An Idaho family made a surprising discovery after a sinkhole caused their garage floor to collapse.
Brittany Bush and her husband were asleep when they said they heard a loud noise. They initially feared that someone was trying to break into their home, but didn't find anything suspicious, so they returned to bed. Then, hours later, they were shocked to find a massive hole in the floor of their garage.
According to the Daily Mail, a sinkhole had opened up in the family's garage.
"As I was pushing the garage door open, my right foot was stepping into the garage and just kept going down," Brittany recalled in an interview with East Idaho News. "I was holding onto the garage door and looked down and just started screaming. I'm like, 'Our whole garage is sunk down!'"
Not only was the family shocked to find that their garage was caving in, but they quickly discovered that there was a hidden room underneath what used to be their garage floor.
The couple found shelves in the hidden room which contained children's toys, hair curlers, a woman's handbag, and a letter.
"[The room] doesn't appear on any city or county records," Brittany said.
She and her husband called their home insurance provider to figure out what to do and ask if the damage would be covered. An insurance agent came to inspect the damage, along with an engineer.
The engineer, after inspecting the family's garage, said that he was surprised the floor had not caved in sooner. The cement above the hidden room was reportedly only two inches thick. The engineer also said that there is a possibility of a second hidden room under the home.
"Our home was built in the '50s and it was built as a basement home," Brittany said. "Then someone came in the '70s and remodeled it and added the second story."
Because of the way the home was designed and remodeled, the family thought that perhaps the hidden room was a bomb shelter. The engineer, however, said that "it is definitely not a bomb shelter," according to Brittany.
"He says this looks very sketchy and is wondering what the backstory is," she added.
Brittany and her husband said that they will be beginning the clean-up process and hope that they do not find anything ominous.
"[The insurance provider and engineer] said don't be alarmed if there is a body down there," Brittany said. She also said they hope there isn't, but if they find a body they should stop what they are doing and "call the police."