Dad Found A Secret Room Hidden Behind A Basement Wall, And Its History Is Astonishing

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According to IvebeentoYungay, his family had long been told stories about a “hiding spot” under the fireplace. “[But] instead of tearing up the living room floor,” he said. “They tried to find it from the basement.” However, the hiding spot had to be extremely well-concealed in order to escape the attention of federal agents and bounty hunters.

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Indeed, the room was hidden in the foundations of the house behind 32 inches of stone. But with the help of a small step-ladder, IvebeentoYungay was able to climb up to the opening and peer inside. And what he saw finally confirmed the rumors: his family home had once been part of a clandestine smuggling network.

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However, this particular smuggling ring did not handle illegal goods or stolen commodities. And the people operating it weren’t gangsters. In fact, the enterprise drew together activists and philanthropists from a wide range of backgrounds and religious faiths, including Quakers, Presbyterians and Wesleyans.

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