Who does not wish for the day that they can finally acquire the house of their dreams? The hero of our story was able to do that, but he sure got more than he ever bargained for. As he started to look around his new property, a man called Christopher literally stumbled into something he never quite expected.
House of His Dreams
He was intrigued as he started to explore the tunnel. At the time, he had no idea that he could not just back out of this. He started to keep going even when he was told by the realtor and cops not to do so.
When he was done exploring and had a lot of evidence with him, Christopher knew that the best course of action was to leave and never return. But what was it that this man found on his new property?
Wandering The Woodland
Christopher Wanliss bought a new house recently. The property rested on 16.5 hectares of woodland. Who would not be excited to explore a space that you can call your own? However, he had no idea that there was something waiting for him in the fields of his new land.
A Tour Of His Land
At any rate, it would seem like fate had this in store for the poor man. He decided to take a tour of the new property and the area that surrounded it. The seasons weren’t gentle and had stripped away the layers of trees in that area. To him, it only made the place look that much more enchanting.
Christopher liked every single thing that the area had. Or so he thought. There was more to it than the silence of the forest and the chirping of the birds. As he started to wander the fields, his mind and body dove into autopilot mode. Without warning, something caught his attention.
Was It A Tree?
Christopher had been in some kind of haze when he went to the direction of whatever it was that captured his interest. Almost hidden, it was a dark and small object. Was it simply another tree? Maybe it was simply smaller, older, and darker than the others there.
The Mysterious Structure
Even though that was what he first had in mind, he could tell that he was on the wrong track as he approached it. He felt both terror and excitement as he checked it out some more. That was how he fell into a ditch that was 3 foot high!
Abandoned And Old
He was shocked by the fall since it had been covered by leaves and dirt. He shook himself off and took a look at what was right in front of him. He was perplexed by what he saw. Could it be that he just found a mine on the property? It seemed old and abandoned from its appearance. He had a compulsion to explore what the intriguing structure held.
The exterior of this mine was covered with a moss-like material, which made it hard to see what was in there. He was excited about this new adventure. He even went back to the house to get a flashlight!
A Ton Of Mines
“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,” Christopher recounted what happened at that moment.
A Bad Decision
However, it did not even occur to him that this would be a terrible mistake. At any rate, he was at the entrance once more. This time, he had his flashlight with him. He had been holding his breath as he inspected the sparkling stuff on the walls. What could these things possibly be?
The walls seemed damp and felt like they were about to give in any minute now. The footsteps he made echoed through the structure. He could not help but wonder about the soil that was pressing down on it. Christopher wanted to stay there for a little while, which was why he brought three spare batteries.
He came towards the walls and brushed the sparkling material of the walls with his hand. Christopher recalled wondering, “What if this was gold?” Soon enough, however, this would be the last thing on his mind. This was the moment when he saw something that was going to change this adventure of his.
Cold And Damp Inside
Even though the weather was nice outside, it was cold and damp inside the mine. He also noticed that he left 4-inch marks on the soil with every step he made. It seemed like there was a water source in there since he found water puddles. A part of him also felt worried since stagnant pools of waters might mean that there were dangerous gases down there.
The Sound Of An Echo
He used the flashlight to be able to see what was lying ahead of him. However, he was unable to see where the tunnel ends. He knew that there must be something or someone in the mine because all of a sudden, he heard noises in the tunnel! Intrigued, Christopher started to go to where the noise was coming from. He had no idea that this would be the wrong thing to do.
No Light, No Warmth
He continued to walk down the mine but did not see any warmth, light, or air movement. The flashlight was in his hand, and Christopher was holding it like it was a sword. He could hear the noise getting louder. Along the path, he heard old machinery and metal parts moving around.
Perhaps the most worrying part was when he began to hear voices. Christopher was unable to decipher what they were saying, but he shouted, “Who’s there?” His echo was the only response that he received. Filled with more courage now, he wanted to see who was down there with him.
Old Ventilation System
He was now surrounded by water and dirt. His boots dug in deeper with each step that he took. Among other things, he found a ventilation system that looked like it was crumbling. He also saw chains hanging near one another, but they all seemed rusty and moldy.
Suddenly, he was filled with a strange sensation. The energy in that part of the mine felt strange. Something was telling him that he should not be there in the first place. Despite this, he simply continued to follow where the water was coming from. He hoped that this was going to help him succeed with the sources of the voices. Was it possible that someone had been living 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,” Christopher recounted. It was about 150 feet deep when he turned around. He saw light pouring in near the mine entrance!
