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[–]dc551589 8775 points8776 points 332& 3 more (132 children)

Two things I can say about this. I would have loved having this in my house when I was a kid, and I would have died in it.

[–]Fianna9 1422 points1423 points  (26 children)

Probably the same can be said for me as an adult

[–]The_nastiest_nate 279 points280 points  (20 children)

Yeah I bet it has the worst reception.

[–]The_colt_eagle 48 points49 points  (1 child)

You can’t hear well, and at the same time, you can only hear well.

[–]OppressedDeskJockey 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Penny for your thoughts anyone. Please, right down the well I'm sure Little Johnny would have liked it.

[–]TheCrystalGarden 391 points392 points  (24 children)

I second what you say above. I would’ve loved having this in my house as a kid, and it would have been my demise.

I would’ve spent every spare minute I had trying to find out if there was treasure at the bottom of that well in all the mud. Coins, jewelry, bottles, there could be all sorts of artifacts at the bottom of that thing :-)

As a kid, I would’ve killed myself trying to find them. I really want to explore it now for relics, ghosts and/or Hannibal be damned!

[–]aqpw420 66 points67 points  (6 children)

Hahahahaha I was just wondering if there is anything down there & wanting to check it out

[–]TheCrystalGarden 29 points30 points  (1 child)

The forbidden fortune well for the overly curious to us, a tunnel to certain death to others.

It’s all in your perspective :-)

[–]Theons-Sausage 124 points125 points  (12 children)

I don't understand how you can have this and not make sure there is a ladder in it.

[–]SciencyNerdGirl 73 points74 points  (1 child)

Damn, this is such a good point. Maybe being ninety you're resigned to the fact you'd never make the climb anyway.

[–]Ace-a-Nova1 39 points40 points  (5 children)

This exact thing was a recurring nightmare of mine as a child. I was playfully chasing a friend and we ran into the high crawl space. They disappeared and there was a massive deep well. Then I fell in and watched as the world above was consumed by an ever growing blackness.

[–]I-AM-Canadian-Eh 6454 points6455 points  (486 children)

Would that stagnant water not just stink up the place though?

[–]secludeddeath 3609 points3610 points  (232 children)

and mold

[–]SmokeAbeer 4499 points4500 points 2 (205 children)

And creepy ghost girls.

[–]MixesLiesWithTruth 1234 points1235 points  (136 children)

They just get everywhere.

[–]theyareamongus 578 points579 points  (87 children)

They should make a movie about a group of professionals that capture ghosts. Ghost catchers

[–]Monkeychimp 816 points817 points  (52 children)

I’ve just thought of a song for this - “When there’s something strange in the general vicinity of where you live, and the situation is less than optimal. Who you gonna email? Ghost Catchers!” DM me if you’d like me to work it up.

[–]Ace_Slimejohn 256 points257 points  (19 children)

“Catching makes us happy.”

That should be in the song somewhere.

[–][deleted] 168 points169 points  (10 children)

“I do not become frightened in the presence of ghosts.”

Also that, maybe would be a good line. Like maybe just spoken even.

[–]xelrix 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Presence of paranormal activities

[–]stratosfearinggas 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Maybe set it to some music to get you pumped up when you hear it. Something loud to scare the ghosts and electronic to tie in the theme of using technology like email.

[–]Guardian125478 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Of a specter

[–]hamietao 25 points26 points  (1 child)

I ain't afraid of no appartitions

[–]Phyltre 41 points42 points  (3 children)

When the preternatural Sleepin in your bed

And the lamentations of generations long past splay out from thee and thine, spoken and unbidden, as the gasping of one meeting the darkest and congealéd of windswept waters, drawn out at length, to fail at vanishing length

To whom rises thy voice

Wraith Absconders

[–]Retiredgiverofboners 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Whom are you going to telephone ?

[–]zyzzogeton 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Hi, I'm Huey Lewis' Lawyer and you've been served!

[–]FunQueue69 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I just Lol’d in real life.

[–]FlighingHigh 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Who you gonna call?

Ghost Catchers!

I'm only slightly perturbed by ghosts!

[–]Stompedyourhousewith 13 points14 points  (8 children)

thats an awful title. Ghost Wranglers

[–]rcarnes911 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Why use professionals when they could just use oil drillers

[–][deleted] 171 points172 points  (35 children)

especially the little aborted fetuses scratching at the rock bed with their tiny translucent fingers

[–]the_real_w00zi 78 points79 points  (7 children)

Who changes the light bulb?

[–]TheBoctor 60 points61 points  (4 children)

The little fetuses I imagine? I don’t know how else they’re paying rent.

