepare for a hurricane. They pulled out Civil Defense rations that were 20+ years old in very large cans – think trash can sized cans. One of the cans was marked “Carbohydrates” with no other description other than a date of early 1965 showing how long ago the rations had been made.