If you’ve ever been floating down the Meramec river, there’s something that you may have missed. Relaxing in your canoe by yourself or drifting down the river with your family, there has been something in plain site that you might have not ever seen before. Want to know what it is?
Well, we recently discovered a door on the river. This door is located downstream from the Arnold Park railroad trusses, upstream from Telegraph road.
No house connected to the door, just the frame. So what could be down the stairs, if there are any, in this door? Here are the ideas that some people have suggested this door could have been used for.
Old Ice Box/House
Ice boxes/houses on the river have been around for years. They were used to store ice throughout the year, and were around before refrigerators became a thing. They would be lined with insulation in order to keep the water frozen during the hotter months. They were usually man made and put next to rivers or lakes for the natural source of water. Could this mystery door be an ice box/house?
Trench bunkers are tiny concrete rooms that are dug into the ground and used for storing a number of things. It can range from food, to dumps for materials, and even living quarters. Could this door have been used for someone’s living space? Or maybe just a place where someone store their materials and food to keep it safe. It could have even been used by the military to store explosives but that’s a little bit out there.
Underground Mine Shaft
Since the only thing visible about this door is the frame, then it could more than likely be a mine shaft. Mine shafts are used for holding the supplies of miners, or can be used for civil engineering projects. Mine shafts are typically used for mining projects though. Who knows, this door could have been used as a mine shaft years ago, or even recently.
Entrance to Cave
Wouldn’t it be fun if the door was an entrance to a huge cave? Going down in it and being able to explore a new cave you never knew existed? Well, this could be the case. There have been plenty of times throughout history where mystery doors lead to beautiful caves, so it’s not impossible. Out of all these guesses, this is the one I hope it is!
What do you think?
Maybe the door opens up into a secret beach or maybe it’s just a door that leads to nowhere. It could lead to someone’s home or an underground secret club! We won’t know until we go down there and see for ourselves. Until then, we’ll have fun guessing all the possibilities of this strange door on the Meramec River.
Have you been in there or just want to take a guess? Let us know what you think could be past this door in the comments below.