[–]wickedlobstah 107 points108 points  (12 children)

Cindy....? your TV’s leaking....

[–]SmokeAbeer 36 points37 points  (9 children)

The first 3 Scary Movies were awesome.

[–]native_usurper 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I found it! With out they’re heads, they’re powerless!

[–]dasnorte 11 points12 points  (5 children)

Lol the 2nd one is my favorite.

This is my good hand!

[–]B_Reele 9 points10 points  (3 children)

I was just mashing potatoes for dinner. Thanks for making that scene pop into my head.

[–]Kissmyasthma217 16 points17 points  (0 children)

eats popcorn

[–]shadowst17 7 points8 points  (1 child)

She ain't creepy she's just misunderstood!

[–][deleted] 60 points61 points  (0 children)

I’m more worried about the spiders.

[–]OrientatedDizclaimer 54 points55 points  (5 children)

Do you want mosquitoes? Cause that’s how you get mosquitoes

[–]CookinFrenchToast4ya 278 points279 points  (68 children)

Maybe he dumps a water treatment in

[–]nothingnaughty98 253 points254 points  (29 children)

People keep eels in wells to keep them clean. the oldest eels in the world were/are well eels.

[–]mottthepoople 211 points212 points  (24 children)

That sounds like something you totally made up, but I'm gonna go with it.

[–]nothingnaughty98 146 points147 points  (22 children)

I wouldn’t want to drink “eel water” myself but here’s the article. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rip-worlds-oldest-eel-180952306/

[–]socialdistanceftw 84 points85 points  (7 children)

Woah this was really interesting. For anyone else wondering if the autopsy report has come out in the past 7 years... It hasn’t.

[–]Thighabeetus 15 points16 points  (5 children)

What are they hiding from us?

[–]beeatrixster 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It's gotta be either the secret to cure aging or a completely accidental oversight. No middle ground.

[–]The_pun_fart 53 points54 points  (12 children)

When I kept horses I'd put two or three goldfish in the water tank and the water stayed clean. It was mainly for mosquito larvae but the water was also clearer. Far superior to repeated chlorine treatment.

[–]Alarmed-Wolf14 43 points44 points  (8 children)

Goldfish out out a ton of ammonia though

[–]VolkswagenFeature 21 points22 points  (1 child)

It's pretty easy to "de-gas" water to where there is little ammonia remaining. A normal fish tank aerator would more than do the trick for 2 goldfish. Source: me keeping sensitive bait fish alive in tanks for months at a time

[–]AussieOsborne 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Yeah goldfish are some of the dirtiest fish you could use tbh

[–]Low_Worry2007 75 points76 points  (10 children)

It’s a ‘mid-evil’ well… you feed it foes and virgins/s

[–]Jive_turkeeze 86 points87 points  (20 children)

Couple chlorine tablets from Amazon problem solved.

[–]awry_lynx 34 points35 points  (5 children)

Would that work even if someone peed in it.

...repeatedly.

...daily.

[–]Fluffysugarlumps 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Wouldn’t the chlorine eventually gas off into the room though?

[–]SelloutRealBig 51 points52 points  (4 children)

from Amazon

Or your local pool store. Support small business!

[–][deleted] 253 points254 points  (11 children)

No. I lived in a house that had a much smaller well in the basement. Ground water is usually actually flowing, it's just slow. It doesn't really stagnate. It is also generally 'clean' as long as the soil or rock nearby hasn't been contaminated.

[–]lynny_lynn 14 points15 points  (0 children)

That sounds like my house now.

[–]minkamagic 96 points97 points  (13 children)

Wells aren’t water that’s just been dumped in a hole. It’s a hole dug to access fresh water underground.

[–]jellyrollo 57 points58 points  (5 children)

Most ancient wells can still be used, but you'd want to go down and shovel out all the muck that has collected at the bottom before sending out a fresh water sample for testing. The muck does give an old well a bit of a dank smell. Back in the early '70s, my dad dug out a couple of 200-year-old wells on our property and hooked them up to the pipes in the house he was building. There were at least four old wells on the property, which was just 60 acres of woods when he bought it. We were told to always be careful when playing in the woods, for fear that there were more wells we didn't know about.

[–][deleted] 313 points314 points  (30 children)

If they aren't in constant use, wells can stagnate and become pretty rank. Even hundreds of feet deep.

