Tuesday 22 August 2017

Mystery hole appears in couple's garden – with rusted steps into the darkness

John Brennan

A British couple were left shocked when a mystery hole appeared in their garden – with steps inside leading into the darkness.

The hole suddenly appeared when Emma James (45), a teaching assistant, was mowing the lawn in her front garden at her home in Aylesbury, in Buckinghamshire.

A series of rusty steps can be seen inside but Emma and her husband Kevin James are in the dark as to how the hole emerged or where it leads to.

The couple have been living in the house for eight years and Emma claims to have noticed a dip in the front lawn in November last year.

The house was built in 1984 and the couple have contacted the company responsible for the build to try and gain information.

Emma James spoke of her shock at the discovery, “It is really odd as there are steps which lead down but we don’t know what to and there was no lid or cover on it.

"We first thought it had a metal casing but there is concrete down there with metal steps.

"It just seems as though it has been forgotten about but there must be a planning record somewhere to explain what it is.

"We just want someone to come out and tell us what it is so we can sort it out - I don’t want to just leave a hole in my front lawn.

"I don’t want to fill it in in case there is something historic down there but it could just be a septic tank or something.

"It’s just a mystery at the moment.”

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