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    Default It wasn't what I thought

    For quite some time I have been driving by a structure which sits on a hill
    approximately 150 feet off the road. The angle from which it presents
    itself to traffic, coupled with some tree branches in the line of sight,
    made me think it might be something near and dear to all of us here. With
    that in mind, I set out this morning, digital camera in hand, to get a
    better look. I parked my car on the side of the road and walked down a
    long driveway which wound its way below the now mysterious construction.

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    so what was it cant find it on your site ? or is this just another sucker

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    On Mon, 01 Nov 2004 23:45:13 -0600, Precisely wrote:

    There is no "hidden" answer on the website. I don't know what it is. If I
    had to guess though, I would think it is an old fallout shelter. What do
    you think it is?


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    There isn't a water reservoir under that hill is there?

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    On Tue, 02 Nov 2004 18:35:25 -0500, John Kulczycki wrote:

    No water reservoir. It could be some type of water well. . .but that
    doesn't explain the solidly locked appearing door.


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    Martin R. Howell wrote:

    Looks like a crypt to me.

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    The object is a prefabed protective cover used aboard
    mothballed military ships to protect gun mounts. In some cases, the gun
    is removed for storage below deck and in others, left in place, adding a
    long cylindrical extension to the top. Many years ago I installed many
    of these and, sometimes removed them when a ship was reactivated They're
    put together with a WHOLE lot of 3/8th in. cap screws and nuts. There
    are a number of them sitting in yards in SE Texas that are used as
    storage sheds now. Since they were built to be airtight accounts for the
    stout door.



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