He was shocked by what he saw the moment he turned around. He stayed rooted in that spot for 2 seconds when his body reacted at last. He jumped, grabbed onto the walls, and got more claustrophobic. One of the chains hanging from the roof was starting to swing!
Who Was There?
What was so curious about it was that it was not just light swinging. No, it was moving with force! This meant that someone was there keeping an eye on him. His heart was beating very quickly as he made his way to the entrance. He had to get out of there and talk to someone about it.
The First Call
He was scared and sweaty as he traced his route back home. He whipped out his phone and called the real estate agent. He then started to describe what he saw in the mine and talked about the sparkly stuff that illuminated the small but deep tunnel. The realtor informed him that someone would check it out.
“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,” he recalled. Even though he felt comforted by the call, he tensed up all of a sudden once more. “This cannot be happening!” Christopher said.
Dropping Temperatures and Flickering Lights
Christopher had been in the kitchen when he made the phone call. He was surprised to see the lights start to flicker. Panic was blooming in his chest, but he tried to stay in control of it. The lights continued to flicker on and off until it all went dark.
To The Thermostat
He went to where the switch was located in the room and then tried to flick it on and off. It did not do anything. What was scarier was that he started to feel a chill that came out of nowhere. The breeze even hit him on the face. Luckily, he was still composed enough to take out the flashlight from his pocket. He flicked it on and shone some light on the thermostat.
Quite The Temperature Drop
The thermostat displayed that the temperature dropped down a bit. His breath was even making a cloud in front of his face. He pondered, “How strange.” Christopher decided that he was going to check the circuit breaker because he wanted the power back. Maybe the fuse was just broken.
He pointed the light at the breaker, but he could not see anything wrong with it. As far as he could see, everything was in working order. He tried to look at the box some more and tried flipping things on and then off. This ended up doing the trick! Christopher felt relieved that it was nothing.
The Doorbell Rang
“Faulty wiring,” he thought even though he was a bit nervous. He returned upstairs to get a glass of water. It was important for him to calm down a bit. As soon as he got there, the doorbell started to ring!
Meet Mr. Rudall
Christopher met a man called Mr. Rudall at the door. Apparently, he was sent by the realtor agency to take a look at the mine! He was interested to see the discovery on the property. On top of that, he also wanted to figure out what the substance on the wall was.
The Calm Before The Storm
Christopher took him to the entrance of the mine. He reminded Mr. Rudall to be cautious to avoid getting hurt down there. As they made their way across the land, the sky was starting to grey. It looked like it was going to rain very hard.
The two men brought out their flashlights upon reaching the mine. They saw the sparkling stuff on the wall, which seemed even more brilliant this time. The glare was hitting them square in the face! Rudall took a closer look at the wall and was visibly excited. He then turned to Christopher and let the owner of the property know something troubling. What exactly did this man have to say about it?
Rudall then told Christopher that this must have been a gold mine from a long time ago. He stared at the walls and could tell that the gold had stayed untouched. This would mean that the miners did not, for some reason, finish the job and simply abandoned it. But why would they do such a thing anyway?
Rudall then informed him about all the rumors about mines at the turn of the century. However, this was the first gold mine he has ever found in his life. But what was the reason the miners would abandon a mine full of gold? Even though he knew that the answer must be bad, Christopher wanted answers.
He mustered all the courage he had to take a closer look at the mine. Two things were stuck on his mind. First, he might harvest plenty of gold. Second, it might be haunted. After getting ready for this excursion, he went in with the flashlight and spare batteries. The darkness enveloped him upon entry.
The Source Of The Water
During his first attempt, Christopher only went as deep as 150 feet. He was aware that he had to keep going regardless of what he found down there. It was the one way he could get the answers that he wanted so badly. Around 600 feet into this tunnel, he found a door. It was where the water came from!
A shiver went through his body. It did not help that the water fell onto his face and made it hard to see. After sucking in a breath, he used his fist to knock on the door. He did not get an answer, but it was not like he was expecting one. After opening the door, he got the shock of a lifetime!
A Different World Altogether
It felt like he just entered a whole new world. Again, the room was practically freezing even though the weather was nice outside. The walls inside felt rougher and colder than the ones outside. He was starting to feel scared, and his gut was telling him to leave right now. However, he saw something else.
Something Was Going On
There were a bunch of decrepit objects lying in a huddle. It did not make sense to Christopher. Why would anybody put their things down there? Suddenly, the air felt very thick. A big pressure was also building up in his chest. Something weird was happening here, but he had no idea what it could be.
