Farmer Franz Knoglinger, 47, discovered the strange hole while looking for his lost cat, and after a report on local TV, he’s been flooded with curious visitors, including geologists, archaeologists, and even a few UFO experts.
He said: “I was looking for our family cat Murlimann when I noticed the hole. I didn’t know how deep it was then so I dropped the stone down there, and heard a metallic clunk.
“From the time it took for the stone to reach the bottom I realized it was very deep.
“I managed to get a big magnet which I dangled down there and it clearly fastened onto something at the bottom – so there is something large and metallic about down there. It also sounds as if there is a hollow space around about whatever the metal object is – it sounds as if there is a room underneath.”
He says they used a 25-foot-long piece of rope to lower the magnet down to the object. A local plumber who had attempted to use a special camera to view the mysterious object had failed to get an image.
He said: “There seemed to be disturbance on the line – maybe it was some sort of electrical field. Either way the camera didn’t bring a good result.”
Archaeologists believe the strange hole could have been left by a wooden timber from an underground burial chamber that had rotted away.
Other local residents speculated that it might have been a bomb, as the area had been heavily targeted during the war.
UFO hunters, though, have also been attracted to the find and are speculating that it could be a buried spacecraft.
One man even showed up wearing a sandwich board bearing the words “Beware – The Doorway to Hell”.
Geologists from the local council are expected to visit the site next week to conduct more tests.
In the meantime, the family cat has turned up again. She had been sleeping in a cupboard at the family farm and the door had been closed – shutting her in.
Don’t you just love happy endings?
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