A Man Excavated His Backyard And Couldn’t Believe What He Found

Buying a new home is always an exciting thing. You imagine the pieces of furniture, design, and layout to give it a personal touch and homey feel. Nothing beats the feeling of having your space.


Just like Jon Simms from Arizona, who was enjoying his new home. He wasn’t expecting much but who would’ve thought that he would be getting more than he bargained for.

After hearing secrets of things being buried in the backyard, he decided to do a little digging of his own. He decided to test out the rumors of finding hidden treasures in the backyard. You’ll never know, right?

So he got his tools and went to work. He wasn’t expecting so much, but he got shocked when he found something unexpected. Let’s find out what was beneath Jon Simms Arizona backyard.

10. Trap Door Discovery

In 2015, Jon Simms, a fire department rescue technician from Tucson, Arizona was looking for a new home. When his friend put his house up for sale, it seemed like a perfect idea. Little did he know he was about to discover something extraordinary in his new home.

He started digging his backyard after he was tipped off by the previous owners and discovered something totally extraordinary underneath the backyard. So he got busy and started to excavate his now backyard. He wasn’t disappointed as just a few inches underneath; he discovered a trap door. Just by seeing that trap door made him feel triumphant. Now, the next step is to discover what’s inside it.

9. Mysterious Hatch

When Jon Simm’s decided to finally buy his friend’s house, he got an unusual sales pitch from him. His friend said that there was a mysterious hatch rumored to be buried somewhere in the backyard.

Back in the 1960s, during the Cold War, 18 nuclear warheads had been placed around Tucson, Arizona in the desert ready to be used at any moment’s notice. This knowledge led Jon’s friend to speculate that maybe the hatch might lead to some kind of secret fallout shelter beneath the property. Could he be right?

8. Eager Beaver

After hearing his friend’s story, the mystery was too difficult to resist for Jon. He said, “The first thing I did was ask if he had a shovel. I’ll dig it up right now,” he confessed to Arizona Daily Star.

In the summer of 2015, Jon Simms finally decided to buy the house from his friend. And quickly after moving in and getting settled, he got so curious about the hatch that he immediately did his own investigations.

7. Research and Investigation

Jon Simms went to the local record office and got a permit for construction on the property that contained a rough sketch of the underground structure in his new backyard. After seeing the blueprint, he got encouraged and all the more excited to dig.

At first, Jon’s efforts was in vain as he found nothing much valuable or interesting. His digging revealed nothing, and because of that, he feared that the hatch and whatever was underneath were gone for good. He even doubted if it ever existed at all. But he didn’t stop yet.