Living Down There
When he checked out the pile, he found a bedspring. This torn and rusty piece of machinery gave him all the answers that he needed. There must have been someone living down there. It was clear that they were not planning to leave soon either. Christopher was thinking of this when something else happened.
He found a brick hideaway in there! It was not a comforting sight at all. Why would anyone need such a thing in a hidden door inside a mine? Someone must have been hiding something big. He was filled with curiosity as he went to the hole. There was nothing there, but his eyes landed on something on the walls of the structure as he turned around to get away from it.
A Brick Hideout
With the help of his flashlight, he lit the bricks up and found white scratches etched on the walls. It was only after coming closer that Christopher figured out what they were. The wall had 4 vertical lines on them. Without a doubt, this was all very strange!
He brought his hand up to the scratches to find out more about them. Since the etches were not deep enough to affect the cement, he could tell they were made with fingers. But who was in there waiting for escape? Soon after this, a terrifying thing would take him out of his thoughts once more! What now?
Writing On The Wall
There were more scratches on the other wall, but they were not only lines now. There was a message that had to be deciphered. He documented it by taking out his camera and taking a photo of it. Maybe he could take a closer look at it with the help of his computer when he returned home later that day.
Chills Went Through His Body
Suddenly, he heard a loud ruckus. A chill also went through him. He knew that someone else was down there with him. He pointed the flashlight at where the sound probably came from. Nothing was there. He flicked the flashlight to the writing on the wall but felt a cold breeze and heard the sound of metal!
It felt like he took a cold shower because every last bit of warmth in his body was gone. At the start, he thought that it was coming from behind him. It then shifted to the front before it felt like it was coming from every single direction! The sound was getting closer, louder, and more frantic. Christopher ran!
Running For His Life
He could feel shivers down his spine and ice in his blood as he tried to escape. Christopher knew that something sinister was happening down there. His mind told him to remain calm and stay still, but his body took him outside of the mine. As soon as he escaped, he grabbed his chest and fell to the ground.
So Right, It Was Wrong
Christopher should have known that it seemed too good to be true. After all, why would a gold mine like this be untouched for such a long time? He tried to regain his composure and started the trek home.
Like A Madman
The entire area felt so still that the air seemed to absorb the sound of his steps. The trees were not rustling either. It was like they were matching the tension of the situation. Christopher was running like his life depended on it. He was desperate to get to the bottom of things.
Help From Google
When he got to his house, he immediately went to the study and locked himself there. Something weird was going on down there, and he wanted to know what it was. The internet was his best friend for this.
He looked up ‘haunted mines’ and felt goosebumps when the results loaded. Christopher could tell that the thing in the mine has followed him back to his house. Could it be his imagination and nothing else?
He whipped around and started to hear whispers all around him. Could he be going crazy? The moment he turned back, all the noise stopped. The air was freezing, and he could only hear his heavy breathing.
That was the moment the results page loaded completely. The first result? “If you want to get rid of the paranormal activity in the mine and subsequently, in your life, you have to face it.” But could he actually accomplish such a thing? Was this going to make it all stop? It was the only thing he could do now.
He was surprised to hear three knocks. There was a lump in his throat. He swallowed his fear and asked, “Hello?” Christopher went to the door of the room and turned the handle. What was going to happen?
He headed to the kitchen but stopped after hearing a whirring sound. The noise came from his camera. Why on earth was it making such a noise? The gadget was off. It would start to get even weirder.
It Was On
Christopher picked it up but was surprised to find it open. He knew he turned it off as soon as he reached the house. He went through the photos he took earlier, but something odd started to happen.
The Card Was Wiped
There was nothing on the card in the camera. Yes, it got wiped for some reason! With his camera in hand, he headed straight for the mine. Whatever it was, he has had enough. It was time to face it.
Christopher had to gather every ounce of courage in him as he made his way back to the mine. He was, once more, met with darkness. He knew he made a mistake as his eyes adjusted. Why was he there?!
Pitch Black Tunnel
The tunnel seemed even darker than the first two times he explored the area. He was able to convince himself that the flashlight was just not working well. Christopher continued to retreat down the mine.
He crossed the puddles of water and only halted after feeling cold air once more. This time, it was coming at him so hard that it felt like a basketball thrown at him. He could feel the cold to his bones.
The Noise Was Back
On top of that, he could hear the metal noises again. He could not believe that this was happening. He had no other choice but to keep going forward. We are sure he did not know why this was a mistake.
He made his way down the dark corridor but stopped all of a sudden. The noise was there again, but it was closer this time. His ears began to ring so much he yelped in pain. Still, he could not back out now.
