Miracles and secrets are often hidden literally under our noses. For example, the story of Colin Steer from British Plymouth, who in his old age acquired a good house, not even suspecting what was hiding under his floor.
How many can boast that they have a well in their living room from the times when knights still rode on earth?
The story is very complicated and the investigation is still underway. The large Victorian house was built in 1895, and Colin moved into it only a century later, at the end of the last century. How did the builders not notice the ancient well, or why did they hide it? And why has he remained unknown all these years? Colin and the detectives he hired didn’t find anything in any documents.
The well itself was discovered by chance when the owner decided to overhaul the living room a dozen years ago. Old ceilings and layers of thermal insulation were opened, under which a mysterious hole was found. After clearing, which took years of unhurried labor, it became obvious — this is a man-made and very old well.
Colin Steer decided to turn the well into an interior element and attraction. Carefully built a fence and a hatch, added lighting and other useful little things. Anyone who politely asks can come in and get acquainted with the well.
The well will not be used for its intended purpose, the water quality in it does not meet the standards, and it is expensive and stupid to install a sewage treatment plant. Instead, Colin spent time and money studying the contents of the well and it paid off! A sword in a leather case, coins and jewelry were found — thanks to them and scientists, it was possible to calculate that the well is at least 500 years old.
Now 70-year-old Colin is studying ancient maps and chronicles to understand which settlements were on this land earlier. He is sure that he will be able to find other objects from the past.