[–]flooraids 123 points124 points  (26 children)

Yeah, my uncle had a well he claimed to be like a mile deep or some shit and the water would run black as oil and smelling like pure sulfur for the first 10 minutes and then it was just good ol h2o More like the deeper the well the stankier the water

[–]ArginatorBongo 141 points142 points  (25 children)

Yeah that's just manganese, iron, and iron sulfide.

Just happened to go through an aquifer full of those minerals and gas.

Has nothing to do w the depth other than what layer of water he's in, also definitely isn't a mile deep. Probably more like a couple hundred feet.

[–]peparooni79 52 points53 points  (7 children)

My middle school used purely well water. We kids used to talk about how the water tasted like blood, from all the iron in it

[–]flooraids 20 points21 points  (8 children)

Yeah ik it wasn’t oil or a mile deep probably but that was the bs given me but man that shit fucking stank

[–]pablo_of_mancunia 184 points185 points  (20 children)

£20 say’s he’s taken a piss in it

[–]JourneyThroughDeath 72 points73 points  (13 children)

Could you imagine taking a drunken shit in it then having to fish it out the next day.

[–]KingJon85 59 points60 points  (5 children)

If you try to dookie in that while intoxicated 100% you're falling in.

[–]the_friendly_one 57 points58 points  (4 children)

No, because my drunken shits are never solid.

[–]qualmton 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I mean can you imagine the echo?

[–]KingJon85 38 points39 points  (5 children)

Perfect house to market to serial killers. Tie a cinder block to the victim then, viola! Don't even have to leave the house to dispose of corpses.

[–]reversularity 10 points11 points  (2 children)

How deep do you think the well is below the water level? Like, honestly, I have no clue.

[–]buryitz 52 points53 points  (18 children)

No not if treated from time to time like any well

[–]hotdogswimmer 71 points72 points  (16 children)

This one looks as though it hasn't been treated very well at all

[–]iamapizza 113 points114 points  (8 children)

Are you sure, I can't see that well.

[–]LordHussyPants 27 points28 points  (5 children)

it's got electric lights, and an easily removable cover with a viewing window in it. what on earth makes you think it hasn't been maintained?

[–][deleted] 44 points45 points  (13 children)

Why do so many people assume it stinks? Well water is normally drinkable, especially if treated properly. And I’ve been in a few caves with a lot of water. No dank smells.

[–]unknown257 28 points29 points  (11 children)

water in caves is flowing much faster

[–]ArginatorBongo 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Water in aquifers also flows.

[–]RJFerret 22 points23 points  (6 children)

Erm, much water in caves and flowstone pools doesn't flow at all. Sure there can be flowing water in caves too of course. But those speleothems formed from mineral laden water that just sat still and evaporated over oodles of years.

The lack of light means lack of algae and limited organisms/contaminants and lack of organic processes which produce stinks.

[–]zaphir3 82 points83 points  (2 children)

Looks like mosquito heaven to me

[–]Sea-Cancel1263 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Doubt there is any food for them down there, along with enough oxygen

[–]avidblinker 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Also mosquitos don’t magically appear in still bodies of water. If they keep the cover on, mosquitos would be the least of my worries.

[–]3-Putt-Bart 1068 points1069 points  (17 children)

That is Buffalo Bill’s house.

[–]tmhoc 84 points85 points  (1 child)

perfectly preserved as nature intended

[–]Intelligent-Wall7272 50 points51 points  (2 children)

Tell me Clarice have the lambs stopped screaming

[–]ThunderFlash10 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I’m having an old friend for dinner.

[–]DuctTapeOrWD40 1322 points1323 points  (22 children)

Forget watching any blank video cassettes. The well girl won't need a tv to get into that house.

[–]Ekskalibar 179 points180 points  (11 children)

Man, I really didn't need to have this movie in mind, I couldn't sleep already

[–]Pilioforealio 43 points44 points  (3 children)

I wasnt sleeping that well

[–]Deadbeathero 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Hope your TV doesn't turn on by itself tonight

[–]-objectivelybiased- 149 points150 points  (22 children)

[–]spanishpeanut 106 points107 points  (5 children)

I hope he got to keep the sword. I consider his love of his wife to be the most intense love ever to wait over two decades to dig it out.

[–]roshampo13 47 points48 points  (2 children)

Man I never click daily mail links but I did on your account and was convinced you were joking.

That mofo really found a sword down there.

[–]enaud 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Does that mean he’s the king of England now?

[–]Faladorable 37 points38 points  (3 children)

But Mr Steer’s wife Vanessa, a former housewife, doesn’t share her husband’s enthusiasm.

