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Next up, in a place as big as some high schools, things sometimes go missing or are misplaced. But have you ever heard of a bomb shelter disappearing? A hidden room was discovered this week at Placer High School in Auburn, California, during a renovation of the school's weight room. Behind a small locked door, there was a stash of survival items around 60 years old.
The emergency supplies of food, water, and medicine brought to mind the Cold War era. Fearing nuclear attacks, communities built bomb shelters in homes and public buildings; they were quite common at the time. However, as the threat faded and the need for the shelters waned, some of them were abandoned or simply forgotten.
A school representative said, "I guess over time people didn't touch it. It's not really an accessible room, so it just kind of got left." So what will happen to the space now? The school says it may install a glass wall and showcase the shelter as a time-capsule, living-history classroom for future students.