A family have been left mystified after a deep hole opened up on their front lawn revealing something even more unexpected: rusty steps leading into the darkness.
The deep hole appeared in front of a house in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, when homeowner Emma James, 44 was mowing the lawn and felt the ground was spongy.
“It was giving way as I was standing on it and there was clearly a little hole there so we got a shovel to move the grass roots and it just caved in,” Emma told reporters.
Emma and her husband Kevin, 48, were stunned to discover few rusty steps leading down into the hole.
“It was a bit scary and we all jumped back but when we looked down we couldn’t see anything,” Emma said. “It is really odd as there are steps which lead down but we don’t know what to,” she added.
The homeowners contacted the company who built the house back in 1984 as well as the local utility company but no-one is claiming responsibility for the hole.
“I just hope that another hole doesn’t suddenly appear. Nobody wants to know about it and all we need is somebody to come out and have a look and tell us what it is and what we can do about it,” Kevin said.
As a safety precaution, they have been using a couple of traffic cones to keep people from falling into it.
Have you ever seen anything like this?