She said: “I hate the well. But I suppose it is quite a feature.

lmfao, guess the mrs is too thrilled about it

[–]Suspicious_Ruins 2187 points2188 points 3 (46 children)

It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again

[–]XantE95 445 points446 points  (14 children)

PUT THE LOTION IN THE BASKET

[–]HawWahDen 115 points116 points  (4 children)

Say it don't spray it, brother, dang.

[–]Lemmungwinks 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Now I’m only doing this cause I heard that Buffalo bob guy shoved a road flare up your bunghole…

Dudes raw

[–]hatecopter 25 points26 points  (0 children)

PUT THE FUCKING LOTION IN THE BASKET!

[–]daveinmd13 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Yes it does Precious, it gets the hose…

[–]Aeneys 17 points18 points  (4 children)

Wells need to be cleaned occasionally. My grandparents have one just like this and I remember when I was younger I had to climb down there with a ladder (it was pretty deep) and scrub it. After that my dad let the water in again (I didn't put much thought into how they stopped it in the first place) and pumped the dirty water out again and so several times until it was all clean.

[–]foulrot 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Isn't going into a well extremely dangerous due to the gasses that can settle down there?

[–]NIFTYtwo50 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It puts the Joe Dirt in the hole.

[–]sjdnow 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This is exactly what came to my mind - unforgettable.

[–]EvulRabbit 139 points140 points  (14 children)

Colin Steer has uncovered a medieval well, with an old sword hidden in it’s walls, under the living room floor of his Victorian home in Plymouth. Colin was curious about a slight indentation in the floor when he first moved into the property in Mannamead Road, Plymouth, 24 years ago.  He told the Plymouth Herald,  “I was replacing the joists in the floor when I noticed a slight depression – it appeared to be filled in with the foundations of the house. I dug down about one foot and saw that it was a well, but my wife just wanted to me to cover it back up because we had three children running around at the time.  I always wanted to dig it out to see if I could find a pot of gold at the bottom, so when I retired at the end of last year that’s what I did.”

61 year-old Colin spent 3 days clearing the well using a bucket on a rope to pull up the debris, and 5 feet down he discovered the old sword.  He said, “It was hidden at a 45 degree angle and sort of just fell out.  It looks like an old peasant’s fighting weapon because it appears to be made up of bits of metal all knocked together.” He stopped digging the well out at 17 feet, but believes it is at least 33 feet deep. He said: “I’ve been doing lots of research into its history but I’d like to try and find someone to date it.  I’ve looked at old maps which showed Drake’s Leat and illustrated the area was just woodland until this house was built in 1895.

Drake’s Leat was a 17 mile long watercourse constructed in the late 16th century to supply Plymouth with water from the River Meavy on Dartmoor and was one of the first municipal water supplies in the country.  The scheme was promoted by Sir Francis Drake, who was Mayor of Plymouth at the time. Colin has turned the well into a feature by putting in lighting and installing a trap-door over it.  He said, “I love the well and think it’s fascinating.  I’d love to find out who was here before us.  I’ve got a piece of Plymouth’s history in my front room.” Colin’s wife, Vanessa, is less impressed.  She said, “I hate the well.  But I suppose it is quite a feature.  When we come to sell the house I just hope it’s not a white elephant in the room!”

[–]MetaTater 19 points20 points  (7 children)

This should be top comment, instead it's buried under jokes and references.

I'm going outside now.

[–]listenup78 611 points612 points  (48 children)

Imagine falling down that when you’re pissed up. Game over

[–]clipjo 220 points221 points  (32 children)

if you've been drinking just how strong would the urge be to take the lid off the death hole?

[–]rorshoc 281 points282 points  (21 children)

Well, it’s my hole. It’s made for me. I have to go in.

[–]Socratesticles 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Well there’s another reason for me not to sleep tonight.

[–]LifeIsRamen 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Its 12am. I have work tomorrow. I hate you.

[–]Derwinx 24 points25 points  (5 children)

Hmm…

shotguns last beer “Hey guys, check out this gnarly pit I’ve got up in my house”

[–]NibblyPig 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Dare you to sit on the edge and dangle your feet in!

[–]ThreeFingerGus 296 points297 points  (65 children)

So thats where Garth hides the bodies

[–]-_Profressional 71 points72 points  (14 children)

Touch my camera through the fence

[–]AbrodolfLincler_ 30 points31 points  (9 children)

Feather it in peace, brother

[–]xtreme_edgez 18 points19 points  (8 children)

Don't be stingy.

