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TheCret!n

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What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Posted: 25/03/2020 15:50:02
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Hi all.

Just for a bit of daft to relieve a bit of boredom.

What’s the strangest/most unique/most surprising thing you’ve found underground?

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Posted: 25/03/2020 16:01:56
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Well there were the two inflatable dolls in Oakwood Mill Deep mine. Rumour has it that that address of the owner was still legible on the wrapping at one time.
We did spend some time puzzling out how the shopping trolley got into Devil's Mine as it was larger that the entrance.

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What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Posted: 25/03/2020 16:16:24
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One of “those” blow-up dolls?

Did the trolley serve a purpose, or was it just dumped?

I think for me, the most surprising thing I’ve seen underground was an otter. The eyes reflecting gave all of the party a bit of a fright!

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What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Posted: 25/03/2020 16:29:51
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Not a mine or so much strange as unusually tasty, a cup of tea just after we left Hydrophobia Passage in Sleets Gill cave, the bloke who brewed it was was waiting for his mates to return, not that we'd seen them and Hydrophobia wasn't the quickest place to get through.

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What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Posted: 25/03/2020 16:31:02
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Probably well deserved after Hydrophobia, mate.

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Posted: 25/03/2020 16:41:11
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TheCret!n wrote:

One of “those” blow-up dolls?

Did the trolley serve a purpose, or was it just dumped?

I think for me, the most surprising thing I’ve seen underground was an otter. The eyes reflecting gave all of the party a bit of a fright!

Leif.

Yes two of those blow up sex dolls. The trolley was just dumped

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Posted: 25/03/2020 17:10:00
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Moped in Great Rock. IP: 86.128.238.69
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Posted: 25/03/2020 17:19:20
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I have had the otter, and its a bit unnerving when he is swimming in the water you are wading up to your waist!

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Posted: 25/03/2020 17:21:29
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An otter while on an inspection visit up Yatestoop Sough; the damn thing swam between my legs and gave me one hell of a shock, then I thought about how sharp their teeth are and how close those teeth were to my nadgers...

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Posted: 25/03/2020 17:23:18
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That car in Pandora...

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What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Posted: 25/03/2020 17:30:18
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Otters appear far more common than I first thought.

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Posted: 25/03/2020 17:33:46
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Remains of a coat rack (complete with castors) in Smallcleugh. IP: 82.24.19.176
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What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Posted: 25/03/2020 17:45:30
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A lot of stuff appears to just get dumped in Smallcleugh. ??????

I found an almost complete skeleton of a cow once. That was in a cave though. The unfortunate animal had obviously fallen in. It wasn’t pleasant...

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What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Posted: 25/03/2020 18:34:19
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Blober wrote:

That car in Pandora...


Or the plastic toy fire engine in Dead Sheep Stope?
Or the horse's jaw bone up the ladders?

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Posted: 25/03/2020 19:11:38
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The Tunnel Boring Machine in Santon Dragonby ironstone mine at Scunthorpe must certainly rate as the biggest mining artefact I have ever seen u/g, particularly as you have do quite a detour to see where the cutting face is protruding into existing mine passage.

In contrast the scary doll in Fron goch (Wemyss drainage level).
I swear her eyes follow you around the chamber. Equally weird is the large number of half empty bitter lemon bottles, where no miner has gone before.
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Posted: 25/03/2020 19:18:48
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Found in the 70s in an U/G storm drain, about 12 inches nose to tail.



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Posted: 25/03/2020 19:20:15
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A wooden hub and steel tyre, the rest of the wheel was gone, at the bottom of a shaft. Or maybe an armchair. IP: 78.149.195.36
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Posted: 25/03/2020 19:36:06
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The motor bike in Maenofferen which used to be propped behind the garden shed. IP: 2.31.62.22
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Posted: 25/03/2020 19:56:56
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Some absolutely brilliant answers on here.
Keep at it!

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Posted: 25/03/2020 20:36:18
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Hand cranked butter pat extruder contraption complete with cheese wire cut off in Burlington bunker

In the event of armageddon there was still the facility to make sure your portion of butter was nicely presented
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