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British man finds 25 foot shaft under living room floor, finds old sword inside

“I always wanted to dig it out to see if I could find a pot of gold at the bottom.” said Colin Steer, discoverer of a Shakespearean well over 25 feet deep he found over some floorboards in his living room.

He even found a rusty sword cobbled together from various pieces of metal.

“It was hidden at a 45-degree angle and sort of just fell out. It looks like an old peasant’s fighting weapon because it appears to be made up of bits of metal all knocked together,” he told the Telegraph UK.

Turns out the well was built as part of an aqueduct to carry water from Dartmoor to Plymouth and built by Sir Francis Drake, dating back to the time of Shakespeare.

Steer covered the giant hole with a trapdoor and enjoys showing it off.

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