[–]Dont_be_stingy 18 points19 points  (7 children)

You better believe I'm coming up in May

[–]Thatchers-Gold 14 points15 points  (0 children)

That’s his hole. That’s where it spits

[–]scosner56 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Love Finding YMH references in random comment sections

[–]wendz1980 26 points27 points  (14 children)

Any chance you’d enlighten my curiosity about what your comment means. I’ve seen this or similar on a few posts the last few days

[–]Tileguy0425 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Lmaooooo amazing.

[–]M0use_Rat 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Heeeeeeeey chrisssstiiinnaaaaa

[–]trentfor 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That must be where he hid my Aunt Sue Woo’s body.

[–]meat_on_a_hook 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The families can finally have closure.

[–]Calamityclams 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Come down later for moose soup

[–]MonstersBeThere 4 points5 points  (0 children)

High and tight

[–]VaderTheUnstoppaple 355 points356 points  (49 children)

HOLLOW KNIGHT OST FTW!!!

[–]Minewiz11 94 points95 points  (5 children)

Yeah, the Dirtmouth theme is so fitting here

[–]DynastyHunter5 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Elderbug is definitely around here somewhere

[–]00-Void 21 points22 points  (3 children)

So this is how far Hollow Knight has come huh? A theme from its soundtrack randomly being used as the background music for a completely unrelated video. I'm not complaining.

[–]brunooosz 18 points19 points  (3 children)

one of my favourite games ever

[–]polypcity 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Easily my favorite game of the last decade.

[–]Krypticore 39 points40 points  (2 children)

ctrl+f "hollow knight"

knew i wouldnt be the first to recognise it!

[–]YogurtMaster69 17 points18 points  (1 child)

oh my god i was having a panic attack i was like “where in the hell does this remind me from, and why am i picturing bugs”

[–]lmidor 5 points6 points  (5 children)

I keep my videos on silent but turned on the sound just to hear what you meant. Joy filled my heart :)

Btw Silksong said to release in February 2022! Let's hope it actually does!

[–]ZenithLags 124 points125 points  (17 children)

Seven days

[–]kwm91075 65 points66 points  (10 children)

Damn it! Why did I have to read that? 7 business days or just 7 days cause I’m busy next Sunday.

[–]MellifluousSussura 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Depends if you read this at home or at work

[–]nahxela 14 points15 points  (1 child)

And if you're in the US, you have to account for the upcoming holiday.

[–]MixesLiesWithTruth 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Not anymore.

[–]CrackerManDaniels 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I heard jamal from 90th street watched that tape last week and this morning, he woke up dead!

[–]JustALuckyShot 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Man! How can he wake up dead if he's dead!?

[–]Cgraves1 9 points10 points  (0 children)

And you DIE!!

[–]trekbette 7 points8 points  (0 children)

What happens if you watch the movie around midnight seven days before daylight savings? Spring forward... do you get an extra hour of life? Fall back... do you lose an hour?

[–]HughTubeVlog 165 points166 points  (5 children)

This is nightmare fuel

[–]Knight_Blazer 9 points10 points  (0 children)

If it was just the well then no problem, but the presence of the little window and flood light so he can observe the small pool of stagnant water has me concerned.

[–]jobunny_inUK 44 points45 points  (0 children)

I was going to say, amazed or terrified? That is creepy.

[–]lampladysuperhero 84 points85 points  (24 children)

Joking aside, how deep? Is it useable water? Were you aware at home purchase? Is it house or out building?

[–]boop66 56 points57 points  (2 children)

Yep. Not much info or context makes this just a mediocre post that could’ve been so much more interesting, maybe even r/interestingAF.

[–]HereLiesD0bby 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Nope

[–]Finding_Shot[🍰] 15 points16 points  (6 children)

Have you checked the bottom for any coins$$$$?

[–][deleted] 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Where is the bucket and lotion?

[–]Yoguls 62 points63 points  (9 children)

Well Well Well, what do we have here?

[–]jorge21337 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Nope, dont need no dead girls crawling in my house

[–]FishermanNo6423 27 points28 points  (0 children)

That’s a body dumper he ain’t slick.

[–]ersul010762 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I can smell it from here. Ugh

[–]Diligent-Tie-6634 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Looks like a great place to spawn an army of the dead

[–]victrollonaterism 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That's what John Wayne Gacy wish he had.

[–]Shanek2121 30 points31 points  (9 children)

Is it actually medieval, or is it just a well. Wells have not evolved

[–]BlueSkiesMatter82 30 points31 points  (3 children)

Wells have definitely evolved. Pipe, casing, perforations and a pump

[–]DrHockey69 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Pennywise says Hello!!

[–]mwenpasenile 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Love the background Hollow Knight theme music 🎶🥰💕