It was now time to work on the inner part. Their first step was to make a way with the rusty steps since these could be quite dangerous to cut your skin on. They needed to use a propane torch and grinder in order to loosen the screws. So they took down a pair of stairs of their own and started loosening the tight screws, which hadn’t been touched for god knows how long! They were another step forward toward the great discovery.
These old steps are what remained. They knew these stairs definitely couldn’t be trusted, and it was just a matter of time until they started falling apart. Irwin decided to keep these as they were a living piece of history. Who builds stairs like this nowadays? Irwin knew that when this project is over, he will only be left with his memories and a great story to tell. He had to hang on to some piece of evidence.
One Step Forward
The time had come for Irwin and his friends to take off the forms from the top of the entrance. Now they could really see how much progress they’d made. They would soon discover that their effort was worthy.
The hard part was over, all they needed to do was wait for the concrete to dry. They jokingly agreed that if an obscene amount of money were to be found, they would divide it equally between them all, even though it was found on Irwin's property. Was this mystery really a large amount of money? Was Irwin going to discover a jackpot?
Entering the Unknown
The men were astounded by their progress. They couldn’t believe how different it looked from when they first found it. Before they had started working, it was an abandoned underground facility, and now, it was the entrance to the unknown. The mystery was revealed, however there was astill alot of work to be done.
Now, it looked like professional construction workers had been building it for years! It looked great, and now it was secure enough to be properly explored! It was time to discover what they have been waiting to find out for a very long time.
The Narrow Way Down
The way down was very narrow. There was just enough room for one person to do down at a time, and it had to be done very slowly and cautiously. There was no room for mistakes here. It was time to roll up the sleeves and start working on the inside. No one was afraid of getting ab little dirty.
Irwin and his friends knew that the oxygen levels down under were going to be low. They knew the working conditions were going to be harder than what they were up above. It was time to take a deep breath.
What Did They Find?
Irwin and his friends were inside. Finally, they were able to see what was hiding beneath them. The space underneath them could have been anything; however, there were no obvious clues scattered to help them figure out what was going on.
It wasn’t quite what they had imagined. They had more work on the inner part than they initially thought, and they had realized that the mystery they were after was going to have to wait. Besides, even if they didn't yet find what they were looking for, in the meantime, they were creating a haven down below.