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15 Horrifying Things Found Inside Walls

Updated September 4, 2019 1.1m views15 items
There are some truly unsettling stories of weird things founds in walls out there. Just try Googling "stuff found in walls" some time, and brace yourself for a rather gnarly trip down the rabbit hole. Or better yet, stick around and read this curated list of some of the creepiest, most horrifying, and downright weird things discovered hidden behind walls.
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    All the Snakes

    An expecting Idaho couple moved into their dream house in September 2009. That dream soon turned to a nightmare when the Sessions realized their house sat on top of a poisonous snake den, which allowed the slithery serpents access to their walls.

    Amber Sessions described the experience as "living in Satan's Lair."

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    Human Bones

    While preparing for renovations in the old Holden Chapel at Harvard University, contractors discovered several human bones in July 1999. At first, it was thought a possible murder mystery had been uncovered, but it turned out the bones were likely remains from the chapel's stint as an anatomy and dissection lecture spot.

    Some of the bones even had metal pieces lodged in their ends, suggesting the bones might have been someone's scrapped medical skeleton project.

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    An Entire Arsenal, Plus Pre-1980s Pennies

    Not much detail on where and when this occurred, but a man renovating his new home made a rather shocking discovery: a hidden room behind the stairwell of the basement. What was in the room? Pretty much an entire arsenal of guns, bullets, a dummy grenade, and a safe, which the homeowner could not open.  

    He also found a metal crate full of pre-1980s pennies, meaning the previous homeowner was likely stockpiling for a collapse of the U.S. government. Pennies made before the 1980s are forged from actual copper, meaning they would be a highly-sought-after commodity if the dollar were to lose its value.

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    A Live Korean Missile

    While remodeling his bathroom in April 2011, a St. Francis, Wisconsin, resident discovered a 20-inch-long Korean missile with a 5-inch explosive head inside his wall. He and his wife carried the missile outside and phoned the police. The bomb squad was then brought in to detonate the bomb.

    Neighbors told the couple the previous owner had served in both World War II and the Korean War, and liked to bring souvenirs home. How the missile ended up inside the bathroom wall, and why it was live, will likely never be known.