Edited to add a video clip- see below
Thanks to John for the "heads up"
Yes, a house with a dungeon, was discovered. It was found and lost in a fire in a two week time span.
This news story has been nagging away at me since it was first reported just before Christmas.
Who was aware that this house had been abandoned and would be for a long enough time to construct a dungeon? And use a dungeon?
Who was locked in this room? How many individuals were locked up here? Why?
How did they get there? Where did they go? Did they leave alive?
And finally, when the dungeon was discovered who burnt the house down?
Those aren't even all the questions I can think of. There are some really horrifying ones to put forth. Were the people tortured? Was it filmed? You know snuff films.
And on and on and on.
If you have been reading along with the David McGowan/Laurel Canyon series, you may recall dungeon rooms, sordid activities of all sorts and finally murders.
If you have read his book "Programmed to Kill"?
Or even took in the six chapters I have posted at the side. You may think of "The Finders"?
Of course there was "sleazefest in seattle" .
If you aren't familiar with these happenings and Dave's work ...you got a lot of catching up to do!
So let me begin at the end. This past week it was reported the abandoned farm house burned down.
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that reduced a southern Ontario farmhouse containing what appeared to be a dungeon to rubble and ash.
The abandoned farmhouse on Concession Road in northwest Pickering burned to the ground after catching fire around 1 a.m. on Friday.
Upon reading this news, I thought "how convenient-cleansing with fire"
Of course the fire is suspicious. That is a given.
What the fire will conveniently do is make the whole sordid tale go away. The police and fire marshal will investigate what the cause of the fire was. It will be arson. And with that, the story will go no further.
This is how the house appeared before the fire
Here is a video taken just after the dungeon room was discovered
Below is the dungeon room, within the house.
CBC News obtained images of the confinement room. Complete with chains hanging from the ceiling. I kid you not!
Sources say the door had been reinforced. (CBC)
Chains hang from the ceiling. (CBC)
Several jugs of water were also found in the room. (CBC)
One of the earliest news stories- A nightmare before Christmas
– Nestled in a woodlot between a cornfield and gurgling creek, the 136-year-old farmhouse would be picturesque – if its contents weren’t quite so terrifying.
There’s a dungeon in its basement.
Secured by a heavy door with several locks, it’s designed to trap someone inside
It’s not within screaming distance of anyone, said Glen Cedars Golf Club manager Dan Mayes.
“There’s a lot of stuff that goes on in the abandoned homes around the area,” he added.
Like what? This is an area so remote, it is not likely that kids will party there or homeless persons will take shelter in it. So what kind of "stuff" goes on in the area?
When the house dungeon house was first discovered this is what the local police had to say about the discovery
"I can't get into what was in the room, but the way it was constructed - the time and effort put into it and the materials used - clearly indicated it was a room designed to hold somebody in," Durham Region-al Police Det. Darren Short said last month. "There was a locking mechanism nobody would be able to penetrate or breach."
One last thing- How was the dungeon room found? By contractors surveying the house for demolition
The building was part of a police investigation after a newly-constructed dungeon was discovered in December by contractors surveying the structure for demolition.
Now the house is gone. All that is left is the foundation.
The tale of terror comes to it's end. Cleansed by a fire.
Someone or several someones wanted this one to go away.
And, it seems they have succeeded in making at least one aspect of the horror go away.
While the building is gone. The mystery still surrounds it! Who, what, where, when and why, will leave some people wondering.... what the hell was actually going on there?