This northern Illinois home was built during the Civil War, but now sadly sits vacant and has been that way for decades. Explorers discovered that it also was harboring a secret hidden bunker underneath.

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The YouTube channel Decaying Midwest did this investigation a few months ago. They did not provide an exact location (and I wouldn't share it even if they did). They included this quick backstory about what they found:

Exploring an Abandoned Civil War Era House with (books, underground bunker, and an in-ground Pool) in Northern, Illinois

You can see the results of their investigation which included a barn with horse stables and a home with a hidden bunker underneath the floorboard.

See a Civil War Era House in Illinois with a Hidden Bunker Inside

I am curious about the origins of that hidden underground bunker. Since the home was built during the Civil War, it wasn't unusual to have a hidden living space in the event of unwanted intruders finding the property. It could also be something as simple as a storm bunker for use during severe weather. So much history that now sits abandoned. If only those walls could talk.

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

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