Stranger Discovered Lurking Under House & You'll Never Believe What He Was Doing (VIDEO)

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stranger under houseVelma and one of her 3 (useless) guard dogsIt sounds like the plot of a twisted horror movie, perhaps directed by M. Night Shyamalan or Guillermo del Toro: The Stranger Under the House. Yikes! Just when you thought it was safe to go down to the basement ... except for 73-year-old Velma Kellen of Yelm, Washington, this story was more than some scary flick -- it was her real life!

Can you imagine?! And to think, she might never have discovered the truth. See, it was getting awfully chilly in Velma's house at night, which was surprising, since her furnace was brand new -- but nowhere near as surprising as what the repairman found when he went into the crawl space under her home.

Doesn't the term "crawl space" make you shudder, by the way?! Nobody EVER finds anything good in one of those things, and this repairman was no exception: Not only had a heating duct been cut, it had most likely been cut by a person living under the house (the better to blow warm air onto himself, of course). Other telltale signs of crawl space occupancy included empty beer cans and liquor bottles all over the floor; retrospectively, Velma said she did sometimes notice a smoky smell wafting up from the floor vents, but couldn't tell what type of smoke it was ("worse than cigarettes," apparently). She also wondered occasionally about the back gate door, which seemed to open for no reason.

So the stranger under the house was ... a stoner. Who was also kind of a slob lacking the common decency to close a door behind him. Which isn't actually all that scary, but still.

Anyway. Hopefully the intruder won't be back, since the crawl space was closed up (at least I assume it was), but it kind of sucks that Velma had to pay $500 to get the duct repaired, don't you think?! Considering some freeloading party animal is guilty?! As Velma says, "Golly sakes!" (Seriously. Watch the clip, she's adorable.)

What would you do if you found somebody living under your house?!


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Doomy234 Doomy234

Why didnt the trespasser have to foot the bill? Was he even arrested, or did they just shoo him off? I would be shocked if someone was living in my crawlspace. Firstly because it is so well hidden that I didnt even know it existed until I had been living in my house for almost a year, and because there is no way to access it from the outside of the house unless you can squeeze down to the size of an oridnary household sponge like some kind of weird amphibious dolphin.

Liane... Lianetherider

Ugh, that would be terrifying! I'm pretty paranoid when I'm home alone as it is; I don't need to imagine people in my crawl space! Thankfully, it's really difficult to get into mine, and my dog would want to play with anyone nearby, so she would let me know. Yelm is not that far from my work!

lalab... lalaboosh

Oh, Yelm. This is why I don't go there. It's a creepy place. Btw that sounds more like a tweaker than a stoner, but you go ahead and believe those Reefer Madness lies.

SaphireH SaphireH

it doesnt seem that the person themself was in the crawl space at the time of the repair man checking things out... this is just so scary to hear about im glad that nothing happened to this woman

nonmember avatar Scott Davis

I am a HVAC person, I see homeless people living in crawl spaces from time to time. I will put a hasp and a lock on the crawl door for the home owner and I don't charge them for the time. It doesn't happen often, but it does happen.

MaryC... MaryCimino

I read on Yahoo that they don't know who it is, her dog never barked at them far as she knows and the HVAC was the only reason it was found. If it was me then whoever was living under there would be in a world of pain only because the heating pipes are expensive. Yeah I admit it, I'm a cheapskate.

Hisse... Hisservent

this is weird because a while back, my dog would sniff the floor and whine like she was trying to get at something. She did this for days and we coudlnt' figure out why. One night, I had a dream that someone was living under my house and the dog could hear the person's tv hahaha. To this day, I still don't know why she seemed so aggitated or interested in the floor but she hasn't done it in months! And no, I wasn't about to go under the house to find out and neither was my husband haha.

nonmember avatar Shari Anderson

What kind of weirdo does something like that? He/she must not have been home when the repair man came a knocking..

mamak... mamakin616

Lucky it wasn'y my house...if I heard someone under my house which before everyone comments ,I know she did not hear him ,the repair man found evidence of someone living there..I would call the police and just as I sa them pulling up ,I'd spray the damn garden hose down on them as cold and on the highest blasting power possible..

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