To him, the noise sounded like a bunch of metals clinking together. He covered his head with his hands for some time. As soon as it appeared, the sound stopped. He looked up as soon as the noise was gone. However, the silence made him even more scared than the sound did. That was when he saw it.
The chains coming down from the ceiling started to swing, almost like it was dancing. He could not help but stare in awe and terror at what he was seeing. It took him a while to notice the sound of water!
A Big Flood
After his eyes adjusted, he realized that a flood of water was coming for his direction. It looked like a tsunami! “I must be going crazy!” he said to himself when the swooshing water sound got even closer.
What Was Hiding?
He could feel a headache setting in. All the cells in his body had been screaming as he tried to make his way to the mine entrance. What was next for him? Maybe he could not handle the thing in the mine…
Safety At Last
He made his way out of there and into the light. Christopher looked behind his shoulder and felt puzzled when he saw that there was not a single trace of water. He only saw the footsteps that he himself left.
Too Close For Comfort
He started walking back to his house once more. It was time for him to get some help. That was the only way he could solve the mystery. He knew he would be unable to stand being in the dark about it.
Who Was There?
Christopher weaved through the woods but stopped when he noticed the light coming from his kitchen. Was it possible that he left them on? He was pretty certain that he did not do that. Who was in there?
No One There
He walked through the entrance but saw that the house was empty and alone. No one else was in there, so he must have left it on himself. As he went about his business, he was still thinking about the mine.
Was It All Real?
“Did everything really happen?” he thought to himself as he went to the study to boot up his computer. What should he do next? Even though he was not one to believe in the supernatural, he could not come up with any other explanation for what he just went through.
It Went Black
He went to the search engine again and started to type. The computer let out a noise and then went black. It looked like it just shut down on its own. “What could possibly go wrong next?” he said. He had no idea that there was more waiting for him.
Christopher felt tired, both in the physical and mental senses of the word. He was exhausted after the day he had. He cupped his face in his palms and then felt a tug. Something was pulling him by the feet!
He Was Off
He was so shocked that he stumbled backward and fell down. That was it! He had to get out of that place and seek help. Maybe a rational explanation existed for what he was going through. He hopped into his car and drove to a café close to his house.
He bought a double espresso and used his phone to browse the net. He looked up, “Best paranologist near me.” It came as both a surprise and relief to find two different options nearby. Once more, he got inside his car and followed Google Maps to one of the two places.
The storefront came with a sign that said, “TAROT readings.” A wave of relief then hit him. Even though he was still in shock, he knew that he had to go through this. After all, he wanted to sleep well at night.
When he entered the store, the entrance door played a song. The strong smell of incense also hit him square in the face. He found a woman in red and purple, who then turned to him and took his hand. She started to chant some tune that seemed familiar to Christopher. He felt very drawn to the song and realized that it was the exact same sound he heard in the mine. Even if it was a more melodic sound, it was enough for Christopher to snap out of it and return to his vehicle right away.
Leaving It All Behind
He decided to go to his mom’s house after this and then put his property up for sale. The developers interested in it tried to get in touch with him, but he never called them back. His mom took over instead and sold it for him. She had been very open to negotiations with anyone interested in the place.
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the story. Did he really see what he claims to have seen in the mine? Did his mind just play tricks on him? Did anyone else try to find out for themselves?
A Fine Christmas Morning
On Christmas day of 2015, Jose Antonio Nievas got up at sunrise. It was not unusual for this Argentinian man. He was up that early because he was so excited for that day! He decided to head out on a walk around the ranch on that very nice day. He saw something that seemed strange and out of place when he walked past a stream on his property. What could this big stone on the water possibly be? He was very curious and knew that he could get answers by going up to it. The thing was not actually a stone!
Asking For Help
After he found the mysterious formation, he started to scrape off the mud from its surface. He wanted to get a better look at it. He hoped that it was going to help him figure out what it really was. Try as he might, it was impossible to scrape off all the mud on the surface of this object. After realizing that he might be onto something big, he called Reina. He hoped that his wife can help him get some answers!
Working On It Some More
She joined him at the stream, and they both worked to get some of the mud off of it. The pair worked slowly and cautiously to avoid damaging whatever it was. The more they worked on it, the more they realized that this object was even bigger than they thought it was. After going at it diligently for hours, the man and wife agreed that it was time to ask for help. They asked the police for assistance with it.
Everyone Heard About It
Even though they only called the police about it, word soon got out anyway. It did not take long before just about everyone in their town joined them by the stream to see what was going on. Sadly, the bystanders nor the police knew what it could be. The cops could not come up with a rational explanation for this object and were just as puzzled as the others there. Luckily, Jose and Reina brought their dog along. The pup showed everyone that he was a good and helpful boy!
