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Old 10-09-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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Default Check out what I found in my attic

Now this is the coolest thing i've probably ever personally come across. It was actually found during the home inspection. The inspector curiously pointed out a mirror on the roof in the attic. Naturally I went over and touched it and to my surprise the roof moved. So I pushed on it, and a doorway opened up....







This is what It looked like



I know nothing about this old crap, but it sure looks awesome. One of the machines has a reel to reel still rolled up in it. The guy had it pretty hooked up in there. When inside and you close the door, there's a momentary switch that gets pressed. There's 2 lights, 2 light switches and under the insulation from the p.o. it has vinyl flooring. The door also has two gate latches to keep people out when inside. I also found a few signs, one for an old local radio station from the 60's and another little personal sign saying TV service master GE electronic tubes, and his name.

Also, the basement has a couple of old speakers hanging and with wires running upstairs. Lets hear opinions on what this guy was doing... Paranoid about the russians invading? Running a secret midnight local radio show? A spy? Or was it just some boy scout... I don't know. But i really want to hear whats on the tape. I'm not going to try anything until I find someone that knows what they're doing. I don't want to screw anything up.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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if it is near a bedroom i would say maybe the guy thought his wife was cheating....

cool find though...kinda curious what is on the tape too, might be better off not knowing though lol
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:51 PM   #3
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Holy crap it IS Big Brother !
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:53 PM   #4
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thats damn cool
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:54 PM   #5
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That is pretty cool.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:57 PM   #6
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Let's let the film do the explaining!
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:00 PM   #7
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Post some pics of the equipment up close, so we can see exactly what type of receiver/transmitter it is. Pretty cool
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:05 PM   #8
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WTF? I'd love to know what is on that reel.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:09 PM   #9
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Little black box on the far left looks like an old VHF/UHF antenae rotor controller.

HAM radio ?
Any large cables or antenae running outside?
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:20 PM   #10
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i'd guess radio as well, looks like someone made their kid a hide-away to play in.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:21 PM   #11
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My guess would also be HAM radio. The guy probably had that spot settup so he could go listen and transmit at night without disturbing other people in the house....I remember our time spent living in a rented duplex where the neighbor spent all night on his HAM radio.....we all tried to sleep with him going "CQ, CQ, CQ" through the wall all night long......
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:31 PM   #12
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Looks like a Ham radio to me too. I doubt it is nefarious. He has a trophy for doG's sake!

More close up photos please!

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Old 10-09-2012, 09:52 PM   #13
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DO NOT,REPEAT<DO NOT go back in that room without a tinfoil hat.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:54 PM   #14
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Is there any blood stains in the bedroom?
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:57 PM   #15
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I think a colander in more in order! Kind of cool in a vaguely creepy way.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:00 PM   #16
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I'm a 60 year old audio guy....

If you were to post some closeups of the gear, I can probably tell you what was being done. and the year it was equipped. What a find !!
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I'd bet Ham radio, but who knows for sure.

I bet the speakers in the basement are there so he could listen to it, but not have to sit in the tiny room. mabey his workshop was in the basement?

Is there a floor under the insulation?
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:01 PM   #18
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It's strange that somebody would put insulation in but not bother to remove the radio gear
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:09 PM   #19
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Didn't the tv show Hogans Heros have a set up like that?
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:16 PM   #20
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Perhaps the tape talks about who was really behind the Kennedy assassinations.

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