The Zwick family in Neenah, Wisconsin knew of the metal door that was hidden in their backyard for over a decade but had not bothered to open it. When they did have a look inside, they discovered a bunker that would have been used as a fallout shelter in the 1960s with a variety of items from the past stored as supplies in an emergency.
The heavy steel hatch opened up to reveal a 8-foot-by-10-foot bunker.
This ladder led down to the bunker, which was filled with water. There were boxes floating, filled with supplies
The shelter’s previous owner packed away food and snacks for their stay underground.
“It was all of what you would expect to find in a 1960s fallout shelter. It was food, clothing, medical supplies, tools, flashlights, batteries – items that you would want to have in a shelter if you planned to live there for two weeks.”
The vintage products were the best part of the discovery.
The vault in their yard was a giant time capsule.