An Excited Pooch
When they let go of the dog and let him go to the water, he saw something important. He began to sniff all over the area and then moved closer to the mysterious object. Everyone felt hopeful that he was onto something important. It was no secret that dogs like to make a huge scene over relevant things!
The Professional Opinion
The dog was able to give them an idea that this was an important find. This was when the cops called in the true experts for help. At their behest, two archaeologists dropped by. To these folks, it was crucial to carry out a real scientific investigation. Among other things, they would have to bring this object to the lab! This was the reason they organized to have delivered there.
Digging It Out
When the archaeologists got there, they attempted to dig it out. However, they realized that it was far too heavy for that. They noticed that it had some kind of egg inside the hard material. It took them a far longer and more difficult time than expected so that they could dig around it. They did not have any clue how they could possibly bring this over to the lab.
When they were finally able to take a good look at it, they realized something very important. This object did not come from this period in time. As a matter of fact, it was very ancient! They took a piece of it and looked at it under a microscope. They only wanted to understand this object better.
What It Was
They did their research and looked at the object closely. It came as a shock to realize that it was a fossil! It was no ordinary fossil either since it came from an ancient turtle. Perhaps the craziest thing about it was that it was linked to one more discovery happening on the other side of the globe at the same time.
A Michigan Man
This was happening in Argentina at the same time that something similar was taking place in Michigan. James Bristle is the name of the farmer who made a shocking discovery about his property. These two farmers might have not met before, but it was truly amazing to hear that they were both making history with the discovery of these fascinating objects. It is crazy to think that they had no idea about it.
James Bristle had been looking for the best spot to put a new gas line on his property. He eventually reached the decision that it would be perfect on the soy field. It was time for him to start digging. He knew that it would involve a lot of work to install the natural gas line, but he did not know that he was about to stumble into the discovery of a lifetime. What exactly did this farmer find down there?
Using Proper Equipment
He needed to bring in heavy-duty machinery if he wanted to dig properly for his new natural gas line. He had to bring a backhoe to help out with the whole process. It was not going to be an easy or quick task, but he was hoping to finish it by October. With hard work, he knew that this was perfectly doable.
On A Time Crunch
The project was not going to be easy if he failed to finish before the snow began to fall. This was the reason he tried working as soon as he could. When he began to dig, the machine came into contact with something hard. James had to work quickly if he was going to figure out what the mystery object was.
Hitting Something Hard
Normally, he would not be this surprised to bump into a rock while he was digging. However, he was aware that the soy field had moist and soft soil. There was no reason for a hard object to be there. James did not know what it could be, so he went down to check it out and see what it was. As he started to feel around this object, he saw that it smooth and hard. However, it was impossible for it to be a rock.
Way Too Big
James continued to clear it all away with his hands. At last, the dirt was no longer on the surface. That was the moment he realized that it was a bone of some kind! This was the first time he ever saw anything like this, so he was intrigued. In the beginning, he assumed that it was a rib bone. However, he realized that it was far too big to be something from the animals that he saw in the area.
Back In Argentina
But what about the other farmer in Argentina? The researchers and archaeologists were able to put it all together. They figured out what this object was! Apparently, it was an ancient fossil that had been there ever since the time of the dinosaurs. Whoa.
Curiosity Got The Best Of Him
James was aware that the animal was far too big to be something like a cow or even a horse. He could not help but feel curious about this object. There was nothing for him to do but to continue digging. Jose had not been expecting to find a fossilized shell when he went on that Christmas morning walk either. Apparently, he found an armadillo-like creature called the glyptodon.
Meanwhile In Michigan
In Michigan, another farmer was still excavating and digging. He was going at it until the next day. No one could believe it when he discovered one more bone in the soy field. James was also surprised to see that this new one was even bigger than the first one he dug.
An Archaeological Site
At that point in the excavation, they were already digging as deep as 10 feet into the ground. Even though James started with the intention of digging for a new natural gas line, things changed when he called in a team of archaeologists to help. After the people in town heard about the discovery he made, everyone was hungry for more information about it. As soon as the local and national media outlets heard about the piece of news, it would reach the ears of people from other parts of the globe too.
The Word Got Out
We all heard about what happened in that town in Argentina. It was very much the same in Michigan. Everyone hoped to be involved in the process in any way, but they could not simply sit back and wait for the results. There was even a rumor that the mysterious animal was a monster that used to roam that property many, many years ago!