What do you store underneath your bed frame? I’m guessing none of the things found on this list below! While most of us stash clothing or other trinkets under our beds, some seriously wild things have been discovered under bed frames across the globe. Forget monsters; these are five of the strangest things found under someone’s bed.
Founded upon volcanic deposits, Guatemala City is prone to sinkholes. A sinkhole forms when pockets of specific material erode and collapse; this is usually a natural occurrence. In 2016 The city was rocked by a twenty-meter-wide sinkhole that swallowed an entire apartment block. A sinkhole is an expected occurrence, but not something you would expect to find under your bed.
In 2017 Inocenta Hernandez encountered exactly that. The 65-year old Guatemala native was forced out of her home by a loud explosion, which she initially thought had originated from outside. She was reported as saying “We rushed out to look and saw nothing. A gentleman told me that the noise came from my house, and we searched until we found it under my bed”.
After moving her bed frame, Inocenta discovered a sinkhole just under a meter wide had formed right underneath her. The sinkhole was measured to be over twelve meters deep. Although her home is now ruined, Inocenta is just glad no one was hurt.
Most landlords find less than desirable things left behind after a lease ends, but a landlord in china made a surprise find in 2013 after cleaning out one of his vacant rental properties. Ma Guanhdi of Guangdong Province told police he had found over 5000000 Yuan (nearly 1000000 Australia Dollar) in cash stashed under an old bed frame. The cash was stuffed into four separate boxes and sealed up with tape. Mr. Ma reported that his previous tenant had disappeared and had not renewed the lease on his rental.
Mr. Ma said that he had only recently gone to clean the property, and, with the help of friends was preparing it for a new lease. The stack of cash was found under a bed frame in the main bedroom. The money was reported to the police, who have now taken possession of the money as evidence in an ongoing investigation with Mr ma’s previous tenant.
Motel Capri corpse
The “body under the bed” urban legend has persisted for decades. There have been many documented cases of dead bodies being found under beds and inside mattresses. A shocking case from 2003 may just give you nightmares.
The Motel Capri in Kansas City had a nasty reputation that was widespread. Reviews of the hotel were less than glowing; one reviewer comments: ‘I saw prostitutes and gang members congregating outside my room at early hours of the morning.’ The hotel’s notoriety was cemented in 2003 when the body of a man was found by cleaning staff underneath a queen bed frame. The body was in advanced stages of decomposition and had been under the bed for several days.
A man staying in the room had left after repeatedly complaining about a ‘foul odor’ but was told by staff, “there was nothing they could do.” The motel was an infamous hotbed for crime and was demolished in 2015 to make way for green space, much to the relief of long term locals.
Guy Whittall is a former cricket player and now director of Humani Ranch in Zimbabwe. One night he settled into bed and forgot to check it for monsters. After a blissful 8 hours of sleep, Guy was called into his room by a screaming maid who had discovered a two-and-a-half-meter crocodile sleeping under his bed. The crocodile has been under Whittall’s bed for an unknown amount of time.
Guy recalls dangling his feet over the side of the bed for at least half an hour a shuddered at the thought of what might have happened. After the Crocodiles discovery he was escorted back into the wild by animal control. The croc weighed over 150 kilograms and is believed to have traveled over a kilometer away from the Turgwe River.
KFC Drug tunnel.
The border between Mexico and the United States is often compared to the front line of a warzone. On one side sits the lawful and powerful USA who pursues a merciless battle against illegal drugs. On the other side is Mexico, a place known for its beauty, culture, and dangerous criminal cartels. The cartels run Mexico, with more money, power (and firepower) than some countries. Their vast fortunes are made primarily by selling narcotics.
During a traffic stop in the border town of San Luis, American police found almost 150 kg of hard narcotics in containers in a man’s vehicle. The man was arrested and his home and former restaurant were searched by DEA officers. Lopez was connected to a KFC, which was out of operation, and in the subsequent search officers found the entrance to a tunnel.
The tunnel stretched from the KFC in San Luis to a bedroom 800 meters away in Mexico. The Tunnel entrance was found, you guessed it, under a bed! Authorities speculate that ropes were used to pull narcotics through the tunnel and that hundreds of similar tunnels may exist.
In day to day life, you might store linen or toys under your bed, perhaps even a secret stash of valuables. Keeping things under your bed feels safe and right because we sleep right on top of them. As children we feared the empty space underneath our beds, imagining the monstrous creatures that could lurk there.
From sinkholes to dead bodies, it turns out there are still plenty of terrifying things that you could find under your bed. Monsters might not be real, but crocodiles come pretty close. Maybe after reading this list you should check twice before you go to sleep, after all, who knows what else may be lurking under your bed.
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