A woman has found a strange underground shelter hidden under a manhole in the master bedroom of a central California house built in 1951, blowing TikTok with its disturbing discovery.
Jennifer Little, an estate manager in the area, organized video tours of the Cold War-era shelter, which included two bunk beds, a bedpan urinal and a vintage weight loss machine which was popular at the time.
The TikToker, known as @kitty_girl_california, posted their first clip about the secret room a few weeks ago, March 8, explaining that the atomic shelters were actually “pretty normal” at the time.
Say what? Estate manager Jennifer Little found the Cold War air raid shelter with bunk beds in a house built in central California in 1951.
Discovery: The house had a manhole leading to the shelter built into the master bedroom. The blanket was hidden under the rug and a dress was placed on it
“People were so afraid that a nuclear bomb would happen on the California coast, especially in central California, because it is so exposed,” she said.
The clip showed a man dusting cobwebs in the manhole before entering, leaving viewers begging for a full tour of what lay below.
The mid-century modern dresser they had to move to get to the manhole weighed 400 pounds, according to Little. The people who built the house also added hidden ventilation in the walls.
Little then shared follow-up videos that were filmed inside the moldy bomb shelter, showing how the stone foundation was leaking.
Heavy: The mid-century modern dresser they had to move to get to the master bedroom manhole weighed 400 pounds, according to Little
Check it out: Little has toured the air raid shelter in a series of TikTok videos
Abandoned: The stone foundation was leaking and the room was covered in dust 70 years after it was built
“After 50 years the weather was clearly not tight, but we still found some treasures,” she said of the abandoned room.
The bomb shelter was largely covered in dust and was a mess 70 years after it was built, but it was still a sight to behold.
There were two flat bunk beds for sleeping, a bedpan urinal, and strewn glass bottles, but by far the strangest object was Stauffer’s “Posture-Rest” machine.
Known as the “Magic Couch,” the vibrating chair was sold as a weight loss device in the 1950s.
What a find: the bomb shelter featured a bedpan urinal among other vintage treasures
Vintage: One of the strangest objects in the room was Stauffer’s “Posture-Rest”, a vibrating chair that was used for weight loss at the time.
Design flaw: Little also gave a tour of the air raid shelter dry storage room. The room was not actually connected to the air raid shelter, which she found confusing
In another clip, a man wearing a fire jacket could be seen investigating the shelter before stepping out of the manhole and letting out a laugh.
“Not every day, you do this, don’t you Rob?” Someone joked as they walked out of the underground room.
Do it! Little (pictured) never declared if she owned the house, but people urged her to fix the air raid shelter
Little also gave a tour of the air raid shelter dry storage room which was littered with cans and supplies that had fallen to the floor. The storage room was not actually connected to the bomb shelter, which she found confusing.
“I don’t know why they built it this way,” she admitted. “We would have to leave the shelter to enter the dry storage room. ”
Little never mentioned where the house was in central California or if she owned it, but people urged her to fix the air raid shelter.
Her first video has been viewed over 8.3 million times and thousands of people have commented on the fascinating clips.
“Well, if there’s a zombie apocalypse, at least be safe,” one person joked, while another added, “My claustrophobia just went through the roof!”
Others insisted that the bomb shelter might come in handy now.
“Normal at the time? Like… I think we need it more than ever, ”one TikToker commented.
“Why don’t you get people to help you out and restore it just in case,” someone else suggested, while another agreed, “You should all clean it up and make one. dream bunker. “