Mystery Compartment in the Floor?????

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PowerMuffin
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Re: Mystery Compartment in the Floor?????

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Eeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww. Too creepy. Wouldn't a horse head stink to high heaven, if there is a heaven.
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PowerMuffin wrote:Eeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww. Too creepy. Wouldn't a horse head stink to high heaven, if there is a heaven.
Diane
Not if it's only the bones. Actually somewhere in the world, they turn a horse's lower jaw into a very weird percussion instrument. I know that because I happened to win such an instrument one night at a concert.
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GothicHome
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I too have lifted a couple of boards only to be disappointed. Like every one else, dirt, wires and a few fly carcasses. Most of my boards though were not cut. They just lifted the whole board up. Still hoping though.

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Okay, Really?!? :shock:
I just read this thread, from the beginning, figuring the payoff would be better to read all the posts, before finding out what was in there! No update? :( :roll:
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warren

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Re: Mystery Compartment in the Floor?????

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But Warren, we're not done theorizing yet! I personally know that the city Traffic Control department makes octagonal cuts in the street when they service the stoplights. I'm pretty sure that's what it is. 8)
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Re: Mystery Compartment in the Floor?????

Post by cjd »

I, too, read from the beginning thinking I would get resolution before the last post (now on page 3!) to no avail. Therefore, I feel obliged to start the chant...

O-PEN-IT!! O-PEN-IT!! O-PEN-IT!!

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$300,000 worth of gold dust found in floor register of old home last month while installing HVAC:
http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c2#/vi ... -home.kovr

OP-EN-IT....OP-EN-IT :D
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GothicHome
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Re: Mystery Compartment in the Floor?????

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Well dam it, I'm going to need a bigger crow bar.

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Why can't I find anything like that in MY house?????
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Re: Mystery Compartment in the Floor?????

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Oh for heaven's sake! :o Still no resolution to this? Have you no shame?!?!? :P
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warren

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