Civil Defense Shelter Hole Tacoma

Posted on January 24, 2012

I am from Indiana and I lived in ther Tacoma, Washington area 30 years.

Iwas sleeping in a boiler room under Tacoma Avenue in the basement of the Brant Apartment Building. I worked there as a painter, I had the room to myself, bars on the only window, 2 doors one steal door padlocked from the outside and a stick propping the inside, the other led to a room with a civil defense manhole cover and out through a broken down wall which I had covered with around 8 old doors to keep out the cold, that door to the room I was in was hook locked from the inside, the lights were out the wind blew cold and hard as the door squeaked open and the tone of male voices and the sound of soil scratching under their weight moved closer, they lifted the tarp I had over me, I stayed still, it changed shape like a leviathan?

Any way a dog padded me again and again, one male voice said this is not it, the other said ok, and they left the same way they came in, slow and creepy, gives me chills just telling you this. I jumped up to twist that bulb in and seen the door was still latched tight, what a strange room.

Sent in by John Henry Clay Coates, Copyright 2012




More Ghost Stories and the Paranormal

Image of Coast To Coast Ghosts: True Stories of Hauntings Across America

Coast To Coast Ghosts: True Stories of Hauntings Across America

Image of Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story

Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story

Image of The Ghost Next Door: True Stories of Paranormal Encounters from Everyday People

The Ghost Next Door: True Stories of Paranormal Encounters from Everyday People

Image of The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories

The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories

Image of Classic Ghost Stories: Eighteen Spine-Chilling Tales of Terror and the Supernatural

Classic Ghost Stories: Eighteen Spine-Chilling Tales of Terror and the Supernatural

Image of The Best Ghost Stories Ever (Scholastic Classics)

The Best Ghost Stories Ever (Scholastic Classics)

Image of The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories

The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories

Image of This House: The True Story of a Girl and a Ghost

This House: The True Story of a Girl and a Ghost


Tags: Washington


Do you like to talk about the paranormal world?

Check out our paranormal forum at www.TalkParanormal.com

Comments

12 Responses to “Civil Defense Shelter Hole Tacoma”
  1. aNnA sAyS miSSed yOu aLL says:

    you should do some research.

  2. Pontianak says:

    Maybe people died in there and you were encountering their spirits

  3. ghost_in_the_machine says:

    What are these civil defense shelters?

    • Caretaker says:

      It is a place for people to go when they want to avoid bomb blasts such as from air craft or missiles. They are also called bomb shelters or blast shelters http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blast_shelter

      • ghost_in_the_machine says:

        Thanks for the info and the link Caretaker.
        I’m from Canada man, we don’t really have things like that here. I know what a bomb shelter is, but I know them only in reference to private homes or govt installations. I didn’t know they had them in apt buildings as well.
        Good to see you. : )

        • Caretaker says:

          I didnt either and have never heard them called “civil defense shelter holes” before

          • ghost_in_the_machine says:

            Yeah same here man, it gave me visions of manholes and labyrinthine tunnels and deep dark underground secrets.

            • aNnA sAyS miSSed yOu aLL says:

              how have you been?any more stories lately?if so i would like to read them.let me know.thanks for the smile.

              • ghost_in_the_machine says:

                Hi Anna, nice to see you. : )
                Um well it’s been interesting, I’ve hit the highest and the lowest points of my life all in one year lol. It’s getting better now. How have you been?
                Yes I’ve started writing again and will have some more stories soon. I’ve also had some ideas for some fiction (will not posted here, I’ll let people know where if they wanna see) and now up to ideas for 5 movies and working on one now and thinking about going to film school so I can be a better screen writer…Whew. : )
                Good to see some people still around and new ones about. Caretaker has been doing such a great job with everything.

                • aNnA sAyS miSSed yOu aLL says:

                  i cant wait to read your stories when you are ready.well i have been having my ups and down to.in the last year.im just waiting for some things to happen and hope for the best.when things go right i am having a pot luck to celibrity.anyways you should go to film school.i would love to see what you do when your done.dont forget the little people when you become famous.lol.what kind of movies are you thinking about?

                  • Caretaker says:

                    OK you people.. this isnt a chat board :) I have to steer us back to the discussion about the story and not just general chat.

Cool Movies

Image of Tangled

Tangled

Image of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Image of Megamind (Single-Disc Edition)

Megamind (Single-Disc Edition)

Image of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader [Blu-ray]

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader [Blu-ray]







privacy policy